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Friday Night Frights is the second story in Scooby-Doo #123, by DC Comics.

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Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Demon (single appearance)(Knox Jerkins' disguise)
  • Knox Jerkins (single appearance)(no lines)

Other characters:

  • Cheerleaders (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Mickey Murphy (only time mentioned)
  • Devils (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Announcer (single appearance)

Locations

  • High school
    • Gym
    • Detention room
    • Cafeteria
    • Locker room
    • Football field

Objects

  • TBA

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Lewis Lippkie He has a crush on Jenny Lynn.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Knox Jerkins as the demon Revenge on Lewis for stealing his girlfriend.

Notes/trivia

  • This takes place at Velma's alma mater (most likely the high school seen in The Spirit Spooked Sports Show).
  • By an odd coincidence, the successful football team there is called the Devils, and so is the usually unsuccessful football team at Coolsville high school (Cheers for Fears).
  • In this story, Shaggy asks Velma about the football team name and seems to find it unusual. He may be kidding around, because he's a fan of the football team at his school.
  • Velma had detention once (and only once) at her school for getting into a fight with a boy named Mickey Murphy after an "overheated debate" between the math club and the science club.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

Reception

"Friday Night Frights" by Robbie Busch keeps the Gang in good cheer with superb-character based jokes, and an attention to the Gang's camaraderie. The mystery's solution is a no-brainer, and it's still fun to watch Mystery Inc. piece together the puzzle pieces.

Scott Neely makes the most of a good monster design, and he buddies Busch's gags with fitting poses some of which he must imagine without the benefit of a model. For instance, the bit where the Gang split up benefits from Daphne's big grin. Not seen on the show but extrapolated for the comic book beautifully.[1]

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