Me too. I do like they fact that they are taking their time. End of issue 2 and we're not even out of the complex yet! There's a lot going on with then character and relationship wise which is good to see. All in all another winner.
I think I would've liked this a lot more if the issues came more frequently. It was kind of anti climatic waiting a month for nothing really to happen besides them finding out about the disease.
I adored the Daphne Bubble Bath reference, I honestly wouldn't have thought the writers would've gone that far. Oh and the addition of the gang's catchphrases were great!
Scooby only has like one line in the whole thing, they do know the original talked right? I thought Fred was a lot better here, I liked how he was afraid of killing a monster and a spider! I'd probably be the same. Daphne seems to have taken the angry side of Fred from the original' personality, does she really have to be so mean? I understand the situations but this is Daphne not Scrappy, the original would've cowered behind Fred or Shaggy but still have contributed to the conversation. I did like her brief interactions with Shaggy and it gave me hope we could see a danger prone Daphne again. Velma is really just there for expedition, she'll probably improve as the issues go on.
I thought it was kind of weird that the disease didn't make everyone in the same are the same type of monsters, though maybe they'll dive into that. I'm hoping we'll have Vincent, Flim Flam or the Hex Girls as some sort of resistance to some of the monsters in one issue as I can't see why else they would've left some people human.
“Boy problems who's got them? I've got them too”-Carly Rae Jespen
...I can't see why else they would've left some people human.
There are a number of reasons that I can think of, and are similar to why some people don't catch infectious diseases. 1. The person just didn't get infected. 2. The nanites in that person failed either to activate or conceal themselves from the immune system 3. Natural genetic variation in the population means some people are immune to, or unaffected by the nanites. 4. The nanite load is too low to be effective 5. Some other factor (e.g. diet, blood chemistry, or medication - Towards the end Velma goes to examines Krebs body after Shaggy said he has just returned from sick leave.)
It may well have been a plot device but if it is they have done it in a plausible way.
This was a good, solid issue. I'm in no rush for them to zoom through things, this is a home-made stew not a fast-food burger. This is an origin story, we are seeing them before they become the characters we know and that is important to remember. But as this issue progresses we start to see them move through the stages of cooperating and working together, i.e. they are beginning to form as a team. They're not there yet, but it has started.
We're starting to see the characters develop and reveal themselves. For Daphne we see how far she has fallen, from being a journalist for the Washington Post to a hack who has forgotten her training (like how to handle a whistle-blower)and border-line thug. That her tough, and violent character has become a suit for her to wear, a defence mechanism. We see Velma let a little of her mask slip too, in many ways Daphne and Velma are vulnerable souls, both have erected walls to protect themselves from the kicking they have received from the world. Personally I'm looking forward to the day when Velma punches Daphne's lights out, I think it will be cathartic for both of them. And Fred, he's starting to come out, to be the voice of reason while Daphne flies off the handle and to be the one to get in between the em and danger. Shaggy and Scooby carry on as before, Scooby doesn't say much but does get stuck in when the monsters come.
And on one of the pages we see a body with a mobile phone. Oh dear, a mobile phone in a secure area, if the guy wasn't dead he'd be in trouble.
Behind the Mystery Machine we see bigger guns.
They do need to sort out just how tall, or otherwise, Velma is. It seems like her height is varying from frame-to-frame at times.
It was a very good issue! The action is slowly building up, the fights with those mutants were extremely cool - and creepy too, now I get why it's rated T... Loved how Daphne showed her sensitive side and she's getting some character development, can't wait to see more depth in every character as the story continues!
Ps: Why is the sub-board called "Things Get Real..."? The title of the story is "Apocalypse Right Now!". Can someone fix this? Thanks!
Figures out on Comichron also show #1 still in the chart at 239, I don't think this is the second printing of the book. Can't see any mention of Team-Up or Where Are You in the chart which either means their sales have collapsed or they haven't been reported yet, there are some places missing in the list so hopefully they're just missing.