Thursday, May 4, 2017
Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #25
While ultimately I don't think Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #25 quite lives up to its promise, it's hard for me not to enjoy a comic that so blatantly celebrates the Bronze Age pairing of Green Lantern and Green Arrow. When Mystery, Inc. travels into Karma Corners the group of meddling kids and their talking dog run across a pair of hard-traveling heroes (making reference to Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams famous comic run).
I enjoyed seeing Scooby-Doo and the gang interact with both Ollie and Hal, but the setting of Karma Corners is a bit corny (even for me). Still, there's plenty of fun to be had including writer Sholly Fisch having fun with the fact that Green Arrow's rogues gallery is pretty damn forgettable. The comic even gives us a (far too short) appearance by Black Canary.
The second-half of the issue reveals the Psycho-Pirate who puts his powers to good use turning the heroes temporarily against each other, before of course coming together with the Scooby Gang to save the day. Worth a look.