Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43 aka DC Digital Scooby-Doo Team-Up #85 and #86

Scooby-Doo and friends are heading home from their latest mission when the Mystery Machine is diverted – down a very colourful street.

Within seconds, they’re smack bang in the middle of someone else’s adventure.

After things die down, there’s time for introductions.

6BB88F05-243D-45EA-9BAE-FE0A4C0D9166.jpegThe breather doesn’t last long, as drive-by encounters with Doom Patrol enemies Garguax and the Brotherhood of Evil follow. And then, a very familiar face shows up unexpectedly.

But is it the real Crazy Jane? And why are people coming and going so quickly? Is there a sinister mastermind behind the scenes?

There is, and it’s one of the Patrol’s most interesting enemies, in the latest Scooby-Doo Team-Up from writer Sholly Fisch, artist Dario Brizuela, colourist Franco Riesco and letterer Saida Temofonte. The Mystery Incorporated gang are on fine form, with Velma’s detective nous key to working out what’s going on and Fred ever ready with Ascot-centred fashion tips.

As for the Patrol, this is their best outing in years. Do I hear someone saying, yeah, but it’s not canon? You say potato, I say Scooby snack. With references to DC stories down the decades – who ever thought we’d get Danny the Street in a Scooby Doo outing? – and a nod to the Patrol’s finest moment, I’m taking this as official. I’d swap the entire Young Animal line for just one Special starring the Doom Patrol by Fisch, Brizuela and crew, another tight, fun story which adds to continuity rather than splinters it. An adventure with Larry and Cliff bickering, Rita reminding us that she’s the original Elasti-Girl, a sane and benevolent Chief showing what an Action Chair can do, and reserve members dropping by to help out in their own oddball ways.

If we can’t have that, I’ll take another Scooby-Doo Team-Up guest spot any time.

5 thoughts on “Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43 aka DC Digital Scooby-Doo Team-Up #85 and #86

  1. Well I know I’m biased as hell when it comes to the Doom Patrol, but I’ll definitely take any good story with them, especially with clean art like this, even if it is in a Scooby Doo team-up. Ms Sholly Fisch sure does know her characters, with all the guest-stars so far each sounding exactly like they would, the DP included. Also nice to see a Chief who isn’t a major dick as well. I know that’s been his default personality setting ever since Morrison wrote them, but I also remember a time when he wasn’t at all like the cold, manipulative bastard he’s become, as evidence by the original DP series and Alan Davis Nail elseworlds stories proved.

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  2. This continues to be my favorite currently published version of the DCU. I particularly enjoyed how this felt very much like a Silver Age Doom Patrol story. Good, clean, actually enjoyable fun!

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