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Cave Fear!

Chased by bat in Carlsgood Caverns

Cave Fear! title card

Publisher Archie Comics
Date published January 1997
Part of Scooby-Doo #18
# of pages 10
Writer Mike Kirschenbaum
Penciler Phil Solow
Inker Jorge Pacheco
Colorer Ruth Leon
Previous story

The Mystery Machine Mystery

Next story

The Electric Monster

Cave Fear! is the second and final story in Scooby-Doo #18, by Archie Comics. It was preceded by The Mystery Machine Mystery.


The gang try to help Bob Stalagmite keep Carlsgood Caverns when giant bats scare the tourists away.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Customers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Elvis (single appearance)
  • Mrs. Rogers (mentioned)



  • Waste bin
  • Fred's flashlight
  • Bob Stalagmite's flashlight
  • George Phosphate's lantern
  • Cave creature costumes



Suspect Motive/reason
George and Martha Phosphate They excused themselves from going into the cavern by saying they had business in town.


Culprit Motive/reason
George and Martha Phosphate as the cave creatures To get Carlsgood Cavern from Bob Stalagmite.



  • Disguises: Shaggy and Scooby as the cave creatures.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scooby gets unusually offended by Shaggy's joke on the first page.
  • In the final panel, the way the inside of the Mystery Machine has been blackened, it makes it look like a regular car.


George Phosphate: If it weren't for those darn kids and their dog, we'd have gotten away with it!

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