By Philip Schweier
Jun 13, 2018 - 4:24
Daphne has yet to fully process her grief, choosing to channel her rage at the creatures outside. Shaggy and Velma have done a little better, having found comfort in one another, and becoming the admin team for Jonestown. But heavy is the head that wears the crown, handling the various crises – real and manufactured – with varying degrees of patience, courage and diplomacy.
I’ll admit, I had considerable doubts when I began reading this series. I wasn’t sure how long the creative team could maintain the premise effectively. But it seems whenever the story seems to grow a little stale, Giffen and DeMatteis take a sharp turn that opens up new possibilities. It’s veered considerably from the cartoon variant it once promised to be, and I’m okay with that. Very okay.
The back-up feature of Secret Squirrel is another matter. It has become tiresome, and I feel its conclusion is long overdue. I realize there’s only so much story to be contained in 00 pages, but that’s a factor to be considered in the planning stage. If it warranted more pages, it probably wouldn’t be a back-up feature, no?