By Philip Schweier
Apr 11, 2018 - 5:16
The person hosting the mystery convention is depicted as Asian, suggesting an idea to me. In the early 1970s, Scooby-Doo’s success led to a number of imitators: the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, and the Funky Phantom. I’d love to see the Scoobies meet up with their Hanna-Barbera siblings, but perhaps that’s an idea for another comic book.
to the Edgar Allan Poe reference in the first story, we are treated to a
four-page interpretation of Poe’s The
Raven, brought to you by Norville “Shaggy” Rogers. This is followed by what
may be a story in which the Scoobie’s investigate a mysterious witch doctor
terorrorizing a surfing competition. A date of 2009 in a banner in the
background suggest the story might be a re-run.
I don’t mind re-runs so much. They were a staple of Saturday mornings when I was a child, and it’s very likely anyone who read Scooby-Doo in 2009 isn’t reading it now. I just wish the DC Comics production department had the sense to make that adjustment 9 years later. No biggie that they didn’t, but it makes me wonder how much they’re paying attention. I know I’m picking nits, and it doesn’t take away form my enjoyment of the story, however minimal it may be.