Monday, April 8, 2024

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #4

When people around Gotham City start turning into gargoyles (or, more accurately grotesques as Velma points out), Mystery, Inc. helps Batman and Robin investigate. Batman is able to surmise people are turning into copies of nearby gargoyles. However, since Gotham City is full of the things that discovery alone doesn't solve the problem. However, when Oracle can't find a single reference to any of the victims online, Batman begins to suspect the truth of what is going on.

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #4 provides a solid mystery for the heroes to solve that still resolves itself with a classic Scooby-Doo ending with a single perpetrator behind events, here it's Clayface turning himself into fake Gothamites and then faking each of their transformations into gargoyles. However, the art by Megan Huang felt a little rushed here, with Batman specifically looking a bit awkward in some panels. The other note is Robin is dressed as Red Robin, but the swap is never confirmed.

[DC, $2.99]

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