Doc’s Reviews for the Week of March 8, 2022
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #12 DC COMICS
A final issue bonanza as writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela pull out all the stops in this grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the very first Batman-Scooby-Doo team-up! (Which I can proudly say I was around for!) When Mystery Inc. check out a hotel under siege. Only to discover it’s playing host to a Batman villain’s convention! Cameo’s and in-jokes fill these pages. Lord Death Man! Mr. Camera! Zodiac Master! Dr. No-Face! They’re all here! Enter the Bat Family! Bat-Cow! The Bat-Squad! The Batmen of of All-Nations! Even Alfred gets in on the action! The fun and nostalgia of a bygone era gets one last visit and I for one am glad for this opportunity. To good to pass up and appropriate for all ages! This one gets a full blown 10 out of 10 Grahams!
TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS DC COMICS
I have been a long time aficionado of Wonder Woman and her universe but even I needed a scorecard to keep tabs of everything going on here. With an even more chaotic list of artists and writers on display here, this seems to be a mild version of a Crisis event. Where everyone has just gathered together to try to sort things out. Multiple groups of Amazons from different tribes, new and old versions of Wonder Girl, etc. this one can easily bog down even the most attentive readers. That is not to say it isn’t good. It just seems like DC Comics is trying to cram a whole lot of story into only 7 issues. I fear that much like the Hawkman problem during their Crisis on Infinate Earths story, this one will end up raising more questios that answering them. I give it a 7 out of 10 Grahams.
DRACULINA #2 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
The story of the hunt for a demon’s daughter continues with an issue full of backstory and explinations. If you were wondering just who is Draculina and how she came to be is all right here thanks to the words of Christopher Priest and the images of Michael Sta. Maria. An inventive if somewhat depressing tale, it does keep you turning the page. The only problem I have with this issue is that it might be a little too full of backstory. But that’s only if you can get past the 25 variant covers. Each more lovely than the next. I give it a 7 out of 10 Grahams.