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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45

by Alan Rapp on January 8, 2019

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45 comic reviewWhile entertaining, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45 doesn’t offer much for Mystery, Inc. to do. Opening with the gang attending a show featuring Mister Miracle showcasing the escape artist’s talents, the showman’s wife (along with Daphne and Velma) are captured by monsters from Apokolips forcing the rest of the gang to head after them (van and all).

It’s obvious both writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela are fans of Scott and Barda, and the story does allow for some fun moments featuring the characters, even if figuring a way to get Scooby and the others into their story feels a bit forced.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #42

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2018

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #42 comic reviewWriter Solly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela monkey around in the latest issue of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up. I want to know if Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #42 exists solely on a wager about how many DC monkey and ape characters the two could squeeze into a single issue. I’m not saying that’s what happened, or even if it did that it would be a bad thing, it’s just one of the most niche set-ups for this comic I can remember and that’s as likely an explanation I can come with as anything else.

Mystery, Inc.‘s latest case involves the sudden appearance of ape villains under the command of Gorilla Grodd. The super-villains include the Ultra-Humanite, the vampire ape Pryemaul, Monsieur Mallah, Gorilla Boss, Mod Gorilla Boss, and Titano.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #38

by Alan Rapp on June 18, 2018

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #38 comic reviewIt’s interesting that Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #38 has a similar set-up to Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1 which featured Dynomutt asking for help when the Blue Falcon started behaving erratically. While Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1 went for a gritty feel that didn’t really fit the characters, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #38 features a more all-ages story that involves the criminal Manyfaces masquerading as Blue Falcon to ruin the hero’s reputation (and not being possessed by an evil spirit, and Dynomutt believes).

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #37

by Alan Rapp on May 29, 2018

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #37 comic reviewThe Scooby Gangs heads to Midvale in Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #37 where Supergirl is being haunted the ghosts of her Kryptonian family. Revealing her identity to Mystery, Inc., the Maid of Might asks for the team’s help in solving a mystery that turns out to be a hoax by Nasthalthia Luthor in order to prove that Linda is Supergirl.

While the team works on solving the mystery and providing some misdirection to keep the niece of Lex Luthor from discovering the truth about Supergirl’s real identity, a good portion of the comic features dust-ups between Scooby-Doo and Supergirl’s cat Streaky. Exposed to the same odd version of Kryptonite that gave the super-cat its powers, Scooby gets some temporary powers of his own which come in handy later in the issue to thwart the villain’s scheme.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #35

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 2018

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #35 comic reviewLess elaborate than most Scooby-Doo mysteries, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #35 sends Mystery, Inc. to Jellystone National Park where a simple picnic lunch gets complicated. First the group encounters Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo who attempt to steal their picnic baskets, and then they find a ghost within Yogi’s cave.

Believing that Yogi is responsible for the entire fiasco, Ranger Smith decides to send the troublesome bear to the zoo. To save the bear, who has done nothing but lie to them and steal from them since they met him, Scooby-Doo and friends will have to investigate yet another mystery and discover the truth about the ghost and missing picnic baskets.

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