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The Old Ways

The Old Ways

The Old Ways title card

Publisher DC Comics
Date published September 10, 1997
Part of Scooby-Doo #4
# of pages 22
Writer Terrance Griep, Jr.
Penciler Ernie Colon
Inker Ernie Colón
Colorer Trish Mulvihill
Letterer Phil Felix
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The Old Ways is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #4, by DC Comics. It was followed by How I Spent My Winter Break.


When a town is terrorized by Cernunnos (an avenger from Celtic mythology and the master of the hunt) and his hounds because a ceremonial statue was stolen, Scooby Doo and the gang try to help.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Cernunnos (single appearance)(Professor Mawer's disguise)
  • Ghostly hounds (single appearance)(no lines)(projection)
  • Professor Mawer (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous Emerald Grove citizens (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Druids (only time mentioned)





Suspect Motive/reason
Sheriff Blake He knew all about the legend of Cernunnos.
Mike Thorndike He also knew all about the legend of Cernunnos.
Mr. Pamix He claimed to know all about the druids.
Professor Mawer He claimed someone from Emerald Grove stole one of the druids ceremonial statues.


Culprit Motive/reason
Professor Mawer as Cernunnos To be honored as the true leader of the druids.

Full credits

The following credits try to match how they are displayed in the comic as much as possible:



  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Ruh-roh" count: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 1.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Cultural references

  • Shaggy wants to sing "MMMbop" on his pan flute, a then popular song by the teenage rock band, Hanson. A few stories later in Ghost Riders in Disguise, Daphne mentions that they didn't go to a Hanson concert in Denver to so they could see his cousin, Stetson.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • "MMMbop" is hyphenated.