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Family Monster is the first of three stories in Scooby-Doo #127, by DC Comics.


Velma's great-aunt in Germany has died and Velma might inherit the castle, but it comes with a prowling Frankenstein's monster.


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Other characters:

  • Owl (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Viveka Von Dinkley (single appearance)(portrait)(deceased)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)



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Suspect Motive/reason
Fritz In most mysteries, the butler does it.
Victor Von Dinkley He was the only relative left at Castle Von Dinkley.


Culprit Motive/reason
Frank, a monstrous-looking individual who may have been brought to life by the old Victor Von Dinkley, acting as the Frankenstein Monster of Castle Von Dinkley without a mask. He was convinced by Victor Von Dinkley that he would be driven from his home unless he scared the other heirs away.
Victor Von Dinkley He was using Frank to scare everyone away, so that he could inherit Viveka Von Dinkley's fortune alone.


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Greg Thompson comes up with a decent premise then takes it nowhere. Velma may be due for an inheritance, but the creature haunting the hallways of the Germanic castle gutturally objects to that.

The creature resembles the Frankenstein Monster, but he turns out not to be a man in a mask, just an unfortunate homely individual. The trouble is we have no idea how anybody figures this out. Velma finds a sheaf of papers in the laboratory, and she has a eureka moment. I guess because of the ebullition, she forgets to divulge what she learned.

Nobody, not the writer or the artist, shares the crucial information with the reader, and in an eye-blink, the Gang magically solve the mystery. Scooby-Doo is supposed to be a fairplay. Clues are shown to the audience. Suspects are given. The procedure of detection is witnessed. That's part of the fun. The art in this story is just off-model enough to be distracting. Freddie looks especially weird.[1]



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