Review: Scooby Apocalypse #5

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Keith Giffen

Artist: J.M. DeMatteis
Summary
“This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.” (Eliot, T.S. (1925). The Hollow Men). Issue #5 of Scooby Apocalypse brought these words to my mind. Images of the classic film Dawn of the Dead were conjured up as well. This issue picks up with the gang inside of a Mall-Mart, trying to seek refuge and gather their bearings in the apocalypse. The issue of this new wave of monsters having once being humans is mentioned, as the gang opens fire, which tends to happen when monsters are lunging for your throat.

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Packed in this issue are some really interesting new pieces of information about the monsters, The Four, and The Complex. We also get a great opportunity to see how everyone meshes when they are stuck together and under pressure, no more open fields, just four walls and time.

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Positives

This issue is a great turn from the last, which I found very boring and repetitive. Not only does it have good action and tense but it really raises the stakes and gets interesting!

Negatives

With the design of these monsters being inspired by film and TV creatures, there was surprisingly little variation in them. They are all the same skinny, boney, little red demon guys. There is a little creepy girl monster but everything else feels dull.

Verdict

This issue was very enjoyable! It wasn’t perfect, but I seriously enjoyed this one!

Rating

3.5outof5

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Konrad Secord-Reitz

Konrad (@KonradSR) is a comic book fan for all genres. Staring with superheroes and moving toward more non-traditional characters and stories he has read a little of everything. Growing up Konrad watched Batman:TAS and all the other WB cartoons. That childhood love of Batman spread into gaming and comics. In 2011, with the New 52, Konrad picked up his first comic and started collecting, not stopped since. Konrad loves to review comics and interview your favorite artists and writers!