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Prom Fright is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #53, by DC Comics. It was followed by Fight or Flight!


The gang goes from being guests of honor to guests of horror at their old high school.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Dex (final appearance)(redeemed)
  • Kevin (single appearance)(redeemed)
  • Monster (single appearance)(Kevin's disguise)

Other characters:

  • Students (single appearance)(no lines)



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Suspect Motive/reason
Dex He wanted to win Anne-Marie back.


Culprit Motive/reason
Kevin as the monster
To make Jordan look like a coward so Dex could win Anne-Marie back.



  • A poster at the prom says "2001: A Dance Odyssey," so the presumptive date of this adventure is 2001.

Cultural references

  • The aforementioned poster is also a reference to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


In the first story, John Rozum reveals a little bit more about the gang while twisting the trite plot point of the school prom being the event in fiction. Usually a prom highlights the couple, but Mr. Rozum cleverly leaves a lot of room for those who doubt the Daphne/Freddie relationship. Are they a couple, or are they simply friends? You decide.

The prom in the horror genre usually translates the often life-changing reality into a life-changing surreality where you can wind up dead, eaten by Hellhounds or find yourself awash in pig's blood and telekinetically hurled through a window.

Mr. Rozum nicely marries "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to the spooky traditions of the prom in horror fiction. By thinking about the reality of the situation, he elects a more realistic outcome if such hogwash ever would occur during a real prom. He also spares little sympathy for either the antagonist or the character who would be the traditional protagonist. It's a daring move that allows the Scooby Gang to be the more mature individuals and more overtly heroic.[1]



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