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Mark of the Scarab

Mark of the Scarab

Mark of the Scarab title card

Publisher Gold Key Comics
Date published April 1974
Part of Scooby Doo... Mystery Comics #24
# of pages 13
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
Editor Chase Craig
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Mark of the Scarab is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo... Mystery Comics #24, by Gold Key Comics. It was followed by Monkey See, Scooby Doo.


Jerry Sloane, creator of the comic-book character Blue Scarab, is threatened by his own creation come to life.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Professor Finster (single appearance)
  • Blue Scarab (comic character) (single appearance)(picture)
  • Doctor (single appearance)
  • Editor (single appearance)
  • Waitress 1 (single appearance)
  • Lynne (single appearance)
  • Karen (single appearance)


  • Professor Finster's lab
  • Jerry Sloane's studio
    • Filing room
    • Jerry Sloane's bedroom
  • Editor's office
  • Drive-thru restaurant




Suspect Motive/reason
Harvey Jones His spelling was mocked. He easily slipped into Jerry Sloane's bedroom.
Harry He saw himself as a better writer than Jerry Sloane.


Culprit Motive/reason
Harry as the Blue Scarab He saw himself as a better writer compared to Sloane.



  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

  • When Shaggy appears in his Blue Scarab costume, Fred and Velma respond by saying, "Is it a bird?" and "Is it a plane?", respectively, referencing Superman.
  • The Blue Scarab is most likely a reference to The Blue Beetle whose powers derived from an Egyptian scarab.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • On page 5, panel 5, Scooby says, "It time of crisis Shaggy is no help whatsover," when it should be "In time of crisis Shaggy is no help whatsover."


Murray Clark: Why under "A"?
Shaggy: Simple! For a log cabin!
Scooby: (thought bubble) That boy's so dumb he gets a cut-rate from mind-readers.