Here are the Scooby-Doo comic solicitations for July 2018, courtesy of Newsarama!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #27
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art by PATRICK OLLIFFE
cover by KELSEY SHANNON
variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
With their headquarters under siege and overrun with monsters, the Scooby gang has to split up and seek shelter in the city. But when they realize that other plague-survivors are still trapped in the mall, the gang must decide whether to mount a rescue operation-or abandon their friends.
ON SALE 07.11.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #40 (Ft Swamp Thing)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
An urgent call for help brings the Mystery Machine racing to the Louisiana bayou to tangle with a zombie problem. But the investigation turns up more than expected when the gang comes face-to-mossy-face with the bayou's horrifying hero, Swamp Thing! The only problem is…Swamp Thing may not be the only monster in the swamp.
ON SALE 07.25.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
There is no solicitation for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? this month. However, PreviewsWorld has just released the cover for #94 (the June 2018 issue), which was unavailable at the time of the solicitations last month.
Jared Padalecki, who played Sam Winchester on the recent Scoobynatural crossover episode, stated in a recent interview that he had auditioned to be Shaggy in the 2002 live action film. The role was ultimately given to Matthew Lillard, who would later take over for Casey Kasem and work with Padalecki on the Scoobynatural crossover.
Thanks to Scooby Dooby Doo for the video link! :)
GenerationOn has partnered with Scooby-Doo to help kids and families "doo good" in our world today. As the website boldly states, "Scooby-Doo & the Mystery Inc. Gang may not look like it at first, but at their core, they are heroes. Altruistic adventures on an endless road trip of saving farms, businesses, haunted shipyards and the occasional amusement park. Never asking for anything in return, they do it because it’s the right thing to do. They are motivated by morality and justice and in some cases, a Scooby snack. We are channeling that spirit in the Scooby-Doo #DooGood campaign."
This Doo Good campaign provides downloads, print-outs, and helpful tips for how kids and families can give back to their environment and their world. Some of the tips include recycling, reducing energy consumption, reduce waste, biking/walking and building a bird feeder. There are also various projects that kids can do on the site, including making plastic bottle gardens, plant flags, t-shirt bags and forming a Scooby-Doo clean up crew.
In addition to these projects, you can submit your own story of how you're "doo-ing good" in the world. You can visit the website at doogood.scoobydoo.com.
Admittedly I'm already in love with this site! This is such an important message to be educating kids about, so it's great that they've tied it into Scooby-Doo and are sharing stories of people making a difference in the world. I think we can all agree what a great thing it is to "doo good!" :)
Young Sheldon, the brand new spin-off of the hit CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, has shown Sheldon's little sister Missy watching A Pup Named Scooby-Doo twice throughout the series (The series is set in the late 1980's, when A Pup Named Scooby-Doo first began airing). In the ninth episode, the intro for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo can be seen and heard on the television set. Eight episodes later, in "Jiu Jitsu, Bubble Wrap and Yoo-Hoo," a scene from "Chickenstein Lives" is visible on the TV, where Scooby is dressed up as a fortune teller.
This past week, I just got a chance to watch the "Scoobynatural" crossover episode. Without exaggeration, I think I can safely say it was the best Scooby crossover to date!
Personally, I've always loved the more adult horror take that Zombie Island had on the series' classic formula. That's part of the reason I loved this crossover so much. It provided more of an adult look at Scooby than we've ever seen before, and in fact went a bit further than Zombie Island in that regard.
The reimagining of "A Night of Fright is No Delight" was ingenious and fit so well with the darker tone of the episode. I absolutely adored all the references to the old episode, from the obvious bits such as the will reading or the cousins' death to the subtler nods like the drainpipe or the washing machine being used as a trap. The ghost's design was extra creepy, especially with the ability to use his chains as a weapon and the ghostly shriek it had!
Never having watched Supernatural before, I still felt very at home with the series and characters and really enjoyed Sam, Dean and Castiel, especially Dean's amusing rivalry with Fred. The only thing I found a tiny bit annoying about this episode was Dean's constant pursuit of Daphne, though I was happy they didn't go too overboard with it like they did with her and Starchild in the KISS movie.
Also, can we take a moment to appreciate how adorable it was that Dean wanted to maintain the gang's purity? I found that little storyline very cute, and honestly I even began agreeing with Dean when the gang had their little freak-out towards the end. I was like, aww, I want them to keep their innocence too lol!
I'll admit, before I watched this crossover myself, I was surprised by the several comments I saw from fans wanting a whole series like this crossover. I initially figured that it was probably simply the typical fanboying/fangirling that you see with crossovers, but having seen it now myself, I would totally be interested in seeing a full Scooby series like this someday. I loved the level of darkness and maturity this crossover had, and if their goal was to make me want to see more, they definitely succeeded! I've even considered watching the rest of the Supernatural series now after this crossover.
I hope someday that we'll see another crossover as good as this, because quite frankly, this was perfect! I was even genuinely creeped out by a few parts, especially the decapitated Cosgoode Creeps!
After hearing my thoughts on this crossover, I'd be interested to hear what all of your thoughts were!
This background character casually makes brief appearances in all three of the 1999-2001 films: Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders and Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.
Credit goes to Ryan Hollinger on YouTube for the info and these images in his video. Thanks as well to Thomas, who sent me this video and brought it to my attention! :)
Thanks to The Geekiary, we now know the bonus content which will be included in the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the film, which will happen on May 22. Special features will include: "Daphne & Velma: A New Ambition," "An Updated Classic Mystery," "Iconic Styles of Daphne & Velma Reimagined" and a gag reel. Additionally, here's the plot summary which will be included on the DVD's back cover:
State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new transfer student, the bright & optimistic Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) who is excited to finally go to school with her online bestie, the whip-smart & analytical Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman). But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Once cheery and full of life, kids now appear in a “zombiefied” state – lifeless and shells of themselves. Can Daphne and Velma learn to work together and save the students or will they become the next victims? Get ready for thrills and laughs as we follow the first adventures of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo.
Amazon has just released the front and back cover for "Scooby-Doo! Sports," which is an upcoming triple feature DVD. The set will combine Laff-A-Lympics Volume 1, What's New, Scooby-Doo? Volume 5: Sports Spooktacular, and Scooby-Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters. The set will be released in stores on June 5, 2018. The following episodes are included:
1. The Unnatural
2. The Fast and the Wormious
3. Wrestle Maniacs
4. Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend
5. The Loch Ness Mess (or, rather, it's "The Lock Ness Mess" if you're WB's spellcheckers)
6. The Mystery of Haunted Island
7. The Swiss Alps / Tokyo, Japan
8. Acapulco / England
9. The Sahara Desert / Scotland
10. Florida / China
Here's the back cover art, thanks to Amazon.
Last week, Hot Topic released an exclusive line of clothing based on the Scoobynatural crossover. The clothes include shirts, tank tops, pins and patches, as well as stickers. The merchandise began coming out on March 20, and will be available only for a limited time.
SPN Hunters gives further details on the line of clothes.
Thanks to EW, we have our first trailer for the upcoming "Daphne & Velma" live action film. Additionally, the article once again confirms May 22 as the film's release date. It's unknown why Amazon removed the date, but I think it's safe to assume that the May 22 date is still correct. The film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally on this same date.
After viewing the trailer, I'm admittedly a bit unsure about the film. The premise sounds potentially interesting, however, the acting seems slightly off to me. The cheesy background music and the "Wassup D and V?!?" line admittedly worries me a tiny bit. I'll still give the film a chance regardless, and let's hope it will be amazing!