In a new interview with the writer of Daphne & Velma novels, Morgan Baden, it's been revealed that the Daphne & Velma series of young adult novels is a trilogy, which will end after the third novel set to be released in June. The interview also revealed that the third novel will be titled "Buried Secrets."
Though the first book was written by Josephine Ruby, a pseudonym, it's sort of hinted that this was Morgan Baden as well in the interview.
Morgan also shares the summary for book 3:
"In Buried Secrets, a television show based on the mysteries of Crystal Cove is being filmed in town, and of course Daphne and Velma are involved with it…and of course, some mysterious things happen. We really heightened the stakes in this book in significant ways, thanks to your suggestions, Beth! People get hurt…and someone even gets murdered. So Daphne and Velma, with help from Shaggy and Fred, have a really big case on their hands."
One thing worth noting from this interview is that it says the book will be released in July, despite that news just broke out yesterday that the release date will be June 1, 2021. I believe that the article saying it will be released in July is a typo, because even the hyperlink right before the mention of July links to sources that say June 1 is the release date.
Thanks so much to Gibby Norton to bringing this interview to my attention! You can check out the interview in its entirety here.
Some sad news today as Scholastic's site has now pushed back the release date for the third Daphne & Velma novel (originally scheduled for February 2, 2021) by four months. The new release date will be June 1, 2021. Note that Amazon still lists the release date as February 2, but now that the official Scholastic site has switched along with all other sites besides Amazon, that's almost positively the most reliable source given Scholastic is the publisher of these books. While it's unfortunate this got pushed back so far, let's hope the book is enjoyable enough that those extra four months are worth the wait!
Here's the back cover to Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?: The Complete Season 1. Notice that Space Station Scooby is listed as episode 14, whereas it aired as episode 26. In addition, "The Fastest Food Fiend!" has an extra "fast" in it.
For the first time in forever, we have more than one comic solicitation! With the announcement of the new Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries series, there will be two Scooby comics in April 2021. Here's the full solicitations courtesy of GamesRadar.
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? #109
written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
art by SCOTT JERALDS
cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS
ON SALE 4/20/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Fred's skills are well-known around town for creating many of the traps used to capture monsters. When he is invited to test out the new Coolsville Escape Room complex, the gang tags along to help out. But can Fred and his friends now escape being trapped by a creepy chimera haunting the halls? Or will it be game over for Mystery Inc.?
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES
written by IVAN COHEN
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
ON SALE 4/13/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
It's an all-new, all-ages series that teams the Dark Knight with Scooby-Doo and the sleuths of Mystery Inc.! When Batman discovers his original purple gloves have gone missing, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo travel back in time to Batman's Year One era to solve the case! Will this "Glove Story" have a happy ending?
A brand new comic series entitled Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries is coming to comic book retailers this April! This will be another brand new series featuring Batman and the Scooby gang solving mysteries together. There will be 12 issues of this monthly comic series. Issue 1 will be released on April 13 in print, and March 27 digitally. The second issue will be published May 11 in print, and April 24 digitally. Here are the descriptions for the first two issues of the series:
In the kick-off story by Ivan Cohen and Dario Brizuela—an adventure when Batman discovers his original purple gloves have gone missing—Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo travel back in time to Batman’s Year One era to solve the case!” reads a company statement. “Will this time-traveling heist have a happy ending? Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1, “Glove Story,” written by Ivan Cohen with art and cover by Dario Brizuela, begins with the first of two DC Digital First chapters on March 27 followed by a print issue collecting the same story on April 13.
“And to continue the Scooby-Doo team-up tradition established in over a hundred chapters of Scooby-Doo Team-Up, in the second big Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries story writer Sholly Fisch and artist Randy Elliott have Scooby-Doo and Batman team up to solve the mystery of a ghost…who’s haunting the Batcave! Even if the ghost turns out to be a fake, that still doesn’t solve the real mystery: How did someone get into the Batcave to stage the phony phantom—and does that mean Batman’s enemies have cracked the secret of his true identity?! Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2, “Going Bats,” written by Sholly Fisch with art and cover by Randy Elliott, arrives in print on May 11 after digital chapters beginning on April 24.”
