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The Grappling Guardian

Guardian Spirit chasing Shag and Scoob

The Grappling Guardian title card

Part of Scooby-Doo! #70
# of pages 10
Writer John Rozum
Penciler John Delaney
Inker Mike DeCarlo
Colorer Paul Becton
Letterer Tom Orzechowski
Editor Joan Hilty
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Doozy Ghoulespie

The Grappling Guardian is a story in Scooby-Doo! #70 by DC Comics.


The gang is called in to a museum to investigate a strange statue that has come to life and threatens the exhibit.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Guardian Spirit (single appearance)(retired stuntman's disguise)
  • Hung Kam-Bo (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Lee Sau-Yin (single appearance)
  • Retired stuntman (single appearance)(no lines)

Other characters:

  • Mrs. Feigen (single appearance)
  • Museum goers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Cheung Man-Yuk (final appearance)
  • U.S. customs agents (single appearance)(no lines)


  • Museum
  • Museum of Nanjing (mentioned)
  • China (mentioned)
  • Hong Kong (mentioned)


  • TBA



Suspect Reason
Leung Kar-Fai He was nervous and behaved oddly at the exhibit opening. Seemed obsessed with the statue.
Mr. Elliot He interrupted the gang before Mr. Leung could tell them something about the statue.


Culprit Reason
Retired stuntman as the Guardian Spirit
Hung Kam-Bo and Lee Sau-Yin
To smuggle items inside some of the exhibit pieces.


  • Chinese police agent Cheung Man-Yuk from the "Dragon's Eye" saga returns in this story.


In the second story, Scooby enjoys a standout scene that reveals a characterization hinted at in the Scooby-Doo movie. Scooby, unlike the miserable reprobate Scrappy, is actually a well-mannered and well-behaved doggie. Here we see him quickly and effeciently save the museum pieces from becoming shards of history on marble tile. A dog with taste. It's a shame DC never had rights to Scooby-Doo during the pre-Crisis. I would have loved to have seen a team-up between Krypto and Scoob.

While Joe Staton would have been ideal for detailing the second mystery, artist John Delaney and reliable inker Mike DeCarlo make able substitutes. They make the story visually funny. The standout scene is of course the aforementioned agile saves by Scoob. The first mystery rendered by Anthony Williams generates some interesting character design while promoting several sightless gags courtesy of Shaggy and Scooby.[1]



  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews