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Beetle chases Fred and Velma (Beetlemania)

Beetlemania title card

Publisher Archie Comics
Date published August 1996
Part of Scooby-Doo #13
# of pages 8
Writer Mike Kirschenbaum
Penciler Phil Solow
Inker Jorge Pacheco
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The Strange Vanishing in Vegas

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The Balloon Busters

Beetlemania is the second and final story in Scooby-Doo #13, by Archie Comics. It was preceded by The Strange Vanishing in Vegas.


Fred's friend, Juan Poquito's, banana planatation is having a giant beetle problem.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Banana carrier 1 (single appearance)
  • Bonita (single appearance)
  • Paramedic 1 (single appearance)
  • Banana carrier 2 (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Paramedic 2 (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Emilio Poquito He was jealous of his brother, Juan. He also had expertise in robotics.


Culprit Motive/reason
Emilio Poquito controlling the giant beetle robot To destroy the plantation and take it over for a fraction of its worth.


  • Scrappy-Doo is absent.
  • Mike Kirshenbaum is a lot more faithful in this story compared to his other ones. The gang are more in-character, Velma says her catchphrase, and the culprit says the "I would've gotten away with it line..." line.
  • Velma's glasses are also consisently black, when they're always usually either orange or white.


  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • Running gags: Characters slipping on banana peels.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 1.

Cultural references

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Juan says he had problems with giant beetles, but only one was ever seen.
  • Emilio wanted to take over the plantation after he had destroyed it.


Emilio Poquito: And I would've gotten away with if if it hadn't been for those darn kids and their dog.

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