An average issue of Scooby-Doo is still a pedigree when compared to an average issue of any other comic book. The first story isn't the most perplexing of the gang's cases. Since there's only one suspect, he can be the only culprit. The parody is somewhat obvious, and even Daphne is surprised that Shaggy of all people would read horror stories. Furthermore, it's impossible that the gang could plow through six of the author's books in one night. Have you ever tried to read It? The book is thick enough to stop a machete-attack.
Joe Staton and Dave Hunt make the story worth reading. Their delicious Daphne still cannot be matched, and the camera angles zooming through the house recreate suspense imagery of the haunted variety. The maze like environment promises and delivers confusion, and when the gang come together--literally--the scene is one of pure original amusement.