Come on, Daph, you’ve been in the Batcave before. This shouldn’t be new.

Scooby-Doo #47

DC Comics (June, 2001; posted to comiXology October, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: Ryan Cline

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“Bats What I’m Afraid Of”

WRITER: Brett Lewis

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

“Tune Goon”

WRITER: Scott Cunningham

ARTIST: Karen Machette

SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon

In our first mystery the gang stop in a mining town being overrun by bats. No monsters this time and it’s open to debate on the topic of suspects but they solving angle is actually intact and the story fits into the space nicely. This is one of the better stories.

Story two has the gang called in to deal with the ghost of a heavy metal star causing trouble at his old recording studio for the boy band recording there. Outside of taking a shot at modern music (which always make it seem like the writer’s one of those “things were better in my day” old men) the mystery isn’t too bad. The “ghost’s” reason for what he’s doing is actually positive, though I don’t know if what the villain was doing is illegal necessarily. Immoral and unprofessional but not illegal, or else Milli Vanilli would have done jail time for it. (Yeah, that’s a minor spoiler.)

Overall this was a pretty good issue, which played with the Scooby formula without ruining it. Worth checking out.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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