By Philip Schweier
Oct 11, 2017 - 4:01
The first story in this issue is the “Medical Mystery Tour,” as Velma is laid up in the hospital due to a bee sting. But even from her bed, she is able to help her team solve the mysteries before them.
The second story is “It’s a Mystery,” previously published in Scooby-Doo #80. The Scooby gang has planned a surprise party for birthday girl Velma, themed around solving a mystery from her favorite author. But instead, Velma encounters a genuine mystery to solve.
The bar is not set very high with all-ages books such as Scooby-Doo or Looney Tunes, and I’m fine with that. As long as the stories engage the reader (however old they may be), I would argue, “Mission accomplished.” But I appreciate it when the writer and/or artist make an effort to elevate the material however slightly above the 8-year-old reading level.