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Doozy Ghoulespie
Doozey Ghoulespie
Information
Publisher DC Comics
Release date June 2003
Part of Scooby-Doo! #71
Pages 12
Writer Robbie Busch
Pencils Joe Staton
Inks Dave Hunt
Colors Paul Becton
Letters Tom Orzechowski
Editing Joan Hilty
Chronology
Previous The Grappling Guardian
Next The Spirits Of Appledown County

Doozy Ghoulespie is a story in Scooby-Doo! #71 by DC Comics.

Premise

And old jazz legend's night club is in trouble as his house band, The Doosy 3 are breaking up. One of the reasons for the break up is the club is haunted by the ghost of the great jazz musician and best friend to the owner, Doosy Gilespie. Doosy wants his old friend to give up the band and night club. Scooby and gang come in and investigate to find out that the old friends split up when Stinger decided to settle down with a woman, Jess and run the night club. But Scooby and gang uncover that it was Jess and the band's drummer trying to scare Stinger into retirement so Jess can take over the night club.

Synopsis

Characters

Character
Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
The Doosy 3
Stinger
Jess

Villains

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Suspect Motive/reason

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Jess and the band's drummer To take over the night club.

Locations

Notes/trivia

Reception

This issue of Scooby-Doo draws on a level of maturity higher than the usual mysteries solved by Scoob and the gang. Jazz spices up the traditional theme of real estate fraud, and jazz has a long history with the African-American community. Thus, certain issues of ethnicity add a backbeat to the usual enjoyable adventure. Poverty and interracial marriage is given an interesting little vignette, and with regard to the latter, it's a positive appearance without being preachy.

Scoob and the gang are in excellent spirits and character. Shaggy proves to be a cool cat with a love for something more than food and Scoob. Fred and Daphne are not once taken in by the "ghost." Both exhibit the bravado of seasoned debunkers and try to tackle the Scatin' Specter.

The tale benefits strongly from Joe Staton's unparalleled talent for detailing authentic and distinctive characters of different ethnic backgrounds. His love and care for Mystery Inc. remains unchallenged, and that caring for the characters shows this issue. [1]

Quotes

References

  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews

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