Finding a great all-ages comic book that you actually enjoying reading with your kids is like unearthing a rare treasure. There are just a few titles that I can read to my five year old at bedtime, and even fewer that feature some of her favorite superheroes. So when I heard about Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5 starring Wonder Woman, I picked it up faster than you can say, “Jinkies!”
The story begins with Daphne and Velma learning to be Amazons on Themiscyra. While the two train while riding kangas, Fred and Shaggy hang out in the invisible jet, as men can’t set foot on Paradise Island. But there’s a mystery to solve, and Wonder Woman lets the girls know they came highly recommended for the job—by the World’s Greatest Detective.
The comic effortlessly combines the feel of the Wonder Woman TV show (complete with Scooby-Doo singing the theme song to himself) with the personality of a Scooby-Doo cartoon, all with the look of a Super Friends episode. Prepare for nostalgia, geek parents! There are even references to the Golden Age adventures of Wonder Woman, and enough superpowered action to keep little readers’ interests.
There’s even a short scene where Wonder Woman explains why Amazons–who are dedicated to love and understanding–fight their foes, that answers the question well in terms kids can understand. Oh, and don’t forget, there’s a mystery for the gang to solve.
This sounds like a lot for one little issue of a Scooby-Doo to include, but the experienced writer Sholly Fisch accomplishes it all. And best of all, it’s just plain fun.
You can pick up two parts of the story digitally for $0.99 each (with the second part to be released soon), or swing by your local comic book store to grab the print issue for $2.99.