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You Want Frights with That?
You Want Frights With That
Description
Part of Scooby-Doo! #111
# of pages 8
Writer Chuck Dixon
Penciler Joe Staton
Inker Horacio Ottolini
Colorer Heroic Age
Letterer Mike Sellers
Editor Michael Siglain
Chronology
Previous story

Sinister Sounds

Next story

Sinister Sounds II


You Want Frights with That? is a story in Scooby-Doo! #111 by DC Comics.

Premise

Shaggy and Scooby go to the rescue of a kidnapped fast-food king.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Chicken Cordon Blue (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Tex Taco (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Pierre Lefry (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Johnny Swirly (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Roland Buzby's business competitors (only time mentioned)

Other characters:

  • Newscaster (single appearance)
  • Reporters (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

Suspects

  • None

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Roland Buzby's business competitors To takeover Roland Buzby's business.

Notes/trivia

  • TBA

Reprints

Reception

The real moment of laughter comes in the second story served up by Chuck Dixon. He entices the reader with some out of character behavior by habitual "chickens" Shaggy and Scooby. Now, as any real fan knows Scooby and Shaggy really are brave. They easily become frightened, and yet they still go along with Mystery Inc. to solve the crime. As the Scooby-Doo movies pointed out, they really provide an important service. Their finely tuned senses for when to run are unparalleled.

Dixon though finds a very logical means to make them brave and displays their detective work and team skills in a vignette where the odd couple waxes poetic over foods important to the main thrust of the story. Dixon furthermore subtly shows the camaraderie of the gang. Certainly, Velma, Fred and Daphne act understandably surprised at the end where the villains of the piece stand revealed, but they don't behave shocked. It's surprising, but it's not that surprising.

Joe Staton with his powerful on-model treatment of the cast and his expertise in visual understatement aid the characterization of stars. The Gang offers neither outrageous gestures nor melodramatic trappings. Scooby and Shaggy, cartooniest of Mystery Inc, gain from Staton's carefully considered expressions. He knows just how scared they should be and just how brave they should act.[1]

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