Last week, while we (and several other highly evolved media outlets) were calling out newly named Wonder Woman comic artist David Finch for his less than evolved comment about how he plans to draw our favorite superheroine this fall, DC Comics published a fun and appropriate for all ages, “boob sock” free comic that pairs Wonder Woman with Daphne and Velma, the super groovy women of Scooby Doo. Jinkies… this is a truly epic mashup.
So how do two mortal women wind up trading their Mystery Machine for a ride in Wonder Woman’s invisible plane? As the story goes, Wonder Woman’s precious homeland Themiscyra (a.k.a. Paradise Island) falls under attack by mythological monsters that vanish into thin air before she and the other Amazon warriors can fight back.
But with no crime on Paradise Island, she explains, “we have no detectives to solve this mystery.” That leaves her to call on the two legendary female super sleuths of Scooby Doo’s famed Mystery Inc. gang to help. In return for their crime solving assistance, Daphne and Velma get some kickass Amazonian training (e.g. kanga jousting) from Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Princess Diana) and her immortal super-women sisters.
Apparently, the ladies of Mystery Inc. were Wonder Woman’s top choice of investigators compliments of the Dark Knight himself, “I asked Batman to come, but he suffers the same disadvantage as your friends. As a man, he can’t set foot on the island. Instead, he recommended you.”
As per Aphrodite’s Law, no man may set foot on Themiscyra or the Amazons will lose their powers and immortality, so Fred and Shaggy are forced to wait in the invisible plane. Scooby, on the other hand, is free to roam since the Law says nothing about male dog paws.
The story “Trouble In Paradise” is the work of the regular Scooby-Doo Team-Up creative team of writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela.