Sunday, March 19, 2017

Scooby-Doo Team-Up

I'm going to do something different.

In the premiere episode of our new TVCU podcast, Random Fandom, we discussed Scooby-Doo Team-Up.

RF Episode 1: Scooby-Doo Team-Up



Doing the research for that show inspired this blog post.  I've covered Scooby-Doo before.  You can read that post here.  But that post covers Scooby-Doo as he exists in the Horror Universe, by including excerpts from my Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.

But this is a different take.  I'm doing this post as a six degrees of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP.  This comic series is the starting point, under an assumption that this comic series takes place in an alternate reality within the Television Crossover Multiverse, and that only that which is provided by evidence within the series exists in this universe.

So this is something new.  Let's see how it goes.

The universe of Scooby-Doo Team-Up clearly takes place in a sliding cartoon/comic book timeline.  So I'm placing things in an assumed chronological order with a loose system for exact dating.

DAWN OF TIME

10 billion years ago: Secret Origins v.2 #10 (1.87)--An angel who refused to take a side in the war against Lucifer is stripped of his wings and his very name and identity. He is banished from the Silver City, forever to be known as the Brotherless One, or the Grey Walker. He is best renowned as the mysterious Phantom Stranger.  This is the Phantom Stranger's first chronological appearance and only one possible origin.

10,000 YEARS AGO

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The Flintstones --The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.



Fruity PebblesIce Cream Pebbles, and Cocoa Pebbles are brands of breakfast cereal introduced by Post Foods in 1971 featuring characters from the animated series The Flintstones as spokestoons.The cereals debuted in 1971. Cocoa Pebbles contains chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal bits, while Fruity Pebbles contains crisp rice cereal bits that come in a variety of fruit flavors with a sugar content of 9 grams per serving for Fruity Pebbles and 10 grams per serving for Cocoa Pebbles. It is the oldest cereal brand based on characters from a TV series or movie.  Commercials after about 1978 were entirely animated, and would have a typical plot repeated with various differences. Fred eats cereal while Barney would want some as well; to that end, Barney would either disguise himself or distract Fred from his bowl of the cereal using various creative and increasingly outrageous means. While Fred was distracted, Barney would eat some Pebbles, but Fred would quickly discover Barney's lies, usually due to Barney's excitement at eating the cereal would cause his costume to be destroyed. Angry about his breakfast being stolen, he would normally exclaim, "Barney! My Pebbles!" Barney would then chuckle and deliver a comedic line while running away from the angry Fred, and Fred would give chase.

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THE FLINTSTONES & WWE:  STONE-AGE SMACKDOWN!--Fred Flintstone and friends meet John Cenastone and other famous wrestlers.


ERA OF MYTHOLOGY AND BIBLICAL STORIES

c. 1260 BCE, 19th Dynasty, reign of the Ramses II: Flash v.1 #1 (1.40), Secret Origins #11 (Feb. 1987)--In Egypt, Prince Khufu and his beloved Chay-Ara are murdered by the mad priest Hath-Set. The lovers are fated to be born again forever; 3,500 years later, they are reincarnated as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders. The date of these events, not stated in the original version of the story, was said to be 1567 BCE (Secret Origins #11). Some accounts incorrectly cite the 15th Dynasty (Hawkman v.4 #9, JSA #43).

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c. 970–931 BCE--Reign of Solomon.

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18 March AD 37 – 24 January AD 41--Reign of Caligula.

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434–453--Reign of Attila.

6th Century--Other notable figures of the Arthurian era include the Silent Knight (Brian Kent, an incarnation of Khufu/the Hawk Avatar; see 13th Century BCE).  Silent Knight: SO v2 #49 <6.90> [erroneously makes him post-Arthurian, contra B&B v1 #10 <2-3.57> and others]; re: Khufu, Hawman Annual #2 <95>; (1st app. B&B v1 #1).  

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c. 1330 to March 22, 1418--Life of Nicolas Flamel.

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31 December 1378 – 6 August 1458--Life of Borgia.

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September 3, 1530 to March 28, 1584--Life of Ivan the Terrible.  


19TH CENTURY/1800S--THE OLD WEST AND VICTORIAN ENGLAND

1860--Western #5 (10.48)--Hannibal Hawkes becomes the Nighthawk.

1878--February 18: Weird Western Tales #48-49 (1978)--18-year old Katherine "Cinnamon" Manser gains her reputation as a fierce and determined bounty hunter, law enforcer, and expert in the use her guns.

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (NOVEL BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Release Date: January 5, 1886 (Contemporary setting)
Series: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Story: A scientist creates a formula that unlocks his dark side.

Notes: Unlike with Dracula and Frankenstein, I consider the Universal film version of this to be the same events, rather than having hundreds of Hyde variants out there.


WORLD WAR II AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF SUPER-HEROES

Haunted Tank

G.I. Combat #87--"Introducing -- the Haunted Tank"--Jeb Stuart the commander of an M-3 tank and his crew assist a squad of heavier Pershing tanks. The Pershings are destroyed by enemy bombers, leaving only Stuart's tank to take on a squad of heavy German tanks.  The tiny tank is shelled by the heavy guns of a German "Tiger" tank, and it falls into a ravine. The crew is knocked out, leaving it an easy target for the enemy tank. However, the M-3 manages to fire a shot that destroys the enemy tank. When Jeb and the crew awaken, they are shocked to find the enemy tank destroyed, as they had not fired their gun.  The tank then continues on its mission to protect a squad of infantry. Using its better speed and manueverability, the M-3 is able to take on and defeat an entire unit of German tanks. Jeb Stuart is the only one that can hear laughter which comes from the ghost of civil war General Jeb Stuart, who has protected his descendant and the tank.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents:Haunted Tank Vol. 1 TPB (2006)

Gay Ghost


Sensation Comics #1--(The Origin of the Gay Ghost)--The Gay Ghost’s origin is revealed. He also reanimates the dead body of Charles Collins in this story. Future appearances of the Ghost feature Everet inhabiting Collins’ body, but the original dies in this story.  The Gay Ghost’s name was later changed by DC to the Grim Ghost to greater reflect the times. For the purposes of this timeline however, he will be referred to by his original name.  Reprinted In:  Millennium Edition:Sensation Comics 1 (#41) (2000)

Ghost Patrol


Flash Comics #29--(Introducing the Ghost Patrol)--First appearance of Ghost Patrol.  

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Bulletman #10--First appearance of Bulletdog. 

Crack Comics #27

Crack Comics #27--(Introducing Captain Triumph)--First appearance of Captain Triumph.  

Star Spangled Comics #36--"The Battle with the Beasts" -- First appearance of Robbie the Robot Dog.  

Rex the Wonder Dog #1


Rex the Wonder Dog #1--"Trail of the Flower of Evil"--Rex the Wonder Dog witnesses three men murder a professor outside his house. Phillip, the brother of Rex's owner Danny, is passing by when the murder happens. The killers knock out Phillip and frame him for the crime. Rex tries to stop them, but he fails. The dog does remember the smell of a distinctive flower worn by one of the crooks. Rex follows the smell and locates the crooks. He relentlessly runs them down, forcing one of them to confess which clears Phillip of the murder.  


THE LEAD-IN TO THE SILVER AGE -- THE CHILDHOOD ORIGINS OF SUPERMAN AND BATMAN

35 Eorx, 9998 (Kryptonian calendar)/February 29 (Earth date)--Kal-El, the son of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, is born in Kryptonopolis, capitol of the planet Krypton. Neither Superman's homeworld nor his parents were named until the first installment of the Superman daily newspaper strip on Jan. 16, 1939, which also revealed Superman's Kryptonian name (originally spelled Kal-L, a spelling later attributed to the Earth-Two Superman). The Earth-One Superman's terrestrial birthday was established in World's Finest #235 (1976).  World of Krypton #2 (Aug. 1979)

Bruce Wayne is born in Gotham City to Thomas and Martha Wayne. The year of Bruce's birth is the date shown on his tombstone in America vs. the Justice Society #1. World's Finest Comics #33 and Star-Spangled Comics #91 both indicate that Bruce's birthday is in April, while the latter story adds that he was born on the 7th of the month. According to Jim Steranko's Steranko History of Comics Vol. 1 (1971), Batman's secret identity was devised by Bill Finger. The character was named for Scottish patriot Robert the Bruce (later Robert I of Scotland, 1274–1329) and American Revolutionary War General "Mad Anthony" Wayne (1745–1796).  (World's Finest #33, March/April 1948), (Star-Spangled Comics #91, April 1949), (America vs. the JSA #1, Jan. 1985)

39 Ogtal, 10,000 (Kryptonian calendar)--As Krypton begins its final death throes, young Kal-El rockets to Earth in a tiny starship.  Golden Age versions of Superman's origin generally indicated that he had left Krypton as an infant while in post-Crisis continuity, he had not technically been born yet at the time of his departure. On Earth-One, Kal-El was two years old when Krypton exploded.  (Action Comics #1, June 1938)


SUPER-BABY ERA

Kal-El lands in Smallville, where he immediately gains super powers under Earth's yellow sun. He is adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent and given the name Clark Kent.  Superman's adoptive parents first appeared in Superman #1 (Summer 1939). Earlier published versions of his origin said only that he was found by "a passing motorist" while the early episodes of the Adventures of Superman radio series indicated that Kal-El arrived on Earth as an adult. In September 1942, a retelling of Superman's origin on the radio series (now airing on the Mutual Broadcasting System rather than in syndication) identified his foster parents as Eben and Sarah Kent. The names Jonathan and Martha were introduced in Adventure Comics #149 (1950) and Superboy v.1 #12 (1951) respectively. Clark Kent's post-Crisis origin was first told in Man of Steel #1 (June 1986). 


