Inc. (+ 2) have chosen to make the Henry Hudson Mall in Albany, New York, the
base of their operations in a bid to save humanity. Problem #1: the
neighborhood outside is surrounded by monsters. Problem #2: the inside is a
battleground for a constant war between two factions of monsters the Scoobies
have dubbed “Consumerites.” But why has their been no attrition? Not only is
the battle never-ending, so too is the supply of Consumerites.
plus-two I referred two are Daisy Dinkley, Velma’s former sister-in-law (now
widowed and potential love interest for Shaggy; and Cliffy, a young boy who
until recently was the “pet” of Scrappy Doo, who is currently missing in action
(thankfully). As annoying as Scrappy has been, Cliffy is well on his way to
filling the same purpose. In this issue he’s tried to gain the attention of the
others – to share an observation or discovery, I presume – only to be
dismissed with a “Not now, Cliffy.” coughWESLEYCRUSHERcough!
Fred and Daphne have ventured into the bowels of the mall on a recon mission.
Daphne because she’s the action reporter, and Fred because he’s in love with
her. And as the cover suggests, Fred’s latest effort to win heart may just
work, if the homicidal creatures inside the mall don’t kill them first.
Apocalypse is moving along at a snail’s pace the past few issues. Perhaps it’s
an effort at character development, but I think I’ve had enough for now. I’m
ready to see where the story is going. I’ve expected the series to be of
limited duration, so I’m ready to leave this holding pattern and see some real
By the way, the Secret Squirrel back-up feature contains a non-surprise for anyone who has been paying attention, in case anyone cares. I sure don't.