Remember the old days of the original Scooby-Doo cartoons when Batman and Robin made guest appearances on the show? Well, apparently, DC remembers those days too. It’s the only way to explain this new crossover comic book series starring those meddling kids (and their talking dog) and the caped crusader.
DC officially announces the launch of Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries: a new all-ages comic book series starring the titular heroes. And the rest of Mystery Inc., of course. Ivan Cohen will be doing the story, and Dario Brizuela will do the art and covers. The comic will release in digital format on March 27, 2021. The paper version will come on April 13.
As of now, we do have the basic plot of Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 to go off of for a sneak peek. Apparently, in this story, Batman somehow loses his original purple gloves. In the appropriately titled “Glove Story”, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo have to do a bit of time-travelling to find them again. And by a bit, I mean all the way back to Batman’s Year One comics. Want to find out more? Check it out when it comes out.
Batman & Scooby-Doo: Round Two?
As I noted before, this isn’t the first time Batman has teamed up with Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc.. One of the most popular guest appearances in The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972-1974) were by Batman and Robin. Olan Soule (died 1994) and Casey Kasem (died 2014) voiced the duo respectively back then. Sure, they appeared only in two out of twenty-four episodes (“The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair” and “The Caped Crusader Caper”), but they pretty much stole the show from Scooby and the gang when they did appear.
Similarly, Batman also showed up as a guest star in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? in the episode “What a Night, For a Dark Knight”. Although, this appearance is a bit less well-known than his original appearance with Robin. Plus, it lacks the nostalgia factor since Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is a 2019 show. Even more plus, maybe it’s just me, but there’s just something wrong about a Scooby-Doo you can clearly understand. Just saying.
Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries by Ivan Cohen and Dario Brizuela will be DC’s newest attempt at a crossover between the two series in comic book form. The comic will launch digitally on March 27, 2021. The physical copies will follow shortly afterwards on April 13. If you have any nostalgia for the old Scooby-Doo cartoons when Batman and Robin made guest appearances, this might be the comic for you.