Direct from Newsarama, here are the Scooby-Doo comics set to be released in February 2018.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #22
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by RON WAGNER, ANDY OWENS and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
Variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
The world as we know it is gone! The gang is left with two options: Save whoever they can or watch as the human race fades into extinction! Plus, the daring adventures of Secret Squirrel continue!
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Note: It has come to my attention recently that many of DC's recent Scooby Apocalypse descriptions have been incorrect. Please take the summary provided here with a grain of salt, as many of the descriptions for recent issues have been changed last-minute. Thanks to Scoob16 for pointing this out to me! :)
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #90
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Ghosts may wear sheets, but our heroes never expected to find one haunting their local laundromat! Will Shaggy be doomed to wear dirty socks forever? It gives whole new meaning to the phrase “Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble” when Scooby and the gang have to clean up the menace of the Spin-Dry Specter!
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #35 (ft Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo & Ranger Smith)
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Ranger Smith is sure Yogi Bear is up to his old tricks when a ghost scares visitors out of Jellystone Park and swipes their picnic baskets. But when the ghost starts stealing from Yogi and Boo Boo, too, can Scooby and the gang be “smarter than the average bear” to figure out who’s really behind it all?
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
In "Wedding Bell Boos" (The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show), right after the unmasking of McBaggy Rogers, his costume suddenly turns all black and into a traditional pilgrim costume, despite that McBaggy's costume was entirely white throughout the episode.
Seeing as many of us will be watching the final unreleased episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo this afternoon, I thought I'd make this week's fun fact Be Cool Scooby-Doo themed, as sort of a final sendoff to the show.
"Party Like It's 1899" is aired as the second episode of the series in all other countries other than the United States, which airs it as the eighth episode. Additionally, the Boomerang streaming service lists it as the second episode as well (though several other episodes are in alternate orders as well).
Thanks to Amazon, we now have further details on the DVD back cover art, which includes the running time of the movie and bonus features. The movie will be 75 minutes long (an updated running time from Amazon's original information, which listed 72 minutes) and the only bonus features will be the two episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies which Batman guest starred in ("The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper"). The movie is also now up for pre-order on Amazon.
Here's the description for the movie, taken from the back cover:
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Pack your utility belts with gadgets and Scooby Snacks to find out, as you takeoff for a wild crime-busting thrill ride of a caper!
It's been 2 years, 1 month and 8 days since the first episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo originally premiered on Cartoon Network. Now, in less than a week, the elusive 24th episode of season 2 will be finally available for fans to watch. According to TVGuide UK, the last unreleased 11 minute shorts, "Pizza O'Possum's" and "The Curse of Half Beard's Booty" will both air Monday, November 13 on Boomerang UK. Oddly enough, this means Zap2it was right all along with the November 13 world premiere date, although every other Season 2 airdate they list is incorrect (in addition to them now bizarrely listing random combinations of rerun episodes as "new" episodes). The final episode, which will conclude the series (since the show was not renewed for a third season), will air on Boomerang UK at 5:00pm and again at 7:30pm. No further information about the episode's plot or villains have been made available at this time.
In the story "Charmed Strife" from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Comics #21 (October 1973) reveals the gang's birth signs to be Shaggy as a Leo (July 23 - August 22), Fred as a Pisces (February 19 - March 20), Velma as a Virgo (August 23 - September 22), Daphne as a Gemini (May 21 - June 20) and Scooby as an Aries (March 21 - April 19).
Scooby also reveals he was born in April later on in the comic.
Interestingly, in the episode "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo" (an episode centered around Scooby's birthday), Scooby holds up a calendar which mentions his birthday is on Saturday the 7th. Coincidentally in 1984, the year the episode aired, April 7 was on a Saturday, which aligns perfectly with what the comic states his birthday is.
Credit for finding all the images as well as noticing this fun fact goes to Samuel Kirkwood.
Original Post Date: 10/30/2017
Though it looks like we won't be getting 3 Scooby animated movies this year as Turner Classic Movies originally promised, we'll have a new Scooby movie to look forward almost right out of the gate at the beginning of 2018. According to IGN, a brand new DTV movie, Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be released on January 9, 2018 on DVD and digitally. This movie will feature the same version of Batman which we saw in the 2011 episode of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold which was entitled "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases."
The movie will feature an all-star cast which includes: Frank Welker as Fred and Scooby-Doo, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Grey Griffin as Daphne and Black Canary, Diedrich Baker as Batman, and Kate Micucci as Velma. The guest cast will include a huge lineup of famous voice actors, which are Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore as Harvey Bullock, Nika Futterman as Catwoman, Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter, Tom Kenny as Penguin and Plastic Man, Jeff Bennett as The Joker, John Dimaggio as Aquaman, Jeffrey Combs as The Question, John Michael Higgins as The Riddler, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Detective Chimp. Crew members who were involved with the film include director Jake Castorena, teleplay by Paul Giacoppo, producer Michael Jelenic, supervising producer James Tucker, along with Sam Register, Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker as executive producers.
Here's the sypnosis (presumably from the movie's back cover) according to IGN:
Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world's greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues' galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby Snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won't know who the ultimate villain is until those "meddling kids" pull off the mask!
