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The Hound of the Basket Cases
The Hound of the Basket Cases title card
Description
Part of Scooby-Doo! #34
# of pages 12
Writer Dan Abnett
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorer Paul Becton
Letterer John Costanza
Chronology
Previous story

The Creeping Horror

Next story

Return of the King


The Hound of the Basket Cases is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo! #34, by DC Comics.

Premise

An English lord is troubled by a family curse and an evil hound that roams the moors.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Phantom Hound (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)/
  • Dog (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
  • Edward Darkmoor (single appearance)(redeemed)

Other characters:

  • None

Locations

Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Mr. Peeves Angry at the family for getting nothing in the will.
Edward Darkmoor Urged his brother to sell the castle to an amusement park developer.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Edward Darkmoor He thought creating the Hound would get his brother to sell the place.
Ordinary dog as the Phantom Hound Disguised with phosphorescent paint by Edward Darkmoor. He wasn't dangerous at all, he just wanted to play.

Notes/trivia

  • The title parodies the famous Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Reception

In Scooby-Doo, Dan Abnett parades the Mystery Machine through a spooky castle, but you won't howl at the mystery which features some nice twists on the traditional characters of Baskerville Hall and a plausible motive for the culprit.

Though Joe Staton and Dave Hunt with Paul Becton have always effortlessly translated what was on the cel to the panel, this issue particularly offers the reader excellent perspective shots and differing camera angles. The art team also electrify the characterization on page five with what the esteemed faculty at Acme University calls a Wild-Take straight from the show. Elsewhere, the subtlety of expression suits Mr. Abnett's sparkling characterization. On page eight, check out Daphne's look of concentration as she pieces together a puzzle or the hilarious disgust on Scoob's face when he and we find a food he will not touch.[1]

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