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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 - Nov. 2014

Comics Weekend "A (Super) Friend In Need Part 2" by Sholly Fisch, Dario Brizuela, and Franco Riesco.

At the end of last issue, a band of ghosts were revealed to be The Legion of Doom. Worse yet, all the Super Friends were zapped into some nether-dimension, leaving just the Scooby Gang to deal with them!

The Gang takes off in all directions, with Velma, Shaggy and Scooby actually outsmarting Bizarro by appealing to his opposite nature: since his fellow villains are his friends, that means he should attack them! Of course!

During the commotion, they head to the kitchen, where the Super Friends have been miniaturized:
Even at their reduced size, the Super Friends manage to bring the pain to the Legion of Doom. Superman and Wonder Woman play some chin music for Solomon Grundy, Batman and Robin trip Scarecrow, and Aquaman leads Gorilla Grodd into the pool room, seemingly playing chicken. But of course:
Sinestro, looking for an easy win, prepares to blast Shaggy and Scooby. But his power ring, attracted to fear, makes a beeline for the biggest source of it in the room: the quivering forms of Shaggy and Scooby! They are turned into Yellow Lanterns, and Shag uses the ring to restore the Super Friends back to regular size. 

That makes the battle even easier, leaving only Luthor who is wielding yet another ultimate weapon. Just at that moment, Supergirl escapes the trap she was in and grabs it, smashing it to bits. The Super Friends then pay compliments to their young friends, and they make a trade:
Re rend!

Oh, why couldn't have Hanna Barbera done this as real episode?!? Writer Sholly Fisch perfectly captures the tones of both shows, keeping the story perfect for wee kids but dropping in bits of DC minutiae that made me smile. Now all we need for this series is a solo team-up between the Scooby Gang and Aquaman!

(Note: The Shrine reviewed the digital edition)


Anthony said...

This issue finally answers my long-wondered question whether the Scooby gang exist in the same universe as Superman (since they met Batman on TV, and if Batman's around, Superman's usually nearby...and vice-versa).

Fun issue yes. Noticed Topo seems to be the giant-sized New 52 version vs. the Silver Age regular-sized one... or the one that teamed up with the other Super Pets (Krypto, Ace, Streaky, Wonder Woman's kanga, Beppo, etc.) in "DC Super Friends" a few years ago!

Laurie S. Sutton said...

Zoinks! I am so envious! I wish I'd written this.