A few years ago, the band KISS crossed from their own comic book series into the world of Archie Comics for a four-issue series that took place in their famous Riverdale. Now they are doing it one more time but its not going to be a comic series and instead is an animated feature film that brings them right into an exciting and fun mystery that is being investigated by the Scooby-Doo characters. The film is called “Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery” and its being released today. Check it out.
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are traveling to an amusement park called Kiss World to see Kiss at their big Halloween concert and solve a mystery, mostly because Daphne has a crush on Starchild (Paul Stanley), much to Fred’s jealousy.
Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley
Gene Simmons as The Demon
Paul Stanley as The Starchild
Eric Singer as The Catman
Tommy Thayer as The Spaceman
Jennifer Carpenter as Chikara
Garry Marshall as Manny Goldman
Penny Marshall as The Elder
Doc McGhee as Chip McGhoo
Jason Mewes as Worker #1
Pauley Perrette as Delilah Domino, The Crimson Witch
Rachel Ramras as Shandi Strutter
Darius Rucker as The Destroyer
Kevin Smith as Worker #2
Tony Cervone as Announcer
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Readers of the website already know about my appreciation about anything relating to the band KISS but they might not know about my fond memories of the classic “Scooby-Doo” cartoons of old. It still brings a smile and some of my favorite episodes of the original series found them teamed up with the likes of the 1966 Batman and Robin (voiced by the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward) and the Harlem Globetrotters. Such memories. Finding the Mystery Team meeting those Rock Superheroes in KISS in today’s media world is just something that makes me feel like a kid again. Much like those original team-ups, KISS will be doing their own voices and that is pretty cool. Since we live in a world where you can always use a laugh I’m really looking forward to this one. What do you readers think about the idea of this direct to video release? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo!_and_Kiss:_Rock_and_Roll_Mystery
I’ve embedded links to both versions of the video along with two collected editions of the currently running “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” series that is published by DC Comics. Fun stuff.