Art by: Howard Porter
Cover by: Jim Lee
Scripter J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Story By Keith Giffen, Jim Lee
Variant cover by: Neal Adams, Joëlle Jones, Ben Caldwell, Dan Panosian, Howard Porter
May 25 2016
Series: SCOOBY APOCALYPSE 2016
Page Count: 32
Those meddling kids—Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo—get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive—because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!
This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!
This is a comic I didn't know I needed until I saw it! I ran across the cover of Scooby Apocalypse from DC (I know, right?!) and had so many emotions... Scooby Doo was a constant in my youth, so reading this was a no-brainer. And I am glad to say, I was not disappointed.
This is a type of re-boot. The gang doesn't know each other yet. Daphne and Fred work together on a Mysterious Mysteries reality show. They are meeting with a scientist whistle-blower from at secret government lab, who turns out to be Velma. The lab had been doing experiments on dogs...see where this is going? Scooby is a failed experiment (he wasn't aggressive enough). Shaggy, who is flocking sexy now, is a dog trainer brought in to help take care of the animals. Guess who he bonds with?
There is the typical evil corporation releasing nanites to infect the world and make people less violent, but...dum, dum, dum...the evil people in charge have other plans. At the end of issue #1 the nanites have been released, but the gang is in a protected bunker. There is a multi-page story at the end about what happened to Scooby and how he meets Shaggy.
My one knock on the comic is the text heavy speech bubbles. There are more than I normally find in comics. But the story is well written and the artwork is fantastic! I love the gangs updated look...did I mention how hot Shaggy is now?
I will definitely be checking out the rest in this series. And if you are a Scooby fan, you should too.
4.5 "Rut-ro" Sheep