By Philip Schweier
May 23, 2018 - 4:58
For those unfamiliar with Blue Falcon, he’s a character from Hanna-Barbera’s back catalogue – wealthy playboy by day, crime fighter at night. His sidekick is Dyno-Mutt, a robotic dog with elements of Inspector Gadget. So a team-up with Scooby-Doo makes total sense. Dyno-Mutt calls on Mystery Inc. when Blue Falcon begins acting strangely. But without a ghost or phantom, the Scoobies have only theories to go on.
The story is more than just a gimmick of two cartoon dogs, but it’s hardly so pretentious that it tries to be more than it is: a team-up story. But that’s all it needs to be. It’s Scooby-Doo, ferchrissake, not the Flintstones Meet the Jetsons.
It’s a fun story for fans of 1970s Saturday mornings. And for fans of DC, it pokes fun at one of DC’s sacred cows. Because sometimes a project takes on mythic proportions; reputation outgrows reality, and an enjoyable read turns into an overblown, over-hyped, tiresome target for jokes, parody and satire. Whne you’re ready to see a giant taken down a peg, pick up this issue.