By Philip Schweier
July 26, 2017 - 04:18
And in so doing, they cross paths with a monster (no, it’s only Jonah Hex) and expose the creature for the fraud it truthfully is. Along the way they meet other DC Western heroes Bat Lash and Cinnamon, which could lead to future encounters with DC characters from other eras: Sgt. Rock or Brother Power the Geek. Perhaps they seem unlikely, but no moreso than a near-talking dog solving mysteries.
Like most Scooby-Doo stories, it’s a fun, light-hearted read that will take you where you want to go. It’s hardly Pultizer-winning material, but if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve clearly wandered into the wrong place. And I give kudos to Sholly Fisch for effectively tapping into DC’s more obscure history, rather than featuring A- and B-list characters in a shallow attempt to sell books. For some new readers, this may be the only opportunity for them to learn of DC’s lesser known characters.
The artwork by Dario Brizuela is in the simple animated style you might expect. But it serves the story effectively, and remains “on-model,” presenting the familiar cartoon characters we’ve known for the past half-century. I’ve never been a major Scooby-Doo fan, but this comic is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and would recommend it to anyone.