Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

Two parallel universes from two silver age comic book publishers examined ad naseum!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crossover Month: Dog-Gone Shame of it All

On the surface, this could have the makings of the World's Finest Team, doggie style. After all, a Dog of Steel in Krypto and detective in Scoobie on the surface mimics the formula which makes Superman and Batman work so well. However, Scoobie's cowardice does not befit a darknight dog. What is truly amazing, however, is that his 1975 run in Charlton Comics which took over from Gold Key Comics was a substantial seller for a few years. And poor Krypto isn't even given his own title, only odds and ends backup features here and there. Maybe he needed the marketing arm of Hanna Barbera to get him in the public eye?

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