|This needs a stretch.|
Shaggy competes in a bike race and faces the Headless Bicycler.
- Headless Bicycler
Plot: The kibble includes a phantom bicyclist and a chocolate-covered ghost.
It's my sad duty to report that this issue of Scooby-Doo has all the meatiness of a day-old charred soup bone drained of its marrow. I shouldn't feel too disappointed. I've recommended practically each issue even when the book was published at another house. No title I suppose can have a perfect run, but this issue involves a pair of ghosts who could have spooked nobody during the woeful, cancerous Scrappy-Doo era.
What was John Rozum thinking? He knows better. He was a writer for The X-Files comic book series. He knows Kolchak on television already faced an updated Headless Horseman in the form of a spectral biker who cleaved his victims with a machete. He knows that compared to a decapitated motorcyclist, a headless bicycler is going to look pretty damn tame. He knows that Shaggy has no business entering a bike race for kids. He knows that even Shaggy shouldn't be afraid of headless Huffy-rider. Toss a big stick at the spokes, and Mr. Pumpkin-head will end up as pie.
Whereas I liked Joe Staton's sneaky tribute to Linus van Pelt, and there are two good Daphne poses by Joe Staton, even the delectable Daphne cannot save this debacle of a dirt poor race.