The sequel that sprouted from the hit maxiseries continues, as Daphne poses as Batgirl to help capture Poison Ivy!
Will this bit of high-stakes cosplay turn out to be a rash decision?
And what does Barbara Gordon think about this turn of events?
Dark Knight NewsTruly, there’s not much more to say about this issue. This is an excellent, near perfect outing for the team behind the series. Still, I’m giving The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2.2 a perfect rating, despite some personal preferences (yes, the Velma giggle, but also the random tomato henchman who doesn’t return?) There’s the usual Scooby and Shaggy food related hijinks, Batman and Velma being brilliant together, and Daphne gets to team up with another strong woman like herself. The only one who has barely a feature in any panels is Fred, but hasn’t he always been everyone’s least favorite member of Mystery Inc. anyway? He’ll be fine. Seriously, I know my job as a critic is to be, well, critical, but this issue is like a genuine cartoon on the page. I can almost see in my mind’s eye what the panels would look like animated together. This issue is just that good. I’m truly glad that the series is anything but mediocre. Sure, these stories aren’t going to teach you life lessons or inspire a massive cinematic franchise. But why does media have to be “serious” all the time anyway? I’m grateful for this little comic and the little bits of escapism to my childhood it provides. I’m sure it will continue to be a brief but lovely departure to youth for us all.
Graham Crackers Comics“It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent’s Fritters.” I’m sorry, I can’t help it. Dario Brizuela’s cover is straight out of the classic cult film Motel Hell! The only thing missing is the car headlights in front of the faces. And aside from that more adult reference, Ivan Cohen and Dario Brizuela present us with another amazing all ages book that appeals to everyone. And Daphne fans rejoice as our heroine trades in her signature purple dress for some Batgirl fighting togs! Oh, and Scooby and Shaggy get to eat! Poison Ivy doesn’t stand a chance! All ages books are not a bad thing.
Geek DadThe writing teams are switching off with this series, and now it’s time for Ivan Cohen to tell a denser and wackier tale than the first issue’s Ra’s Al Ghul adventure. (...) There are some really fun effects this issue, including an attack of a creature right out of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but there’s also no real mystery here and the issue spends a little too much time focusing on how itchy everyone is. Still, it’s great to see the Mystery Machine crew getting to explore every weird corner or Gotham!
Batman-NewsThis is a pretty good comic. I always value a comic writer who can tell a complete story in 21 pages. It has become so rare in the last ten-plus years. This story not only has that but also remains respectful of both franchises and tells a fun, engaging story. I can and will continue to ask for more because I want the best from this series, but for most people, I don’t expect there will be anything but a good time to be had. Recommended!
RazorfineNot only does The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2 offer us Daphne suited up as Batgirl, and an introduction to the Clock Tower, but Barbara working behind-the-scenes offering support as Oracle. Gotta admit, that’s pretty cool.