[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Keith Giffen, Jim Lee, J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Howard Porter
Like WOW, man! It looks like the monster apocalypse has started in Scooby Apocalypse #3! The gang is on the run in the Mystery Machine, though it looks like something Batman would drive while the Batmobile is out of commission. In the Nevada desert the Burning Man festival has become a wild zoo of monsters and the rest of the world may be a part of it as well!!
Zoinks! after narrowly escaping from the research lab Daphne, Velma, Scooby, Shaggy, and Fred have to figure themselves out. They’re too busy running from monsters and tending to Fred to figure out what happened. Through heated words, we discover that Velma isn’t sure how this whole mess started.
What are The Four exactly? What can the nanites do? What went wrong? These are all questions hanging in the air while the five strangers catch their breath, tend to their wounds, and figure their new world out.
Scooby Apocalypse #3 gives us a glimpse at just how bad the situation really might be. Daphne is already bringing up interesting points about the monsters and quickly the gang is forming up as we knew it 10 – 15 years ago. Jim Lee and Keith Giffen have crafted a really interesting world for us to live in.
With the recent influx of zombie apocalypse culture in the comics and television world we are already seeing some obvious troupes forming and it is beginning to feel a little stale. Let’s hope Lee and Giffen have a real mystery in mind and not just another random apocalypse.
The book was fun and the art was very interesting. There is such a nostalgic ping when the gang starts saying their catch phrases. Not to mention that they truly are faithful representations of the original characters. There is great art, solid writing, and huge potential for this book to raise the bar on apocalypse stories.