SUPERBOY ERA

While walking home from a movie with his wife and young son, Thomas Wayne is shot and killed by Joe Chill. Seeing Thomas shot causes his wife Martha to suffer a fatal heart attack, leaving their son Bruce an orphan. Young Bruce is left in the care of his uncle, Dr. Philip Wayne. Bruce vows to devote his life to avenging his parents' deaths. The precise date of the Waynes' murders was established in Secret Origins #6. While early accounts of these events indicate that both Thomas and Martha Wayne were both shot to death, Batman #47 [3] (June/July 1948) states that Martha Wayne actually died of a heart attack after witnessing the shooting of her husband, an explanation repeated in most published version of Batman's origin until the early 1970s. According to Detective Comics #235 (Sept. 1956) (and most accounts of the Earth-One Batman's origins), Joe Chill was not a mugger, but a hitman hired by Lex Moxon. As mentioned above, the placement of the latter story in this continuity is troublesome; it was never definitively established if Lew Moxon was responsible for the deaths of the Waynes in this timeline. The guardianship of Bruce's uncle Philip was first mentioned (in connection with the Earth-One Batman) in Batman #208 (Feb. 1969). Philip Wayne's role in Earth-Two continuity was established by Secret Origins #6. According to Secret Origins #6, the Waynes were murdered after seeing a movie starring Rudolph Valentino. Historically, the only two Valentino films in theatres during 1924, Monsieur Beaucaire and A Sainted Devil, were not released until later in the year, after these events.  Detective #33 (Nov. 1939), 
Secret Origins #6 (Sept. 1986)

Krypto arrives on Earth and is reunited with his master. Adventure #210 (May 1955)

Richard (Dick) Grayson is born to John and Mary Grayson.  The year is that shown on Dick's tombstone. An episode of the Adventures of Superman radio series (aired Sept. 25, 1946) gave Dick's mother's name as Yvonne and indicated that she was of French extraction. Neither point was ever reflected in the comic books.  (Last Days of the JSA, 1986)

Superboy meets boy genius Lex Luthor (1st chronological appearance). While working on an antidote for Kryptonite, Luthor creates a primitive "protoplasmic lifeform." When a fire breaks out in the lab, Superboy puts it out with his super-breath. The resulting fumes destroy Luthor's creation and cost him his hair. Luthor swears vengeance on the Boy of Steel. Luthor's first appearance was Action # #23 (Apr. 1940), but Adventure Comics #271 was the first time his origin was told and he was given a first name. In the mainstream post-Crisis universe Superman and Luthor did not meet until they were adults. Their first confrontation is described in Man of Steel #4 (Sept. 1986). Adventure #271 (Apr. 1960)

Superboy #131

Superboy #131--"The Dog from S.C.P.A."--While Superboy is away on a mission with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Krypto meets a group of super powered dogs known as the Space Canine Patrol Agents. Krypto allows himself to be captured by a gang of dog crooks, in order to find missing S.P.C.A. memebers. Krypto then loses some of his powers due to a piece of Kryptonite gum. Krypto and the other dogs still manage to escape and stop the Canine Caper Gang. Afterwards Krypto returns to Earth hoping for another adventure with the S.P.C.A.

Al Capp's Li'l Abner (October 12, 1947)

LI'L ABNER--This story involves two warring fictional countries, Slobbovia and Wildechaya. The name Slobbovia comes from a postal game played in the 1970s, which in turn came from the country of Lower Slobbovia in the Li'l Abner comic strip. Wildechaya is from the Yiddish term "vilde chaye", meaning a rambunctious or wild person.
Slam Bradley

Detective Comics #1 --(The Streets of Chinatown) --Slam Bradley, a roughneck private investigator, is summoned by Police Captain Frawley to assist Rita Carlisle. Rita, the daughter of a chain-store owner wants Slam to guard her dog Mimi. Bradley is insulted by the job and rudely refuses her, but he tells Shorty Morgan, an admirer of Slam, to take the job.  Shorty guards the dog while Rita visits Chinatown. When she disappears, Shorty summons Slam to help locate her. Slam finds a secret passage in a china shop, which leads him to Chinatown leader Fui Onyui. Fui has kidnapped Rita, but Slam braves the chinaman’s deathtraps and rescues her. Shorty lays a trap of his own which snares Fui. Slam is impressed and takes Shorty as a partner.  Reprinted In:  Millennium Edition:Detective Comics 1 (#57) (2001)


THE SILVER AGE OF SUPER-HEROES (SUPERMAN AND BATMAN)

Clark Kent is hired by Perry White as a reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet.  In his first comic book appearance in Action #1 (June 1938), Clark Kent was hired by editor George Taylor of the Metropolis Daily Star, a story now attributed to the Earth-2 ("Golden Age") Superman. The definitive pre-Crisis account of Clark Kent's hiring appeared in Superman v.1 #133 (Nov. 1959). The post-Crisis version was told in Man of Steel #2 (July 1986).  (Superman v.1 #133, Nov. 1959), Man of Steel #2 (July 1986)

Superman meets Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen, who becomes known as Superman's Pal. Superman provides him with a signal watch to alert Superman in the event of trouble.  Jimmy was first introduced in the April 15, 1940 episode of the Adventures of Superman radio series. An unnamed office boy of similar appearance debuted in Action #6 (Nov. 1938), sometimes considered to be Jimmy's first appearance; he was first named in Superman v.1 #13 (Nov. 1941). The definitive pre-Crisis account of Superman's first meeting with Jimmy Olsen, was told in Jimmy Olsen #36 (Apr. 1959). The post-Crisis version of that story and Jimmy's first chronological appearance in post-Crisis continuity was in World of Metropolis #4 (July 1988). In pre-Crisis continuity, although Superman encountered Jimmy Olsen as Superboy, thanks to a post-hypnotic suggestion, he did not remember their earlier meetings when they later met in Metropolis.  (Jimmy Olsen #36, Apr. 1959), (World of Metropolis #4, (July 1988)

A bat flying into the open window of Bruce Wayne's study inspires him to create a new identity for his war against crime: the Batman.  This scene, conceived by Batman co-creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane, may have been inspired by a very similar scene in the debut adventure of the Bat, a pulp adventurer who appeared in Popular Detective magazine in Nov. 1934. The Bat's adventures, credited to Better Publications house name C.K.M. Scanlon, may have been written by Johnston McCulley, the creator of Zorro.  (Detective #33, Nov. 1939), Secret Origins #6 (Sept. 1986)

Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), Secret Origins #11 (Feb. 1987)--Carter Hall, the reincarnation of Prince Khufu, encounters Shiera Sanders, the reincarnation of Khufu's lover Chay-Ara. Wearing artificial wings and a belt of ninth metal, he becomes Hawkman I, battling and apparently slaying Doctor Anton Hastor, the reincarnation of Hath-Set. Hawkman was the only character to appear in every Golden Age issue of All-Star and Flash Comics. His origin was retold in Secret Origins #11, which also established the date of his debut.

A laboratory worker becomes a masked thief called the Red Hood in order to rob various Gotham City businesses. Pursued by Batman, the Red Hood escapes by leaping to his apparent death in the waste chemical catch basin of the Monarch Playing Card Company. Unbeknownst to Batman, the Red Hood survives, but the chemical wastes turns his hair green, bleaches his skin white, and dyes his lips red. He later becomes Batman's deadliest foe: the Joker. The golden age Joker's real name was never revealed. These events, recounted in flashback, were his first chronological appearance, although the story describes this incident as taking place "10 years ago" (i.e., in late 1940 or early 1941), while the Joker's debut in Batman #1 implies that the Joker had already assumed his familiar green-haired, white-skinned form by the spring of 1940. In any case, this remains the most commonly repeated version of the Joker's origin, although modern stories typically describe his lips as white, attributing any other coloration to the use of lipstick.  (Detective #168, Feb. 1951)

More Fun Comics #52-53 (Feb.–Mar. 1940), Secret Origins #15 (June 1987)--Jim Corrigan and his fiancee, Clarice Winston, are kidnapped by gangster Gat Benson. Corrigan is murdered, but returned to Earth as the Spectre I.Corrigan was murdered in More Fun Comics #52, but did not actually become the Spectre until #53. The Spectre's origin is reprinted in Secret Origins, v.1 #7 (1974) and retold in Secret Origins #15 (1987).

