Let us be the first to proclaim that childhood=ruined.
Scooby-Doo and company just underwent a makeover to keep the hippie gang, with their flower power van and wonderfully dated catchphrases ("Zoinks!"), current with the times. We don’t really know what to make of this transformation.
The mystery-solving dream team went from this:
Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, Howard Porter, the Scooby Apocalypse is upon us! pic.twitter.com/7sXFxfpXl9— dan didio (@dandidio1) January 28, 2016
Daphne ditched her girl-next-door persona for a tougher attitude, Fred flaunts a tribal tattoo and probably counts himself in the league of gymboys. Velma is as geeky as ever, although now more high-tech. Scooby-Doo, although recognizable, has a bionic eye and a shiny new collar.
It is Shaggy whose transformation is the most lamentable. The eternal hippie seems to join the lumbersexual trend, sporting a wild mop of hair and a flowing beard.
DC: "What else do we own?" Lackey: "Scooby Doo" DC: "Okay. Give Fred a tribal tat and make Shaggy a hipster d-bag." pic.twitter.com/FEm4xv3tDc— Ralph Garman (@RalphGarman) January 28, 2016
So in the new Scooby Doo comic Shaggy works at a bike shop in Brooklyn? pic.twitter.com/JWwirSJQb8— Calvin (@aurosan) January 28, 2016
Just when I thought Be Cool Scooby Doo was bad... Scooby Doo Apocalypse is a thing. Nope. Nopenopenope. pic.twitter.com/pSisgfOEbj— Charles (@PengVoiceMan2) January 29, 2016
Did anyone want to know what Scooby Doo was like if it was set after the apocalypse? No? Well DC thinks you do. pic.twitter.com/sHMOPl8z7j— The Unsolicited Loon (@TheCartoonLoon) January 28, 2016
So what do you think of the new Scooby-Doo?