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Ghouls Night at the Opera
Ghouls Night at the Opera title card
Part of Scooby-Doo! #128
# of pages 10
Writer Vito Delsante
Mick Purpura
Penciler Tim Levins
Inker Dan Davis
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Sal Cipriano
Editor Jeanine Schaefer
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Ghouls Night at the Opera is a story in Scooby-Doo! #128 by DC Comics.


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Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous punk opera singers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)


  • Seattle Opera House
    • Auditorium
    • Rudy Fortissimo's dressing room
    • Backstage wings
    • Amara Aria's dressing room


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Suspect Motive/reason
Rudy Fortissimo Unpleasant attitude.
Amara Aria Upset that Rudy stole the leading role from her fiancé.


Culprit Motive/reason
Devon Barton as the Opera Ghoul
Amara Aria, helped him hide his costume in her dressing room
To ensure that Devon get back the leading role.


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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. [1]



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