All you wanna do is ride around, Shaggy! Oh, Scooby’s not doing a singalong?

Scooby-Doo #39

DC Comics (October, 2000; posted to comiXology July, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: Ryan Cline


EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“Two Heads Are Better Than None”

WRITER: John Rozum

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

“The Chocolatier Chortled”

WRITER: Bob Fingerman

PENCILER: Eric Doescher

INKER: Brian Garvey

The first story sees Shaggy entering a motorcross race, so of course a headless biker has to be involved. The story is typical for the show and for the comics (in that there is no mystery for us readers to solve) but there is a nice message attached in the race winner’s response and it’s still a decent story.

Our second tale has an Amish chocolate maker dealing with a big candy factory next door (though their candy is terrible) and the ghost of one of his workers who was killed in the factory. That seems pretty dark for a Scooby-villain to use that against the target. Otherwise, it’s just a standard comic Scooby story. The clue that tipped Velma off feels a bit exaggerated but I’m assuming Fingerman did more research on the Amish fashion trends (for lack of a better term than I do) but otherwise it doesn’t even try to be a mystery.

So overall a rather average couple of stories, and not really worth going crazy to find. It’s not a bad issue but it isn’t all that great either.

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. :)

2 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    How would you have improved each of these two stories, Tronix?


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