DC Comics (October, 1999)
PENCILER: Joe Staton
COLORIST: Paul Becton
LETTERER: John Costanza
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards
EDITOR: Dana Kurtin & Heidi MacDonald
“One Night In Roswell” part 3
WRITER: Rurik Tyler
INKER: Andrew Pepoy
“Cut To The Chase”
WRITER: Chris Duffy
INKER: Dave Hunt
Last time we saw a flying saucer picking up the Mystery Machine. It was actually the Professor, who built a working flying saucer. Then they follow the aliens to Area 51 and uncover their actual plot. Unfortunately we’re back to two stories an issue and Area 51 is a still-active military base. I don’t think a bunch of crooks could be using it as a base to steal technology. Still it’s not a bad ending.
Our second story has the gang on a tour of famous homes when they see a tar monster go into the home of the “Groovalicous Lovelies”, a 70s bad who also used to work on a discount Josie & The Pussycats show writing chase music. One of their songs became a one-hit wonder but they’ve fallen on hard times, but get re-inspired to make music when watching the monster chase the gang. It’s a nice tribute to the chase music from the old Hanna-Barbera mystery shows but it doesn’t work as well in comic form as it would in a TV show.
Overall this was a fairly decent comic. The conclusion to the story from last issue was okay and I respect the attempt of the second story. It’s not a must-own issue but not a bad one to check out.