|This needs a stretch.|
A Luddite ghost seems to strike.
- Luddite Ghost
Bob Fingerman in the next story creates humorous misfortunes through the stretching out of the Mystery Machine's slow death, and he also injects originality in the story by making Freddie the usually competent, grounded and happy detective the unwitting dupe. The attack on Bill Gates though certainly obvious none the less captures a weasel-like dependence on theft that rings true, and Mr. Fingerman doesn't make the mistake in over-stating the Luddites' effects on the industrial revolution.
Joe Staton once again handles the artistry. Notice how Velma's cousin while bearing a resemblance to Velma does not become Velma. Velma though a plain looking young lady when compared to the delectable Daphne, still bears a feminine poise. It would have been very easy for the artist to simply copy Velma and turn her into a man for the visual characterization of the cousin or disguise less accomplished artwork by changing Velma's visual characterization to make the cousin look different.