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The Creepy Cruise (DC Comics)
Creepy Cruise (DC)
Information
Publisher DC Comics
Release date March 2003
Part of Scooby-Doo! #68
Pages 10
Writer Earl Kress
Pencils Vincent Deporter
Inks Vincent Deporter
Colors Paul Becton
Letters Tom Orzechowski
Editing Joan Hilty
Chronology
Previous Creature Feature
Next Land-Grabbing Ghosts

The Creepy Cruise is a story in Scooby-Doo! #68 by DC Comics.

Premise

The gang are heading out to sea to study a pollution problem as they are joined by a Senator named Councilman Howell and an old "sea dog" called Satchel. The ghost haunts the ship of the famous sea explorer Captain Justseau as the gang sets the trap to capture the ghost. But it's Scooby who accidentally trips up the ghost. Unmasking the ghost, the gang learns it is the Senator who has ties to the corporation polluting the sea. It appears the Senator was trying to hide his involvement in the affair.

Synopsis

Characters

Character
Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Congressman Howell
Reed "Satchel" Clark
Captain Justseau

Villains

  • Ghost

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Congressman Howell He denied the fact that the dumping of sewage in the deep sea had caused destructive organisms to grow, throwing off the ecological balance.
Reed "Satchel" Clark He warned the gang away from the ship, because he thought it was haunted.
Captain Jutseau He told the gang that with the ghost plaguing his ship, he thought that the research trip was getting to dangerous for them.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Congressman Howell as the Ghost He has ties to the corporation polluting the sea and was trying to hide his involvement in the affair.

Locations

  • Coolsville
    • Coolsville Harbor
    • Captain Jutseau's ship

Notes/trivia

Reception

The second story has a definite current feel. The characters here behave more like the updated versions seen in the movie and the new highly recommended cartoon series What's New Scooby-Doo? Neither of the two productions involved a complete departure from their classic counterparts, but there's a more jokey feeling amid the gang. Fortunately, this fits with their friendship and doesn't get in the way of solving the mystery.

Vincent DePorter keeping in tune with the mood gives the gang an update. He anticipates the advances in animation and thus makes the gang more fluid in motion. The stormy atmosphere of the at sea setting for instance blows hair and skirts. Velma has more curves than expected ala' Linda Cardelini. Daphne has a Dan DeCarlo look to the face that while definitely off-model from the Hanna-Barbera character fits her more sparkly personality ala' Sara Michelle Gellar. [1]

Quotes

References

  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews

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