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Scooby Doo #114

Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006
By: Ray Tate



"Turkey Terror at 2000 Ft."
Writer: Robbie Busch
Artists: Robert Pope(p), Scott McCrae(i), Heroic Age(c)

"Shoot the Moon"
Writer: Frank Strom
Artists: Karen Matchette, Heroic Age(c)

"Sushi Me? Sushi You!"
Writer: Jymn Magon
Artists: Scott Jeralds(p), Jack Purcell(i), Heroic Age(c)
Publisher: DC

In the seasonal first story, Robbie Busch stuffs this Scooby Snack with Daphne and the Gang visiting her uncle and aunt only to find a plump mystery to solve. Busch serves the reader trimmings that include red herrings and appetizing suspects. On model characterization and artwork by Pope and McRae braise this fine bird. In addition, one of the meanest looking giant turkeys you're likely to see acts as the gravy.

In the second story, the Gang visit the moon for a howling good werewolf mystery. Strom's story glows with a variation on the real estate scams that usually shadow the Gang's exploits. With a stronger pull toward the original Hanna-Barbera designs, Matchette eclipses her previous work. Her creatively conceived werewolf adds sufficient lunacy to an eerie setting, and the Gang soon turn the tide on the larcenous lycanthrope.

"Sushi Me? Sushi You!" shows that Jymn Magon has the chops for Scooby-Doo. His strong characterization of the Gang sizzles amid a tantalizing puzzle that on occasion seats Mystery Inc. in deadly danger. The solution to the culinary crime proves to be most satisfying. Criminal ingredients and Scott Geralds and Jack Purcell's tasty animated panels are on the menu.



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