Did Russel T. Davies write this one?

Scooby-Doo #43

DC Comics (February, 2001; posted to comiXology August, 2014)

By the way it appears the free Scooby comic promotion is over with. If you want to read along now you’ll have to pay a whopping 99¢ to do so.

WRITER: Joe Edkin

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: Ryan Cline

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“Nutcracker Not-So-Sweet”

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

“Mascot Madness”

PENCILER: Erik Doescher

INKER: Mike DeCarlo

The director of a ballet company decides that instead of the traditional Nutcracker Suite they’ll do a ballet based on A Christmas Carol, which draws out a ghostly nutcracker demanding it get changed back. While the limited time still hurts the story overall Edkin does try to get a proper Scooby mystery, with clues to solve, suspects, and the usual Shaggy & Scooby hi-jinks and even Freddy’s trap working, but not in the way originally planned. I liked this one.

In the second story Shaggy and Scooby hope to claim second prize in a contest to design a new mascot. (Second prize is food.) However, not everyone is happy about a redesign and that includes the ghost of the original design. It’s basically the same review as the first one; not enough time to really flesh it out but Edkin tries to get the clues and suspects in. No trap this time but overall a decent story.

While I’m still not sold on two stories per issue this issue made better use of the limitations than most of the others. 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. :)

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