Review: Scooby Apocalypse #5

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

Writer: Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Howard Porter

Summary
Ruh-Roh, Raggy! The gang is in big trouble in this issue! Monsters have them surrounded in the back store room of the Mall Mart and there’s no way out. What’s worse is that the Beffioli is running out and Shaggy has to pee!!

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Picking up right where the last issue left off, Scooby Apocalypse #7 has the gang scrambling for a way out and to safety. We know that the monsters come running like mad at any noise and they come in force. Once the gang have a plan together, they act fast. Immediately after, as the title “The Not So Great Escape” suggests, it all goes downhill fast.

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Positives
The tension in this issue is fantastic. The gang has sorted themselves out and as tensions rise, they are being forged into something great. The very unique art style of these issues is incredible and reminds me of classic art styles and high detail work. These characters are beginning to form solidly as well and while they share the name and general appearance of the classical Scooby-Doo characters, they are clearly very different. This really spices things up and makes the world of Scooby Apocalypse feel concrete and original.

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Negatives
The events of this issue feel rather predictable and could be seen coming far away. The monsters are also becoming rather redundant and boring because they look the same. I find myself wanted to see Dracula or the Wolfman again.

Verdict
I enjoyed this issue overall, it really is starting to draw me in and make itself feel unique and interesting. Rather than a rehash of an old idea, or just taking advantage of nostalgia to make something cool, this series is coming into its own.

3.5outof5

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Konrad Secord-Reitz

Hello, I am a 24 yr old writer. I've been writing on various topics for five years and want to write about what I love, Comics. I've been reading Graphic Novels for a long time and started reading issue by issue with The New-52 and haven't stopped since. I hope to write many interesting articles for you all and inspire new fans!