The Gypsy's Curse

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The Gypsy's Curse

Werewolf Chief Kline at staircase

The Gypsy's Curse title card

Publisher Gold Key Comics
Date published December 1973
Part of Scooby Doo... Mystery Comics #22
# of pages 13
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
Editor Chase Craig
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The Gypsy's Curse is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo... Mystery Comics #22, by Gold Key Comics. It was followed by Tribute in Flames.


Has a gypsy's curse turned the Chief of Police into a werewolf?


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Chief Kline (single appearance)(main story and flashback)


  • Werewolf/Chief Kline (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)(main story and flashback)/
  • Gypsy (single appearance)/
  • Mike (single appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Mr. Brewster (single appearance)(main story and flashback)

'Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous pedestrians (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Photographer (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Waiter (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Officer York (single appearance)
  • Officer 2 (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Firemen (only time mentioned)
  • Trick or treating kid 1 (single appearance)
  • Trick or treating kid 2 (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Chief Kline A gypsy put a curse on him.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mike as the werewolf and gypsy A paid thug.
Mr. Brewster To collect the insurance to pay for his mayor campaign, while getting Kline out of the running.


  • At least in Gold Key Comics canon, Scooby talks in thought bubbles because he can't actually talk. Since he has been able to speak, he must mean he can't speak in complete sentences.
  • Scooby says he has brown eyes.
  • This story is set on Halloween, although it's not a Halloween special.


  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 1.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


Shaggy: You know, you looked a lot prettier with the beast mask on!
Mike: Cool it, weird beard! We're tying up you kids and the chief while we get out of town.

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