Written by Sholly Fisch.

Crossing-over Scooby Doo, Where are You! with Super Friends… who’s idea was that, exactly? Well, they’re both Warner Bros. so it makes a kind of sense. But there’s that question of why those things specifically. Because without something to make it work, it risks coming-across as being a focus-grouped filler content. But the thing is… this does works.

It seems unlikely, but these two things being combined is really effective. It’s one of those ideas that, when pitched, would sound utterly ridiculous. But it’s no more ridiculous than the premise of the two properties anyway. The Super Friends are a slightly more child-friendly version of the Justice League. And Mystery, Inc. are similar, but powerless. Even this version of Batman is really cheerful. So the best way to cross those things over is to embrace their respective ridiculousness. Fisch doesn’t hold back. She goes into this admitting what it is, and that execution in itself is the apology over and done with.

And the final issue is all the better for it. The characters feel really consistent, and you can imagine this happening in an episode. You wouldn’t pair them with a team like Justice League Dark, because that would be completely inappropriate (if interesting), so there’s a lot thought gone into this; that is something obvious. Even if Aquaman says officially the stupidest thing in the history of comic books. (Read to find out!)

And… the twist is a genuine twist.

No, there isn’t much to say about it, because what it is isn’t much. But anything there is to say is surprisingly complimentary.

Published by Alexander Sigsworth

Writing about Herobrine in The Characters That Define Us at Normal Happenings. Profile photo chosen for Gamers Blog Party: Summer 2019 at Later Levels. Known as the Purple Prose Mage at the Well-Red Mage.

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