Today sees the publication of Scooby Doo Apocalypse #2 from DC Comics, that has already seen Scooby Doo reinvented as a genetic experiment, Shaggy as his hipster handler, Velma as a mad genetic scientist, and Fred as cameraman to Daphne’s conspiracy journalist.
But despite all this, this may be the biggest change to the nature of Scooby Doo. And I don’t mean the emoji goggles. When faced with a monster, the Scooby Doo we know does this.
He runs. Scooby and Shaggy may be one of the first heroes defined by their cowardice.