Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Spectre Vs. Scooby Doo



Is there any cartoon property that has had as many incarnations as Scooby Doo?  I remember being a fan when I was a kid, I even had a Scooby Doo lunchbox.  The fact that Scooby and the gang would meet with characters like Batman or the Harlem Globetrotters added to my admiration of the show - even back then I loved crossovers.  The live action movies seemed to kick the property into high gear again, and new series and animated movies have been popping up on a regular basis. Not bad for a bunch of hippies and their dog!

11 comments:

AirDave said...

This is awesome!
I really liked the celebrity guest appearances on Scooby Doo - Dick Van Dyke, Don Adams, Sandy Duncan! It's a shame that it was just a '70's thing...

I was kinda bummed that there wasn't a third film; that Scooby Doo was recast and set as a prequel.

DC's Scooby Doo, Where Are You? is on my must read pile!

Wouldn't be cool if Mystery, Inc. took a cruise through the Dark Horse universe with Ghost; or the Marvel universe with Ghost Rider or Morbius? Maybe a monster mash with some of the cool monsters of the DCU or MU? Like Swamp Thing or Man-Thing?

Ross said...

Scooby and the gang will return. They are featured in one of my favorite upcoming covers.

Anonymous said...

The latest incarnation of the Scooby-Doo series was a real trip. There was an extended homage to Twin Peaks (they even got the original dwarf to voice his animated counterpart), Harlan Ellison played himself, they had a Blue Falcon/Johnny Quest crossover, and gobs of other references and guest voices. I confess, I was never much of a Scooby fan, but I did enjoy the new series.

BTW: Love the "Old Man Corrigan" part.

-Mea

Ross said...

Blue Falcon/Jonny Quest crossover? Sounds cool, I'll have to track that down.

Michael Jones said...

I agree, a BF/JQ crossover sounds cool.
I love the use of the vintage Spectre on this. It adds to the eeriness.

Bob Greenwade said...

I really like all of AirDave's suggestions -- and I would like to add the possibility of a crossover with Deadman and/or Man-Bat.

Anonymous said...

Dude...its nothing I can say that wont sound fawning at best or sarcastic in praise at worst. I am a fan of your work, its ridiculous how I check every day to see whats next!

Bob said...

Love the concept, but what's wrong with the Spectre's right arm? The elbow's bending the wrong way. Of course, when you're the Spectre, I suppose you can bend your arm any way you want to.

This reminds me of a single-panel cartoon I saw several years ago, in which the Scooby-Doo gang met the X-Files investigators. Mulder is saying to Freddy, "Now let me get this straight. You say you know there was an alien because your dog told you he saw one?"

Robert Wronski said...

Best one yet.

pblfsda said...

Back in the 90's comedian Eddie Izzard had a routine about the universality of Scooby-Doo, advising Americans that if they were traveling oversees anywhere that people might be hostile to US policies just mention Scooby-Doo. He had traveled a lot and couldn't think of anyplace where people didn't like him.

Anonymous said...

YES! just like ARCHIE MEET THE PUNISHER. this must happen in real life.

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