“Because in DC comics bad things are tied to the number 52 and they’re obsessed with that number.”

Scooby-Doo #52

DC Comics (November, 2000; as posted to comiXology December, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“The Haunted Cave”

WRITER/INKER: Dave Hunt

PENCILER: Joe Staton

“To Haunt Or Not To Haunt”

WRITER: Dan Abnett

PENCILER: Anthony Williams

INKER: Dan Davis

SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon

CO-LETTERER: Gustav

You can guess where the first story takes place from the title. The problem is a ghost Confederate soldier ruining a tour of an old Confederate mining operation. This was actually a decent mystery for the little space they have and it’s a good ending overall. I liked it.

Unfortunately I can’t say the same thing for the second story. It isn’t terrible, just not nearly as good. Someone is trying to ruin a performance of Macbeth but Shaggy and Scooby seem to be doing more damage to the rehearsals than the ghost. It kind of portrays Shag and Scoob as dummies and I hate when writers do that. They may be a bit more playful and scared all the time but they are just as capable as the others and I hate when writers forget that simply because they do mostly comic relief.

Overall the first story saves it but the second keeps it from being a must-own issue. Worth reading if you find it though.

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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