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Prom Fright

MI at prom

Prom Fright title card

Publisher DC Comics
Part of Scooby-Doo! #53
# of pages 12
Writer John Rozum
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorer Paul Becton
Letterer Gus Hartman
Jenna Garcia
Editor Joan Hilty
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Prom Fright is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo! #53, by DC Comics.


The gang goes from being guests of honor to guests of horror at their old high school.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Dex (final appearance)(redeemed)
  • Kevin (single appearance)(redeemed)
  • Monster (single appearance)(Kevin's disguise)

Other characters:

  • Students (single appearance)(no lines)



  • TBA


  • None


Suspect Motive/reason
Dex He wanted to win Anne-Marie back.


Culprit Motive/reason
Kevin as the monster
To make Jordan look like a coward so Dex could win Anne-Marie back.



In the first story, John Rozum reveals a little bit more about the gang while twisting the trite plot point of the school prom being the event in fiction. Usually a prom highlights the couple, but Mr. Rozum cleverly leaves a lot of room for those who doubt the Daphne/Freddie relationship. Are they a couple, or are they simply friends? You decide.

The prom in the horror genre usually translates the often life-changing reality into a life-changing surreality where you can wind up dead, eaten by Hellhounds or find yourself awash in pig's blood and telekinetically hurled through a window.

Mr. Rozum nicely marries "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to the spooky traditions of the prom in horror fiction. By thinking about the reality of the situation, he elects a more realistic outcome if such hogwash ever would occur during a real prom. He also spares little sympathy for either the antagonist or the character who would be the traditional protagonist. It's a daring move that allows the Scooby Gang to be the more mature individuals and more overtly heroic.[1]