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Cover Story
Cover Story
Information
Publisher DC Comics
Release date April 2005
Part of Scooby-Doo! #93
Pages 10
Writer Frank Strom
Pencils Joe Staton
Inks Scott McRae
Colors Heroic Age
Letters Phil Balsman
Editing Joan Hilty
Chronology
Previous Par for the Course
Next The Haunted Half-Pipe

Cover Story is a story in Scooby-Doo! #93 by DC Comics.

Premise

Scooby's gang fight monsters at a honeymoon hideaway and on a mountain near a polar bear expedition camp in the Arctic. Daphne gives Velma a make-over in order to go out with a nice young magazine writer.

Synopsis

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Ravenous Troglodyte (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Crooked land developer (single appearance)
  • Yeti (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Evil land developer (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Rival expedition campers (only time mentioned)

Locations

  • Coolsville
    • Mystery, Inc.'s Headquarters
    • Clothing store
    • Empty schoolhouse
  • Honeymoon Resort
    • Lobby
    • Hot Dog Stand
    • Troglodyte's cave
    • Romantic trail
  • Arctic
    • Polar Bear Expedition camp
    • Rival Polar Bear Expedition Camp
    • Yeti's Mountain


Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

  • TBA

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Honeymoon Resort owner Buisness reasons.
Rival expedition campers Were rivals of the other polar bear expedition campers.


Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Crooked land developer as the Ravenous Troglodyte To buy up the land where the honeymoon resort was built on.
Evil land developer as the Yeti To buy up the land where the polar bear expedition camps were.

Notes/trivia

Reception

John Rozum, with Staton, DeCarlo and Scott McRae, in the puzzle and the final short plays with the conventions of the formula. Rozum's tales end up upending your expectations.

"Cover Story" seems to take a page from Scooby Doo II. Rozum however surprises not once but twice. His final beat is laugh out loud funny, and there are still plenty of twists within the formula to delight Scooby fans of all ages.

Staton of course has perfected his look for the gang, and even though these are of the What's New Scooby-Doo? design, he still treats the Gang as serious characters to illustrate even when they may not be behaving seriously. His timing within the panels makes Scooby-Doo a breezy read but with meaty rewards.[1]

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