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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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- 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
- Goober (single appearance)(cameo)
- Ted (single appearance)(cameo)
- Gilly (single appearance)(cameo)
- Tina (single appearance)(cameo)
- Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore (single appearance)(cameo)
- Augie Anderson (single appearance)(cameo)
- Skip Gilroy (single appearance)(cameo)
- April Stewart (single appearance)(cameo)
- Elmo (single appearance)(no lines)(cameo)
- Boo (single appearance)(no lines)(cameo)
- Speed Bugs (only comic appearance)(cameo)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids (single appearance)(cameo)
- Dynomutt (final comic appearance)(cameo)
- Blue Falcon (final comic apperance)(cameo)
|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 given a dedication.
- 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.
- 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."