Someone is kidnapping ghosts. It’s a riddle beyond even the talents of the Phantom Stranger to solve, so he turns to the experts – Mystery Inc. Not all the team members are excited at the prospect of spooks who don’t come with rubber masks…
Soon Deadman has made the scene and the gang have found some very funky phantoms.
As for who’s behind it all, it makes sense and takes us to a fun cliffhanger.
This is another terrifically entertaining chapter of my favourite DC Digital series, the only regular offering from the company that acknowledges its immense heroic legacy. Just look at the breadth of characters here, hailing from not only ‘pure’ DC, but companies it’s absorbed, such as Quality. And they all fit nicely into the world of the original Scooby Gang, with body-hopping spirit Deadman especially good value.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I dearly wish Sholly Fisch were writing regular DCU books as well as this treat. He really gets the characters, as shown by the wonderful opening sequence. Dario Brizuela is another huge talent, turning in some of the loveliest comic art around. Under Brizuela and colourist Franco Riesco, Daphne, Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby are perfectly on-model, and so are the DC guests – iconic, yet cartoony enough to blend into the candy coloured world of Hanna-Barbera. There’s not a single panel that doesn’t have me smiling broadly. Thanks, too, to Saida Temofonte for the breezy lettering, and Kristy Quinn and David Pina for the elegant edits.
This Hallowe’en story may have missed the occasion, but I’ll take a tale that’s this much fun at any time of year.