Scooby Apocalypse #2

Scooby Apocalypse #2

Writer: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The apocalypse continues as Scooby and the gang explore a mysterious facility that may hold the key to their survival. Little do they know that a particularly powerful puppy and his gang of mutated mutts are waiting in the shadows-and they're ready to attack!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 15, 2016

    Overall, this is another really solid issue. The characterizations are honestly the most appealing aspect of the issue with Daphne being the stand out character. I was really impressed with the ethical questions raised and I had a lot of fun with this book. I definitely recommend picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jun 15, 2016

    The story may have just started, but Giffen, DeMattis, Porter, and Hi-Fi have introduced us to a new Gang more suited to this planet of disaster. Everyone which we thought we knew has changed, their personalities having mutated to allow them to survive the disaster which is now their Earth. But with every failure, they grow stronger and they will need that new found fortitude to solve the mysteries which now lay before them. Rev up the Mystery Machine, a new world awaits! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Cory Anderson Jun 15, 2016

    Scooby Apocalyspe #2 once again proves Giffen, DeMatteis, and Porter are meddling the Scobby Doo universe in the best possible way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 18, 2016

    I don't care what anyone says. I really like this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jun 20, 2016

    Rebooting something is easy. Keeping momentum after that first issue is hard. After laying so much groundwork in that first issue, Scooby Apocalypse #2: Apocalypse Right Now! is an improvement where you see it paying off already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 1, 2016

    The thing about Scooby Apocalypse is that it's a pretty cool monster comic on its own. The fact that it stars the characters from Scooby Doo doesn't add anything to it in the way that Afterlife with Archie does. While we have decades of association with Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby, they're not the same people we saw on Saturday mornings all those years ago. They're gritty, realistic versions forced into a world filled with monsters. It's like The Dark Knight Returns version, but without the nuance that made that book so special. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 21, 2016

    Porter delivers the visual to a comic that could be the storyboard of a Hollywood blockbuster about teenaged kids trying to escape from a bunker filled with monsters. His work is scratchy and not clean cut as one would expect from a Scooby-Doo comic. Yes, he updated the style and the characters designs. They look like the cast of a current comic book. There is no nostalgia. Porter reinforces all of the character tropes Giffen and DeMatteis have wrought. Im not sure if it is a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 15, 2016

    Scooby Apocalypse #2 is a decent follow-up to the first issue, pushing the story forward and leaving behind most of the exposition. While its writing is okay and the artwork is good, it suffers from trying to be two different things at once with its odd tone and awkward references to the franchise. It's certainly interesting to read, but it needs a bit more improvement before it becomes something really special. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 15, 2016

    Try as I might, I cannot figure out why this story needed the Scooby Doo characters to be told.  At its core, it's not a bad issue, in fact I feel it's quite an improvement on the first.  This got quite a bit darker than I would have imagined, and I can't help but feel that in some part the creators are purposely aiming for the Millennial-standby "my childhood is ruined" reaction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Jun 15, 2016

    At least, unlike the first issue, there are no comparisons to Hitler. Although Daphne punching Velma seems just as out of character for the mystery team we know and love. If you can get past your feelings and expectations of the characters you know, this is a good book. If you can't quite lose them then this isn't the book for you. Personally I'm torn between the two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 21, 2016

    Still, Scooby Apocalypse continues to be an engaging read, and Giffen and DeMatteis are able to bring depth to these lovable characters that frankly I didn't think they had. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 15, 2016

    It really does sadden me that I'm saying all of this about a Scooby-Doo comic. When this line was first announced, I was excited about all of the series. And granted, we haven't seen whatFlinstoneshas in store yet, but nothing about this line has impressed me yet. The first issue of this series was just enough to get me to come back,Future Quest was kind of whatever, andWacky Racelandwas offensively bad. This issue isn't that, it's just kind of boring, and in some ways, that may very well be worse. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 16, 2016

    Given the success of titles like Afterlife with Archie, there's a lot of potential in taking a post-apocalyptic twist on all-ages properties " but unlike the undead-infested Riverdale, Scooby Apocalypse hasn't decided what kind of book it wants to be, leading to a scattered reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Ethan Supovitz Jun 21, 2016

    Maybe if itwasmore self-aware of its own silly ideas,andpoked fun at apocalypse-fiction clichs, it could be a more enjoyable series. For now, its fighting an uphill battle. It has a story and characters that need a lot of work and if it continues this way, I cant say Ill be reading Scooby Apocalypse much longer. If you wanted to continuethe story, bravely curious wherethisparticularnarrative might lead, thats quite all right. But if you werent impressed by the last issue and were hoping this one would be different, Id say give this one a skip. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    TheMatteo0 Jun 15, 2016

    This was plenty of fun and the characters- although re-invented- still have the same feel as the characters we know and love. I've got a lot of hope for this series and hopefully it won't get boring and will keep up both the intrigue and also the development. The character development after the re-invention is good and I think we are slowly seeing the coldness break and the friendship flourish. On the whole this was solid, but not really a masterpiece. I'll definitely be keeping up with this one though. My only concern is perhaps the missing the whole who-done-it type mystery on the smaller scale, but as long as the main plot stays interesting I'm sure I can live without it.

  • 10
    Hilbut Jun 15, 2016

  • 6.0
    DXO Aug 26, 2016

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