Detective Dogs Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound Are Too Cute

I have no idea why it took this long to do a Scooby-Doo/Batman team-up comic, given how weird the match is but how well it works. Anyway, now we have Scooby-Doo Team-Up, a kids’ comic with adult appeal. Issue #2 features the Mystery Machine kids and the Dark Knight meeting up with the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City (who date from the 1960s) in a story by Sholly Fisch and illustrated by Dario Brizuela. It includes these three pages, my favorite, as Batman’s pet Ace the Bat-Hound teaches scaredy Scooby how to suit up. (Click to enlarge.)

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2 page 10Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2 page 11Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2 page 12

As you can see, the sequence ends with a Dark Knight Returns lightning-bolt-sillhouetted panel. That’s what I mean about adults finding things to like in this comic, too, although you don’t have to recognize the references to enjoy the comic. The dogs save the day because Scarecrow’s fear gas doesn’t work on them, while all the humans are distracted by fighting imaginary monsters they’re afraid of.

The next issue, out in early March, features everyone’s favorite wacky Batman character, Bat-Mite, plus the promise of Scooby-Mite!

5 Responses to “Detective Dogs Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound Are Too Cute”

  1. Jer Says:

    Sholly Fisch is pretty great. My son and I have been loving the Scooby-Doo Team-up book, and we read his Brave and the Bold tie-in comics together as well.

    I’m glad that DC is still publishing at least one Batman book that my son can read, even if they have to call it a Scooby-Doo book and keep Batman’s name off of it for whatever reason. He loves Batman, but he’s also 6, so there’s not a lot of Batman stuff out there that I can buy for him. At least there’s this (for now) and Lego Batman.

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    I just read # 3 of Scooby Doo Team Up. It was the best issue of the series so far. I really liked #1…#2 was even better, but # 3 made me laugh and smile so much. This is a great series, so of course I dont’ expect it to last very long, but I will treasure it as long as DC publishes it. Can’t wait to see what happens in # 4.

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