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The Hound of the Basket Cases is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #34, by DC Comics. It was followed by Return of the King.

Premise

An English lord is troubled by a family curse and an evil hound that roams the moors.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Phantom Hound (single appearance)(no lines)(Edward Darkmoor's dog's disguise)
  • Dog (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
  • Edward Darkmoor (single appearance)(redeemed)

Other characters:

  • None

Locations

Objects

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Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Mr. Peeves Angry at the family for getting nothing in the will.
Edward Darkmoor Urged his brother to sell the castle to an amusement park developer.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Edward Darkmoor He thought creating the Hound would get his brother to sell the place.
Ordinary dog as the Phantom Hound Disguised with phosphorescent paint by Edward Darkmoor. He wasn't dangerous at all, he just wanted to play.

Notes/trivia

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Cultural references

  • The title and story parodies the famous Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Reception

In his Line of Fire Review for Comics Bulletin, Ray Tate thought there was some "nice twists on the traditional characters of Baskerville Hall and a plausible motive for the culprit."

He commended the efforts of artists Joe Staton and Dave Hunt with Paul Becton in offering the reader "excellent perspective shots and differing camera angles." He went on further to say that the "subtlety of expression suits Mr. [Dan] Abnett's sparkling characterization" with Daphne's look of concentration as she pieces together a puzzle or the hilarious disgust on Scoob's face when he and we find a food he will not touch.[1]

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References

  1. Tate, Ray (March 12, 2000). "Scooby-Doo #34 Review". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
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