Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27
DC Comics (August, 2017, as featured in vol. 5 of the comiXology version of the trade)
“Curses: Foiled Again!”
WRITER: Sholly Fisch
ARTIST: Dario Brizuela
COLORIST: Franco Riesco
LETTERER: Saida Temofonte
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Rob Levin
EDITOR: Kristy Quinn
“PLASTIC MAN” CREATOR: Jack Cole
Plastic Man is called in by the FBI to stop the Granite Lady and her gang. (Being a supervillain she’s actually built like granite, hence her name.) Unfortunately Plas ends up distracted when Woosey is cursed by a fortune teller, so he calls in the gang. After dealing with a set of mishaps and her “Granite Gang” (who do not have powers but do have a bazooka) they finally confront the fortune teller, and then deal with the Granite Lady, who they finally manage to stop.
What they got right: Well, it’s as close to having clues to work with as DC’s Scooby stories get. I didn’t even know Plastic Man had a weakness to cold but if it’s original to this comic it’s worth exploring in regular continuity. There’s also a tribute to Plastic Man and Woosey’s creator in the story.
What they got wrong: Just coming off of Art Soundoff and obviously not a master artist myself, I’m not sure about the texture used for the flowing concrete. I also wonder why nobody cleaned up the smashed piano after all that time.
What did I think overall: A fun team-up between Mystery Inc and Plastic Man. Part of me wishes they had used the 80s cartoon version, since Ruby/Spears library was bought by Hanna-Barbera before they in turn were bought by Ted Turner before merging with Time Warner, now Warner Media…geez, licensing is a pain. At any rate I guess more fans would know Woosey Winks than Bad Luck Hula-Hula and Penny.