Sivana

Whiz Comics #1--Billy Batson meets the wizard Shazam and becomes Captain Marvel.  First appearance of Sivana.  Reprinted In:  Shazam the Greatest Stories Ever Told TPB (2008)

Detective #38--Circus acrobat Dick Grayson's parents, John and Mary Grayson, are murdered by henchmen of gang leader Anthony "Boss" Zucco. Dick is taken in by Batman, who shares the secret of his true identity and agrees to train Dick as his partner: Robin, the Boy Wonder. Dick Grayson becomes Bruce Wayne's legal ward. Together, they apprehend Zucco and his gang. This was the first appearance of Robin. The character's origins are disputed; he was apparently suggested by Bob Kane, but designed in large part by Kane's assistant, Jerry Robinson, who also came up with the character's name, said to have been inspired by Robin Hood. In any event, Robin was the first costumed kid sidekick in superhero comics and was widely imitated, both by DC and its competitors. The character's most obvious fictional antecedents were Dick Tracy's adopted son, Junior, who first appeared in Chester Gould's seminal detective strip on Sept. 8, 1932, and Terry Lee, the titular hero of Milt Caniff's great adventure strip Terry and the Pirates, which debuted on Oct. 22, 1934. Robin is armed with a slingshot in this story (also used in many subsequent stories in this period) and apparently kills at least three of Zucco's henchmen by throwing or kicking them off an unfinished skyscraper during the story's climactic battle, a detail omitted from subsequent accounts of these events. Boss Zucco, the man responsible for the deaths of Dick Grayson's parents, was (like many early Batman gangsters) clearly modeled on actor Edward G. Robinson, who starred in many Warner Bros. gangster films of the 1930s and 1940s. The ending of this story implies that Zucco will be sent to the electric chair for his crimes, but Infinity, Inc. #6 (Sept. 1984) shows him as a very old man in a prison hospital, suggesting that he received a life sentence instead. That story also revealed Zucco's first name, not mentioned in the original tale.


Batman #1--Batman and Robin have their first encounter with the man who will become their arch-foe: The Joker, who has publicly announced his intention to murder several innocent people. The Harlequin of Hate makes good on several of those threats using a lethal poison that leaves its victims with a ghastly grin, but he is finally apprehended by the Dynamic Duo.  This story makes no mention of the Joker's real name or the reasons for his peculiar appearance, but indicates that he previously spent time in prison (although it is not clear whether that was as the Joker or in his previous identity); one of his victims is the judge who had sentenced him. The authorship of the Joker has been much debated, with Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson each claiming credit for the character. Robinson said the Joker was inspired by an image on a playing card, Finger by the 1927 silent film The Man Who Laughs (dir. Paul Leni, Universal Pictures), based on the 1869 Victor Hugo story (L'Homme qui rit) and starring actor Conrad Veidt as Gwynnplaine, a young Rromani whose face is cut into a permanent grin. The Joker's appearance also bears a notable resemblance to the leering face at the entrance of the Steeplechase Pavilion of Fun at the Coney Island amusement park, which Finger's son later described as one of his father's inspirations for the character. This story has been retold several times, most extensively in the 2005 special Batman: The Man Who Laughs, by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke.

Batman #1--Batman and Robin meet a cunning jewel thief called the Cat, later known as the Catwoman. The Caped Crusaders prevent her from stealing an emerald necklace, but Batman, smitten by the attractive thief, allows her to escape. The Catwoman is described only as "the Cat" in this story; her real name is not revealed. She does not appear in costume, although she does spend much of the story in disguise. The text indicates that the Cat is already renowned as a successful thief by this time, so while this story is her first encounter with Batman, it is clearly not her first outing. (In Brave and the Bold #197 (April 1983), the Catwoman says she had been the Cat for over two years by that time.) In his 1989 autobiography Batman and Me, Bob Kane claimed credit for Catwoman's creation, although most other accounts indicate that she was the brainchild of Bill Finger.

World's Finest #3--College psychology professor Jonathan Crane, stung by constant criticism of his shabby wardrobe and eccentric habits, begins a new career as a costumed extortionist, the sinister Scarecrow. Batman ultimately discovers the Scarecrow's true identity and brings Crane to justice. Although some later retellings of the Scarecrow's origin suggest that he began his criminal career after being dismissed by the university for firing a pistol in class (an incident first depicted here), this story clearly indicates that Crane had already become the Scarecrow before losing his job. The text of this story again identifies Batman's home city as New York rather than Gotham.

Green Arrow: Year One #1-6 (Sept.–Nov. 2007)--Socialite brat Oliver Queen is stranded on a desert island, where he hones his skill with the bow. After defeating drug smugglers, he is dubbed Green Arrow.  Green Arrow's historical first appearance was More Fun Comics #73 (1941), with his Golden Age origin in More Fun #89 (1943). His Silver Age origin was told in Adventure Comics #256 (1959), recapped and expanded in DC Super-Stars #17 (1977), retold again for post-Crisis continuity in Secret Origins v.2 #38 (1989), and expanded in Green Arrow: The Wonder Year #1-4 (1993). A text piece in Green Arrow v.2 #3 (1988) gives a rundown of the different early versions of his origin, which was retold yet again in Green Arrow: Year One.

Detective #58--Batman and Robin encounter a dapper but ruthless villain called the PenguinIn his autobiography, Bob Kane claimed to have created the Penguin based on the cartoon penguin that appeared on Kool cigarette packs in the 1940s, but others involved insist that the Penguin was Bill Finger's invention. Finger's son said in a 1986 interview that it was his mother, Finger's girlfriend and later wife, Portia, who actually suggested the idea for the character. It should also be noted that the Penguin's appearance, including his trademark cigarette holder, bowler hat, and monocle, bears a striking resemblance that of the early Dick Tracy villain Broadway Bates (who made his newspaper strip debut on Feb. 26, 1939). Both villains could also be seen as caricatures of actor Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973).

Captain Marvel, Jr.

Whiz Comics #25--(The Origin of Captain Marvel, Jr.)--First appearance of Captain Marvel, Jr.  Reprinted In:  Shazam Archives Vol. 4 HC (2004)
 
 
Captain Marvel Adventures #8--"The Curse of Ibac"--First appearance of Ibac.

MrBanjo

Captain Marvel Adventures #8--"The Amazing Case of the Clue in Music" --First appearance of Mister Banjo.  
 

Action Comics #51

Action Comics #51--"The Case of the Crimeless Crimes"--After staging a series of small robberies, a gang led by the Prankster begins leaving money with bank managers. At first the gang is suspected of crimes and arrested, but when the managers realize they are being given money, they drop the charges.  The Prankster then uses his newfound fame to stage similar operations. When one bank manager allows him into the vault, the crooks begin robbing the vaults of millions. Superman, having suspected trouble is on hand to stop the crime, but Lois is taken as a hostage. The Man of Steel replaces one of Prankster’s gang and rescues Lois, but the villain makes good on his escape.  Reprinted In:  Superman Chronicles Vol. 9 TPB (2011)

Hit Comics #25

Hit Comics #25--(The Origin of Kid Eternity)--First appearance of Kid Eternity.  Reprinted In:  Secret Origins #4 (1973)

Captain Marvel Adventures #18

Captain Marvel Adventures #18--"Captain Marvel Introduces Mary Marvel"--First appearance of Mary Marvel.  Reprinted In:  Shazam Family Archives Vol. 1 HC (2006)

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Funny Animals #1 --First appearance of Hoppy, the Marvel Bunny.  This may take place in an alternate universe.  Hoppy is mentioned in Scooby-Doo Team-Up but he comes from a world where anthropomorphic funny talking animals are the primary species rather than the exception.

Sabbac

Captain Marvel, Jr. #4--"Captain Marvel, Jr. Struggles with Sabbac"--First appearance ofSabbac.  
 


Monster Society of Evil

Captain Marvel Adventures #22--"The Pearl of Peril"--First appearance of Monster Society of Evil.  
 
 

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Wow Comics #18 --"Mary Marvel Meets Her Uncle Marvel" --First appearance of Uncle Marvel.  



Mary Marvel Comics #1 --"Mary Marvel Meets Sivana's Daughter -- Georgia" --First appearance of Georgia Sivana.



Captain Marvel Adventures #52--"The Son of Sivana"--First appearance of Sivana Junior.
 
 
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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo--A pre-teen version of Scooby Doo, with a pint-sized version of the title character.

Gentleman Ghost

Flash Comics #88 --"The Ghost" --The Ghost and his men committ a series of crimes across the world. Hawkman investigates and exposes some of the Ghost’s tricks. Hawkgirl is captured though and taken to Ghost’s hide-out. Hawkman follows and rescues his partner. The Ghost however gets away leaving Hawkman to wonder if the crook really is a ghost.  Reprinted In:  Secret Origins #1 (1973)

Captain Marvel Adventures #78

Captain Marvel Adventures #78--"Captain Marvel Meets Mr. Atom"--First appearance of Mister Atom.
 
