Review: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #101

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Review: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #101

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[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Sholly Fisch  and Robbie Busch

Artists: Randy Elliot and Scott Jeralos

Colors:  Rock Candy and Heroic Age

Letters:  Mike Sellers and Saida Temofonte

 

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan

 

Summary

“Wedding?  That means cake!!!” –  Shaggy to Scooby

In Cow-nt Me Out, Sholly Fisch takes Scooby and the Gang out to a farm where a mysterious cow is wrecking havoc on Farmer Dave’s farm.  Is the farm being harassed to be taken over by the larger farm in town?  Or is this an inside job?  Scooby and the Gang turn over every milkjug to find out!

In Dr. Krankenstone’s Monster, Robbie Busch paints a new picture on an old story about a monster that is brought to life, but the village is none too happy about it.

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Positives

Scooby-Doo Where Are You?  has worked around its formula in that the framing of the art is a bit different and the comic has some interactive moments in it.

Both Sholly Fisch  and Robbie Busch provide some solid story telling and really give us solid mysteries that you immediately cannot solve.  Throw in an interactive maze and some interesting Velma history lessons in this comic, and you get something akin to a wedding.  Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something…well not really blue but something Scooby Doo!

I love the consistency of pencils that no matter whom the artist is, they still capture the best out of Scooby and the Gang.

And this is issue #101, so bravo for placing fans in charge of some “monster making” via Velma’s spot at the end of the comic.  What kid would not ge a charge out of his or her suggestion making the next issue of Scooby Doo!  Where are you?

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Negatives

I love how this comic slightly reinvents itself.  Two solid mysteries and a history lesson.  Parents need to pick up a copy of this one!

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Verdict

I think it is great that DC is carrying a line for it’s junior audiences.  Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, Scooby-Doo Team-Up, Looney Tunes  and Teen Titans Go!  It’s great as a parent to see that kids have a place to go for some fun and some challenging reading and sleuth skills.  And the artists make these characters so “traceable” that you can see how these books become the building blocks to a new age of fans, artists, and writers!

 

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Carl Bryan

Doc B is a college physical education instructor that has coached numerous sports on the rec, club, and collegiate level. He has a wonderful wife, two awesome kids, and remembers when Kryptonite came in a lot of different forms. He also has learned not to utter "Mxyzptlk" backwards!