Following the resurgence of the demigod Shaggy Rogers memes online, DC Comics has embraced the Hanna-Barbera and played up Shaggy's powers being right up there with none other than Superman.
"Hope? We thought the ‘S’ stood for ‘Shaggy’. #Shaggy #Zoinks," the publisher tweeted as the caption accompanying the cover to 2015's Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 2 from writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela. It's a fitting image as it shows Shaggy alongside the Man of Steel, unbuttoning a blue jacket to reveal the House of El crest emblazoned onto his signature green shirt.
Of course, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and various Superman comics in the modern era have translated the sigil to mean "Hope" but according to the publisher, that "S" now belongs to the superpowered Shaggy. It's all in good fun as DC capitalizes on the recent trend which started with Shaggy being seen as a godlike, overpowered entity who would fit right in with the likes of Dragon Ball Z.
Recently, a petition was launched to include him in the Mortal Kombat franchise, which caught so much attention that the game's co-creator Ed Boon, as well as actor Matthew Lillard who played Shaggy on the big screen, had to respond. Well, according to DC right now, Shaggy may not be the hero we asked for, but he's certainly the one we deserve.