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Five freaky monsters have just been caught and it's Mystery Inc. under the masks! What's going on? And what will happen when the gang winds up in the same prison as every single criminal they've ever foiled?
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- Joe (single appearance)
- Goober (single appearance)
- Ted (single appearance)
- Gilly (single appearance)
- Tina (single appearance)
- Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore (single appearance)
- Augie Anderson (single appearance)
- Skip Gilroy (single appearance)
- April Stewart (single appearance)
- Elmo (single appearance)(no lines)
- Boo (single appearance)(no lines)
- Speed Bugs (1st comic appearance)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids (single appearance)
- Blue Falcon
- 10,000 Volt Ghost
- Ghost Clown
- Ghost of Mr. Hyde
- Indian Witch Doctor
- Ghost of Redbeard
- Scare Pair
- Frankenstein's Monster
- Snow Ghost
- Spooky Space Kook
- Tiki Witch Doctor
- Ghost of Zen Tou
- Mummy of Ankha
- Warden Brown (single appearance)
- Dr. Jekyll
- Henry Bascombe
- Mr. Voltner
- This story celebrates the 50th issue.
- Guests stars include characters from Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo "clones" including Goober and the Ghost Chasers, The Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, as well as Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.
"It suffers from the same disease that plagues any villain gathering, the diminishing of the villainy itself...
...Another item really bothered me. The writer attempted to pay homage to the Mystery Inc. by showing how many groups of crime-solvers were inspired by their example. This in itself is fine, but the execution is ruined by including The Funky Phantom. He's a genuine Hanna-Barbera character, but his presence undermines the Scooby-Doo cosmology. The theme of every Scooby-Doo mystery is that there are no ghosts nor monsters. Every seemingly supernatural event has a rational answer. Put a Funky Phantom in the world view, and suddenly, "whatever remains, however, improbable" expands far too much in scope....
...Joe Staton does not reach the plateau he usually attains. The attention to shadows and shading is minimal, and the group--overwhelming to be sure--lacks his usual visual depth. Oh, and Goober of the Ghost Chasers was blue not green."