My review of the third issue of the new Scooby-Doo comic book, Scooby Apocalypse. This one doesn’t fare as well as previous issues.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #3 (DC Comics)
- W: Keith Giffen/JM DeMatteis
- A: Howard Porter/Dale Eaglesham
In the modern comic book market the typical length of most serialized stories is five or six-issues. There are exceptions to this rule, sure, but this is an accepted and unsurprising practice. Not five or six-issues because they need to be, mind you, but because it makes it easier to bundle them up when it has completed its run on the comic book shelves so they can sell them in the bookstores for $25 a pop.
Why is this relevant, you ask?
Well, by adhering to this narrative structure the third issue of any story invariably ends up being one of two things: everything either starts to go off the chain and there’s a major paradigm shift for the story or the characters, or things get quiet and the characters get a chance to catch their collective breaths before their…
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