I don’t read many comics these days. The entertainment hour-dollar value ratio just isn’t there, for the most part. Why spend four or five bucks on a thin comic that you can read in under an hour when you can buy a Kindle book or two for the same price, that will provide far more value for the dollar? Yeah, the art is often cool, but it’s often not, as well. (Looking at you, Squirrel Girl.)
One of the exceptions is the marvelous Scooby Apocalypse. For obvious reasons I’m a sucker for end of the world stories, and this is not only a fun one, it’s so unexpected that it’s even better. To whit, Scooby-Doo is a genetically-engineered test animal, Shaggy is his trainer, Velma worked at the test labs, and Fred and Daphne have an investigative-reporting type show about cryptids. They’re thrown together after an intentional catastrophe releases a virus on the world that results in most of the survivors mutating into monsters not unlike the ones on the show. I read the first few issues on a lark, laughing at the concept all the while, but the art and story really drew me in. If you’re into zombies or Buffy The Vampire Slayer, give it a shot. I think you’ll be surprised.
As far as the subject of our post – Scrappy-Doo. Some might consider Scrappy annoying, nipping at the heels of his betters. They might say he’s a silly character with no place in the world.
And they’d be wrong.
Have an awesome weekend, everyone! I nabbed tickets to a speak preview of the Jumanji sequel, so I’ll probably throw a review up sometime this weekend. The trailers look great, but you never know . . .