I've heard of "Double Indemnity"... but "Double Indicia"?
Just when you think you've seen it all, something new always comes along to delight, puzzle, or in some way astound you... either in the "Oh, that's SO GREAT!" sense... or in the "How did THAT ever happen?" sense!
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58 (DC Comics, 2010 Series, Cover Date: August, 2015) contains a definite example of the latter!
Our recent post on SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 53 (HERE) shows a reprint of a previous issue's LEAD STORY - but with the original INDICIA REMOVED, leaving lots of "empty space" at the bottom of the page.
If you can conceive of it, SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58 does this one better (...or, would that be "one WORSE"?) Let's crack those covers, and see what awaits us inside... beyond the "phony disguised ghost for our Meddling Kids to unmask", that is!
Here is the first page of SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58. It is the cover story. The NEW story of the book. ...Looks normal enough. (CLICK to ENLARGE all illustrations!)
The second story in the issue is a REPRINT from SCOOBY-DOO # 49 (DC Comics, 1997 Series) from 2001. Let's see if YOU can spot the problem before Velma and Fred beat you to it!
Well, there's no shame in losing to Velma or Fred when it comes to detecting. (Especially Velma!) Daphne's got it too, so maybe I should help you out a little.
Let's DOLLY-IN for more of a close-up...
Not yet? Well, I'll not have any of my readers come in behind Shaggy and Scooby, when it comes to mystery-solving, so take a good look at THIS!
Yeah, that's VERY SMALL! Here's a better look!
OMG! It is the ORIGINAL INDICIA from SCOOBY-DOO # 49 (August , 2001) NOT REMOVED from the story's reprint in SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58 (August, 2015)!!!!
...And, THAT'S not even the WORST of it!
In more recent years, as opposed to 2001, DC Comics puts its indicia in the back of each issue - where, traditionally, most publishers (DC included) had once put it on PAGE ONE!
So, HERE is the LAST PAGE of SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58...
...With its indicia at the BOTTOM OF that last page!
So, now we are left with the indicia for SCOOBY-DOO # 49 (August , 2001)...
...Actually PRECEDING the proper indicia for this issue - SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? # 58 (August, 2015)!
As I said... "Just when you think you've seen it all..."
That's why we'll never run out of these "Adventures in Comic-Boxing" posts! ...And ain't that a wonderful thing!
BONUS FINAL LOOK AT THE PROMO FOR THIS ISSUE!
...And, from that same promo page, don't we also miss the BATMAN '66 title! ...I sure do!