Even the zombie is confused at their actions.

Scooby-Doo #35

DC Comics (June, 2000; posted to comiXology April, 2004)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: John Costanza

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Heidi MacDonald

“Phast Phood Phantom” (Seriously? That’s the spelling you went with?)

WRITER: Bob Fingerman

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

“The Weeping Bride Of Lover’s Leap”

WRITER: Joe Edkin

PENCILER: Eric Doeschner

INKER: Andrew Pepoy

The first story has a ghost terrorizing a burger joint while the pizza place next door is making some bad decisions. It’s not a solve along mystery but this is a twist that actually works. I did think the baddie spilled the whole plan a bit too easy but there’s only so much space thanks to this stupid decision to force two stories per issue.

A ghostly bride is warning anyone who is proposed to at Lover’s Leap that he’s sure to abandon her if she accepts. It’s tied to a legend that actually isn’t true but that’s not the most interesting part about the mystery. This was actually rather different. The ghost actually helps save Shaggy and Scooby while the happy ending, granted a bit forced, still works. It’s better than how the witness is introduced, though at least his girlfriend accepted his proposal. So why is he there now? This was actually a lot of fun and did something unique with the formula. I like when it tweaks things for a particular story. It keeps things fresh.

Overall this is a great issue and while comiXology has this one free (and maybe some of DC’s other digital partners, so look around) it’s worth reading. If you prefer a hard copy, this is also a back issue worth looking into.

About ShadowWing Tronix

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

4 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    Do you think these DC Scooby Doo comics of the late 1990s were as good as the Marvel Scooby Doo comics of the late 1970s?

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    • Since I haven’t read them I couldn’t tell you. I have one or two Dynomutt comics from that time and that’s the closest I’ve come.

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      • Sean says:

        What’s your opinion of the late 1970s Marvel Dynomutt comic books? How do they compare them with that late 1990s DC Cartoon Network Presents issue you have where Dynomutt makes an appearance?

        I used to have some late 1970s Marvel Hanna Barbera comics. Got them at that local comic store of ours when I was a teen from the famous 3 for a dollar box. From what I remember, I did like those comics. They really captured that Hanna Barbera feeling.

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        • I’ve reviewed all of them. If memory serves the Cartoon Network Presents issue was more inline with the show but the Marvels weren’t too bad. The fact that I can’t remember them even though I review it probably doesn’t say much for the Marvel issue(s) though.

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