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.