Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45

While entertaining, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45 doesn't offer much for Mystery, Inc. to do. Opening with the gang attending a show featuring Mister Miracle showcasing the escape artist's talents, the showman's wife (along with Daphne and Velma) are captured by monsters from Apokolips forcing the rest of the gang to head after them (van and all).

It's obvious both writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela are fans of Scott and Barda, and the story does allow for some fun moments featuring the characters, even if figuring a way to get Scooby and the others into their story feels a bit forced.

With no mystery to be solved, the team-up relegates our regulars to mostly spectators. Velma and Daphne, along with Barda, spend most of the issue pretending to be under the control of Granny Goodness, who attempts to leverage her hostages into forcing Mister Miracle into a death trap he won't escape from. But then again, they don't call him Mister Miracle for nothing. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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