|This needs a stretch.|
|Cheers for Fears|
|Release date||October 2007|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #123|
|Pencils||Robert W. Pope|
|Previous||Friday Night Frights|
|Next||Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!|
At a state-playoff game for the Coolsville High Devils football team, the little devil mascot Flamey has gone wild -- and he can fly and shoot fire.
- Coach Peters (single appearance)
- Coolsville High School
- Football field
|Coach Peters||As coach of the rival team, the Rivington Rockets, he had a motive to demoralize the opposition.|
|Melvin Gerkin||He revealed too much knowledge of what Flamey did while he was supposedly stuffed in a locker.|
|Melvin Gerkin operating a holographic Flamey and a laser||To ruin the big game, so a successful team wouldn't draw funding away from the science department.|
- This story reveals that Shaggy and Daphne spent a portion of their high-school years at Coolsville High School. (According to The Crazy Carnival Caper, they spent another portion at Central High).
- Daphne Blake is a former cheerleader.
Scott Cunningham's "Cheers for Fears" takes a less personal approach to the field of victory. The motive of our false face is original, yet keeping within the theme of Mystery Inc's usual targets. Cunningham deserves a definite "Rah!" for researching the method of the criminal's sabotage. While Cunningham's story is more plot-driven, he's still attentive to the Gang's characterization. There's a funny scene shared early between Shaggy and Scoob. The Gang in disguise is quite hilarious, and putting Scooby among their disguise is absolutely inspired zaniness.
The menace drawn by Robert Pope is an amusing combination of Him and the design of the Powerpuff Girl. The entity works as a mascot as well as a flame-inducing threat to pom-poms. The jokes in this one creation are many. The phrase Powerpuff Girls is a play on the phrase Powder Puff Girls--which is synonymous with cheerleaders. Him is essentially attacking Powder Puff Girls; or rather Him is still attacking the Powerpuff Girls.