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The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #11 (of 12)

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Based on 5 critic ratings.

With Batgirl transforming herself into the online hero Oracle, the Bat-Family has gained a valuable new ally in the battle against crime. But who or what is behind the villainous presence that’s taken over the internet? Batman, Scooby, and the gang will have to plunge into a world of virtual reality to solve the mystery of…the Ghost in the Machine!

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Language
English
Price
$2.99
Amazon ASIN
B0CBQK4JTJ

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Before the final issue, this all-ages title does something a little different—a virtual adventure, with the Mystery Machine crew teaming up with Batman’s ally Oracle. This Oracle is a young Barbara Gordon moonlighting as a hacker, so not exactly a faithful adaptation, but to be expected. It’s fun to see her in this role, and it fits perfectly with this issue’s villain “The Ghost in the Machine.” A spectral hacker who takes over the new Waynetech AI, he hijacks the technology of the entire city and forces Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma to digitize themselves and enter the fray to stop him in his place of power. This is mostly Velma stopping him and Shaggy and Scooby discovering the power of virtual snacks, naturally. There isn’t much of a mystery here, with no traditional suspects, but it’s a lot of fun. The odd ending raises some disturbing questions about the nature of virtual duplicates, though!

  • 80

    Batman-News

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. It provides all the components I look for in a standard Scooby-Doo story and makes good use of Batman as well. While it does have flaws, they aren’t deal breakers, and the art and humor make up for them most of the time. Recommended!

  • 77

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #11 overall is a fun story with a lot of references and good humor. It brings in a minor Batman villain as a threat and showcases how Barbara Gordon is as helpful as Oracle as she is as Batgirl. The villain appears to be very smart, but it shows that he over-estimates his intelligence and makes a stupid error, allowing himself to get caught. This issue showcases more of Shaggy, Scooby, Velma and Oracle than it does Batman, but it still shows how Batman manages to cleverly outwit his enemies.

  • 60

    Razorfine

    The comic shows an appreciation of Bat-history, and it is nice to see Oracle get some love (although in the same comic series that gave us Barbara as Batgirl not all that long ago, the change does feel a bit sudden). Also, I did have a mixed reaction Erich Owen’s art of the comic which I found a bit hit-and-miss, particularly where the Caped Crusader was concerned.

  • 10

    Dark Knight News

    I tried with The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2.11. I really, really did, but reading this issue just frustrated me and almost gave me a headache. So many things were incorrect or nonsensical that I couldn’t get into the story. I can appreciate the creative team trying to do more with these stories and bring the characters of the Batman and Scooby Doo franchises into the future, but this wasn’t the way to do it and none of it adds up.

    A lot of things were inherently lackluster in this issue, for sure, but the lack of knowledge about the internet, spoon-feeding the information to readers, and making Oracle seem incompetent earned this issue its poor rating.

    Maybe I’m being harsh. I might be going too hard on this one, to be fair. I still have hopes for future issues, but I won’t be revisiting this one again. Or, maybe I shouldn’t be judging a book aimed at children as a tech-savvy adult. Of course, I hope everyone else out there loves it, this review is just one person’s honest opinion.

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