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The Mystery Machine Mystery (Archie Comics)

Crashing thru the Great Detectives Hall of Fame

The Mystery Machine Mystery (Archie) title card

Date published January 1997
Part of Scooby-Doo #18
# of pages 13
Writer Mike Kirschenbaum
Penciler Phil Solow
Inker Jorge Pacheco
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Cave Fear!

The Mystery Machine Mystery is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #18, by Archie Comics. It was followed by Cave Fear!.


The gang are to be inducted into the Great Detectives Hall of Fame. But that might not happen when the Mystery Machine seems to get a life of its own.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Barney Bigmouth (only time heard)
  • Great Detectives Hall of Fame members (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Photographer (single appearance)
  • Reporter (single appearance)
  • Kid with boombox (single appearance)
  • Police officer (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
John Jones Jealous of Fred.
Mechanic He was working at a closed gas station.


Culprit Motive/reason
Rob Royfield as the mechanic who rigged the Mystery Machine He thought great mystery would get more visitors to the Great Detectives Hall of Fame.



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

Coloring mistakes

  • On the last panel of page 6 and the first panel of page 7, Rob has white hair (making him look older than he really is), only to have black hair from the third panel of the same page and onwards.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • On page 10, panel 4, "Jinkies" is spelt, "Jinkees."


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