SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #50 (feat. Batman) written by SHOLLY FISCH art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS Magical fanboy imps Bat-Mite and Scooby-Mite are back—and they’ve brought along a host of Batmen and Scooby-Doos! But when the mites conjure up the ultimate trans-dimensional menace for our heroes to battle, will even a League of Batmen and Society of Scoobies be enough to save their infinite Earths? Plus, can they unravel the mystery behind the shadowy figure known only as…Scrappy-Doo? ON SALE 09.25.19 $2.99 US | 32 PAGES FC | RATED E FINAL ISSUE
Post by shaphnesince2002 on Jul 29, 2019 16:02:44 GMT -5
Scrappy could possibly the Anti-Monitor it seems.
Potential counterparts Daphne-Black Canary Shaggy-Nightwing Velma- Troia (seeing as both are the underrated of their respective groups) Fred-Aquaman Scooby- Krypto/Ace composite Superdog/Bathound If Flim Flam had appeared- Kid Flash If Vincent had appeared- Dr. Fate If Googie had appeared- Hawkgirl
lol this story was great. I'm sure some fans will be pissed about certain jokes and the reveal but it all felt in good fun rather than mean-spirited. Nice way to commemorate the 50th!
What?? What happened with Scrappy??? I can't stand the suspense!!!
"Is it weird that the most serious incarnations of these characters are the ones I have the most trouble taking seriously?" -Me, on the new HB Expanded Universe "That's how you know you're in the future-when 'Scooby' and 'Apocalypse' are next to eachother in the name sentance without a hint of irony or sarcasm." -Me, on Scooby Apocalypse
Here's my review of the issue, which was also posted on my blog.
It was fun seeing all the versions of the gang interact with each other, but I wish they would have expanded on the dialogue a little more. Other than young Fred from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and a few of the versions of Daphne, none of the character versions really said anything that differentiated themselves from the other versions. I must admit, I am getting sick of the quick nostalgia grabs so this could have clouded my opinion a bit, but I think this is the best "classic throwback" we've had in the 50th anniversary so far. Still, I didn't think it was super special. I felt they could have done so much more with the character interactions, but it felt rushed. There was a little bit of contrast between the versions in the final panel, when all the individual character versions group up by their character, but I would have liked to see more plot development there. Something like Cyber Chase maybe?
As for Batman, he seemed pretty unnecessary and underutilized in this team up. Bat-Mite seemed to take center stage, so it's odd that Batman was the main credited one since he was barely used. I liked Mr. Camera, and thought he looked similar to the Night Ghoul from "The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld" from the 1979 Scrappy series. The joke about him just wanting to go to jail was amusing.
Despite my criticisms of the issue, I didn't hate it and it was definitely fun. It may be an unpopular opinion, but I feel like too many of these "throwbacks" for the 50th anniversary are choosing to just scratch the surface of the franchise rather than giving us an actual, fleshed-out return to classic aspects of the franchise that haven't been utilized in a while.
That was a lot of fun! I didn't get to read it until yesterday, as I had to buy a copy online due to it selling out quickly at my local comic store. Though I still like MY multiverse Scooby-Doo story better, featuring a lot more interaction between them... www.fanfiction.net/s/13348448/1/Scooby-Doo-and-the-Scooby-verse