Monday, July 7, 2014

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #5

When Paradise Island comes under attack from mythological monsters which disappear as quickly as they appear Wonder Woman calls on the services of Mystery, Inc. who Batman personally recommends given the fact that he can't step foot on Themyscira. With Shaggy and Fred cooped up on the Invisible Plane, and Scooby free to wander the island (the laws don't apply to dogs it seems), Velma and Daphne undergo a crash course in Amazon fighting while waiting for the first sign of danger.

Despite the fact the Scooby Gang finds themselves on an island where magic is real, the latest issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up keeps the the classic formula of having a reasonable explanation behind all the odd occurrences - even the giant Hydra, Cyclops, and Minotaur which they see attack the Amazons with their own eyes. Rather than have the "no men allowed" be a sexist ban, writer Sholly Fisch writes in an explanation in the form of a curse stripping the Amazons of their power should men step foot on the island which also explains the reason for the Duke of Deception's illusions. As always, worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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