Menace of the Man-Mummy

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Menace of the Man-Mummy

Gang meet Man-Mummy

Menace of the Man-Mummy title card

Publisher Marvel Comics
Date published April 1978
Part of Scooby-Doo #4
# of pages 16
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
Colorer Carl Gafford
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Menace of the Man-Mummy is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #4, by Marvel Comics. It was followed by Dazzling Duds.


The gang are sent on a case to Egypt to solve the mystery of the Man-Mummy.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Boris (single appearance)


Other characters:

  • Abi-Ben-Dover (only time mentioned)(deceased)
  • Luggage inspectors (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)





Suspect Motive/reason
Boris He wasn't with the gang when the Man-Mummy first attacked.


Culprit Motive/reason
A gorilla as the Man-Mummy
Mr. Wielage and Scott Lillie
To smuggle jewelry out of country.



  • Although, it's not full, this is the first story of any Scooby-Doo comic to give a list of credits.


  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 0.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

  • The name "Boris" may be a tribute to Boris Karloff, who starred in a famous early mummy horror movie.

Coloring mistakes

  • None mistakes.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The animal abuse of the gorilla isn't treated at all, and the gang don't show any sympathy, even after it took a nasty bumb to the head, knocking it out cold. It's also unexplained how and even got the gorilla to begin with.


Daphne: How will we know if Shaggy and Scooby run into the Man-Mummy?
Shaggy: (Shaggy & Scooby come running) YIPE!!
Fred: That's how we'll know.

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