|This needs a stretch.|
|Release date||September 2005|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #98|
|Letters||Nick J. Napolitano|
A woman keeps asking the gang to investigate haunted sites, but she seems disappointed when each one turns out to be a fake.
- Phantom Fry Cook
- Headless Conductor
- Werewolf of Wellington Way
- Raging Ranger of Chipmunk Park
- Bride of Devil's Creek
- Demon Bowler of "Al's Bowl-O-Rama"
- Stock Car Stalker
- Marsh Monster of Barlow's Bog
- Condo Creeper (mentioned only)
- Ghostly Lighthouse Keeper
|Mr. Quimby as the Phantom Fry Cook||Was trying to scare Mrs. Cadawallader and anybody else out of buying his diner.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Headless Conductor||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Werewolf of Wellington Way||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Ranging Ranger of Chipmunk Park||Unknown motives.|
|unnamed culprit as the Bride of Devil's Creek||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Demon Bowler of Al's Bowl-O-Rama||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Stock Car Stalker||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Marsh Monster of Barlow's Bog||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed and unseen culprit as he Condo Creeper||Unknown motives.|
|Unnamed culprit as the Ghostly Lighthouse Keeper||Unknown motives, but the gang told him to continue in order to make Mrs. Cadawallader's day.|
- Mrs. Cadawallader's House
- Dashaway Diner
- Markeley Square
- Train station
- Wellington Way
- Chipmunk Park
- Devil's Creek
- Al's Bowl-O-Rama
- Stock car race
- Barlow's Bog
- Condos where the gang caught The Condo Creeper (mentioned only)
- Pleasant Point
Well if you haven't been checking in on the forum of late, you'll be unaware of yet another thread accusing me of all sorts of unsubstantiated crimes against The League of Fanboy Protectors of No Talent Overhyped Wunderkinds. I hate offal such as Countdown to Fasciitis Crisis of Infinite Necrotization that they like for no bloody good reason. They therefore demand that I should be sent as an enemy combatant to Gitmo or redirected to Tom Cruise for psychiatric consultation.
I present, your honor, this issue of Scooby-Doo in my defense.
On the whole, I don't actually look at the credits of anything that's on my subscription list until I've finished reading the book. Well, imagine my surprise upon seeing Chuck Dixon's name attached to my beloved Scooby-Doo. Now a cursory glance through the review archive or googling up older reviews/arguments from the usenet will identify my lack of awe for Chuck Dixon's alleged talent, but--no, bias up my sleeve--here, he ghosts up a perfect, original Scooby-Doo story.
Dixon plays with the tried and true formula of Scooby-Doo and successfully arrives at a new twist that enhances the characterization of the gang who are all on model. He also positions Daphne and Velma in the lead of the marathon of mystery solving each of which even features amusing alliteration. Joe Staton's artwork is merely the whipped cream and cherry on top of this delight. So in short, Chuck Dixon did good.
- "Keep haunting this lighthouse and you'll make someone very happy."