Review: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #103

Review: Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #103

 

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

Writer: Ivan Cohen

Artists: Walter Carzon

Colors:  Silvana Brys

Letters:   Saida Temofonte

 

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan

 

Summary

“Like you’re an inspiration Scoob!” – Shaggy

Scooby-Doo and the gang visit the set of a revival of Scooby and Shaggy’s favorite movie franchise, only to discover that the future of a whole movie universe depends on Mystery Inc.! Scooby’s able to lend a paw when robot stunt dog “Andy Circuits” is injured, but how will our heroes figure out who’s under the helmet of the Black Knight trying to bring production to a permanent halt?

 

Positives

Scooby-Doo Where Are You?  has gone back to its formula of two solid stories that provide the reader some amusing mysteries and some comic renderings of Scooby and Shaggy.  The comic is in a comfortable position as well as it should be in that young readers are given some clues, some suspects, and then a big reveal.

The artwork is always solid in these issues and the artists vary from issue to issue, but the clarity of pencils never does.  At no point does Scooby never look like Scooby as all characters are drawn with precision to their older counterparts.

The two additional portions where you can “draw” one of the characters is great.  And what about Velma’s real facts that celebrates being intellectual.  I’d give Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #103 to classrooms around the nation as I love that the comic is celebrating being smart!  Kudos to the Gang!

Negatives

Issue #103 falls back into a more interactive story telling mode.  This is far from negative as we need this for every issue.  Way to bounce back from last issue!

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!