 

Mr. Tawky Tawny

Captain Marvel Adventures #79 --"The Talking Tiger" --First appearance of Mr. Tawky Tawny.  Reprinted In:  Adventure Comics #499 (1983)

Detective #140--Crooked carnival puzzle-master Edward Nigma decides to challenge Batman and Robin as the Riddler.  A flashback sequence in this story, set during the Riddler's childhood, makes clear that "Nigma" is indeed the golden age Riddler's real name. In post-Crisis continuity, the Riddler was born Edward Nashton, but later legally changed his name to Edward Nigma, a fact established in The Question #26 (March 1989). This story later became the basis for a two-part episode of the Batman television series, "Batman's Anniversary"/"A Riddling Controversy." The teleplay for that episode was written by William P. D'Angelo; it originally aired Feb. 8–9, 1967.

Roy Raymond

Detective Comics #153--"The Land of Lost Years"--This feature is originally called Impossible – But True. The title is later changed to Roy Raymond, TV Detective.   

Captain Marvel Adventures #125-- "The Return of the Ancient Villain"--First appearance of King Kull.   

Star Spangled Comics #122

Star Spangled Comics #122--"I Talked with the Dead"--First appearance of Doctor Thirteen.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 TPB (2006) 

Detective Chimp

Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4--"Meet Detective Chimp"--Animal trainer Fred Thorpe is murdered by an unknown assailant. Thorpe's chimpanzee Bobo is the only witness to the murder. Sheriff Chase believes Bobo can lead him to the killer, but the chimp only leads the lawman back to his own office.  The sheriff returns Bobo to Thorpe's niece Alice. Chase's secretary Pete Drummond returns that evening and tries to kill Bobo. Bobo eludes his attacker and releases Tombo the gorilla. Tombo subdues Drummond. When the sheriff arrives, he realizes that Drummond was Thorpe's killer. Bobo had indeed led him to the killer at the sheriff's office. With the killer in custody, the sheriff rewards Bobo for his excellent detective work. Reprinted In:  Tarzan #230 (1974)

Mysto

Detective Comics #203--"Mysto Magician Detective"--First appearance of Mysto.   

SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN

Great Caesar's Ghost Poster

Adventures of Superman--Great Caesar's Ghost--Everybody knows that the favorite expletive of "Daily Planet" reporter Perry White (John Hamilton is "Great Caesar's Ghost!" With this in mind, imagine White's shock and dismay when he is confronted with the ghost of Julius Caesar (Trevor Bardette). Before long, all of Metropolis is seriously questioning White's sanity--which is precisely the intention of a gang of crooks who hope to discredit Perry's testimony at a criminal trial. Looks like Superman (George Reeves) is going to have to do some ghost-busting in this one!

Batman #92--John Wilker's German Shepherd dog Ace, wearing a bat-insignia on his collar and a black mask to conceal the distinctive black markings on his forehead, aids Batman and Robin as Ace the Bat-HoundArtist Sheldon Moldoff has confirmed that Ace was modeled on famous canine Rin Tin Tin, the star of an enormously popular half-hour TV series that aired on ABC from 1954 to 1959. The television dog was not the first Rin Tin Tin; the original "Rinty" (1918–1932), a German Shepherd puppy found in France during World War I by American serviceman Lee Duncan, starred in a popular series of Warner Brothers films from 1922 to 1931 and a 1930 radio show, becoming one of Warner's biggest stars. Various other "Rintys" — also owned by Duncan, but not necessarily related to the original dog — appeared in short films, serials, and radio programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Detective #225--Traumatized by the loss of his people, J'onn J'onzz is accidentally transported from Mars to Earth by Doctor Erdel. He soon adopts the identity of the deceased detective John Jones. He operates covertly for years, until other super-heroes debut. Although the Martian Manhunter debuted in print prior to the Flash, his popularity wasn't sufficient to be generally considered the first Silver Age hero.

Showcase #4--Central City police scientist Barry Allen gains super-speed. Inspired by his boyhood hero, the Flash, Barry becomes the Flash II.  Barry Allen's first appearance was the first Silver Age origin to make specific reference to a Golden Age counterpart (who was described as a comic book character).

Adventure Comics #229--"Aquaman's Undersea Partner"--This story features the first appearance of the Earth-1 Aquaman. The Earth-2 Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics #73. There is little distinction between the two versions of Aquaman, and there is no mention of alternate versions in the story itself. This story works well as a starting point for the Earth-1 stories, because it introduces Topo, a significant Earth-1 supporting character. No indication of an Earth-2 Topo exists.

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #22

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #22 --"The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen" --Inventor, Professor Potter, demonstrates his new evolution machine on Jimmy Olsen. The machine gives Jimmy a super-brain for 12 hours. During that time, Jimmy orders Superman to move several large objects around the Earth. If Superman refuses, he threatens to expose his secret identity. Superman complies, and eventually Jimmy's super-brain wears off. Jimmy has no memories of his evolved experience, but he left a note for Superman. The note explains that Jimmy was able to calculate the balance of the Earth was off. By ordering Superman to move large objects, the balance was restored, saving Earth from future destruction.  Reprinted In:  Superman:The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen TPB (2007)
 
Batman #113

Batman #113--"The Menace of False Face"--A new criminal and master of disguise, False Face, commits robberies around Gotham by disguising himself. Batman realizes that the real people which False Face replaces are delayed from their normal activities in advance. When someone is delayed, Batman arrives in their place and is able to locate False Face, but the crook escapes. During another encounter, Batman is apparently knocked out, but he is really able to capture False Face and his gang.  Reprinted In:  Batman #198 (1968)

Wonder Woman #98

Wonder Woman #98--"The Million Dollar Penny"--This story features a new origin for Wonder Woman that is distinctly different from previous versions. All references to World War II have been removed, so this should be considered the origin of the Earth-1 version of Wonder Woman.  Hippolyta has blonde hair as of this story, distinguishing her from her Earth-2 counterpart. Reprinted In:  Wonder Woman:The Amazon Princess Archives Vol. 1 HC (2012)

Action Comics #241

Action Comics #241--"The Super-Key to Fort Superman" --This is the first appearance of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.  Reprinted In:  Superman:The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude TPB (2012)


Action Comics #242

Action Comics #242--"The Super-Duel in Space"--This is the origin and first appearance of the bottled city of Kandor. Superman rescues Kandor from Brainiac and places it in his Fortress of Solitude.  Reprinted In:  Superman:A Celebration of 75 Years HC (2014)

SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE

Jimmy Olsen #31 --Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen becomes Elastic Lad.  In post-Crisis continuity Jimmy Olsen was briefly given stretching powers by the Eradicator in Adventures of Superman #458 (Sept. 1989), but he never called himself Elastic Lad.

Wonder Woman #104

Wonder Woman #104--"Key of Deception"--Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor attend a charity bazaar, where they receive a key that opens a prize chest. When Steve tries to open the chest, he and Wonder Woman are drawn into space where they are captured by the Duke of Deception.  Wonder Woman escapes captivity aboard the spaceship. Then she pilots the ship to defeat an alien invasion force led by the Duke. After stopping the invaders, Wonder Woman and Steve return to Earth. first Earth-1 appearance Duke of Deception.  Reprinted In:  Wonder Woman:The Amazon Princess Archives Vol. 1 HC (2012)

Flash #105

Flash #105--"The Master of Mirrors"--At the Central City bank, Mirror Master captures the image of the teller, Wilkins. Using his incredible knowledge of the strange properties of specially desgined mirrors, Mirror Master creates a three dimensional mirror image of Wilkins.  Barry Allen learns of some recent unexplained bank robberies. While at the bank, Allen sees Wilkins but has a strange feeling about him. He follows Wilkins outside and is amazed that Wilkins runs even faster than him. Wilkins vanishes into a nearby house, so Barry, as the Flash, follows him inside.  Wilkins hides in a room of mirrors but Flash flushes him out. Following him around the house, Flash is attacked by a giant mosquito and a minotaur. Flash is finally able to overcome the attackers by shutting off the lights. He realizes that all his opponents are creatures of light. With his adversaries gone, Flash is easily able to apprehend Mirror Master and deliver him to the authorities.  Reprinted In:  Flash Omnibus Vol. 1 HC (2014)

Grodd

Flash #106--"Menace of the Super-Gorilla"--Flash learns about the existance of Gorilla City in this story.  Reprinted In:  Flash Omnibus Vol. 1 HC (2014)
 
Detective Comics #267

Detective Comics #267--"Batman Meets Bat-Mite"--Bat-Mite, an imp from another dimension, appears and offers to join Batman and Robin as a crime-fighter. Batman refuses the imp’s help, but Bat-Mite follows Batman and creates mischief. Batman is angry, and when Bat-Mite allows some crooks to escape, he orders Bat-Mite to capture the crooks. The Caped Crusader then tells the imp to go home, but Bat-Mite says he will return.  Reprinted In:  Batman Annuals Vol. 2 HC (2010) 

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #37

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #37--"The Jimmy Olsen Signal-Watch"--Jimmy Olsen gives his girlfriend Lucy Lane a signal watch for her birthday. The watch, when activated, alerts Jimmy that Lucy needs him. Jimmy then leaves to show his fan club some of the costumes he has worn in his adventures. Each time Lucy uses the watch, Jimmy shows up in a costume and proceeds to make a mess of things. Lucy is disgusted and gives the watch back to Jimmy, although she later forgives him.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents:Superman Family Vol. 3 TPB (2009)

Showcase #22--Dying Green Lantern Abin Sur selects Coast City test pilot Hal Jordan as Green Lantern II.


