Let’s see if this incarnation gives us a full-length mystery. (Looks over the comic.) Nope, it gets worse.

Shopping in 2020.

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #40

DC Comics (I wish I could tell you but the cover date isn’t on the cover and the comiXology version only has the printing date and when this version was uploaded to their site)

COLORING: Heroic Age

“Scare Mail”

WRITER: Sholy Fisch

PENCILER: Walter Carzon

INKER: Horaclo Ottolini

COVER ART: Scott Gross

LETTERER: Salda Temofonte

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Jessica Chen

EDITOR: Kristy Quinn

“Howling Good Time”

WRITER: Sholy Fisch

PENCILER: Robert Pope

INKER: Scott McRae

LETTERER: Travis Lanham

EDITOR: Harvey Richards

“Velma’s Monsters Of The World”

WRITER: John Rozum

ARTIST: Fabio Laguna

LETTERER: Travis Lanham

EDITOR: Harvey Richards

Our first story has a ghost scaring off delivery truck drivers trying to get information to a modern day prospector at an old ghost town. The second has a not-Adams Family group called the Ghastleys the gang met I’m guessing in the previous series since this is issue #40 but they first showed up in issue #107. They’re running a carnival being attacked by a monster in the same old “villain uses a traveling show to commit crimes on the run” trope. If that’s not enough the last two pages are Velma talking about the yokai Yama-Uba and the Griffin of Greek myth.

Seriously, do you guys think that little about your younger readers that you can’t give them a full-length story in your comic? I grew up reading comics that were almost all full and multi-issue stories (without the current trade-writing over-decompression), prior Scooby comics had full-length mysteries, and the franchise was built as much on a mystery that the young viewer can try to solve the case along with the gang as much as it was Shag and Scoob’s antics. How are we supposed to come along if the mystery is solved without us? Yes, this is getting on my nerves!

Yeah, I’m done with this. Outside of two issues it’s the same problem issue after issue and not what I come to a Scooby-Doo story from. I’m going to finish Scooby-Doo Team-Up, which I know are full-length mysteries alongside DC and other Hanna-Barbera characters. Maybe I’ll come back to these other two Scooby titles someday but I’m as tired of my repetitive argument as you are. I just want to solve mysteries alongside four teenagers and a talking dog. Am I asking too much?

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  1. […] We see the big ribs, the various gadgets, a cameo by the Gruesomes (which the gang connect to that weird carny family, so they’re keeping to their own continuity), and I’m guessing the Frankenstones would […]

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