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Friday Night Frights
Friday Night Frights title card
Part of Scooby-Doo! #123
# of pages 6
Writer Robbie Busch
Penciler Scott Neely
Inker Scott Neely
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Mike Sellers
Editor Jeanine Schaefer
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Cheers for Fears

Friday Night Frights is the second story in Scooby-Doo! #123 by DC Comics.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Demon (single appearance)(Knox Jerkins' disguise)
  • Knox Jerkins (single appearance)(no lines)

Other characters:

  • Cheerleaders (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Mickey Murphy (only time mentioned)
  • Devils (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Announcer (single appearance)


  • High school
    • Gym
    • Detention room
    • Cafeteria
    • Locker room
    • Football field


  • TBA



Suspect Motive/reason
Lewis Lippkie He has a crush on Jenny Lynn.


Culprit Motive/reason
Knox Jerkins as the demon Revenge on Lewis for stealing his girlfriend.


  • This takes place at Velma Dinkley's alma mater (most likely the high school seen in The Spirit Spooked Sports Show).
  • By an odd coincidence, the successful football team there is called the Devils, and so is the usually unsuccessful football team at Coolsville high school (Cheers For Fears).
  • In this story, Shaggy Rogers asks Velma about the football team name and seems to find it unusual. He may be kidding around, because he's a fan of the football team at his school.
  • Velma had detention once (and only once) at her school for getting into a fight with a boy named Mickey Murphy after an "overheated debate" between the math club and the science club.


"Friday Night Frights" by Robbie Busch keeps the Gang in good cheer with superb-character based jokes, and an attention to the Gang's camaraderie. The mystery's solution is a no-brainer, and it's still fun to watch Mystery Inc. piece together the puzzle pieces.

Scott Neely makes the most of a good monster design, and he buddies Busch's gags with fitting poses some of which he must imagine without the benefit of a model. For instance, the bit where the Gang split up benefits from Daphne's big grin. Not seen on the show but extrapolated for the comic book beautifully.[1]