Written by: Keith Giffen, Jim Lee, J.M. DeMatteis
Art by: Howard Porter
In this frightful third issue of the Scooby Apocalypse, Mystery Inc. fights off a horde of vampires in the first part of the chapter. It’s a fun and comedic read. Scooby is a valiant dog and starts to shine as the beloved mutt we know him as. All though, I feel there needs to be even more focus on Scooby-Doo. This issue is not as gross as the past 3 issues, but still violent and for more mature readers. In terms of excitement compared to the last 3 issues, this issue is not as eventful or action packed. This issue feels MOSTLY like filler. A little more information about the plot is revealed, but it’s not a major development. Without spoiling too much, the most eventful part of this comic is a sub-plot was revealed, finally. A short and annoying Scooby-Doo character makes appearance. If you do pick up this issue, seeing that character’s cameo makes this it a worthwhile to pick up.
I feel this filler issue could have done a better job at character development with some flashbacks. Scooby Apocalypse is about character development and I personally think flashbacks are a good way to give us more of an insight into these characters and their background, mostly to separate them from their goofier cartoon counterparts. Instead this issue gives us more conversations that reveal information about Fred and Daphne’s past.
If you are a fan of Scooby-Doo and want to see which past character makes a cameo, then I recommend picking up this issue. The artwork is still amazing and there are some nice variant covers too! I personally like this Scooby comic over the other Hanna Barbara properties like The Flintstones com. I am glad DC’s parent company, Warner Bros., is bringing their cartoons into the comic universe as they make for a nostalgic but entertaining read.