Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson for December 11, 2016
Rip Haywire: So what are you doing on this remote mountainside, Bub? Man: I came to hunt treasure, but instead I found only pantstaining terror! You saved me, so I'll give you some advice. If you know what's good for you... never go up there. Rip Haywire: Oh, c'mon, you're totally daring me to go up there. Man: What are you talking about? It's death to go up there, man! Certain gooey, sticky death! Rip Haywire: There you go again! It's about time you got here, guys. I'm going to need your help to find this treasure! TNT: Well, excuse us, we only had to climb a few miles straight up. Rip Haywire: You could've flown up here, Fred. Bird: Is it my fault I'm afraid of heights? TNT: Yes! You're a bird! Rip Haywire: This map says that to find the treasure, we'll have to enter a zone of bat-guano-crazy fear! Bird: I lived in a bat cave once, and not the cushy one built by that billionaire crime fighter. TNT: I'll do anything if this fat bird gets off my head!