Well this aged poorly. Except it came out in 2000.

Scooby-Doo #33

DC Comics (April, 2000; posted to comiXology March, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER:  John Costanza

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Heidi MacDonald

“Return Of The Star Dog”

WRITER: Brett Lewis

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

“The Creeping Horror”

WRITER: John Rozum

PENCILER: Don Perlin

INKER: Scott McRea

In the first story Shaggy and Scooby are in line to see the opening of the sequel to one of their favorite movies, but the ghost of the theater’s mascot has been terrorizing everyone in line and the theater will close if this showing doesn’t make them money. I get that they wanted to parody the Chinese Theater in Hollywood but the Indian Theater may not have been the best idea in light of the debate on Native American-themed mascots. And who puts a movie theater on top of a Native American burial ground? Otherwise this is actually a solid mystery that the readers can try to solve, with a decent array of suspects. It’s otherwise one of the better stories in the DC run.

Our second story finds the Mystery Machine with a spare tire on a creepy road (of course) outside a laboratory. They learn a creeping monster has been scaring off the researchers save for one Dr. Slavinski, who hopes to trap and study the creature. No, she’s not a suspect and it’s another one of those where you don’t actually get one. What’s interesting here is that it’s Velma, Freddy, and Daphne running from the monster while Shag and Scoob are still getting into mischief. It’s a fun story.

Overall this was a really good issue. It was fun and at least one mystery was one the audience can work with. This is one to look into.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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