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Monster of a Time

Poormanland gator attacks

Monster of a Time title card

Description
Date published August 1995
Part of Scooby-Doo #1
# of pages 14
Chronology
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Next story

Birddog of Alcatraz


Monster of a Time is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #1, by Archie Comics. It was followed by Birddog of Alcatraz.

Premise

Shaggy treats the gang to the cheapest amusement park in the country, only to be stalked by a swamp monster.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Hot dog vendor (single appearance)
  • Middle-aged wife (single appearance)
  • Middle-aged husband (single appearance)
  • Volleyball girls (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Guppy (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Cameraman (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Elizabeth Blake (mentioned)
  • Snake (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Alligator (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Emperor Caeser (mentioned)
  • Queen Cleopatra (mentioned)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Middle-aged couple They were the only other visitors in the park. They were very unfriendly and pushed forward every time.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Jim Morris as the swamp monster Revenge for not being hired to do makeup for Roger Poorman's movies.

Notes/trivia

  • This story has questionable appropriateness, as Daphne slaps Shaggy while he just knocked his head a few minutes before, and Scrappy almost drowns.
  • Harvey Comics previewed the first two pages in Hanna-Barbera Presents All-New Comics (along with two page previewed of other comics) in October 1993, but the company then lost the license (and went under) leading to Archie Comics to pick up the license and continue where they left off.

Miscellaneous

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

Cultural references

  • Shark Park is a parody of the films, Jaws and Jurassic Park, which Roger Poorman doesn't hesitate to say he ripped them off.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scooby randomly talks without his speech impediment, as if he's talking like a normal human being. He also gets a new impediment on the last panel of page 9.
  • Shaggy wears (green) socks.
  • Fred must've heard about Jim Morris in the news for him to automatically know why the latter dressed up as the sea monster.
  • Velma's glasses frames are colored white instead of black in a number of places, such as the second panel of page 2 and on page 3, panels 1 and 4. The faces are also noticeably off-model throughout.

Quotes

Fred: Shaggy's unconscious!
Scrappy-Doo: How can they tell'?