Scooby-Doo #143

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Jun 2009 | DC

Wicked Witch of the West Wing
Robbie Busch
Pencils: Joe Staton
Ink: Jeff Albrecht
Colour: Heroic Age
Letters: Travis Lanham

Velma’s Monsters of the World Cadborosaurus
John Rozum
Pencils: Karen Matchette
Ink: Mike Decarlo
Colour: Heroic Age
Letters: Travis Lanham

Sunday in the Park with Scooby!
Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fabio Laguna
Colour: Dave Tanguay
Letters: Travis Lanham

The gang have been called in by the president to solve the mystery of the witch terrorizing the white house.

I’ll get you Mister President, and your little dog, too… AHHH—HAHAHAHA!

Typical Scoob, one of my favorite cartoons from my childhood, though back then I never realized how obvious it was to tell who the bad guy(s) were. I still catch re-runs on Cartoon Network and I like some of the recent movies they’ve made. It’s nice to see they still exist and haven’t changed too much. 

This first tale was all right, just another comic buying in to the new administration, but still a typical, yet short, Scooby adventure. Though there is one thing missing in this book: “I would have done it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!” That iconic line I’ll probably remember well into my next few lives. It’s understandable why it was omitted, since the bad guy was redeemed.

After this story is another short brought to us by Velma where she talks about Canada’s Cadborosaurus. This is no Monster Hunters episode with the gang, but more of an educational bit. I must admit it is interesting and is actually something worth writing on the “Everything I learned I Learned from Scooby-Doo” poster.

There’s just one thing I’m confused on. I do watch Monster Hunters and the last episode I watched dealt with Ogopogo. They had a segment on that show dealing with the baby found in the sperm whale stomach. In this book, it’s attributed to Cadborosaurus, but even the imagery looks like Ogopogo. Coincidence? Mistake? Who knows. Perhaps they are the same creature, or I missed the reference to Cadborosaurus. I still can’t help but lean to mistake since, well, it’s Monster Hunters vs. a comic book.

When did Shaggy get smart? I don’t remember him being smart. Sunday in the Park with Scooby, he’s asked by some little leaguers to help find their ball and solve a dispute whether it was safe or foul. Yeah, it’s sports, Shaggy might now sports, but he’s still Shaggy. Unless it dealt with food, it’s a bit hard to believe he can solve things by himself.

It doesn’t stop with the ball, either. A mother lost her toddler. And she asks Shaggy?  *sigh* okay, then. Still not believing it.

The missing hot dog cart? Yeah. That’s believable. Shaggy and Scoob will always find food. Who would have thought a guy would steal a hot dog stand to rob an armored car outside the bank. I’m sure there’s a few tries that’s aired on World’s Dumbest Criminals.

… And I would’ve gotten away with it, too, if not for that darn dog and his kid.

Cute, but I didn’t care much for any of these stories. This one happened to be a miss. I hope the next one I randomly pick up has a good one or two.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Rozum
    May 10, 2009 @ 21:38:10

    The cadborosaurus photo was no mistake on my part. I’ve been using monsters of folklore in my work for decades, and know my material well. I make sure that these regular educational pieces in Scooby-Doo are complteley accurate, and double check all my references before I send them off to be drawn.

  2. guuthulhu
    May 10, 2009 @ 23:09:06

    Clarity! Yes! I feel bad now for being a bit harsh. Thanks for setting me straight.

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