We can't let the 50th Anniversary Year of Scooby-Doo (September, 2019 - August, 2020) end without a look at this!
Picture this, running across the centerfold of the comic...
(Click to Enlarge Illustrations)
In what may well have been the last good network Saturday morning line up until the 1990s, we have pictured:
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.
Archie with Sabrina.
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.
Repeats of The Monkees.
And a completely new series titled "Scooby-Doo Where Are You!".
As well as several more truly classic series that never got beyond the obligatory checklist!
Even in his own book (SUPERMAN # 220)...
...Superman didn't get any billing better than this!
...But I digress!
Ya gotta admit, that was QUITE A LINEUP!
Classics and favorites up-and-down, and everywhere you looked.
And, amid it all, comes this freshman series about a mystery-solving dog and his human friends...
What chance could it have among these then-titans-of-TV-toondom?
Let alone become arguably bigger than all of them?
Such is the amazing journey of Scooby-Doo - and it actually begins HERE, in this ad, and in (what are supposed to be) his very own words...
...And let's pause a moment and consider that THIS would be Scooby-Doo's "first comics appearance"!
Not THIS, as is commonly regarded...
Scooby-Doo Where Are You! (Gold Key) # 1
Considering these characters had never been drawn for comics before, the art is quite good - and is so for the ad as a whole!
And a WHOLE LOTTA COMICS followed in its wake...