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The Case Of The Cinema Spirit
Cinema Spirit
Information
Publisher DC Comics
Release date March 2002
Part of Scooby-Doo! #56
Pages 12
Writer Chuck Dixon
Pencils Joe Staton
Inks Mike DeCarlo
Colors Paul Becton
Letters Sergio Garcia
Editing Joan Hilty
Chronology
Previous Chili Chiller
Next The Italian Hellion

The Case Of The Cinema Spirit is a story in Scooby-Doo! #56 by DC Comics.

Premise

The Scooby Gang discover the secret of a haunted make-up case once owned by one of the masters of the silent movie era.

Synopsis

Characters

Character
Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Horatio Hassenfus (ghost)
Harold Hassenfus

Villains

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Suspect Motive/reason


Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Culprit Motive/reason


Locations

Notes/trivia

Reception

Chuck Dixon strikes again. Granted, he keeps the gang in character which admittedly surprised me. The dialogue he writes for them fits the voices I grew up with while watching the show, and the central premise of the plot actually is inventive. However, the mystery is easy to solve and relies on not one but three clichés. Futhermore, it seems to break the tried and tested formula of there being no ghosts in the world of Scooby-Doo. Still, for Chuck Dixon this brief mystery is the equivalent of Shakespeare.

Joe Staton's artwork doesn't get the attention it deserves from Mike DeCarlo. Although, Daphne gets quite a bit of the spotlight as she bids on a famous actor's make-up kit. [1]

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