Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1

Collecting the first two digital issues of the new The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries, The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 brings Mystery, Inc. to Gotham City to help Batman with a mystery of who stole the gloves off his first costume from a museum exhibit. While Fred and Daphne look for clues in the present, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Velma travel into the past (something which draws the attention of the younger version of Batman).

The new 12-issue series picks up where Scooby-Doo! Team-Up left off, this time giving us adventures all centered around team-ups with the Caped Crusader. The solution to the mystery is a bit circular as Scooby, Shaggy, and Velma cause the very event they were investigating (and a bit of Bat-hypnosis helps explain why Batman didn't remember the encounter).

The story also suggests Batman's experience meeting the gang led to the evolution of his costume and to growing the Bat-Family to including teenagers who he sees have a knack for solving crimes (and even inspires the addition of Scooby's hero Ace the Bat-Hound).

[DC, $2.99]

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