“Like, could you skip to the part where the monster’s defeated?”

Scooby-Doo #46

DC Comics (May, 2001; posted to comiXology October, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“Ghost Writer”

WRITER: Dan Abnett

PENCILER: Joe Staton

INKER: Dave Hunt

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia

“The Ex-Verminators”

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.

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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