The Curse of Tootincandy's Tomb

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The Curse of Tootincandy's Tomb
Curse of Tootincandy's Tomb
Part of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #13
# of pages 10
Writer Scott Gross
Penciler Robert W. 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? issue 16 by DC Comics.


The gang is in Egypt, helping to investigate the terrifying tombs of Tootincandy. The Mystery, Inc., gang has mummy madness to deal with - and, of course, Shaggy and Scooby are nowhere to be seen!


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Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Dr. Harriet Carter



Suspect Motive/reason
Suspect Motive/reason


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



King Tootincandy or Scooby pretending

King Tootincandy?

  • 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 Rogers and Scooby-Doo have somehow gotten inside and are pretending to take a nap in there as a joke.
  • Another explanation is 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 Rogers. 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.
  • 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."


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