Hot on the heels of the Scooby-Doo / Flintstones crossover, set to appear in November’s SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 7 (read the news HERE), will be a Scooby-Doo / Jetsons meeting, to follow in January 2015’s SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 8.
HERE’S A LINK, provided by our good friend Dan Cunningham (…does the great stuff ever stop coming from this guy?!).
Given the phenomenal track record of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP, and its writer Sholly Fisch, noted HERE and HERE, I’m expecting great things from both issues.
I’m already predicting that Orbit City’s “Space-Age Spectre” might very well turn out to be UNIBLAB, carrying a grudge over the ruination of both his executive and military careers. And, with a writer as astute in the ways of Hanna-Barbera, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. in general as Sholly Fisch, my prediction might very well be realized!
Even if Uniblab fails to make the cut – and it turns out to be one (or both?) of the two versions of “Knuckles Nuclear”, or sumpthin’ – I’m still expecting Sholly Fisch to give us the “Scooby-Doo meets (and speaks with) Astro” moment!
As far back as 1970, I said that Scooby-Doo, Muttley, and Astro should be able to hold a conversation, given their “Don Messick-onian linguistic roots”.
Now, the question is, will the Scooby-Doo of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 8 be the “Traditional Scooby-Doo” of SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU (as voiced by Don Messick), or “More Recent Scooby-Doo” of SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY INCORPORATED (as voiced by Frank Welker), who was practically speaking “the king’s English” – with a few “Rrr’s” thrown in to acknowledge his roots, by the end of that series.
If it’s the latter, Scooby might find Astro a bit too primitive or pedestrian for his tastes.
No matter, I KNOW the moment is coming, and I can’t wait for it, regardless of how it goes.
How many other Hanna-Barbera “families” will Scoob and the Gang drop in on, in future issues of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP? Where’s Huddles? The Roman Holidays? Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home? The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan?
How about the J. Evil Scientist Family?
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Could Scooby and friends be "home for the Holidays"?
…Only time will tell.
Me, I still want FREAKAZOID! Let’s hear your thoughts…