HANNA-BARBERA ERA BEGINS

Quick Draw McGraw Poster

Quick Draw McGraw--Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the wrong man. His partner, a Mexican burro name Baba Looie, was always trying to help Quick Draw as much as he could. Also on the show were cartoons featuring Snooper and Blabber, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.  Though it seems as though this series took place in the 19th century, most evidence shows that in fact it took place in a contemporary period, but in this universe, much of the western U.S. still seems to be very much identical to how it was in the 19th century.
Matter Master
 

Brave and the Bold #35--"Menace of the Matter Master"--While attempting to turn base metals to gold, chemist Mark Mandrill discovers the secret of Mentachem, a chemical which gives him control of any material in its natural state. He creates a directing wand, and uses the material to steal a half-million dollars from an armored car, then creates an army of meteor men to loot the Midway City Art Center. Tipped off by Commissioner Emmett, Hawkman and Hawkgirl battle the rockmen, but Matter Master intercedes, and escapes with the treasures by directing helicopter blades at them.  The criminal trips up, however, when directing flowers to steal a parchment from the museum, as Hawkman’s acute sense of smell comes to the force in time to track these flowers to Matter Master’s underground lair, where he and Hawkgirl capture him. Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Hawkman Vol. 1 TPB (2007)

Brave and the Bold #36

Brave and the Bold #36--"Shadow Thief of Midway City"--Just as the Thanagarian authorities recall Katar and Shayera, a giant shadow creature robs the Midway City Bank, its incorporeal body resisting the bank guards’ bullets as it absconds with the money. Despite their attempts, Hawkman and Hawkgirl are unable to prevent the Shadow-Thief’s escape with a million-dollar coin collection, though they are able to identify the creature from mug shots, by comparing it to the shadow profile of convicted burglar Carl Sands.  Sands had become fascinated by shadows in prison, and while using a color-disc magic-trick projector after his release, he accidentally discovered another dimension, and a being in trouble there. Saving the alien Thar Dan won Sands his gratitude, as the alien inventor gave him a Dimensiometer, a device which enabled Sands to exist in shadow. However, when Thar Dan discovered that use of this device would trigger another Ice Age, and requested his invention’s return, Sands ignored the plea and continued his ravaging of Earth.  Ignorant of these facts, Hawkman and Hawkgirl deduce that suspending Shadow-Thief in the air would prevent his escape, and do so. Thus, the Thief has to rip the Dimensiometer from his wrist in order to become solid on Earth, and they catch him. This action ruins the device, one use short of starting the new Ice Age.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Hawkman Vol. 1 TPB (2007)

FLASH # 123--"Flash of Two Worlds"--This was the introduction to the DC Multiverse, which is also referenced in Batman:  The Brave and the Bold in several episodes including the Scooby-Doo guest appearance and again in Scooby-Doo Team-Up # 3.  Scooby-Doo Team-Up # 3 also references the Crisis.  In the Crisis, the DC Multiverse was allegedly destroyed, but later retcons showed versions of the multiverse to still exist.  

Showcase #34 --The public debut of Atom II, Ray Palmer.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #69--"The Dynamic Duo of Kandor"--Superman and Jimmy visit Kandor and return to their crimefighting identities of Nightwing and Flamebird. They attempt to track down a super-criminal responsible for the theft of rare relics. Superman becomes ill with Scarlet Jungle Fever, so Jimmy is forced to act alone.  Jimmy befriends a telepathic hound whom he names Nighthound, but together they are unable to stop the super-criminal. When Superman recovers, he helps Jimmy capture the criminal, who is revealed to be Nor Kann, a friend of theirs. Nor Kann was hypnotized by the Superman Revenge Squad in their attempt to kill Superman. Once Nor Kann’s mind is restored, Superman and Jimmy return to Earth.  Reprinted In:  Superman:The Bottle City of Kandor TPB (2007)
Batman #164

Batman #164 --"Batman's Great Face-Saving Feat" --This is the first Mystery Analyst story. The group include Commissioner Gordon and Batman as members.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Batman Vol. 1 TPB (2006).  This is also the first appearance of Kaye Daye.

Jonny Quest Poster

Jonny Quest--The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.


BATMAN (TELEVISION SERIES)--Batman and Robin protect Gotham City from various bizarre criminals. For this timeline's purposes, this dynamic duo is Bruce Wayne as Batman and Dick Grayson as Robin.

Hawkman v.1 #4--1st app. of Zatanna, daughter of Zatara the magician.

The Secret Squirrel Show Poster

The Secret Squirrel Show--A bucktoothed squirrel is the James Bond of the rodent world.

Aquaman #23

Aquaman #23--"The Birth of Aquababy" --Aquaman learns that his wife Mera is pregnant with his child. However, a deadly malady threatens both mother and unborn child, forcing Aquaman to seek a rare serum that holds the cure. The Sea King, joined by Aqualad, encounters several perils during the quest. He eventually discovers that a shape-changing Atlantean exile named Sinquo is behind the attacks. Aquaman defeats Sinquo fairly, so the exiled old man shows Aquaman where to find the serum.  On his return to Atlantis, Aquaman is caught in an underwater volcanic eruption. He is trapped under rubble and must give the serum to a fish for delivery to Atlantis. The fish brings the serum to Mera in time to save her. Aquaman eventually frees himself and joins his wife for the healthy birth of their son.  However, Aquababy soon exhibits destructive powers which threaten Atlantis. Aquaman believes that Sinquo tampered with the serum, and that the effects will only be temporary. The people of Atlantis, fearing the destruction of their city, are forced to exile Aquaman and his family. After beginning their exile, a group of monstrous Horrkas attacks the family while Mera and Aqualad are sleeping. Aquababy's powers dispatch all but one of the creatures, which Aquaman handles. Aquababy's powers seem to vanish after the battle and the royal family is allowed to return to Atlantis.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Aquaman Vol. 2 TPB (2008)

Aquaman #29

Aquaman #29 --"Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas" --Orm is Aquaman's half-brother. They share the same father, but since Orm's mother was not an Atlantean he does not possess Aquaman's powers.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Aquaman Vol. 3 TPB (2009)

Space Ghost Poster

Space Ghost--The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.  I've never been sure if Space Ghost was supposed to take place in the future or if they just operate out in space beyond Earth.  More and more evidence seems to support Space Ghost actually taking place in the present.

Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles Poster

Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles--Three cartoons packed into one half hour. Frankenstein Jr. was a robot constructed by a boy-genius to fight crime, The Impossibles were undercover agents disguised as a rock group.

Action Comics #342

Action Comics #342--"The Super-Human Bomb"--Grax, an alien with 20th level intellect attacks Brainiac and steals his force field projector. Grax then travels to Earth and places a bomb on Superman's belt. Superman cannot remove or disarm the bomb, which will destroy Earth in 24 hours. Superman tries to leave the planet, but Grax uses the force field to surround Earth, keeping Superman inside.  Superman uses the time remaining to find a way to remove the bomb. Unfortunately, he fails. With little time remaining, Brainiac contacts Superman and tells him a way to defeat Grax. He constructs a giant magnet to pull Grax's ship near the force field. When the bomb goes off Grax will be destroyed too. To save himself, Grax opens the force field and allows Superman to leave Earth.  The bomb goes off, destroying Grax's ship. Superman is far enough away from Earth to save the planet. Grax himself is thrown into an phantom dimension similar to the Phantom Zone. Superman thanks Brainiac for his help and returns his force field projector.  Reprinted In:  Best of DC #42 (1983)

