The protagonist, Scooter, was a British teenage musician. His nickname came from the scooter that he used as a vehicle. The book was an attempt at drawing upon the popularity of young British musicians such as the Beatles, and the teenage light drama market served by Archie Comics and similar titles. Scooter was created by writers Barbara Friedlander and Jack Miller and artist Joe Orlando.
^McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 118. ISBN978-0-7566-6742-9. DC made a concerted effort to attract the teenage reader. This included turning to lighter-fare with the likes of Scooter...Crafted by writer Barbara Friedlander and editor Jack Miller, with art by Joe Orlando.