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Screechy Keen is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo! #65 by DC Comics. It was followed by The Dragon's Eye, Part 7, Shanghaied in the Forbidden City!.
Radio gossip show O'Brian's Echo is being haunted by a screeching banshee.
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- Javaris Jackson (single appearance)
- Brad Learner (single appearance)
- Mr. Irons (single appearance)
- Echo O'Brian (single appearance)
- The Mystery Machine
|Brad Learner||He used to have the time slot that O'Brien's Echo now held at the radio station.|
|Mr. Irons||He owned the local rival radio station in the town of Coolsville.|
|Angus McLeery as the Radio Banshee||To keep Echo O'Brian from ruining the lives of others.|
The identity of the culprit in "Screech Keen" is rather obvious--at least to me it was, but the method of Banshee is ingenious as are the clues to the way the ghostly powers were achieved. Dialogue between Shaggy and Scooby is hilarious, and the exchange reveals knowledge of the past. One of the rather subtle things about "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" was that it never quite started from scratch like other cartoons. The gang always had a reputation, and Scooby and Shaggy were well aware of and often remarked on their use as bait.
Karen Matchette with Joe Staton's usual inker does a terrific job capturing the gang's look but also imbuing them with more animation and characteristic distinction. Thanks to Dave Hunt's influence, the gang are more on model, and you can better appreciate Ms. Matchette's cartooning capabilities.