DC Comics (May, 2001; posted to comiXology October, 2014)
COLORIST: Paul Becton
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards
EDITOR: Joan Hilty
WRITER: Dan Abnett
PENCILER: Joe Staton
INKER: Dave Hunt
LETTERER: Jenna Garcia
WRITER: Bob Fingerman
PENCILER: Dan DeCarlo
INKER: Mike DeCarlo
LETTERER: Ryan Cline
Our first story has the gang called by horror writer Steve Kingman as he’s dealing with one of his book characters come to life, but he’s not sure which. Low on suspects but we do get to see some procedural stuff and I like the monster design. Plus more of Shaggy enjoying scary stories…when he’s not living them. A good one.
The second tale has a motel where giant bugs and rats are stealing from the guests. Again, low suspects but given how short these stories are compared to an episode (or a full comic) there isn’t space to establish that many suspects. It’s also good.
Overall though it’s not really a must-own issue. The two stories an issue situation continues to restrict what the comic could be. Have more respect for kid readers. Make a good story and they’ll stay interested. That said the stories are good, just not great, and if you need a full collection they won’t otherwise disappoint.