The Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic is re-imagined for a new generation in SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 1!
When the world is tossed into chaos, it’s up to a group of meddling kids –Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo– to solve the mystery and survive hordes of zombies! But can they save the day and cure everyone or will they become brain-eating zombies? The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Mystery Machine has to fight to survive–because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!
I went in without the best of hopes, I picked this to read because I’ve loved Scooby Doo since I was a kid but reboots as a general rule make me nervous AND they were jumping on the zombie trend.
It was like Walking Dead meets Scooby Doo.
I was glad that the original characters were kept and just brought into a setting where zombies existed. It was surprisingly well thought out and the story organized in a ‘realistic’ manner, as realistic as you’re going to get with zombies and the apocalypse. There was plenty of humor, a good plot and it was updated for an older audience so adults can actually appreciate this. I liked that they balanced the action scenes with a solid story to tell, felt very much like the old cartoons.
The premise was interesting and where the story could’ve become campy they did a good job of keeping it attention worthy. The graphics were perfect, eye catching and fit the story perfectly.
The dialogue was done in a conversationalist manner and came off realistic. The only problem I had was some of the phrases seemed to be used on repeat which got annoying.
Thank you to Netgalley and DC Comics for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com