The second issue of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up takes Mystery Inc. to Batman and Robin‘s home town for a gathering of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City. Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #2 also allows Scooby-Doo to realize his dream as a super-hero sidekick when the Scarecrow‘s fear gas turns distracts all the heroes from the villain’s scheme to rob the city blind.
With the support and prompting of Ace the Bat-Hound, Scooby dons a cape and mask and the two canine crimefighters, both immune to the villain’s fear toxin, set out to save the day.
Delivering a Dynamic Canine Duo, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #2 is another extremely enjoyable issue (while playing on iconic Batman panels along the way) from a title I hope DC never stops printing. The New 52 needs a serious jolt of the kind of madcap joy and comic book awesomeness that stories like this bring to clean the grit from several of DC’s current titles. Bring on the next Bat-villain; Scooby and I are waiting! Worth a look.