When Shaggy Met Scooby!

Smart dogs vs Scooby

When Shaggy Met Scooby! title card

Publisher DC Comics
Date published May 25, 2016
Part of Scooby Apocalypse #1
# of pages 6
Writer Keith Giffen
J.M. DeMatteis
Penciler Howard Porter
Inker Howard Porter
Colorer Hi-Fi
Letterer Travis Lanham
Editor Marie Javins
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When Shaggy Met Scooby! is the second of two stories in Scooby Apocalypse #1, by DC Comics. It was preceded by, Waiting for the End of the World.


"Low-rent" dog trainer, Shaggy, starts his first day working at the Complex, where he befriends the lonely smart dog prototype: Subject 24602.


Three years ago, Shaggy Rogers is hired at the Complex for his remarkable abilities as a dog trainer, sharing an empathetic bond with them. He is told that his project involves working with canines that are part of a military "smart dog" project to use in combat. At this point, Dr. Dinkley brushes past Shaggy, without saying a word, as she's too engrossed in her work. Shaggy tells her off, but Mr. Blattsky warns him that she's someone important, being best to stay away from her, as he also considers her to be spooky.

24602 bonds with Shaggy

Scooby and Shaggy begin.

Shaggy and Mr. Blattsky have now arrived at the kennel's observation deck. After being warned that some of the dogs are experiencing behavioral problems, Shaggy observes a pack about to attack the original smart dog prototype, Subject 24602, sensing that he is weak. As Mr. Blattsky prepares a sedative spray to calm the other dogs down, Shaggy enters the unit as he notes that the other dogs will tear 24602 apart before the sedative can take effect and orders the other subjects to retreat. Mr. Blattsky is impressed, but also observes it was foolhardy and suggests that it would be better if 24602 was simply destroyed. Shaggy objects, and offers to teach 24602 how to defend himself. Left to his own devices and regretting the contract he signed for the job, he finds that 24602 has already formed a bond with him, as well as displaying a rudimentary ability to talk.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous scientists (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Dr. Velma Dinkley (no lines)(flashback only)


  • The Complex (flashback only)
    • Kennel (flashback only)
  • Fast food restaurant (flashback only)


  • None


  • None

Full credits

The following credits try to match how they are displayed in the comic as much as possible:


  • Shaggy's past work experience is at a fast food restaurant.
  • Monsters goes into a little more detail, with Scrappy mentioning that Shaggy did treat him right (opposed to other humans).

Cultural references

  • The number 24602 is one higher than the prison number of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.


Coloring mistakes

  • None known

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scooby's not wearing his implants in this story.


Mr. Blattsky: There's something spooky about her.
Shaggy: Too bad. She's kinda cute.
Mr. Blattsky: You're not here for the dating pool, Rogers. Now come inside...

Mr. Blattsky: Well, good luck, Rogers! And if you happen to get disemboweled before the next time I see you... ...It's been a pleasure making your acquaintance!
Shaggy: "Disemboweled"?

Scooby: Ruv ru!
Shaggy: I don't care if you--wait. Did you just talk?
Scooby: Ruh-huh.
Shaggy: Oh, man, I really should've read those contracts.

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