I was really reluctant to start Volume 3 because Volume 2 ends with a villain inspired on a real-life madman I hear enough about already. If you’re worried about the same problem, don’t be. It’s worth it in the end.
The story didn’t hook me a lot. Scooby Apocalypse is falling into the post-apocalyptic trope of: “let’s constantly question what’s going on without actually discovering any answers, oh and there’s consistent violent encounters with zombie creatures.” I don’t really care about random bouts of fighting, tell me what’s going on!!!
The art style is unfortunately just as eye-rollingly male-gazey as in Volume 2, but besides that, I do appreciate how dynamic and detailed it is. (p.s. If trypophobia bothers you, there’s a bit of it in these monsters, but nothing you can’t ignore or cover up with your hand if need be.)
Besides that, this volume introduces the side story of Secret Squirrel (remember that squirrel from Hanna-Barbera days, wearing a white lab coat and a purple hat that went all the way down to his eyes?). We’ve yet to see how it ties into Scooby Apocalypse (if at all?) but it was mildly entertaining to see that character revived as well.
Looking forward to something that is hopefully more engaging in Volume 4.