What is your favorite version of the “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You” theme song?
What is your favorite version of the “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You” theme song?
This is the first of a ten-part semi-regular series looking back at some of the old Scooby comic stories. I’ll be going through Scooby-Doo: Surf’s Up! which is the fifth volume that reprints the comics from the original DC run.
This volume collects issues 21-25, without the original cover art, of that run.
Now lets get to it.
Revenge Of The Mudman Starring Scooby-Doo
Artwork by Joe Stanton.
I’ve always had a strange love-hate relationship with Joe Stanton’s art on this book, even from the beginning when I first read the Spring-Heeled Jack story (the first Scooby comic I remember reading, which if all goes well I’ll be reviewing in volume 6.). He draws Freddie with a chin so big that Jay Leno and Bruce Campbell are envious, Shaggy usually had a ball shaped nose, Daphne’s lips are so big and red it looks like she was in a kissing contest and her partner was a vacuum, and his Velma comes off kind of dowdy, almost a complete after thought.
Having said that, I love it, and not just for nostalgias sake…though admittedly I think that plays a small part. You’ve got to understand, I was like 8 or 9 when I first started reading this comic, which was also the time when the only new Scooby we got was 1 DTV (still in their infancy at this point) and 1 or 2 Gelsey books a year
Plot: The Scooby Gang is sent back in time to the stone age by Professor Einstone’s time machine. While the professor looks for a way to send Mystery Inc home, they are invited by The Flintstones and The Rubbles to the opera. But shortly after arriving, they are attacked by The Phantom of the Operock. Everyone runs, but the villain is easily thwarted thanks to a little help from Bam-Bam. Fred uses Gazoo to send Scooby & his pals home, but they wind up in the far future.
I really enjoyed this issue. Hanna-Barbera characters rarely ever get used these days outside of Scooby, so it’s nice to see them branching out a little. I also really liked the time travel aspect of this issue. Though it does leave me wondering, is it even possible to pull someone from the future like that? Wouldn’t you be the one doing the time traveling? Despite that, I feel like it makes perfect sense in the context of the story. It very much reminds me of the Flintstones/Jetsons crossover over from the 80’s.
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: Season 1 is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com, along with a look at the back cover art.
Superman needs help from Scooby and the gang – so they speed to Metropolis and the horribly haunted Daily Planet offices. But then Superman is turned into a super-powered monster! Even with help from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Krypto the Superdog, how can these meddling kids stop the transformed Man-Monster of Steel before he wrecks the city?
The Mystery Inc gang is called upon by the Super Friends to help them solve the mystery of seven rainbow ghosts haunting the Hall of Justice. Batman tells them that Superman attacked the ghosts head on and hasn’t been seen since. The gang are made junior Super Friends, also getting their own costumes. One of the rainbow ghosts attacks, but is quickly defeated when Aquaman sprays water on it, revealing the ghost to be a hologram. But while our heroes are distracted, another ghost attacks and kidnaps Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.
Plot: Mystery Inc. wins a trip to the moon on Sly Sta One, where a mysterious alien is Sabotaging the station.
I wasn’t looking forward to sitting down and watching Moon Monster Madness again for this review. Maybe it was my mood. Maybe it was that I watched it over a period of a few days. But this movie was just so forgettable. I mean, it takes a good fifteen to twenty minutes for the monster to appear, and it never really picks up from there. Even when the monster is finally caught and unmasked, it leads to an extended climax that just drags. It doesn’t help that none of the characters are that interesting. The only new character I like here is U-Boat, but that’s only because he has the best joke of the movie.
DC Comics have revealed their slate of comics for May. Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #10 will feature Mystery Inc teaming up with Jonny Quest to save Dr. Benton Quest from a villainous mummy.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #57
Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale MAY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
A ghost haunts the bridge of Lake Hivasu
With rhyme and riddle –
Can the gang solve it for the townspeople?
Or will they get caught in the middle?!
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #10
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale MAY 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
A cursed gem? A living mummy? They’re just the things to bring Scooby and the gang on the run – and pique the curiosity of Dr. Benton Quest. But when the “mummy” kidnaps Dr. Quest, the gang will have to team up with Quest’s son Jonny and his friends Race, Hadji, and Bandit to rescue the famed scientist!
Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness is out on DVD today! While there is no Blu-ray, there are a couple store exclusives. Target will have an exclusive bonus disc. Walmart will also have a glow-in-the-dark light switch.
It’s one giant step for dog-kind as Scooby-Doo and the Gang blast off for an epic, other-worldly adventure in this all-new original movie! After winning the last 5 seats in a lottery, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are off to space in billionaire Sly Baron’s brand new ship, the Sly Star One. It’s all gravity-free fun until a mysterious alien begins destroying the ship! As the ship breaks down, the crew is forced to land on Sly Baron’s base… on the dark side of the moon! Will the gang unravel this alien mystery? Will Scooby-Doo and Shaggy find snacks on the moon? Will Fred ever take his space helmet off?! Journey to the outer limits with Scooby-Doo to find out!
Now that we got a better look at the Scooby-Doo LEGO sets, which one are you looking forward to the most?
With Toy Fair underway in the US, LEGO is showing off their upcoming slate for 2015, including the recently announced Scooby-Doo sets. Here are some videos that show the sets in action.
Season 1 of Scooby and Scrappy-Doo is finally coming to DVD on April 28th! All 16 episodes will be available in one complete set retailing for $19.97 SRP,
Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 is the action-packed animated series that features the Mystery Inc. gang, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as they travel in the Mystery Machine investigating unexplained and supernatural shenanigans. They are joined by Scooby-Doo’s precocious, pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo, a fearless little pup who boldly confronts the scariest of villains.
Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness is out digitally today! Remember, this is currently the only way to get the movie in HD.
If you are waiting for the DVD, Walmart has an exclusive glow-in-the-dark light switch.
We now have the full episode list for 13 Spooky Tales: Surf’s Up Scooby-Doo!. As usual, there are only about six new/unreleased episodes. The rest are episodes that have been released on previous Spooky Tales sets.
1. Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie
2. A Clue for Scooby-Doo
3. Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright
4. Scooby Dude
5. Scooby-Nocchio/Scooby’s Roots/Lighthouse Keeper Scooby
6. Excalibur Scooby/Scooby’s Luck Of The Irish/Scooby’s Escape From Atlantis
7. Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’
8. Hang in There Scooby
9. The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face
10. A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle
11. She Sees Sea Monsters by the Sea Shore
12. Shiver and Shake, That Demon’s a Snake
13. Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea