Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6
I never envisioned a world where my favorite DC comic would be something called Scooby-Doo Team-Up, but each issue provides fun adventure and laugh-out-loud moments.
This time, the gang is visiting the Hall of Justice, which, as Batman puts it, “seems to be” haunted. The ghosts have kidnapped Superman, which means the Super Friends need the kids to investigate while the heroes “protect people from crime and natural disasters as usual.” I love that writer Sholly Fisch bothers to come up with a plausible explanation for why these superheroes need help from a gang of teens. I also love Robin’s dry lines, particularly when commenting on Wonderdog.
Even better is what they do with the kids — they dress them up as those well-known junior super heroes, Wendy, Marvel, Zan, and Jayna. The art by Dario Brizuela is wonderful, portraying these characters in classic fashion, instantly recognizable to young and old. There’s a surprise guest star that I was thrilled to see, and a plot full of imagination that continues with exciting revelations. Every page turn was an enjoyable new surprise, and it makes me so happy to be able to laugh so much while I’m reading an action comic.
This is a great week for DC comics for all-ages readers, with it also seeing the release of Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #4, with the little heroes voyaging to Atlantis for lots of water fun, and Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #4, marred only by the inclusion of inappropriate Dynamite title ads.
I love this title too. Don’t you think that it is somehow weird how traditional comics are nowadays considered for adults and that other comics have to be marketed and labeled “all-age” to target kids? It used to be the opposite, where comics were traditionally considered kids friendly material and some other were marketed and labeled “for adults”.
Picked it up yesterday, but haven’t read it yet. It is also my favorite comic DC is publishing (right up there with Astro City). I love reading it myself, and then I share it with my 5 and 8 year old, who also love this series. We really like Tiny Titans also, but prefer Scooby Doo Team Up. Wish it came out more frequently, but the waiting does make it sweeter.
Just read the first half of this, since i do digital they split each part out. Loved the surprise guest star.
Makes me wish they’d go back to doing Scooby Doo team up movies like they used to. Like when they met Batman & Robin, or the Harlem Globetrotters and the like.