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The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #5

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Dr. Kirk Langstrom believes the cure for his monstrous alter ego lies in studying the infamous Dr. Jekyll.

When Batman accompanies him to Jekyll’s abandoned lab, they’re attacked by the ghost of Mr. Hyde himself!

The Mystery Inc. gang has a history with this so-called spook, so Batman calls for their help. But, like, no one told them they might be facing Man-Bat, too!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
29 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CZVR9DFQ

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #5 is a mixture of fun that blends elements from both a classic Scooby-Doo Where Are You? episode and Batman: The Animated Series. Readers who are fans of both will most likely enjoy this issue. It contains references to each show. Although the story feels a little rushed, it is still enjoyable and shows why Batman and Mystery Incorporated work so well together, no matter what iterations of the characters are used.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    This series has become an anthology with different creative teams, and every one has a different approach to things. Matthew Cody’s first issue might be the most chaotic one we’ve seen yet, with a large cast investigating the haunted mansion of Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll and Hyde played a key role in a major episode of the most popular animated series, but they’re long gone – or are they? Batman, along with the Mystery Machine crew, are joined by Kirk Langstrom, who thinks that Jekyll’s files may have a clue to the cure for his condition. Of course, his monstrous alter-ego isn’t going to stay hidden for long. Add in Velma entertaining a surprising offer from Batman, and more than one monster hanging out in the mansion, and this is a fast-paced issue that feels like a classic Scooby mystery – even if the unmasking is rather rushed and seems almost deliberately so.

  • 70

    Batman-News

    Better than last month’s issue for me, and I appreciated the story and art direction. This series does have me wishing for an issue with a different twist next month. Maybe with a different Batman like Terry or Dick? These adventures are fun one-offs don’t get me wrong, but you know what they say about variety being the spice of life.

  • 70

    Razorfine

    The tie-in to the original episode is fun, featuring a recreation of the same design for Mr. Hyde. While I prefer the classic-style Batman the comic has given us, using the original design from Batman: The Animated Series also gives the issue a slightly different look as well. There are some odd bits here with the unmasking off-panel and the story of a cure for Man-Bat simply dropped completely by the end of the issue, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had (including Batman trying to poach Velma to be his next Robin).

  • 50

    Dark Knight News

    The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #5 is truly a middle-of-the-road issue. Even for an English teacher like me, allusions to past works can only go so far. The lack of an actual mystery or much of any action on the page really took the issue down some pegs for me.

    Additionally, the art style and coloring were different than previous issues, partially due to the newcomer to the series, artist Puste. The style of drawing the characters is curious, as it seems to have fused the designs from a variety of sources (Batman’s design is clearly from Batman: The Animated Series while Mystery Inc.’s is more modern (the Ghost resembles his original design from 1970). Puste is also set to draw for the series again in a few months, so we’ll see if their style continues with a different villain and setting.

    I really do love The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries, so I feel bad rating it lower than usual. Sadly, though, the issue left a lot to be desired.

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