DC Comics 2013
Written by Sholly Fisch
Illustrated by Dario Brizuela
Coloured by Silvana Brys
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
This is one of the best series on stands and it has been for years. Not only is this a complete reminder of the tv movies that appeared on television but it makes me really want to have another series of cartoon movies to be released direct to dvd. I mean this is the stuff that is perfect on a rainy day or a cold winter afternoon.
I think Sholly is an amazing writer and he’s got this great vivid imagination that puts him in a unique place to bring all these characters to life. For an all-ages writer the man never seems to be unable to bring us these fun adventures that not only entertain but also show everyone that using one’s mind is it’s own superpower! It can’t be easy to constantly come up with these team-ups and bring everyone to life perfectly.
This one starts off great as it seems like we’re going to be dealing with the ghost of christmas past and the ghost of christmas present. Before the ghost of christmas future can show up however there’s someone else who comes onto the scene. Harley Quinn has shown up and she’s not here to cause trouble, well not in the traditional sense nope she’s here to join the gang!
I’m sorry the dialogue is incredible and it’s so nice to see this completely crazy, off her rocker and fun Harley Quinn. She’s decided to become a ghost hunter, take the kids under her wing and have some fun, but why? Why is Harley Quinn here and what’s she really up to? It’s your usual comedy of errors as Harley and kids are after these ghosts and I have to admit I think I enjoyed this way more than I should have!
Thank you to Dario for putting Harley in her original animated costume. It really is the only one she should have worn when she’s teaming up with Scooby and the gang. Also with the myriad of guest stars and the way he uses page layouts, angles, perspective and even backgrounds really does make this feel like the animated adventure we want and need.
So how does Harley fare with the gang well that’s something you’ll have to read to find out but suffice it to say once again Sholly goes above and beyond with his storytelling here. Not only that but we get a few guest stars we weren’t expecting and when you see who and how this case is really solved well all you can do is sit back and smile.
DC all-ages offerings do more than entertain us they show us about teamwork, friendship and how to use our brains to suss out clues and save the day!