Current Reviews


Scooby-Doo #62

Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2002
By: Ray Tate

"Hear No Evil"
"Dragon's Eye Part IV: The Mask of Damascus"

Writers: Earl Kress; John Rozum
Artists:John Delaney;Joe Staton(p),Terry Beatty; Horacio Ottolini(i), Paul Becton(c)
Publisher: DC

Earl Kress writes a splendid Scooby-Doo short that deviates from
formula in that even Shaggy and Scoob do not believe they deal with a
ghost. This disbelief leads to what looks to be an out of character
moment, but Mr. Kress takes advantage of the fear readers feel hen
their heroes behave differently to surprise and reinforce the gang's
warmth for each other.

John Delaney from highly recommended Adventures of the
brings his animated style once again to Scooby-Doo. He
provides on-model stars, but the most striking of his artwork
originates from the supporting cast.

John Rozum continues "The Dragon's Eye," and in this chapter he
plays again with the Scooby formula with great effect. He threaten
the gang's lives and hints at Scooby's previous history. The
Scooby-save is memorable.

Joe Staton provides perfect designs for Mystery Inc. His pacing
for the threat heightens the tension and convinces the reader, that
yes, Mr. Rozum is actually going to do it.

Mr. Staton has the knack to render ordinary scenes interesting. At
a very European Interpol satrap, Velma and Daphne study mug-shots.
Mr. Staton keeps them in constant motion. Velma cleans her glasses,
and Daphne rubs her eyes while looking damn cute.

What did you think of this book?
Have your say at the Line of Fire Forum!