|This needs a stretch.|
|Return of the King|
|Release date||May 2000|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #34|
|Previous||The Hound of the Basket Cases|
|Next||Phast Phood Phantom|
The gang goes to Las Vegas, hoping to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Alvin Parsley, the rock 'n roll "King." Among a host of impersonators, a man suddenly appears claiming to be the one true King. Is he?
- Alvin Parsley (single appearance)(photograph)
|Dario Badalamente||Having the King appear at his hotel would be great publicity.|
|Jesse||Though he wouldn't directly admit it, he seemed to be the real Alvin Parsley.|
|Prissy Parsley||The King said only she should have the right to market his image.|
|Prissy Parsley as the King||She wanted to monopolize the rights to market her famous uncle's image.|
- The title is almost a direct match with the famous Tolkien novel The Return of the King.
I don't think Chris Jordan is even trying to copy, in the second puzzler, that which flitted through the airwaves, but that's quite all right. His "ultra-hip" artwork--something you may find in the cartoons of non-gritty small press books--brings the essence of the gang to Las Vegas.
Writer Joe Edkin plugs in some imaginative lyrics to the Elvis tunes that accompany the exploration into the disappearance of Alvin Parsely--ouch, but perhaps most ingenious is how he fools you with a literal red-herring. I don't know I might have been sleepy : ). He may not trick you, but you'll still enjoy the ride.