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The Curse of Tootincandy's Tomb

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Publisher DC Comics
Date published December 7, 2011
Part of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #16
# of pages 10
Writer Scott Gross
Penciler Robert Pope
Inker Scott McRae
Colorer Jason Lewis
Letterer Dezi Sienty
Editor Kwanza Johnson
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The Curse of Tootincandy's Tomb is the first story of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #16, by DC Comics.


The gang is in Egypt, helping to investigate the terrifying tombs of Tootincandy.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Tomb spirits (single appearance)(no lines)(projection)
  • Ali (single appearance)
  • Ali's accomplices (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)

Other characters:

  • People at airport (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Archeologists (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Bani Rasheed tribe (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)


  • Egypt
    • Airport
    • Pyramids
      • King Tootincandy's Tomb


  • TBA


  • Airplane
  • Ali's jeep


Suspect Motive/reason
Ali He wished King Tootincandy's curse on anyone who would steal their treasures.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ali and his accomplices casting tomb spirit shadows To scare and rob the archaeologists, whom they believed were going to steal treasures from the tomb.


  • TBA

Cultural references

  • The absurdly non-Egyptian name "Tootincandy" plays off "Tutankhamun" and possibly also the lyrics of Bubblegum Bandit: "he's a rootin', tootin', candy lootin'... bubblegum bandit."

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The ending makes no sense. The archaeologists find the sarcophagus of King Tootincandy buried deep underground, and bring it up with ropes all around it. They open it and discover Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have somehow gotten inside and are pretending to take a nap in there as a joke.
    • It's that King Tootincandy is a historical double of Scooby-Doo (like the legendary Ascoobis in Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?), buried in suspended animation along with his favorite companion, the double of Shaggy. But since the Scooby figure has an "SD" tag and talks just like him, in English, and since almost everything in the sarcophagus is an anachronism (modern pillows, a teddy bear, and sleep masks exactly like the ones the duo worn on the plane), the first explanation is the simpler one. Minutes or hours could have passed between the panel where Shaggy is last seen and the panel in which the announcement of the discovery of the sarcophagus is made, allowing ample time for the two jokers to prepare their trick.