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The Phantom Herd is a story in Scooby-Doo #86, by DC Comics.


The Scooby gang solves the mystery of the Phantom Cattle Herd.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Ghost of Peter Crossbones (single appearance)(no lines)(cattle rustler's disguise)
  • Ross Noyes (single appearance)
  • Herd of Phantom Cattle (single appearance)(no lines)(disguised cows)
  • Cattle rustlers (only time mentioned)

Other characters:

  • Peter Crossbones (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(deceased)
  • Senor Ramos' associate (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Cows (single appearance)(no lines)


  • Texas
    • Texas / Mexico border
    • Desert
    • Area De Control
    • The stream
    • Cattle rustlers' hideout


  • TBA



Suspect Motive/reason
David Runningwater He knew the legend of the Phantom Herd and was one of the first two people to see them.
Ross Noyes He was one of the first two people to see the Phantom Herd.
Senor Ramos He believed that the Phantom Herd was nonsence.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ross Noyes He was the ringleader of cattle rustlers.


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Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


Rozum sobers up somewhat for "The Phantom Herd." His method for creating the illusion of spectral haunting is original and fits into a fairplay mystery. The characterization paints Shaggy and Scooby as less buffoonish. Scooby contributes an important debunking clue, and Shaggy isn't quite so scared of the ghost cow concept until he sees their eerie mosey well depicted by Leo Batic.

I can't help myself. I love Scooby-Doo. This issue of the comic book is as good as the best of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? series. It's reassuring to know that somewhere out there a group of "meddling kids and their dumb dog" are foiling the schemes of crooks everywhere.[1]



  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews
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