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The Freeloading Ghost
Freeloading Ghost
Information
Publisher DC Comics
Release date February 2008
Part of Scooby-Doo! #127
Pages 4
Writer Darryl Taylor Kravitz
Pencils Karen Matchette
Inks Karen Matchette
Colors Heroic Age
Letters Randy Gentile
Editing Jeanine Schaefer
Chronology
Previous The Football Fiend
Next Ghouls Night At The Opera

The Freeloading Ghost is a story in Scooby-Doo! #127 by DC Comics.

Premise

An obnoxious ghost, driven from his home by the solution of a case, decides to haunt the gang instead.

Synopsis

Characters

Character
Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Obnoxious Crystal Key Ghost
Mr. Ditsel

Villains

  • Obnoxious Crystal Key Ghost
  • Mr. Ditsel
  • Other Crystal Key Ghosts (mentioned only)

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Obnoxious Crystal Key Ghost Wanted to get a new home with the gang cause they drove him out of his old home.
Mr. Ditsel Wanted to scare the locals into selling their land cheap, so that he could make a profit.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Ditsel, using the famed crystal key to control the ghosts of his ancestors. To scare the locals into selling him their land, so that he could make a profit.
Obnoxious Crystal Key Ghost He hid out in the gang's van, so that he could have a new home with them.

Locations

  • Crystal Key Mansion

Notes/trivia

  • At the end the ghost thinks it has found an envelope in the glove compartment that tells him "where you all live." Since they don't all live in the same home, the ghost may have gotten hold of some other address entirely, which would account for why he is never seen again.

Reception

In the last story Darryl Taylor Kravitz pits Mystery Inc. against the Freeloading Ghost. Bleah. While the Scooby-Doo movies brought the Gang face to face with genuine supernatural creatures and magic, the creators behind those works did so with panache. In Kravitz's story, an annoying ghost wastes time with a love of his own voice. The author clearly likes his character but at the expense of the stars.

I give you the worst, most inconsequential issue of Scooby-Doo. Let's hope this doesn't start a trend. [1]

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