Writers: Keith Giffen, J.M Demateis
Artists: Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold, Hi-Fi, Travis Lanham
Those Meddling Kids
Settling in an eerily quiet house the gang regroups before deciding on what to do next. Velma is off trying to track down another server. Shaggy is worrying about everything, Fred is freaking out about his leg, and Daphne is being her normal red head self. If I were them it’d be hard for me not want to tape her mouth shut. Fred the lover boy, defends his beauty and her mouth. Elsewhere in the house Velma discovers something that immediately sends her stomach into a hurl. Later they head out to search for supplies in the quiet town. Non stop with the arguing between Velma and Daphne ensues. One of these days either Velma is going to get fed up, or Daph is going to get physical really soon. I’d personally like a friendship to emerge eventually. My childhood beckons for this.
Velma’s Little Secret
Acting completely shady Velma continues to dodge questions right and left. She seems to be getting sicker as well. Confronted by Scoobs about her odd behavior, she lies and runs off the second he turns around. Honestly, Scoob is the only likeable character I find in the story. We finally find out what is happening, Velma is turning into one of the beast. She has seen it coming for awhile so she did what she thought was best, leave. Not before leaving behind her secret. A document explaining the dangerous of the Elysium Project. This will only confirm what Daphne has believed all along, Velma is to blame for this apocalypse. With a sticky note saying “I’m Sorry” left behind, Velma heads out into the night.
I really liked the guest artists on this issue. The characters had a more classic look to them, and their feature weren’t as exaggerated. This issue was pretty slow. It definitely felt like a buffer for in between story arcs. The ending was the redeemer since Velma turning into a monster herself was quite the surprise. With no cure, and no genius around what is the gang going to do? I was really in love with the story in the beginning, but honestly that love has started to fade a little. Fred is super whiny and Daphne is super annoying. I have to remind myself this isn’t the Saturday cartoon I grew up with. In a way it shows real character traits and personalities that would come out in an actual apocalypse. I like the direction the story is going and I think it will call for a force of getting along from the group. I’m still in for the ride.
Blessing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
Ariel DuPey | NCR