|This needs a stretch.|
The gang takes some time out to watch a downhill skiing championship as their vacation is cut short by the ghost of a lumberjack who used to work for the lumber company that owned the mountain where the ski resort is now built.
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- Ghost of Butch LeFeu (single appearance)(Triston Smith's disguise)
- Triston Smith (single appearance)
- Larry Hardwick (single appearance)
- Triston Smith's assistant (single appearance)
- Doctor (single appearance)
- Preston (single appearance)(no lines)
- Preston's partner (single appearance)(no lines)
- Farm of Fear (mentioned)
- Yukon Wintersports Championship (formerly called The Touchwood Lumber Camp)
- Sledding race track
- Local prison
|Flea Speedwell||To beat Ted St. Moritz in the sledding championship.|
|Triston Smith||Was always absent when the Ghost of Butch LeFeu appeared.|
|Larry Hardwick||To win the sledding championship...for once.|
| Triston Smith as the Ghost of Butch LeFeu|
Larry Hardwick as his accomplice. He let convicts get away in a copy of his sledding costume.
|To help local convicts escape from jail, for money.|
- A Canadian mountie appears with the name tag "Preston." This is a reference to the old TV series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.
In "Skeleton Skare," Terrance Griep Jr. comes up with a serpentine scheme that's underplayed in front of the obvious suspect. The genius of the story comes from the fact that this time it's the land that's important not the actual swindle. As usual, Mr. Griep stretches the formula and uses it cleverly to persuade Shaggy's performance as ghost bait.
The lumberjack flaming skull haunter is a particularly inventive ghoul to pit against the gang, and Joe Staton has a lot of fun with the spook. Mr. Staton luckily for the reader portrays the gang vividly in both mysteries. His delectable Daphne is a wonder to watch, and Mystery Inc., he portrays with a usual attention to depth that goes beyond the limited animation of the original model. The irony is that Staton's characters are given a greater range of motion in static pencils than the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? cartoon. Dave Hunt's inks in the first mystery draw out Mr. Staton's soft, subtle pencils while Jeff Albrect gives a more stronger, pointed look to the characters. Nevertheless, fans of the series will appreciate all the artwork.