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The Curse of the Ogopogo

Ogopogo knocks gang out of raft

The Curse of the Ogopogo title card

Publisher DC Comics
Date published September 9, 2010
Part of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #1
# of pages 10
Writer Scott Gross
Penciler Scott Gross
Inker Scott Gross
Colorer Wildstorm FX
Letterer Nick J. Napolitano
Editor Scott Peterson
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The Curse of the Ogopogo is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #1, by DC Comics. It was followed by the reprint, Stubble Trouble.


Scooby and the gang are vacationing in Vancouver, Canada where giant monster called Ogopogo started showing up! Punch buggies, loggers and giant serpents - are they somehow related?


The gang arrive at Lake Okanagan, Vancouver for a nice relaxing vacation but their peace and tranquility is broken when Shaggy and Scooby are chased by a lake monster: The Ogopogo, a legendary monster that has been "spotted" over the years but now has been chasing away tourists. The gang discovers that the monster is really a crane with a car attached at the top and operated by loggers from the logging company. The loggers were scaring away tourists so they can buy the land around the lake.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Locals (single appearance)


  • Ogopogo (single appearance)(no lines)(loggers' disguise)
  • Loggers (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Ken Chaplin (only time mentioned)
  • Clem Chaplin (only time mentioned)
  • Mounties (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Fish (single appearance)(no lines)



  • Raft
  • Velma's camera
  • Shaggy's camera
  • Fred's video camera
  • Handcuffs



  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Loggers as the Ogopogo They wanted to log Okanagan Valley.


  • TBA

Cultural references

  • The sightings that are mentioned did happen in real life, although they've been slightly altered.
    • Mission Beach is technically called Okanagan Mission.
    • Ken Chaplin wasn't explicitly called a used car salesman, just a salesman. His father, Clem, was involved, but it was Ken who filmed the footage.
  • Fred's reaction that it looks like a beaver, is a common reaction.

Coloring mistakes

  • On pages 1, 2, 5, and 9, Fred's collar is white.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or oddities

  • Daphne says "jinkies" on page 7.
  • The gang considers the Ogopogo to be a disguised crane with a car attached to the tip. Somehow the crane can flex around like a neck. It would've been more convinving to just say it looks like a disguised submarine.



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