Friday, January 1, 2016

Crossover Cover: Two Mites Make It Wrong

Batman and Robin and Mystery, Inc.’s attempts to apprehend the Spook and False Face are disrupted when the Fifth Dimensional imps Bat-Mite and Scooby-Mite, Batman and Scooby-Doo’s self-proclaimed biggest fans, appear. Scooby-Mite uses his magical powers to make Mystery, Inc. more “contemporary,” including providing them with “high-tech ghost-chasing gear!” After the Dynamic Duo and Scooby and the Gang convince the two pests to leave, another imp named Larry appears, proclaiming himself Robin’s biggest fan. Mystery Inc.’s high-tech “ghost-chaser” uniforms are clearly based on the Ghostbusters’ uniforms, placing this story in the ’80s. Per CU, continuity, this story features the third Batman and Robin team. Scooby-Mite also turns the gang into ponies briefly. Rather than treating this as a crossover connection to My Little Pony, it is preferable to interpret this as Scooby-Mite being familiar with the original toy line, which ran from 1981-1993. Larry is the CU counterpart of the character of the same name from the cartoon Teen Titans.


  1. I really, REALLY, hate to say this but you could say that the My Little Pony franchises exist in an AU that Scooby-Mite knows about. So it could be a different dimension. Maybe one of those "hell dimensions" from Buffy.

  2. "Per CU, continuity, this story features the third Batman and Robin team."

    That would be Jason Todd as Robin, right (based on Detective Comics #572)? I kind of wonder how long he was Robin in the CU, since you've included R.J. Carter's Destroyer story "Fool's Paradise" (which made a reference to the Robin costume in a glass case).

    Then again neither story seemed to confirm or deny that Robin was Jason in-text; we just know that Robin in the comics at the time of the Detective story was Jason and the costume display's normally associated with him.