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The Monster of Shoogy Cove

Great Shark Beast scares people on the beach

The Monster of Shoogy Cove title card

Part of Scooby-Doo! #87
# of pages 8
Writer Ivan Velez, Jr.
Penciler Robert W. Pope
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Pat Brosseau
Editor Joan Hilty
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The Monster of Shoogy Cove is the first of three stories in Scooby-Doo! #87 by DC Comics.


The gang comes down to check out a shark monster that is haunting Shaggy's uncle Shoogy.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Beach goers (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Beach guards (single appearance)



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Suspect Motive/reason
Mike Gruff attitude.
Florita She knew about the Great Shark Beast's curse.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mike as the Great Shark Beast
Florita as his accomplice
To force Shoogy to sell his business and split the money.


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This is a very unusual issue of Scooby Doo. All three stories in some way veer from the formula of Mystery Inc. All three however do not suffer from the attempt at doing something new.

In the first tale, a shark-like demon--read as man in rubber suit--attempts to frighten away the beachgoers at Shoogy's Cove. As you may have deduced from the name, Shoogy is Shaggy's relative, and though Ivan Velez Jr. portrays the Gang in character, he does not give the meddling kids any clues whereby they can uncover the identity of the Shark Monster. Instead, they just lay out a hilarious trap and put the kibosh on him.

Robert Pope does a fair job at capturing the Gang at work and at play. He does forget on occasion that Daphne has a prominent chin, but his take on the other characters--especially Velma and an emotive Scooby--do not embarrass him. [1]



  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews