In which our gang visit a “boo-tique”. No, I’m not apologizing.

Scooby-Doo #45

DC Comics (April, 2001; posted to comiXology September, 2014)

I don’t know if this is the case for the print version but the digital version is lacking a title and credits as far as I can tell, so I got that information from the Grand Comics Database.

COLORIST: Paul Becton

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“Diamond Dog”

WRITER: Bob Fingerman

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Stephan Destefano

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia

“Rest In Pizza”

WRITER: John Rozum

PENCILER: Karen Matchette

INKER: Dave Hunt

LETTERER: Ryan Cline

In our first story Daphne’s Yiddish uncle (just go with it I guess) and his friends at a jewelry exhibition or something are getting bothered by a diamond ghost who “eats” their diamonds. I think this was just an excuse to use Yiddish words. It’s not much of a mystery but still a good story.

The second tale has the gang trying to put clues together in one case but when the pizza Shaggy and Scooby ordered is late they investigate and learn some creature is attacking the delivery drivers and stealing the pizza. I have to spoil this one, not that it’s really a solving mystery either, to explain my problem with it. The fake monster (you knew he wasn’t real) was trying to put the pizza place out of business so his dad’s pizza place could get customers again, and he complains that this place has not-as-good pizza but better delivery. So our heroes use their bottomless appetite to eat the first place out of business. Earlier in the story Shaggy said that they were the heroes, but putting a place out of business based only on the word of the bad guy isn’t very heroic and I wasn’t a fan of the ending, though the aftermath of the boys being full (which won’t last long) was amusing.

Overall this wasn’t that great an issue; not bad but not that great. Unless you want the whole run it’s not really worth tracking down.

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