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The Star-Spangled Spectre

Colony Creature

The Star-Spangled Spectre title card

Publisher Gold Key Comics
Date published August 1974
Part of Scooby Doo... Mystery Comics #27
# of pages 13
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
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Nightmare First-Class

The Star-Spangled Spectre is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo... Mystery Comics #27, by Gold Key Comics. It was followed by Nightmare First-Class.


The town of New Lichfield, Massachusetts is being haunted by the Colony Creature.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Colony Creature (single appearance)(disguise)(also British soldier's disguise in flashback)/
  • Charlie (single appearance)
  • Viceroy (single appearance)(flashback only)
  • Charlie's accomplice 1 (single appearance)
  • Charlie's accomplice 2 (single appearance)

Other characters:



  • Dynamite (mentioned)
  • Safety deposit box 3574
  • Fred's compass
  • Wall plaque
  • Lodestone
  • Jacob Richfield's journal
  • Colony Creature suit
  • Lantern
  • Dog food



Suspect Motive/reason
Charlie's accomplices They were secretly watching Shaggy & Scooby leave the bank.


Culprit Motive/reason
One of the viceroy's men as the Colony Creature (flashback) To scare the colonists into paying King George's high fee.
Charlie as the Colony Creature
Charlie's accomplices
To steal the $50,000 from the bank.


  • In this story, Fred's family come from New Lichfield, Massachusetts; he's also a decendant of Jacob Richfield.
  • Daphne has actually been on a date before.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


Clerk: Well, well, seems you're a decendant of Jacob Richfield! He's the town hero!

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