Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #13

Curious as to why the ghosts of the DCU have been disappearing, the Phantom Stranger and Deadman pay Mystery, Inc. a visit choosing to hire the group to get to the bottom of the mystery which leads to a deserted town in Nevada where an old enemy Tannarak is collecting ghosts to gain their power.

In terms of Scooby-Doo! I'm usually in favor of the classic set-up in which no ghost the team investigated was ever real. The original cartoons all featured a very human, and never supernatural, reason behind the apparent ghostly business that drew the Scooby Gang in. However, the very nature of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up allows for some leeway with that set-up outside of what can truly be considered Scooby-Doo! canon as ghosts and spirits do indeed exist in this shared universe.

And I've got to admit that Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #13 provides one of the most bizarre and surreal panels I've ever seen in a Scooby-Doo! comic as Scooby is possessed by none other than the Spectre. It has to be seen to be believed. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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