Dec 23, 2021

Comic Book Review--Scooby Apocalypse, V.6 by Keith Giffen, J.M DeMatteis, Pat Olliffe, and Tom Palmer


It’s Scooby-Doo and the gang, but this time Fred is…one of the undead!

While the resurrected Fred Jones unleashes his army of monsters on Scooby and the gang, Daphne continues to spiral further into guilt and depression, terrified of losing Fred twice. Fortunately, the gang has another secret weapon: Scrappy-Doo and his mysterious mentor.

Is this the end for the Scooby gang, and perhaps all of humanity, or will Daphne’s love for her resurrected boyfriend win out in the end?







It's the final conclusion of the Scooby Apocalypse comic series by Keith Giffen, J.M DeMatteis, Pat Olliffe, and Tom Palmer! This series took Scooby Doo to a whole other level! This is definitely not for the younger reader, as the world is very dark and scary, monsters are trying to kill you, and there are other more adult themes to it. Despite the dark tone and odd twist to things, I found this series to be delightful!

When we last left our heroes, Daphne had gotten the surprise of her life. Fred Jones was alive...well, sorta. Fred had become one of the "monsters" but still maintained some of his mind. If fact, the nanites had basically taken over Fred and left him mostly alone. He and the nanites were sort of co-running his body. But with years of dealing with monsters, Daphne wasn't taking any chances despite his claims to want to save the world. Meanwhile, someone from Velma's past returns following up another shock that was just revealed to us. 

As I probably mentioned last time around, reviewing comics is so hard since they are so short and you can't really tell much of the plot or else you pretty much recap it entirely! Add in the fact that I read a compilation of 6 comics altogether, you can't really mention one's spoilers even though they are no longer spoilers two issues later!

The illustrations in this series have been amazing! I mean, I am not a comic buff, I picked this up because it was Scooby related and had an intriguing plot line! And it was really great! I loved seeing this edgier side to the Scooby-verse! I loved having Fred and Daphne having some sort of complicated relationship and going back and forth with love and hate...well, Daphne did at least!

This last set of comics also ties in some of the history of what happened way back in the beginning with the Dinkleys. The refresher was nice too, because after taking an unintended years long break from the series I had forgotten what went down before.

The ending was a lot! While things were building up nicely in the last issue I felt like the final showdown happened a bit quickly. I mean, in a way, I get the rush, it's a comic book. There's only so many panels left to the story, I just felt like it happened within a blink and it was over. While it left me heavy with emotions, it did feel right with the series' course. 

The short side adventure that we had at the end of each issue involved Atomic Ant. I only vaguely remember this guy growing up. In these set of short comic strips, we see him taking a set of tests to prove his worth to join the Justice League. Though no one is overly smitten with this macho ant, but they seem to need to add a new member. The catch? Atomic Ant is going up against an opponent, one who could take his spot on the team. The opponent? A mutant plant. Yes. A plant. It looks something like the one from Little Shop of Horrors but less of a mouth/face! Lol.

All in all, I truly enjoyed Scooby Apocalypse! This ending was everything I could've hoped for, though I was left a little emotional over a few things, but it was done in the way that it should have happened. Even if I might have hoped for something a little better, it was realistic to the story!



Overall Rating 5/5 stars





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