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Big House Brouhaha
Big House Brouhaha title card
Publisher DC Comics
Date published July 2001
Part of Scooby-Doo! #50
# of pages 22
Writer Dan Slott
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorer Paul Becton
Letterer Jenna Garcia
Editor Joan Hilty
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Big House Brouhaha is the single story of Scooby-Doo! #50, by DC Comics.


The gang are caught for committing heinous crimes of their own and are sent to the same prison they've sent all the scam artists they foiled in the past. But this is all a ruse on the gang to uncover who's been letting them out at night.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Joe (single appearance)
  • Ed (single appearance)


Other characters:





Suspect Motive/reason
Ed Creepy appearance.


Culprit Motive/reason
Warden Brown To devalue the prison property so he could buy it back cheap.


  • This story celebrates the 50th issue.
  • Unlike most stories, the credits are at the end of the story.
  • William Hanna is given a dedication.

Cultural references

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • This issue makes it appear as if the gang live in Big City, instead of Coolsville which had already been established within the DC stories.
    • Blue Falcon and Dynomutt also live in a city named Big City.
    • All of the past villains have been grouped up and placed in Big City Penitentiary, but none of the past crimes were in Big City. It's unknown if any crime even took place in the same area.
    • It's unknown if the malt shop, which is presumably intended to be the same one from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! cartoon, is also in Big City.


In his review for Comics Bulletin, Ray Tate thought that including the titular Funky Phantom undermined the "Scooby-Doo cosmology." He also thought Joe Staton's work was not at his best, believing "shadows and shading [to be] minimal."[1]