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Fester and the Jester

Ghost of All Comedy returns

Fester and the Jester title card

Publisher Marvel Comics
Date published August 1978
Part of Scooby-Doo #6
# of pages 10
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
Colorer Carl Gafford
Editor Chase Craig
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Fester and the Jester is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #6, by Marvel Comics. It was followed by The Golden Ghost.


Fester Finch, a retired silent film actor, is by a ghostly jester who demands him to give up all his belongings from his past career.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Ghost of All Comedy (final appearance)(accomplice's disguise)
  • Accomplice (single appearance)
  • Concession girl (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Harry (single appearance)
  • Harry's wife (single appearance)
  • Garbage man (single appearance)



  • Bucket (movie theater screen)
  • Ladder (moive theater screen)
  • Ghost of All Comedy's foolstick
  • Trash cans
  • Banana peel
  • Banana cream pie



Suspect Motive/reason
Professor Langdon He said comedy is timeless, it lives forever like a spirit.


Culprit Motive/reason
Accomplice as the Ghost of All Comedy
Concession girl
To steal valuable films.


Full credits

The following credits try to match how they are displayed in the comic as much as possible:


  • Scooby is revealed to be three-years-old, which in dog years would be in his early thirties.
  • Within the comic universe, this story proves that Scooby still can't talk in complete sentences outside of his thought bubbles, when he tries to communicate with an apartment owner he talks like a Pokémon (which he had been doing since the beginning of Western Publishing's run).


  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

  • Scooby's Charlie Canine act is a parody of silent film star Charlie Chaplin.

Coloring mistakes

  • On page 2, panel 2, Scooby's nose is brown.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.