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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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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2018

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  • Title: Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold DVD reviewScooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an odd, but not unwelcome, merging of the two franchises. It feels neither like Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) visiting an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold nor Batman (Diedrich Bader) guest-starring on Scooby-Doo but instead a mashup of the two that provides plenty of fan-friendly moments and a host of winks and nods for longtime Batman fans (ranging from the Riddler‘s cell number to one hero’s famous love of cookies).

Batman: The Brave and the Bold should never have been cancelled, and credit to this idea that allows many of the show’s voice actors and characters to make a return here as Batman inducts Mystery, Inc. into the Mystery Analysts of Gotham whose members include the Dark Knight Detective, the Question (Jeffrey Combs), Martian Manhunter (Nicholas Guest), Detective Chimp (Nicholas Guest), Black Canary (Grey DeLisle), and Plastic Man (Tom Kenny). And, we also get John DiMaggio reprising his role as a left-out Aquaman who keeps forcing himself into the action despite not being invited.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #34

by Alan Rapp on January 26, 2018

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #34 comic reviewAfter getting a call from the Birds of Prey, the girls leave Shaggy and Fred behind and take Scooby-Doo to Gotham City for a team-up with Black Canary, Batgirl, and the Huntress who need the detectives’ help to uncover the attacks of large mythological birds on the city.

After giving their new friends codenames, which aren’t really necessary… but okay, our heroines work on making sense out of the giant birds robbing the city. As you would expect with a Scooby-Doo mystery, there turns out to be a real-world cause for the trio of giant mythological monsters.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #33

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2018

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 comic reviewWhen aliens from the future arrive in need of their help, Mystery, Inc. answers the call and travels to the 31st Century to help the Legion of Super-Heroes solve the mystery of the sudden appearance of a ghost of one of the team’s former members (Ferro Lad) who has returned to haunt his former friends and demand the team disband.

The first-half of the issue deals with the introductions, getting our crime-solvers to the future, and some good old fashioned detective work, eventually leading to the reveal of the villain behind the apparition (thanks to the help of Velma‘s deductions). Given the futuristic technology, and powers available, it’s fun to see Mystery, Inc. and the Legion whittle down the possibilities until a villain is revealed.

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2017

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 comic reviewMystery, Inc. gets called in for a little fun with the Atom. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 introduces the Scooby Gang to the Atom and a mystery at the sub-atomic level involving a mysterious ghost apparition that leads our heroes into battle against a wizard to has taken control of a miniature kingdom through use of his “magic.”

Following both the format of regular Scooby-Doo mysteries, and that of The Wizard of Oz, Mystery Inc. suspects the wizard’s power is far less mystical than he claims. While Daphne and the Atom provide a proper distraction, Velma proves her hunch and uncovers the truth behind the usurper’s power, helping to free the kingdom from his rule.

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