Aquaman #33

Aquaman #33--"Aqualad's Deep-Six Chick"--Aquaman and Aqualad return to Atlantis after rescuing the survivors of a plane crash in the ocean. Aquaman receives a hero's welcome, but Aqualad feels ignored. Aqualad then meets Tula, an Atlantean girl his own age. She convinces him to leave Atlantis and have some adventures of his own. Aquaman is disappointed, but he lets Aqualad leave.  Aqualad and Tula soon find an underwater dance club run by Dr. Dorsal. Their appearance at the club is a big success, so Dorsal pays them to perform as house dancers. However, Dorsal is really a crook from another underwater dimension. Dr. Dorsal hypnotizes Aqualad and Aquagirl, then orders them to commit crimes. Other teenagers join in on the crimes when they see Aqualad is involved.  Word of Aqualad's crimes reaches Atlantis. Aquaman, disguised as a beach comber, is able to infiltrate the gang. However, Dorsal discovers his identity. Dorsal then sets Aquaman up to be killed. When Aqualad sees this, he is able to overcome the hypnosis. Aquaman has survived the attack and together with Aqualad, he forces Dorsal to flee into his home dimension. Aqualad then returns to Atlantis with his mentor.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Aquaman Vol. 3 TPB (2009)

Brave and the Bold #73

Brave and the Bold #73--"Galg the Destroyer"--Aquaman and Aqualad battle a group of undersea raiders only to watch them disappear from sight. Aquaman suspects that they may have shrank into a droplet of water, so he gathers the nearby water droplets and takes them to Atlantis. When scientist Dr. Vulko is able to identify the droplet containing the raiders, Aquaman summons help in the form of the Atom.  Before the Atom arrives, Aquaman is hit by a beam that shrinks him and transports him to the droplet world. Atom is then forced to enter the droplet to save Aquaman. Inside he finds an evil and intelligent plankton creature called Galg who is in charge of the raiders. The Atom rescues Aquaman, then defeats Galg with his own enlarging machine which is deadly to him.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Aquaman Vol. 3 TPB (2009)


FILMATION DC CARTOONS BEGIN

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Poster

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure--The animated adventures of several DC Comics superheroes.

Strange Adventures #205

Strange Adventures #205--"Who Has Been Lying in My Grave?"--Boston Brand, a trapeze artist and minority owner of a circus, walks the circus grounds before his nightly performance as the aerialist Deadman. He discovers a local constable poking around the grounds and chases him away. He then discovers that Leary the barker is stealing from the box office. He also catches Heldrich the animal trainer getting drunk. He fires Heldrich, then heads to the big top.  After reaching the top of the trapeze, Boston is shot by a sniper with a hook for a right hand. He falls to his death. Then his astral form is met by Rama Kushna, a Hindu spirit goddess. Rama allows Boston to walk the Earth as a spirit until his killer is caught.  Boston, now truly a Deadman, begins the search for his killer by checking up on the circus performers. He discovers that he is invisible, but can temporarily take control of human bodies. While inhabiting the body of Tiny the strongman, Deadman discovers Heldrich and Ramsey, the constable, making a drug deal. Deadman stops the crooks, then resumes the search for the killer, Hook.  Reprinted In:  Deadman Vol. 1 TPB (2011)

Atom & Hawkman #39

ATOM & HAWKMAN # 39 to 45--After their individual series are cancelled, the Atom and Hawkman are for a very short time combined into a single team-up series.  
  
Showcase #77

Showcase #77--"Angel and the Ape"--Mr. Trumbell hires Angel O'Day, a private investigator, to protect him from men trying to kill him. Angel and her partner Sam Simeon, an intelligent gorilla help fight off several attackers, then Sam leaves to deliver a comic strip to Stan Bragg, editor of Brainpix Comics.  After dropping off the artwork, Sam returns home where he receives a call for help from Angel. She has been kidnapped along with Trumbell. Sam traces them to the local zoo and rescues Angel. Together they locate Trumbell and his captor, the zookeeper. Angel exposes the zookeeper as a spy who was trying to retrieve secret plans hidden inside a cast on Trumbell's foot. While the plans seems to be for a new rocket, they are actually plans for a new ride at Disneyland. 

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THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN--The Adventures of Batman is an animated television series produced by Lou Schiemer's Filmation studios. It showcased the 12-minute Batman segments from The Batman/Superman Hour, sometimes broken up by and surrounding another cartoon from Filmation's fast-growing stream of superhero stars. A re-branded 30-minute version premiered on CBS on September 13, 1968 as Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder. This version was repackaged without the Superman and Superboy segments.  Olan Soule was the voice of Batman and is most likely best remembered for his work on that show, and many others in the Filmation stable. Casey Kasem, notable for his voice over and radio work, was the voice of Robin.  Batman and Robin would next appear in a The New Scooby-Doo Movies crossover, various versions of Super Friends (featuring Soule and Kasem reprising their Batman and Robin roles, respectively) and The New Adventures of Batman in 1977.

Showcase #78

Showcase #78--"Meet Jonny Double..."--Down-on-his-luck private investigator Jonny Double gets a case to help Wilson Twain, a financier who has received death threats from the syndicate. Jonny begins questioning underworld informants and draws the attention of the criminals. After taking a beating, Jonny traces the crooks to businessmen Piker and Glass. He is spotted snooping in their office, and the crooks try to kill him. Jonny stays alive and defeats the crooks, leaving them for Lt. Branigan his former boss on the police force.


SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? - THE BEGINNING OF MYSTERY, INC. AND THE TREND OF MYSTERY SOLVING TEENS AND THEIR MASCOTS



SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: September 13, 1969 - November 4, 1978

Series: Scooby-Doo!
The Story: A group of teenagers and their talking dog go around solving mysteries which always involves debunking a fake haunting.
Notes: This series is followed by The New Scooby-Doo Movies in 1972. It was remade as a live action movie in 2002. The series has been referenced and spoofed numerous times in film and television. Note that the series was cancelled in 1970 after its second season, replaced by its next incarnation, but was revived in its original form for a third season in 1978.

Jason Bard

Detective Comics #392--"A Clue... Seven-Foot Tall"--Barbara Gordon observes a man with a cane investigating a murder scene. When the man shows up at the library, she is introduced to Jason Bard, a vietnam veteran with an interest in criminology. Jason and Babs return to the scene with a book on foliage. Using the information in the book, and the leaves found at the scene Jason deduces that the killer was over seven feet tall and bumped his head on a tree branch.  Jason and Barbara then go to a basketball game looking for the killer. One player, Topper, has a bandage on his forehead. While Jason checks out the locker room, Barbara becomes Batgirl. Jason is attacked by two men, but she helps him fight them off. Unaware that Barbara is Batgirl, Jason tries to come up with an excuse to leave without hurting Barbara's feelings.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents:Batgirl Vol. 1 TPB (2007) 

Green Lantern / Green Arrow #76--Accompanied by a representative of the Guardians of the Universe, Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen embark on a road trip across America.  The unnamed Guardian was named Appa Ali Apsa in Green Lantern v.2 #199–200 (1986).

Detective Comics #400

Detective Comics #400 --"Challenge of the Man-Bat"--First appearance of Man-Bat.  Reprinted In:  Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 2 TPB (2013)

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?
SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 “NOWHERE TO HYDE”
Release Date: September 12, 1970 (Contemporary Setting; See Notes for series)
Horror Crosses: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (novel)
The Story: The gang pursue the alleged ghost of Mr. Hyde, a jewel thief and search for clues to the culprit, and clues point to the great-grandson of Dr. Jekyll.

Notes: This episode places the original Jekyll and Hyde as real, and thus Hyde and Jekyll end up pulled into the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe.

Phantom Stranger #10

Phantom Stranger #10--"Death... Call Not My Name"--First appearance of Tannarak.  Reprinted In:  Showcase Presents Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 TPB (2006)
 
Superman #249

Superman #249--"The Challenge of Terra-Man"--First appearance of Terra-Man.  Reprinted In:  Superman in the Seventies TPB (2000)
 
THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES -- SCOOBY STARTS CROSSING OVER






THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: September 9, 1972 - October 27, 1973
Series: Scooby-Doo!
The Story: Mystery, Inc. continues to solve mysteries, but now they meet a lot of interesting people.
Notes: This series is a continuation of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! It continues in 1976 as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. It was remade in 2002 as a live-action film. This series also spun off the animated Harlem Globetrotters series. The series has been referenced several times in other series and films. It has also been spoofed in Gremlins 2, Night of the Living Doo, and Family Guy.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 2 “THE DYNAMIC SCOOBY-DOO AFFAIR”
Release Date: September 15, 1972
Animated Series Crosses: The New Adventures of Batman
The Story: Mystery, Inc. teams-up with Batman and Robin to foil the counterfeiting ring run by the Joker and the Penguin.
Notes: The New Adventures of Batman is an animated continuation of the 1960s live action Batman series. However, for the purposes of this post, bringing in the animated series does not bring in the live action show, but we can assume that Batman and Robin had adventures in this universe prior to the start of the animated series.


SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 “WEDNESDAY IS MISSING”
Release Date: September 22, 1972
Animated Series Crosses: The Addams Family (Animated)
The Story: The gang get their van stuck in front of the Addams home, and end up taking care of the kids while Gomez and Morticia take a vacation.

