Scooby Apocalypse #36 written by J.M. DeMatteis and Heath Corson art by Patrick Oliffe, Tom Palmer and Gus Vazquez cover by Patrick Oliffe and Tom Palmer variant cover by Mirka Andolfo Don’t miss the series finale! It’s the end of the road for the Mystery Machine! With their mall headquarters destroyed, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, Scooby-Doo, and, yes, Scrappy-Doo prepare for their final battle with the Nanite King. Will the resurrected Fred Jones be the key to humanity’s redemption– or its annihilation? And in the final chapter of our Atom Ant epic, all of our guest stars vote on who gets to join the Justice League! On Sale 04.10.19 $3.99 US | 32 Pages FC | Rated T Final Issue
And we're done. Thanks to one WB exec throwing his toys out of the cot the best Scooby comic has finished and there's no more Scooby on my pull list.
It all comes together, it's bittersweet, there are reconciliations and partings, the unifying power of pizza and the Mother of the World becomes a real mother.
I still can't believe that the darkest, bleakest, most adult and depressing rendition of Scooby-Doo to ever exist ended because some entitled executive turned around and said "Well, it's not what I grew up with, so I don't like it. Cancel it."
Zombie Island, The Scooby-Doo Project and Mystery Incorporated are all great representations of the Scooby world, and if they had never been made, we wouldn't have Scooby Apocalypse. But at the same time, if WB or DC tried to make them today, I guarantee you they'd all be axed just like Apocalypse was. MI was at the tail end of when Scooby-Doo had creative freedom. The movies, the short films, everything went back to the sanitized, family friendly 70's Scooby after MI and while that definitely deserves a place in the franchise, so does more adult stuff.
Sorry, I'm ranting.
I'm sad this series ended, and I loved this issue. It wasn't perfect, lord knows I'd change a lot personally, but I loved that at least it went there and tried to experiment and take risks.