Batman and Scooby-Doo have a long history of team-ups, which began in a 1972 episode of the cartoon The New Scooby-Doo Movies. They’ve subsequently reunited in episodes of the cartoon Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and various issues of the Scooby-Doo! Team-Up comic which ran for 50 issues from 2013 to 2019.
New DC is reviving that partnership in a new digital-first DC series titled Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries. The 24-chapter in-continuity series (because it’s all in-continuity now) will be written by Ivan Cohen and Sholly Fisch, with art by Dario Brizuela and Randy Elliott.
Yes, Batman has worked with the Scooby gang many times, but will this new mini series be enough to help pull DC comics out of its current financial problems? Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries chapter 1 (of 24) goes on sale digitally March 27, with printed two-chapter chunks going on sale beginning April 13. In my video below, I explore the news on this mini-series and share a few thoughts on whether or not I think it will be a hit or if it could perhaps even drag DC Comics down further into financial despair.
You may be surprised at my conclusion.