The following article contains spoilers for The Mysteries of Batman and Scooby-Doo #2 by Ivan Cohen, Dario Brizuela, Franco Riesco, Carrie Strachan and Saida Temofonte, available now from DC.
iconic Scooby Doo Character Daphne Blake can now say she’s proven herself as Batgirl in an official DC comic book.
In the newly published second edition of the second volume of The Mysteries of Batman and Scooby-Doo, the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, remains indisposed. Therefore, Batman himself chooses Daphne to temporarily take over Batgirl. Barbara takes the red-haired Daphne to her secret hideout, the clock tower, where she gives her the iconic costume. Daphne then takes to the streets as Batgirl, with Barbara once again taking on the role of the Oracle.
Jeepers – There’s a new Batgirl in Gotham!
Interestingly, this is actually not the first time Daphne has worn the Batgirl suit. The Mystery Inc. rich girl previously wore the hood in the 2018 animated film Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bolda crossover between the Scooby Doo Franchise and the Animated Series Batman: The Brave and the BoldThe latter originally aired on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2011. In addition to Daphne rocking Batgirl’s retired costume, the 2018 crossover film saw Fred Jones, Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Velma Dinkley, and Scooby-Doo wear the outfits of retired Batman, Nightwing, Robin, and Ace the Bat -hound
Mystery Inc. is certainly no stranger to crossovers, and the paths of the Scooby-Doo franchise have crossed Batman Franchised many times over the years considering both are owned by Warner Bros. In fact, Scooby and the gang first met the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin in The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair, the second installment of the crossover-centric The new Scooby-Doo movieswhich originally aired in 1972. They reunited later that same year in Episode 15, “The Caped Crusader Caper.” The new Scooby-Doo movies also saw Mystery Inc. team up with the likes of the Addams Family, the Three Stooges, Josie and the Pussycats, the Harlem Globetrotters, Davy Jones of the Monkees and many more.
Written by Ivan Cohen, illustrated by Dario Brizuela, colored by Franco Riesco with Carrie Strachan and annotated by Saida Temofonte, The Mysteries of Batman and Scooby-Doo #2 is now on sale at DC.