Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson for January 18, 2015
Rip Haywire and the Curse of Tangaroa! Graphic Novel Longboard: It's done! The curse of Tangaroa has been lifted! Here's the best part, which we've been saving for the last-your Mom is a Longboard too! She suckered you yer whole life! You're who you are-because of an elaborate lie! You pitiful sap! Woman: Rip, it's way more complicated than that. Rip Haywire: Then tell me, Mom- Woman: That old coot over there is my kin. The curse is a pretty powerful thing, Rip. I had to use you in order to lift it. I'm not sorry I did-But I regret this ever had to happen to you-to us- I'm so very sorry. Rip Haywire: Mom, I should hate you for doing this to me- Woman: I'd understand if you did, Rip. Rip Haywire: But I love you, anyway. Always have, always will. Good or bad, curse or no curse. You're the lady I sign the mother's day cards to. Longbeard: I'd like to remind you about the score I'd like to settle, lunkhead.