Writer: Keith Giffen & J.M Dematteis
Artists: Hi-Fi, Dale Eaglesham, Ron Wagners, Marc Deering,
Jose Marzan Jr.
Scooby Doo and the Evil Hospital
If you remember last time we saw the gang, Fred had just been seriously hurt and they found a hospital where they could stich him up. They’re worried because they don’t know what’s in this hospital and by the title of the book I don’t think anything good is in there. Scooby did magically reappear so that’s good I guess. Anyways the gang knows it’s Fred’s only chance so they head inside. The first page explains Scooby used his smart dog technology to find his way back to his beloved Shaggy. So now we can move on. Shaggy and Daphne set Fred on a bed while Scoobs stands guard. Daphne takes the down time to rag on Velma some more for causing the whole end of the world dilemma. Shaggy has too much of a queasy stomach to watch the girls reset Fred’s leg so he and Scoobert go off to hunt for supplies. Shaggy tries to look for the positive outlook when suddenly him and Scooby jump at the sound of a scream. Daphne rushes towards them to see what is wrong. Only to find out it wasn’t Shaggy who was screaming, and Shaggy and Scooby realize that wasn’t Fred screaming either. Then who was it? Daph, Shaggy, and Scooby rush the pain meds to a now conscious Freddy. Outside they argue about going in to try and find the person in obvious pain somewhere in the hospital. With her red head fury Daph demands that she is right, that they must go in to try and find the person in clear need of help. Fred and Velma reluctantly stay behind by the mystery machine.
Just to further convince the three that there are survivors somewhere in the hospital they find a corpse in one of the hospital rooms. The body has been ripped to shreds which should be a red flag. Undeterred by the gruesome sight they head on. As they move forward they run into a butchery of dead people. You can’t even really say they were people, that’s how torn up these bodies are. Hearing another cry Daphne burst through a closed door. There they find the unbelievable. A monster in a doctor’s coat performing horrible experiments on a poor human man. The beast has some kind of craziness going inside its head. The guy on the bed begs to just be killed, the monster asks the guy why would he kill him? He’s a doctor he’d never cause harm? Yeah let’s just ignore the torture devices in the guy’s body. Daphne yells at the monster to drop the knife. But monster doc just says “I can’t, I have surgery to perform.” Yup I’ll take crazy for $100 Trebek. Back in the van Velma is still trying to contact the other substations to find some answers. Even though she hasn’t received contact yet she believes that there is hope they are alive and could possibly help.
The art is fun and colorful. It did throw me for a loop a little bit because some panels looked like they were drawn differently from other ones. I know there were some guest artist on this book that could explain this, but still kind of took me out of the book a couple times. Also there were a couple times Velma looked like a midget like full on little person. Not saying it’s a bad thing just wasn’t sure if that was what the artist intended. This issue was a lot of fun. This series has been really entertaining. I mean what’s better than the gang in a monster apocalypse? Overall I like it, I still wish Daphne would chill out, but I look forward to it every month. Now I just need some one to call them meddling kids and I’ll be satisfied.
Blessing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
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