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Snowball Fright
Snowman
Description
Part of Scooby-Doo! #103
# of pages 8
Writer John Rozum
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Horacio Ottolini
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Travis Lanham
Editor Michael Siglain
Chronology
Previous story

Super-Duper Superstitions

Next story

Ghoul Ascending a Staircase


Snowball Fright is the first story in Scooby-Doo! #103 by DC Comics.

Premise

One of the snowmen in the neighborhood seems to be moving.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Mrs. Klein (single appearance)
  • Kids (single appearance)

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Police officer (single appearance)
  • Mrs. Klein's kids (only time mentioned)

Locations

  • Coolsville
    • Mrs. Klein's neighborhood
      • Mrs. Klein's home
      • Ryan's Repairs

Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

  • TBA

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Mrs. Klein Melted snowman tracks were discovered on the floor inside her house.
Mr. Ryan According to one of the little kids' dad, he hasn't had much work lately.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Ryan as the Moving Snowman His work had completely dried up and he had bills to pay.

Notes/trivia

  • TBA

Reception

Rozum returns to Scooby-Doo in good, nay, great spirits. He opens the book up with a seasonal short that's enhanced through Joe Staton's incredible creation of wintry atmosphere and Horacio Ottolini's use of shadows. I was getting a chill.

The story won't melt any brain cells, but it's a fun tale exhibiting good detective work and a very clever Scooby Snack involving the properties of water that Scooby sleuths in seconds.[1]


Note: a review of #140 is the same thing as a review of #103, since one is a reprint of the other.

DC Comics Scooby-Doo! #140 (March 2009) filled me with an abiding joy as I flipped through its terrific pages over the past weekend. This was a "real" comic book folks! Writer John Rozum penned all three wonderful short stories within the issue and each of them was interesting, entertaining and true to what I recall of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon show upon which this series is based. Rozum’s partners on the first two tales are veteran penciller Joe Staton & inker Horacio Ottolini. There are no cheats within either of these stories; the reader is treated to lush, full artwork that cuts no corners. The backgrounds are fully realized, Staton's visual characterization enhances the script and even at only 8 and 6 pages in length, the two adventures have a recognizable beginning, middle and end. The third story illustrated by Robert Pope & Scott McCrae is also loads of fun, but simply not of the caliber of Staton and Ottolini’s stuff.[2]

Quotes


References

  1. Ray Tate in Line of Fire Reviews
  2. Chuck Wells Rayboy's review

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