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Scooby-Doo in The Dragon's Eye, Part 5, The Kali of the Wild! is the second and last story in Scooby-Doo! #63.
The Dragon's Eye thief goes after the pieces of the Dragon's Eye which were made into earrings on a statue of Kali in India.
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|Rakshasas, actually loyal guards||Protecting the sacred Kali statue.|
|Lee Shiu Shian, the Dragon's Eye collector, disguised as an injured man||To steal another piece of the Dragon's Eye.|
This chapter of The Dragon’s Eye surprises. Rakasha are traditionally guardians in Indian folklore, yet here they still serve as the Scooby occult interest. John Rozum doesn’t fall back on the idea of renegade Rakasha or something equally trite. He instead orchestrates a means to maintain Scooby tradition without insulting Indian culture.
Mr. Rozum further strengthens the cast’s characterization. Though Freddie seems to have forgotten just who saved his life last issue, the gang’s commentary about Scooby’s and Shaggy’s alleged cowardice extends beyond the mystery. The duo are once again extremely brave when they discover the ghost to be more substantial.
Joe Staton seems to be having his best time in India. The people he gives a beautiful, noble mien. He details an exotic jungle setting, ornate architecture, friendly elephants and a pleasant humorous but daring Mystery Inc.