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Dead & Let Spy

Let spy

Dead & Let Spy title card

Part of Scooby-Doo! #106
# of pages 10
Writer Alex Simmons
Penciler Robert W. Pope
Inker Scott McRae
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Travis Lanham
Editor Michael Siglain
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Hot Time in the Old Temple Tonight

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The Ghostly Fruit Stand

Dead & Let Spy is a story in Scooby-Doo! #106.


Young British spy J.Z. Bang is being stalked by monsters everywhere he goes on his missions. He needs the help of MI-5, the five members of Mystery Inc., that is.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Shag/Astro Turf (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)/
  • Professor Bits (single appearance)
  • Yetis (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Zombies (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Ninjas (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Demon can-can dancers (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Shark man (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Werewolf (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)

Other characters:

  • Helicopter pilot (single appearance)
  • Cadaver (single appearance)(photograph)
  • Dr. Ooh (single appearance)(photograph)
  • Train passengers (single appearance)(no lines)
  • J.Z. Bang's parents (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)


  • Arctic
    • Snowy mountain
  • Brittish Spy Service headquarters
  • Train
    • Dining car
    • Baggage car
  • Barn
  • Japan
  • Bottom of the sea
  • Old abandoned riverboat
    • Roy and Al's Casino


  • TBA


  • Helicopter
  • Train


Suspect Motive/reason
Director G Knew his nephew was afraid of ghosts and ghouls.
Cadaver Director G thought the ghosts and ghouls his nephew kept running into were all hired by him.
Professor Bits Angry at how J.Z. Bang kept destroying his equipment.
Dr. Ooh Needed J.Z. Bang to retrieve the parts of his secret device, but he didn't say why.


Culprit Motive/reason
Professor Bits as the Shag/Astro-Turf Angry at how J.Z. Bang kept destroying his equipment.


  • J.Z. Bang is a clear reference to James Bond.
  • Professor Bits is like Q, his gadget-maker.
  • In the end, Bang's superior says that Bits will be sent to a village for a rest. This references the British TV show The Prisoner.


I'm sure the score to Scooby-Doo will come as a shock to everybody familiar with my reviews. It well comes as a shock to me. Breaking formula can often lead to an effervescent surprise. The two Scooby-Doo movies broke with the formula of fake monsters. The threats Scoob and the Gang faced were very real and very supernatural. This issue of Scooby-Doo breaks formula and leaves behind a smelly mess.

The first story by the usually reliable Alex Simmons "Dead & Let Spy" almost seems like a back door pilot for James Bond Jr.--a real show, I kid you not, that was completely and utterly vile. The Gang's detective skills are unnecessary since already the agency knows that the spook in question is merely a charlatan interested in world domination. The resourceful spy in the story is just too good, and he steals the spotlight from Mystery Inc. At least Robert Pope throws in a gag about the Yeti that refers back to the original series Scooby-Doo Where Are You.[1]



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