Friday, January 28, 2011
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #5, which became available at comic book stores on January 5, contains one of my earliest Scooby-Doo stories. "Sound Stage Spook" has the Mystery Inc. gang visiting Freddie's actor uncle on the set of his latest movie and discovering that what appears to be the ghost of a famous actor of silent films trying to keep it from getting made. This story was a lot of fun for me to write and featured a couple of characters, the movie director Tom Burden and the make-up artist, Tim Sevine, who would go on to appear in a number of other Scooby-Doo tales I wrote over the years (including the splash page shown at the beginning of this post).
This story originally appeared way back in Scooby-Doo #18 from January 1999. It was later collected in the paperback collection, Scooby-Doo: The Big Squeeze.