Screechy Keen

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Screechy Keen
Radio Banshee
Publisher DC Comics
Release date December 2002
Part of Scooby-Doo! #65
Pages 10
Writer Terrance Griep, Jr.
Pencils Karen Matchette
Inks Dave Hunt
Colors Paul Becton
Letters Tom Orzechowski
Editing Joan Hilty
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Screechy Keen is a story in Scooby-Doo! #65.


Radio gossip show O'Brian's Echo is being haunted by a screeching banshee.



Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Echo O'Brian
Javaris Jackson
Angus McLeery
Brad Learner
Mr. Irons



Suspect Motive/reason
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.


Culprit Motive/reason
Angus McLeery as the Radio Banshee To keep Echo O'Brian from ruining the lives of others.



Coloring Mistakes

Inconsistencies/Continuity Errors and/or Oddities


Two filling Scooby-Snacks await fans for this issue. 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.

Joe Staton--I mean--look at this comic book. Some pretentious twits wonder why I review or even buy Scooby-Doo. Number one, I'm a fan. Number two, it's drawn and written more than often better than so-called serious books. Joe Staton inscribes even more detail to the background of the seventh part of the "Dragon's Eye." He flows ornate drapes and bonsais trees. He constructs Eastern architecture and carves ornate statues. He weaves decorative rugs, and yet still the gang does not get lot in a background that never seems busy. This is art. It doesn't matter if the method to bring this art is something as humble as Scooby-Doo and the gang. This is a seduction of the eyes. [1]



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