Review: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45
By Philip Schweier
Jan 2, 2019 - 8:10
Writer(s): Sholly Fisch
Artist(s): Dario Brizuela
Colourist(s): Franco Riesco
Letterer(s): Saida Temofonte
Cover Artist(s): Dario Brizuela, Franco Riesco
It’s a fun story, reminiscent of Saturday morning, which is exactly what a Scooby-Doo tale should be. Simple, but with a few surprises along the way. An adult might find it a little predictable, yest still enjoyable. The artwork by Brizuela and Riesco is in the same economical vein as most animation art, but as professional as any other comic book illustration. It’s free from extraneous crosshatching and texture, like something from the Silver Age.
And that’s what I like best about this series. It fills the needs of those of us that appreciate the classic DC Universe. It’s simple and uncluttered with pesky things like tightly-woven continuity. The less complicated world of Scooby-Doo Team-Up is painted in very broad strokes, and you don’t have to follow multiple titles to keep up. A passing familiarity is enough for a brief visit, before moving on to other, more ambitious series.
For parents looking for a series they can enjoy with their kids, this one fits the bill nicely. It doesn’t require a lot of commitment, yet never fails to entertain, while introducing younger readers to less prominent corners of the DCU. It makes me wish DC would bring back the titles based on its animated universe – or reprint older stories from the 1960s.