This seems to be an effort by WB to create a movie based on the Scooby-Doo! Team Up comic series, and speculatively a possible testing ground for the next Scooby-Doo series, which if you remember is possibly titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" (alluding to the possible "New Scooby-Doo Movies"-esque revival tone).
Update 11/3/2017: Amazon now created a listing for this movie, which reveals that the movie will be 72 minutes in length, and include the two previous Scooby-Doo and Batman crossovers from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, entitled "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper." Additionally, Amazon provides an alternate summary for the movie which is more descriptive and gives us the name of the main villain for the movie.
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Pack your utility belts with gadgets and Scooby snacks to find out, as you takeoff for a wild crime-busting thrill ride of a caper!
According to Amazon.com, the long awaited Season 1, Part 2 DVD will now be released on January 16, 2018. Thanks to Target.com, we also have the cover art for the DVD, which reveals the set will be subtitled "Teamwork Screamwork." Target also confirms the January 16th date. The 2-disc set will feature the last 13 episodes of the first season of Be Cool Scooby-Doo.
Here is the episode listing for the DVD (though which episodes will be on which disc is not confirmed yet):
1. Scary Christmas
2. If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime
3. Gremlin on a Plane
4. Sorcerer Snacks Scare
5. Saga of the Swamp Beast
6. Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!
7. Giant Problems
8. Eating Crow
9. I Scooby Dooby Do
10. El Bandito
11. Into the Mouth of Madcap
12. The Norse Case Scenario
13. The People vs. Fred Jones
While this crossover was announced several months ago and many people probably already know about this, I've been meaning to post about this for months now and this somehow managed to slip through the cracks.
For those who haven't heard about this yet, the upcoming season 13 of Supernatural will feature a special animated crossover episode with Scooby-Doo according to IndieWire.com. While not much is known about the episode at the moment, we do know that the Winchesters' Impala, a trademark of the show, will go up against the Mystery Machine in a head-to-head battle. No other details about the crossover are available at the moment. Supernatural's thirteenth season has already begun airing, as of October 12, 2017 and has currently aired three episodes.
When interviewed, Brad Buckner, who is the executive producer of Supernatural, said this about the upcoming crossover episode. “It is a charming and very funny episode. I think it’s like the better of the meta-episodes where you have fun with what the show is. Now you get two shows to tweak. There’s a certain amount of expertise from a certain brother about what Scooby world is. We have fun with that.”
Update 11/1/17: According to Joblo.com, the crossover will air sometime in March 2018 and will also be "more adult than your average episode of Scooby-Doo."
Some of you may remember that last year on Halloween, I wrote a fun fact of the week themed around Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School's Sybella Dracula. This year, I thought I'd continue the tradition of the 'Fangtastic Facts' to celebrate the Halloween season. Well either that or maybe I just really enjoy Sybella's fangtastic puns (in my defense, how can you not find those cheesy bat puns adorable?). As Sybella is a bit of a lesser known and appreciated character in the Scooby-Doo franchise, there isn't really one fact that stuck out to me to share, so as with last year, I present you with a hodgepodge of some fun little facts which make up this year's "fangtastic" fact of the week:
During the scene where Shaggy and the dogs take the girl ghouls for a run, Sybella is seen without a headband, however, when she stops to eat the rotten crabapple, a headband suddenly appears on her head. A few seconds later, the headband disappears again when the girls are eating the crabapples while resuming their jog.
Towards the end of the movie when everyone is trying to escape from Revolta's castle, Sybella asserts "I'll fly us out, but I can only take one at a time!" This doesn't really make any sense, as Sybella was able to pick up Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy all at one time when she rescued them from the alligators in Barren Bog earlier in the movie.
I also managed to find this quite odd fun fact when searching for other possibly relevant information about Sybella's character. Apparently, due to the Ghoul School movie, Sybella has become a somewhat popular name on baby naming sites for parents. In searching for info, numerous baby naming sites came up which suggested Sybella (using the *cough* incorrect *cough* spelling of "Sibella" for the character) for being used as a baby name. A few examples (I won't post all of the ones I found here as these probably give you the idea):
And finally, as some of of you are aware, I somewhat dislike the Americanized spelling of Sybella's name (though I am mostly joking). If you believe the correct spelling is Sibella, or if you're not clear on what exactly I mean by "Americanized" spelling, here's an interesting fun fact about the origins of the Sybella name in history.
Sybella is of Greek origin, and means "prophetess or oracle," while according to BehindTheName.com, Sibella is an Americanized spelling of the Greek word Sybella.
So hopefully you enjoyed reading these fun little facts from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. I certainly enjoyed writing them! But before I wrap this post up, I thought I'd quick share something really cool I inadvertently discovered writing this post. While trying to screencapture the picture you see above this paragraph of Sybella, I mistakenly bumped the 'capture' button on the screencap software I use about one second too early. In the process of doing so, I managed to screencapture an image which only appears on screen for probably less than a millisecond and would likely be almost impossible to find again in the film even if I tried. What I ended up capturing is a scene of Sybella changing from a bat to a vampire, which in my opinion is a super beautiful representation of both sides of Sybella - her "vampire" self and her "bat" self. Here's what I ended up capturing, and hope you all have a fangtastic Halloween! :)