By Philip Schweier
Mar 14, 2018 - 8:44
In the second story, the Scoobies attend a sumo wrestling match, in which their good friend is determined to find someone to train him in the art of sumo wrestling. However, when the match is threatened by a bird-like creature, the sumos are less inclined to wrestle, let alone train someone new.
This time, both the WHO and the WHY are shrouded in mystery, until Mystery Inc is able to capture the creature and expose the plot behind it all. As mysteries go, this issue is a bit of a dud, preventing the reader from the opportunity to solve either puzzle alongside Scooby and the gang.
Artwork is serviceable, in the tried-and-true Hanna-Barbera style. However, the key is not HOW it’s drawn, but how it tells the story. In this case, there’s a scene in the Hypno-Haunt story in which the culprit is shown being led away from the reader, effectively with his back to the camera. It seemed awkward to me, and suggests Randy Elliott should have found another solution to depicting that scene.