Hipster Shaggy from the updated Scooby-Doo comic is PERFECT

Take a gander at the updated-for-the-21st-century incarnation of the Scooby-Doo character “Shaggy”, pictured below on the left, and a real-life hipster, pictured below on the right:

shaggy vs hipster

He looks just like the guy I buy my artisanal fair trade cold-brew coffee from!

This is part of DC Comics’ revival of a number of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, which includes Scooby-Doo. Here’s a pic of the rebooted Scooby Gang in action:

dc scooby-doo

I’m sure a lot of Gen Xers will be crying foul at this development. I, however, don’t mind. There’s nothing wrong with updating a kids’ property like Scooby-Doo to make it relevant to today’s kids (who never knew a world without broadband internet and smartphones), as long as the underlying premise of Scooby-Doo remains intact:

scooby lesson

One reply on “Hipster Shaggy from the updated Scooby-Doo comic is PERFECT”

Did you know the original idea that later became Scooby Doo was that it was actually supposed to be two teams of detectives—the Mods (Fred and Daphne) vs. the Beatniks (Shaggy and Velma)—who raced to solve the mystery before each other?

They ended up merging the teams, but kept the character designs. In that light, making Shaggy a hipster in reflection of modern fads and fashions is absolutely in keeping with the concept behind the original show.

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