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The Roswell Riddle

Gang find alien (The Roswell Riddle)

The Roswell Riddle title card

Publisher DC Comics
Date published July 9, 1997
Part of Scooby-Doo #2
# of pages 14
Writer Terrence Griep
Penciler Ernie Colón
Inker Ernie Colón
Colorer Trish Mulvihill
Letterer Phil Felix
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The Roswell Riddle is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #2, by DC Comics. It was followed by Stubble Trouble.


The town of Roswell, New Mexico, is being troubled by what seems to be a real alien. Distrust falls among the gang as it can take different forms.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Tourists (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)



  • Alien's ray gun
  • Light bulb (destroyed)
  • Fred's lantern
  • Transparent balloon
  • Alien costume
  • Dollar notes



Suspect Motive/reason
Pueblo Biff Twobirds He wanted Flo Grange's vending booth for more space.
Flo Grange She wanted Pueblo Biff Twobirds's vending booth for more space.
Melvin Snug He was so impressed with how many tourists had come to Roswell this year.
Dusty McSharp He claimed he was the first person to see the alien.


Culprit Motive/reason
Pueblo Biff Twobirds and Flo Grange disguised as aliens
Melvin Snug
To attract more tourists to Roswell.

Full credits

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



  • Shaggy trusts Velma with his "hepness," which could be insinuated as romantic feelings towards her.


  • Disguises: Fred as an alien.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Ruh-roh" count: 1.
  • "Zoinks" count: 1.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 1.

Cultural references

  • Shaggy says he and Scooby should split like Roseanne's pantyhose, an apparent joke about Roseanne Barr.
  • Shaggy thinks he's stuck in "Charlotte's Web", which before this story, was a book adapted into an animated film by Hanna-Barbera.
  • Velma and Daphne use Star Trek terms when using the faux alien shuttle craft.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


Velma: How do we know the alien isn't disguised as one of us?