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Review: Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #89


By Philip Schweier
January 10, 2018 - 09:19

Two more stories from the chronicles of Mystery Inc. The first in set in one of New York’s finest pizzerias, where hipster toppings have the spirit of the original owner spinning in his grave. Of course, there’s always a reasonable explanation. It usually just a question as to who and why.

The second feature is set against the science fairs of higher learning, in which a 17th century witch hunter haunts the halls of P.I.T., supposedly to drive away the “witchcraft” of modern technology. But who’s to gain from it all? The how is fairly obvious, the who less so.

As mysteries go, there’s not much here to hold the interest of older fans, but there’s only so much to be accomplished in each story. But to their credit, Rob M. Worley and Brett Lewis make the most of the 10 pages each is allotted. They don’t rely on cheats by withholding key clues, or dumbing it down to only one suspect with a transparent motive.

Art is serviceable to a long-time reader, but no doubt the younger audience will appreciate it. Scott gross handles his art and colors well in the pizza story, while Williams and Davis turn in ambitious work in the science story. My only complaint is the use of a scanned photo in one image. While it conveys a sense of scale, the difference in rendering is jarring, especially on a book where the drawing is supposed to be simpler. It seemed like an unnecessary cheat.

Rating: 6 /10

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