|This needs a stretch.|
|Night of the Jinkies|
|Release date||August 2005|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #97|
|Writer||Ivan Velez, Jr.|
|Letters||Nick J. Napolitano|
|Previous||Big Game Haunter|
|Next||Yo Ho Haunted|
- Uncle Shug (single appearance)
- Uncle Shoogy (mentioned)
- Mayor (single appearance)(flashback only)
- Fellow scientist (single appearance)(flashback only)
- Crowd of children at unveiling (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Audience at the court (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Judge (single appearance)(flashback only)
- Crowd of children at the Jinkie Jungle (single appearance)(no lines)
- Construction site
- Old Factory Jinkies: Space Monkies
- Jinkie Jungle Official Sanctuary and Petting Zoo
|Former mayor's wife||Raising the Jinkies underground to preserve them.|
In the first story, the source of Velma's famous exclamation gets multiple furry faces. The mystery is a clever little piece that makes use of classic pop culture staples--sea monkeys and some actual science--always welcome.
The Gang read as perfect-pitch characterization, and a real prevalent crime can be found in the center of the story.
Joe Staton of course does his usual fantastic job when illustrating the Gang. This issue he gets the chance to show a flashback of Daphne Blake as a kid, and the incarnation naturally bears a dead-on resemblance to the young Daphne seen in A Pup Named Scooby Doo, one of the less awful spin-offs of the show. Hey, at least Scrappy wasn't in it.