Gotham Ghouls is the single story of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #12, by DC Comics.


Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, two Gotham City supervillains, call on Mystery Inc. when they think they've been cursed by a relic they stole.


Mystery Inc travels to Gotham City because of a summons they seemingly recieved from Batman . However, they were met not by Batman, but by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn . They try to run, but are easily caught by Ivy's vines. Harley claims that the villains don't want to hurt the detectives, but ask them for help. After all, they were the ones who sent the note after all. They had heard of the Scooby Gang from Harley's boyfriend, the Joker , who they had crossed in the past. Anyways, Harley and Ivy had stolen the cursed Ancient Opal of Osiris weeks prior, and since then they had been cuaght in all their schemes. Just after the explanation, a ghost appeared, wanting the opal. The ghost quickly disappeared, and Mystery Inc. started to look around. Fred claims that the ghost may be a real ghost, but Mystery Inc. truly beleved that Batman was the culprit.

Suspicous, Poison Ivy threatened Shaggy, as the ghost catchers showed up just before the ghost had. Then, the ghost appeared, and Shaggy unmasked it, claming that it was Batman. However, the ghost was Catwoman , not Batman. Catwoman wanted the opal because it was a cat's-eye opal. Catwoman stole it from Harley and tried to escape, but was stopped by Poison Ivy. Catwoman broke out and began to fight with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. After Harley stopped Mystery Inc. from leaving, the ghost showed up again, confusing everyone as Catwoman was still unmasked and thus, not the ghost. Everyone went off in a panic, except Daphne.

Daphne calmed everyone down, stole the opal from Catwoman, and gave it to the ghost. The ghost unmasked itself, only to reveal Batgirl , who Daphne recognized due to her yellow gloves. Batgirl froze Poison Ivy solid, tied up Catwoman, and knocked out Harley Quinn with her own mallet. The opal was retrieved, and the villains were tied up.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


  • Harley Quinn (first appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Poison Ivy (single appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Ghost 1 (single appearance)(Catwoman's disguise)
  • Catwoman (first full appearance)(final appearance)
  • Ghost 2 (single appearance)(Batgirl's disguise)
  • Batgirl (first appearance)(redeemed)

Other characters:




  • None


  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Catwoman as a ghost To steal from Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
Batgirl as a ghost To catch Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.


Full credits

The following credits try to match how they are displayed in the comic as much as possible:


  • TBA

Cultural references

  • The title is a play on the webseries (and comic) Gotham Girls, starring the DC characters in this story.
    • Instead of based on the designs of the Gotham Girls, the character designs of the guest stars are based on Batman: The Animated Series, particularly Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Catwoman had a cameo appearance in Who's Scared?, where she was based on her Golden Age look from the mainstream comics.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities


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