Thanks to Deandre (aka Scoobyfan4ever) for sharing this info, which he found on the 13th Dimension.
CMON has created a kickstarter new Scooby-Doo board game, which will already be launching January 13 at 3pm ET according to ComicBook.com. Here's the description of the game from the CMON site:
Ruh-roh, Shaggy! There’s a monster on the loose and it’s scaring everyone out of town! It’s up to the Mystery Inc. Gang to stop them! Designed by Fred Perret and Guilherme Goulart (from Arcadia Quest), and with original art by Hannah Cardoso (from Foodies and Munchkin Dungeon), Scooby-Doo: The Board Game is a cooperative family game for 1-5 players that brings the beloved cartoon series to life with amazing miniatures of the whole Mystery Inc. Gang.
Players take on the role of Scooby-Doo, Fred, Velma, Daphne or Shaggy, and ride the Mystery Machine around town, building traps to catch the villains before they frighten all the citizens away. But just like in our favorite episodes, even the best plans can go awry as the monster, which is controlled by the game itself, may make a move the players never expected!
Each member of Mystery, Inc. has their own unique, special ability to help them during the game. And they’ll need all the help they can get, because the villains all operate differently as well! The gang can only succeed if they coordinate together as a group.
Scooby-Doo: The Board Game is family friendly and easy to learn, with three levels of difficulty (easy/medium/hard), and special rules for playing both as a 2-player or solo game as well. On working on such a beloved cartoon series, Guilherme said, “Everyone knows of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang. The show has been on TV uninterrupted since 1969! They’re cultural icons across multiple countries and it’s been great to bring them to tabletops.”
In other Scooby news today which didn't really warrant its own post, Curse of the 13th Ghost and Return to Zombie Island were oddly removed from the Boomerang streaming service yesterday. This only adds to the several Scooby movies that many people were already waiting to be added to the Boomerang service and app.
The news of two new Guess Who title cards for the last 11 episodes broke yesterday, but thanks to Weber on the ScoobyAddicts forum, we also have a trailer from Turkey (though it's in Turkish)! It all goes by pretty fast, so I wanted to take a moment and specifically point out all the new villains we see in the trailer. I'm thinking, based on the picture Tracy Mark Lee posted on Instagram, that the bug monster (which also happens to appear in the opening song for "The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!") will be the monster in the football episode.
I can't really tell who the first three of these people are, but the fourth is Sean Astin.
And I think this is Cher! Looks like they're on a boat, so I'm betting it'll be something similar to "The Secret of Shark Island".
Some unfortunate news I wanted to point out for fans of the Daphne & Velma book. It was originally announced for release on February 2, 2021. While Amazon still lists this date, Target has switched the release date on their site to June 1, 2021. Given the cover and title have not been released yet, I think the possibility that book 3 will be pushed back is growingly likely, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still causing production delays for many projects. Stay tuned for any more updates there may be on this!
It's the first Scooby news of 2021! Two new Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? title cards from the remaining 11 episodes have been revealed, due to airing on Boomerang Turkey. The Sean Astin episode will be titled "Returning of the Key Ring!", and the episode featuring Lucy Liu is titled "The Tao of Scoob!" No additional information is known about any of the episodes or their US air dates at this time.
Thanks to ShadowScooby for sharing these title card images that he found on Scoobypedia!
Amazon UK lists three bonus episodes for the upcoming DTV, The Sword and the Scoob!:
Not the episodes I would have wanted, especially not "Hassle in the Castle" for the 24th time (not an exaggeration, it actually has been released that many times exactly), but I guess at least they fit the theme!
~ WildwindVampire ~