Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Scooby Apocalypse #7 SPOILER REVIEW

Scooby Apocalypse #7

Writers: Keith Giffen, J.M Dematteis, Howard Porter
Artists: Hi-Fi, Nick Napolitano 

The gang is trapped in a mall, and the mall is surrounded by the treacherous beast who want nothing more than to disembowel them. Deciding that their best chance is to get a bird’s eye view of their surroundings. This way they get a better idea of what they’re dealing with. So with that they make their way to the roof. They spot two of the monsters, but Daphne grabs Velma’s computer and hurls it off the roof causing the two monsters to jump off, chasing it. Unfortunately, the sound of the laptop hitting the ground brought in even more of the meddling beasts. a semi-cat fight occurs between Daphne and Velma about the laptop distraction idea. Seeing the monsters go into a frenzy over the laptop gives Velma an idea though. Why not create an even bigger frenzy giving the kids a chance to escape? They go back inside to find flammable objects. After gathering up propane, nail polish, hairspray, and fireworks they hesitate, is this really a good plan? A unanimous yes leads to a blast of light and fire sending the monsters rushing in. The gang starts to panic when they realize there is still a group of the monsters outside near their van. While arguing about who would distract them, Scooby bravely rushes out and the monsters follow him. Despite being worried about Scoobs the guys run to the van, but wait where did Fred go? He had swung back to get supplies for the road but doing so caught the attention of a monster who jumped Fred, breaking his legs. Daph shoots the monster in the head and her and Velma carry Fred to the mystery machine. Fred in his ridiculously bro-ish way asks about that marriage proposal to Daphne...which she brushes off. 

They pull up to a hospital and weigh their choices. Turns out there is no choice but to go in, Fred needs the medical supplies. Shaggy shows his irritation that they are risking their lives for Fred but not Scooby. Velma tries comforting him by telling him they knew what faced them back there, but they don’t know what’s in the hospital. It might be clear, and they really need supplies to help Fred’s leg before it becomes infected and he dies. With no options they head in. The reader gets a glimpse further then the gang does and gets a dose of what’s inside…a mad doctor. Will Scooby find his way back to the gang? Will Fred get the care he needs? Will Daphne stop being so grouchy all the time? Find out in Scooby Apocalypse #8 The Doctor will see kill you now.

The Confessional  

What a ride, other than wishing someone would put tape over Daphne’s mouth, this was a fun comic to read. Since the good old days there have been so many different interpretations of Scooby Doo and the gang, and I have to say this is one of my favorites. Shaggy as a hipster almost seems like it was always meant to be. Their relationship with each other tugs at the heart strings a little, because they are supposed to be the best of friends not sniping at each other every chance they get. Then again tensions probably do run high during an apocalypse. The art was fun, colorful and light even as they face certain death. There were quite a few panels where Fred’s and Daphne’s faces just bugged the crap out of me, but that’s the risk you take when you draw a classic. This is definitely worth picking up and reading even if you don’t know the beloved characters.

6/10

Ariel DuPey | Nerd Church Radio 

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