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Dig Them Bones
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Description
Part of Scooby-Doo! #42
# of pages 10
Writer John Rozum
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorer Paul Becton
Letterer Ryan Cline
Chronology
Previous story

Down in the Dumps

Next story

Good Ghost Haunting


Dig Them Bones is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo! #42 by DC Comics.

Premise

Velma tries to cure Shaggy and Scooby's fear of skeletons by teaching them about the Day of the Dead.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Mexican woman (single appearance)

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Mexicans (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Tourists (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)

Locations

Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

Suspects

  • None

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Señor Sanchez as the skeleton He worried that too many tourists would commercialize the El Dia De Los Muertos festival, and that their customs would disappear as they have in many other places.

Notes/trivia

  • TBA

Reception

Plot: Skeletons and witch-hunters figure into the Gang's mystery solving.

In the first story, Joe Staton, throughout the story a marvel, whirlwinds a three-panel history of Shaggy's and Scoob's encounters with skeleton costumes. Ro-Man and a sixties skeleton-clad Mexican wrestler on a motorcycle make cameos. The artwork sets up John Rozum's clever story in which the Gang attempt to cure the chickens of their bone-rattling fear. The use of Day of the Dead fiesta is pure genius. What better way to extinguish Shag's and Scoob's terror by equating it with their love of food?

Naturally, things are not so easy. Where the Gang travels, a mystery to solve cannot be far behind. This one is a doozy. The motive and the clues leading to Velma's conclusion are original.[1]

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