|This needs a stretch.|
|Ghouls Night at the Opera|
|Release date||March 2008|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #128|
|Writer|| Vito Delsante
|Previous||The Freeloading Ghost|
|Next||A Town Called Vladsburg!|
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- Opera Ghoul (single appearance)(disguise)/
- Devon Barton (single appearance)(redeemed)
- Amara Aria (single appearance)(redeemed)
- Other punk opera singers (single appearance)(no lines)
- Seattle Opera House
- Rudy Fortissimo's dressing room
- Backstage wings
- Amara Aria's dressing room
|Amara Aria||She seemed to be the only one who hadn't seen the Opera Ghoul.|
|Rudy Fortissimo||He did edge Devon Barton out of the production and he got the lead before Devon could.|
|Devon Barton||He believed that Rudy stole the leading role from him.|
| Devon Barton as the Opera Ghoul|
Amara Aria, helped him hide his costume in her dressing room
|To ensure that Devon win back the leading role in the show.|
Two outstanding stories split this issue of Scooby-Doo. In the first, the Gang go to a punk rock musical to investigate a haunting. Vito Delsante and Mick Purpura turn the story into a musical. Not an easy thing to do when the comic book is actually a mute object. The writers create melody in the dialogue and include refrains leading to the numbers.
As to the mystery, Delsante and Purpura give the readers plenty of suspects, and hide the culprit well enough. The ghoul reveals himself in the denouement, and they add a novel twist to the typical curse spat by all the frauds the gang have uncovered.
Tim Levins and Dan Davis dramatize Mystery Inc. in a boisterous form that suits the subject matter. They also create some imaginative designs for the punk players of the opera, and the on model Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Daphne and Velma investigate fully dressed sets that help sell the cadence.