|This needs a stretch.|
|Publisher||Gold Key Comics|
|Release date||Aug 1974|
|Part of||Scooby Doo... Mystery Comics #27|
|Previous||The Star-Spangled Spectre|
|Next||The Ancient Astronaut|
Nightmare First-Class is a story in Scooby-Doo... Mystery Comics #27
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Mr. Randolph, an attorney, has read out the last will of Hal Hollingsworth, Sr., who has died and left $2,000,000 to his son, Hal Junior, if he can be found. Three hundred, fourteen Hals come forth, but eventually the right one is located. However, there is a ghost in the mansion, who claims he is not the rightful heir.
Hal hires the gang as ghost-breakers, and invites them to stay a few days to expose the hoax. During he day, they get to relax and enjoy the setting. Shaggy, in particular, enjoys the food, and is still eating when he and Fred turn in for the night.
Fred can't sleep, though, and realizes he's overlooked an important clue. The ghost appears and Fred tries to wake Shaggy, to no avail. Hal asks Fred if the ghost is real and Fred, knowing both the ghost and Hal Junior are fake, declares the ghost genuine. "Hal" confesses that his real name is Keith Durbin and the ghost shows himself to be Randolph, the lawyer.
Durbin tries to escape, but runs into Shaggy, who has twisted himself in a sheet and is suffering from a "first-class nightmare." Fred explains he realized Durbin was a fake because his ear pattern was different than the photo of the real Hal, Jr.
|Hal Hollingsworth, Jr. (really Keith Durbin)|
- Mansion Ghost/Mr. Randolph
|Mr. Randolph as the Mansion Ghost||To expose Keith Durbin|
|Keith Durbin as Hal Hollingsworth, Jr.||To try to inherit a fortune|