Notes: This cross brings The Addams Family animated series in. The version of the Addams Family here is reminiscent of the original comic, but is a tie-in with the animated series that is a continuation of the live-action series. However, this does not bring in the live action version. We must assume that a version of the live action show and comic strip may have existed in the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe, but only the animated series is canon for the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 15 “THE CAPED CRUSADER CAPER”
Release Date: December 15, 1972
Animated Series Crosses:New Adventures of Batman
The Story: When a Professor is kidnapped by the Joker and Penguin in order to obtain his flying suit, Mystery, Inc. once more teams with Batman and Robin.
Notes: The two teams will team-up a third time on Batman: the Brave and the Bold. Recently, they have teamed again in DC Comics’ Scooby-Doo Team-Up.

Wonder Woman #204

Wonder Woman #204--"The Second Life of the Original Wonder Woman"--First appearance of Nubia.  Reprinted In:  Diana Prince:Wonder Woman Vol. 4 TPB (2009)
 
Detective Comics #434



Detective Comics #434--"The Spook That Stalked Batman"--First appearance of Spook.

THE SUPER-FRIENDS


Super Friends Poster

Super Friends--The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Hong Kong Phooey Poster

Hong Kong Phooey --A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.





THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN--A continuation of the show. Batman is now bothered by Bat-Mite, a member of the 5th Dimensional Q Continuum of Zrff.

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Poster

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour--Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series.

The All-New Super Friends Hour Poster

The All-New Super Friends Hour--A team of the greatest DC Comics superheroes protects Earth with the help of a pair of alien sibling apprentices.


SCOOBY’S ALL-STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS (ANIMATED SERIES)
Release Date: September 10, 1977 - September 8, 1979
Series: Laff-A-Lympics
Animated Series Crosses: Scooby-Doo!; Yogi Bear; The Mumbly Cartoon Show; Dynomutt; Captain Caveman; Speed Buggy; Jeannie; Hong Kong Phooey; Huckleberry Hound; Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks; Hokey Wolf; Yakky Doodle; Quick Draw McGraw; Snooper and Blabber; Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy; Wally Gator; Grape Ape; Snagglepuss; It’s the Wolf!; Jabberjaw; Peter Potamus; Flintstones
The Story: The Hanna-Barbera characters compete regularly in various sporting events.
Notes: Every episode of the series was a crossover between all the major series owned by Hanna-Barbera. The three teams that compete are the Scooby-Doobies, the Yogi Yahooeys and the Really Rottens. Scooby-Doo is the team captain of the Scooby-Doobies. Scooby-Doo first appeared in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, which began in 1969. The Scooby-Doobies consisted mostly of characters from Hanna-Barbera’s mystery solving teen group of cartoons. The team roster was Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt, the Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Brenda Chance, Taffy Dare, Dee Dee Skyes, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu and Hong Kong Phooey. Shaggy Rogers also debuted in 1969 in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? He is Scooby’s owner. Scooby-Dum is Scooby-Doo’s cousin, who first appeared in the Scooby-Doo Show in the 1976 episode “The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul”. Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon originated from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, which debuted in 1976. Captain Caveman, Brenda, Taffy, and Dee Dee originated in Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, starting in 1977. Speed Buggy and Tinker originate from Speed Buggy, that first aired in 1973. Babu is from Jeannie, which began airing in 1973. Finally, Hong Kong Phooey is from the cartoon of the same name that began in 1974. Some of the members of this team have met before this series and some would meet again after this series ended, but for the most part, the series that combined to make the Scooby-Doobies continued to stay separate for the most part, thus it still makes sense to count them as crossovers whenever they interact with each other. Yogi Bear is the team captain of the Yogi Yahooeys. Yogi Bear first appeared in his own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958. The Yogi Yahooeys consisted of characters from Hanna-Barbera’s anthropomorphic funny talking animals group of cartoons. The team roster was Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf, Yakky Doodle, Quick Draw McGraw, Snooper, Blabber, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Wally Gator and Grape Ape. Boo-Boo Bear also debuted in 1958 in the Yogi Bear segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show. Cindy Bear first appeared in the Yogi Bear Show in the 1961 episode “Acrobatty Bear”. Huckleberry Hound originated from The Huckleberry Hound Show, which debuted in 1958. Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks originated in their own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show, starting in 1958. Hokey Wolf originates from his own segment in The Huckleberry Hound Show, that first aired in 1960. Yakky Doodle is from the Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy segments of the Huckleberry Hound Show, debuting in the 1960 episode “Gone to the Ducks”. He would later spin-off into his own segments on the Yogi Bear Show. Quick Draw McGraw originated from The Quick Draw McGraw Show, which debuted in 1959. Snooper and Blabber originated in their own segment in The Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959. Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy originated in their own segment in The Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959. Wally Gator originated from his own segments of The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series, starting in 1962. Finally, Grape Ape is from The Great Grape Ape Show that began in 1975. Unlike the Scooby-Doobies, the members of the Yogi Yahooeys would regularly appear together even beyond this series. From this point on, the members of this team would become supporting cast members in cartoons that feature Yogi Bear. For that reason, any crossovers after this point between members of the Yogi Yahooeys will not be listed, just as I do not consider crosses between members of Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Universe” after the debut of Disneyland and the Mickey Mouse Club, or between Looney Tunes characters after the debut of the Bugs Bunny Show. Mumbly is the team captain of the Really Rottens. Mumbly first appeared in The Mumbly Cartoon Show in 1976. The Really Rottens consisted of original characters (except for Mumbly), though most of the roster were based on other villains that had previously appeared in Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The team roster was Mumbly, Dread Baron, Dinky Dalton, Dirty Dalton, Dastardly Dalton, Mr. Creepley, Mrs. Creepley, Junior Creepley, Orful Octopus, the Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit, Daisy Mayhem and Sooey. Mumbly is almost identical to Muttley, who first appeared in 1968’s Wacky Races. Dread Baron is identical to Dick Dastardly, who also debuted in 1968’s Wacky Races. In the Marvel Comics’ continuation of Laff-A-Lympics, it’s said that Dick and Dread Baron are twin brothers. Using this logic, it could be that Muttley and Mumbly are also twin brothers. The Dalton Gang are original characters based on real life brothers of the 19th century who were infamous bank and train robbers. The Creepleys were a family modeled after the Gruesomes, who were neighbors of the Flintstones. The Creepleys were modeled after the previous Hanna-Barbera creations, Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist, as well as live-action series, the Addams Family and the Munsters. The Great Fondoo was an evil stage magician. Finally, Daisy Mayhem is a bad girl redneck, who seems to be modeled after Moonbeam McShine from Li’l Abner, and also seems to be a bad guy counterpart of the Teen Angels and the Pussycats. Most of these villains would show up in later Hanna-Barbera cartoons as bad guys. The show’s hosts were Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf. Snagglepuss is from his own segments of the Quick Draw McGraw Show, starting in 1959, while Mildew is from the It’s the Wolf! segments of the Cattanooga Cats, which began airing in 1969. Jabberjaw and Peter Potamus were frequent guest judges. Jabberjaw is from his own series that debuted in 1976. Jabberjaw takes place in the future, but based on how time works in the Cartoon Multiverse, he seems to easily visit the 20th century. Peter Potamus also comes from his own show that debuted in 1964. Fred and Barney from the Flintstones also show up from time to time as guest commentators. See my comments for the Flintstones for how Fred and Barney often show up in the 20th century.

Fadeaway Man

Detective Comics #479--"True Heroes Never Die..."--First appearance of Fadeaway Man.  
 
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Challenge of the Superfriends--The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Super Friends #37

Super Friends #37--"Bad Weather for Supergirl"--Reprinted In:  Super Friends:Truth, Justice and Peace TPB (2003)

DC Comics Presents #27

DC Comics Presents #27 --"The Key That Unlocked Chaos" --First appearance of Mongul.  Reprinted In:  Superman Vs. Mongul TPB (2014)

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS--Bat-Mite and Scooby-Mite reference the Crisis in Scooby-Doo Team-Up # 3.

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Batman: The Animated Series--The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

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AUSTIN POWERS TRILOGY--This series establishes that one person per year is awarded the title "International Man of Mystery". This series takes place in the contemporary period, with flashbacks, preludes and time travel trips portraying 1967, 1969, 1975, and a period where Austin Powers and Dr. Evil were roommates in spy school. Because this timeline is based on the sliding cartoon/comic book time, it's hard to place those flashbacks and time travel trips on this timeline.


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WORLD'S FUNNEST--Superman and Batman: World's Funnest is an American single issue prestige format comic book published in 2000 by DC Comics. It was written by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by many artists. It is an Elseworlds tale and as such is not considered part of the main DC canon/continuity. Despite the title, Batman and Superman play only a small role in the story which stars instead Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite as the main protagonists. The book pokes fun at many comic book conventions and DC heroes from the golden through to modern ages. Its setting is a multiverse similar to the pre-crisis DCU but also includes references to other Elseworlds tales (Kingdom Come and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), the modern DCU, the DCAU and even pays a visit to Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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Gotham Girls--The adventures of the female superheroes and supervillains of Gotham City.


