|This needs a stretch.|
|Curse of the Irate Pirate|
|Release date||July 2004|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #84|
|Editing|| Joan Hilty
Marie Laplaque, famous pirate of Lighthouse Harbor, cursed the town the day her crew mutinied. Now she has returned to claim her due.
|Ghost of Marie Laplaque|
|Marie Laplaque (flashback only)|
|Marie Laplaque fan club|
|Marie Laplaque fan club||They had every right to be interested in Marie LaPlaque, especially her ghost.|
|Uncle William||Knew about the ghost of Marie Laplaque.|
|Aunt Glenda||Was supposed to be in Vermont helping out her sister.|
| Aunt Glenda as the Ghost of Marie Laplaque|
Uncle William as her accomplice
|To shock the town into believing the true history of Marie.|
Two Scooby-Snacks this week, but only one is delicious. The first story by Robbie Busch is quite frankly brilliant. Although I solved the mystery, I really didn't think the author would be smart enough to write the conclusion I would have written, but he did.
The gang are in perfect character, and food gets the better of Shag and Scoob. The backdrop of the book is original, imaginative and well-researched with a strong historical core that adds more dimension to the plotting. Joe Staton naturally keeps the characters on-model and displays a variety of expressions for them: facial and muscular. He also seems to be having a ball designing the pirate costumes for the sea-side villagers.