Jeepers! Gotham has a new crime-fighting Batgirl jumping from one rooftop to another, thanks to the caped vigilante, Batman.
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The recently released second issue of the second volume of The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries leaves the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, in a tough situation keeping her away from her duties as Batgirl. In the story, she has rashes all over her skin due to a breakout caused by genetically altered poisonous corsages known as Vernix Aureum.
She, along with the entire Gotham City Police Department, caught the rashes leaving everyone scratching their heads in dismay. To further investigate the matter, Batman himself appoints Daphne Blake as a temporary replacement for Barbara, making her the new Batgirl.
Barbara takes her fellow redhead detective to her Batgirl headquarter, the Clock Tower, handing over to Daphne the iconic Batgirl cape and cowl. Even if it’s Daphne’s first day on the job, the new recruit firmly believes her ballet training should come in handy as she fights crime in Gotham.
Before you start scratching your head thinking about this off-beat crossover party, Daphne Blake has been invited to dawn the Batgirl cape before. 2018’s animated movie, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold saw Mystery Inc.’s miss Blake as the new Batgirl in Gotham City.
The movie saw a crossover run between the Scooby-Doo franchise and the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which aired on Cartoon Network from 2008-11. Aside from Daphne, other members of Mystery Inc served against crime in typical Bat-family fashion. Fred Jones became Nightwing, Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, and his K9 buddy Scooby Doo became Robin and Bat-Hound, leaving Velma to hail Ace’s costume.
Over the years, both fan-favorite franchises have joined forces to solve mysteries. Given the fact that Warner Bros. is the one-above-all, the Scooby Squad detectives have embraced this relationship with Batman dating all the way back to 1972.
In the crossover episode, “The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair,” which served as a part of “The New Scooby-Doo Movies,” Batman met this team of young detectives unmasking culprits here and there. They crossed paths again in “The Caped Crusader Caper,” the episode in the same year leading up to notable appearances of the Addams Family, the Three Stooges, Josie and the Pussycats, the Harlem Globetrotters, Davy Jones of the Monkees, and many such Warner Bros. properties.
Written by Ivan Cohen, The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2 is now out in DC comic stores online and offline.
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