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Birddog of Alcatraz

Gang's rap sheets for Flotsam Prison

Birddog of Alcatraz title card

Publisher Archie Comics
Date published August 1995
Part of Scooby-Doo #1
# of pages 8
Previous story

Monster of a Time

Next story

When Scooby Comes Marching Home

Birddog of Alcatraz is the second of two stories in Scooby-Doo #1, by Archie Comics. It was preceded by Monster of a Time.


A ghost of a deceased inmate has taken over cellblock 'D,' where an old friend is warden, so Fred, Shaggy, and Scooby go undercover.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Pedestrians (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Cook (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Patron (single appearance)(no lines)
  • TV reporter (single appearance)(TV or computer screen)
  • Jake Bogart (single appearance)(no lines)(dies in flashback)
  • Bimbo Hatwick (single appearance)
  • Mike Wallace (single appearance)





  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
John Babcock using a projection of the Ghost of Jake Bogart Wanted the warden's job.


  • TBA


  • Disguises: Fred as Fred Shiftless; Shaggy as Shaggy Shoplifter; Scooby as Clarence "Mad Dog" O'Reilly (purely a name for Scooby and nothing more); Shaggy and Scooby pretending to be a typical sheet ghost.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

  • The title is a parody of the film, Birdman of Alcatraz.
  • Scooby's fake criminal record says he's a hitman for the ASPCA.
  • Shaggy wants Daphne to call Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Despite the title, the gang don't go to Alcatraz.
  • Velma's earrings aren't explained.
  • Scooby randomly talks regularly, as well as, using a different speech impediment.
  • How can a projection hold Fred?


Scooby: Scrappy, I'm not a criminal. I'm doing undercover work.
Scrappy: Oh! Well, since I'm here, can you give me a dollar for ice cream?

Jeff Lepard: You all saved my life. If there's ever something I can do for you...
Fred: There is! Don't ever invite us back!