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TEEN TITANS--"Fractured"--Larry, Robin's double, from a different dimension arrives and causes havoc.




BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: November 14, 2008 to November 18, 2011
Series: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Story: Seasoned hero Batman teams with all the other heroes of his world.
Notes: This series in not, I repeat not, part of the main Scooby-Doo Team-Up timeline. But it is included for a story below that I do consider part of the canon. In a few episodes of the series, Bat-Mite has demonstrated how there is a large number of alternate timelines. One of those, in which Batman teams up with Scooby-Doo, is more likely the main Scooby-Doo Team-Up timeline, while this series is a divergent timeline which seems to be designated “Earth-23”, whereas the main Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe is “Earth-1A”.




SEASON 2 EPISODE 25 “BAT-MITE PRESENTS: BATMAN’S STRANGEST CASES!”

Release Date: January 19, 2011
Animated Series Crosses: Scooby-Doo!; Mad; New Adventures of Batman
Other Crosses: Bat-Manga
The Story: Bat-Mite presents three tales from alternate realities.


Notes: In this instance, the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe is one of those alternate realities. As explained in the previous entry, the Brave and the Bold series is a divergent timeline to the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe. But from their perspective, the Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe is the divergent timeline. The Scooby-Doo Team-Up Universe story is a sequel to the Batman appearances in the New Scooby-Doo Movies in the 1970s. The other two stories take place in the world of Mad Magazine parodies and the world of Manga. It’s likely those are also divergent realities in the Scooby-Doo Multiverse.

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Aquaman #3 --Aquadog is the nickname given to Salty, Aquaman and Mera's pet dog that they rescued from the monsters known as the Trench.


NEW TEEN TITANS--"Apprentice"--Larry the Titan returns, still voiced by .

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Super-Pets--This features Krypto and Ace teaming up with other super pets.  Though the animation is different, Ace acts here the way he acted in the Krypto the Super-Dog cartoon, and later in Scooby-Doo Team-Up.  While the Krypto cartoon doesn't fit in this timeline because the origin is too different, these shorts don't really contradict this timeline.


TEEN TITANS GO--Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?


SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP

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SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 1--Batman and Robin


  • Issue # 1 seems to be a follow-up to the three previous Scooby/Batman team-ups from New Scooby-Doo Movies and Batman:  The Brave and the Bold.  
  • This issue introduces Man-Bat to the Scooby Universe.
  • The art seems to imply this is the world of the newer version of the DC Super Friends series aimed at kids, but later issues show that this isn’t the case.
  • The Batman from the original Scooby team-ups was the same as the Batman from the Adventures of Batman and New Adventures of Batman animated shows, which was itself a continuation of Batman’66.

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SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 2--Ace the Bat-Hound


  • Ivan informs on the podcast that this version of Ace does indeed act similar to the manner that was first introduced in the Krypto the Super-Dog animated series and later on the DC Nation shorts. The Krypto series does not work for this timeline because in that series Krypto arrives on Earth after Superman is an adult an lives with a boy in the suburbs of Metropolis. Super Friends incorporates the previous Filmation versions of Superman and Superboy, including adventures of Superboy and Krypto. So we must abide by the original silver age origin of Krypto. The DC Nation Shorts featuring the Super-Pets works though.
  • This also brings in Mystery Analysts of Gotham City


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SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 3--Bat-Mite


  • This one brings in Batman, both another tie-in to the New Adventures of Batman and Batman:  The Brave and the Bold.
  • Also brings in Larry from the original Teen Titans series.
  • The Batusi is mentioned, a reference to Batman’66
  • It’s also mentioned that Batman has that deep voice, which is a modern thing that originated with Michael Keaton. (Since this doesn't specifically bring in any particular story, I would only reference our discussion of this on the podcast. Ivan points out a flashback story that reveals it was Alfred's idea for Bruce to come up with the voice, after Batman had already been operating for a while. This would help explain why the earlier Scooby/Batman team-ups have Batman with a regular voice, but why he (and Ace) would have the deeper voices now. Also, considering the Gotham Girls team-up later on.
  • Mites being from Fifth dimension is referenced, something first introduced in World’s Funnest.
  • Crisis/multiverse reference


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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 4--Teen Titans Go


    • Reference to Robin being the same Robin from previous issues even though he’s clearly different.  
    • Reference to Robin and Shaggy having same voice actor


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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 5--Wonder Woman

    • This Wonder Woman has pre-crisis and post-crisis elements
    • Shaggy doesn’t count as a man.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 6--Super Friends


    • This is the original version of the Super Friends.  Not the new DC Super Friends comic version.
    • Nice reference to what became of Marvin and Wendy, but what became of Zan and Jayna?
    • Shaggy and Scooby controlling Sinestro’s ring.  Also, the fear controlling the ring is a post crisis element.
    • Supergirl appearing in the costume from her one-time appearance in the Super Friends comic book.
    • Brainiac’s monkey is shown in flashback to Brainiac’s first silver age appearance.
    • Wonder Woman references the previous issue she was in.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 7--Flintstones


    • The Flintstones lived 10,000 years in the past, not 1 mIliion B.C. as was the original canon.
    • Fruity Pebbles commercials are referenced as canon.
    • Gruesomes ancestors of the Addams Family or possible the Creepleys.
    • Flintstones/WWE crossover referenced.
    • Dino’s dialogue call-back to his origin story
    • This takes place before Flintstones meet the Jetsons.
    • Shaggy makes fun of record players because Scooby has remained contemporary
    • This takes place before Jetsons meet Flintstones.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 8--Jetsons
    • This takes place a thousand years in the future, and before Jetsons meet Flintstones because they are unfamiliar with time travel.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 9--Superman

    • This is classic Pre-Crisis Superman.  Krypto is not from the cartoon but the silver age version.  References to Elastic Lad, signal watch, that pool at the fortress that gives powers, the Fortress itself, the Jimmy Olsen Fan Club etc.
    • No Z in Brazier reference to Margot Kidder’s Lois from the Christopher Reeve movies.
    • Perry White references  the classic George Reees episode where a crook pretends to be ghost of Caeser to drive Perry crazy.
    • Reference to the previous Super Friends issue.
    • Lois’ costume looked a bit like the one seen in Lois and Clark
    • Lots of classic villains, Professor Pottor, Space Canine Patrol Agency

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 10--Johnny Quest

    • Not much to say about this one but it’s a good place to mention I love how each episode feels like it takes place in the guest star’s show.
    • Fred mentions that Johnny reminds him of Mystery Inc. when they were that age.  That could be a reference to A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
    • Reference here and throughout the series to Mystery Inc still being kids.  This seems to only acknowledge original Scooby Doo Where Are You and New Scooby-Doo Movies.  Kids haven’t seemed to grow up.  Haven’t gone to college.  Haven’t moved on to careers.  No Scrappy or Scooby Dum references yet either.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 11--Secret Squirrel


    • This is a world where talking animals do coexist with humans, though there seem to be very few talking animals.  People are surprised to encounter talking animals, but yet don’t find it too implausible.
    • International Squirrel of Mystery.
    • Johnny Quest gets mentioned.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 12--Gotham Girls

    • Gotham Girls was a spin-off webseries from Batman:  The Animated Series and all the characters are drawn that way.
    • Mr. J had referenced his previous encounters with Scooby
    • Batman has several times now called upon Mystery Inc. as experts.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 13--Halloween

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 14--Aquaman

    • Silver age and elements from Filmation series
    • This takes place before Manta killed Aquababy

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 15--Flash

    • This is silver age Flash, though he’s reminiscent of Justice League Flash and DC Super Heroes Flash.
    • Grodd’s Super Friends appearance mentioned
    • Flash should be on TV mentioned.
    • Daphne being danger prone damsel in distress mentioned throughout series.  This is something that came from the live action films, but clearly Daphne does not possess the martial arts skills from those movies.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 16--Marvel Family


    • Pre-Crisis but living in Fawcett City.
    • This is a merged Earth version of pre-Crisis.  No separate Earth-S.
    • Hoppy the Marvel Bunny mentioned.
    • Shaggy Marvel and Velma Marvel.

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 17--  Hawkman

    • Appears to be Golden Age version, mention of reincarnations.  Could be the post-crisis conflation of Hawkmen.
    • Atom appears, silver age

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    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 18--Dogs


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 19--Zatanna

    • Zatara missing again, but it’s after Zatanna joined the League.
    • More supernatural DC will be introduced.


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 20--Space Ghost


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 21--Harley Quinn - Classic DCAU version


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 22--Frankenstein Jr. and Impossibles


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 23--Quick Draw McGraw


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 24--Martian Manhunter


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 25--Green Lantern/Green Arrow (70s version)


    SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 26--Hong Kong Fooey

    A THOUSAND YEARS IN THE FUTURE


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    2962 to 2963--The Jetsons--The misadventures of a futuristic family.

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