You sure that’s not his baby? Which you just stepped on?

Scooby-Doo #49

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

COLORIST: Paul Becton

SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“The Case Of The Greedy Tar”

WRITER: Brett Lewis

ARTIST: Vincent Deporter

LETTERER: Ryan Cline

“Elf King Swing”

WRITER: Terrance Griep Jr.

PENCILER: Anthony Williams

INKER: Jeff Albrecht

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia

In our first story a tar monster is stealing priceless artifacts from a museum. There is no mystery to solve here. At best you might figure out how they did it as the story goes on and it does try to hint at it with the story of the boy at the border but for the most part it’s just a story. A story that didn’t really engage me personally but technically was okay.

The second story is thankfully better. The gang help their friend Willie, a soon-to-be baron in Germany, clear out a “elf king” from a famous poem. Specifically the poem “Erlkönig” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, about an elf king who coaxes away a boy from his father. It works the poem in well enough in depicting the elf king’s speaking style. There are only two suspects possible so the focus again is on the how and the chasing. This time the “victim” takes an active role in trying to solve the mystery, which was an interesting addition. This story makes the issue.

Overall it is the second story that saves the comic so I wish it had been full length since the first story was a dud for me.

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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