Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson for May 26, 2013
Rip Haywire Rip and TNT are captured on a mission and forced to talk! Rip tells a story from his childhood... Rip: Mom and I patched things up and we headed off to find some strange do-hickey. Mom: That's the place, Rip. Nobody knew it was there until a fire burned the forest around it. There's a set of tunnels that lead to a doodad call "Ka akua panana." Rip: Polynesian? The ghost compass? What's it do, mom? Mom: I'm not paid to know, Rip, just to keep it out of the hands of bad people. Rip: The ghost compass. Mom: Here's a map of the tunnels - and a rough picture of the doohickey. This could be the most danger you've ever faced. Can mommy's little precious handle the heat? Rip: Aw, mom, don't embarrass me!