Writer: Ivan Cohen
Art: Randy Elliot
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 8th, 2022
Reviewer: Jamie Robinson
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JAMIE’S COMIC CONVICTIONS
In The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #11, Scooby-Doo and the gang not only team up with the Dark Knight, but also the yellow-skinned wacky-man known as the Creeper (not to be confused with the Creeper of Scooby-Doo lore). Not only do we see the Creeper, but The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #11 also contains callbacks to both past Scooby cases as well as real history. This issue contains several historical elements such as references to the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins, which serve to be educational for young readers.
The art by Randy Elliot is pretty much the standard of what has been seen before in this series, but the part that stuck out to me most was the scene in which the Creeper morphs back into Jack Ryder. I also liked that Matches Malone, Batman’s undercover criminal alias, makes an appearance.
This was a fun issue, particularly for fans of the Jack Ryder/Creeper character. I like how they left it open-ended as to whether or not this version of Batman knows that Creeper and Jack Ryder are one and the same. I do think they missed a golden opportunity though by not having the Mystery Inc. gang confuse the DC Creeper with the Creeper they’ve fought before. While not my favorite issue of the series, The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #11 is still a fun romp, with wacky characters, historical tidbits, and good humor.