|THE BATMAN AND SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES No. 1, December 2022|
Foremost of these debatably exhausting endeavours is the “Looney Tunes” writer’s determination to have this comic’s considerably sized cast travel all over the world and visit numerous locations. Such penmanship undoubtedly provides any perusing bibliophile with plenty of snippets of information as to the mythical mummery found in both Argentina and England. But by the time the Dark Knight and Robin arrive in the city of Batman, Turkey, it’s quite probable that the heads of this publication’s younger readers will be uncontrollably spinning.
In addition, “A Few Good Batmen” isn’t slow to start expanding upon the members of The Batmen of All Nations, with the likes of El Gaucho, Musketeer, Impala, Knight, Legionary, Ranger, Squire and Wingman all becoming involved in the fray by the final few panels. Sadly, so many colourfully costumed crime-fighters soon get lost in the frenzied hubbub of Ra's al Ghul’s deadly ninja attack, and resultantly several characters aren’t given any spotlight to explain either their motivations for taking up the Mantle of the Bat, or how they fortuitously just happen to arrive outside the supervillain’s headquarters at precisely the right moment.
Of course, for those who enjoy being carried along upon such adrenalin-charged adventures and appreciate first-rate ‘cartoon-style’ pencilling, these are minor quibbles which can easily be pushed aside so as to enjoy Dario Brizuela’s layouts. The illustrator is especially good at capturing the laugh-out-loud facial expressions of Shaggy and Scooby, whenever the cowardly pair are spooked or scared. Furthermore, the line work suggesting just how well the Demon’s Head can wield a curved blade during a swordfight is excellent.
|Written by: Sholly Fisch, Drawn by: Dario Brizuela, and Coloured by: Franco Riesco|