Never Ape an Ape-Man (Gold Key Comics)

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Never Ape an Ape-Man (Gold Key Comics)

Ape Man (Gold Key)

Never Ape an Ape-Man (GK) title card

Publisher Gold Key Comics
Date published March 1970
Part of Scooby Doo... Where Are You! #1
# of pages 12
Penciler Phil de Lara
Inker Phil de Lara
Previous story

What a Night for a Knight

Next story

The Galleon Ghost

Never Ape an Ape Man is the second and last story in Scooby Doo... Where Are You! #1, by Gold Key Comics. It was preceded by What a Night for a Knight.


Visiting the filming of The Ape-Man of Forbidden Mountain, which is directed by Daphne's uncle, John Maxwell, they discover there is a real Ape-Man scaring everyone off.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Ape-Man (single appearance)(no lines)(Carl's disguise)
  • Carl (single appearance)

Other characters:


  • Outskirts of city
    • Mansion set



  • Carl's trailer


  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Carl as the Ape-Man For not getting the lead role.


  • This is an adaptation of Never Ape an Ape Man, from the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series. Several things from the original TV version were either removed or altered:
    • Instead of confusingly having both Epi-Center Film Company and Starbright Films involved in the movie, just the latter is.
    • The parrot that says "Stick 'em up, what's the password?"
    • Ape Man dressing up as Scooby and performing the mirror routine
    • Shaggy isn't given a Shaggy Snack, but given Scooby Snacks, along with Scooby.
    • Scooby isn't offered a bonus snack.
    • Shaggy taking a picture of the Ape Man unmasked before he is captured. Instead, the Ape Man is unmasked at the end of the mystery.
    • There is a twist at the end because John Maxwell decides to rewrite the film so the gang can play leading roles, with Scooby-Doo as the Ape Man.
  • Whichever city they are outside of is presumably where they are supposed to live, which according to the retcon in the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo TV series, would be Coolsville.



Shaggy: It's Carl... the stunt man!

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