Scooby Apocalypse #25
Written by M DeMatteis & Keith Giffen.
Pencils by Ron Wagner.
Inks by Andy Owens and colours by Hi-Fi, John Rauch.
First of all, and I’m saying this from the bottom of my heart, HOW DARE YOU? Really, how dare you break my heart like this and expect me to keep reading like nothing happened? I mean, I will but… how dare you?
Literally, one issue after Daphne agrees to marry Fred you break every heart out there like this? Man, that is cold.
However, it’s done in a way like The Sixth Sense, and while at first it doesn’t really hit you, “I’ve seen this before”, it’s only when you re-read this issue that it finally hits you with the emotional pain that’s going on.
The colours and the art that goes on in here it’s what makes “the reveal” and the narrative that special and powerful, changing colours between present and past, and alternating in some parts with Velma and Shaggy, to make this book a “slow burn” kind of reveal.
Truth is, there will be people out there who will say this wasn’t truly shocking, as it had been foreshadowed for a while now, but believe me when I tell you it was still painful to read, especially that final panel.
It’s never easy to say goodbye, especially to a Mystery Inc. member that we’ve all loved for so long.
However, despite my pain, this is a comic, Scooby Apocalypse as a whole, I wholeheartedly recommend you to check it out! It presents us characters that we’ve grown to know since childhood and places them in a whole new environment and with a fantastic new take on the Mystery Inc. gang.
Scooby Apocalypse #25 gets a 9 out of 10 broken hearts.
Not cool DC, not cool.