|This needs a stretch.|
One of the snowmen in the neighborhood seems to be moving.
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- Mrs. Klein (single appearance)
- Kids (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
- Police officer (single appearance)
- Mrs. Klein's kids (only time mentioned)
- Mrs. Klein's home
- Ryan's Repairs
- The Mystery Machine
- Police cars
- Mr. Ryan's van
|Mrs. Klein||A big round depression was in the snow of her yard.|
|Mr. Ryan||According to one of the little kids' dad, he hasn't had much work lately.|
|Mr. Ryan as the Moving Snowman||His work had completely dried up and he had bills to pay.|
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.
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.