Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for March 10, 2001
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Billy Dare Boy Adventurer with Quentin SMUGGLERS' CAPE - Ch. MCDXXI: Hot on the Trail! Billy Dare: Criminey! The seat is still warm! Let's go, Quentin... ...we can catch Dr. Mordu! 5 Quentin: Is that what you want, Billy? Billy Dare: What you you mean? ...and I didn't know you could TALK! Quentin: I can't talk! For these purposes, I'm merely the personification of your inner struggle! Billy Dare: Inner struggle? Quentin: Look, it's been 1,421 chapters, and we still haven't even seen Dr. Mordu, or Smuggler's Cove! Quentin: Isn't it time you realized that you're not chasing Mordu -- you're running from yourself? Billy Dare: Huh? I don't have inner struggles! I'm a two-dimensional cartoon character! Quentin: There's no such thing! For example, why do you always rebuff the advances of your neighbor, Sally Sweet? Quentin: Isn't your obsession with Mordu a convenient way of covering for your...latent homosexuality? Billy Dare: What's THAT? Quentin: OR: maybe in chasing this mysterious, powerful stranger, it's a way of running TOWARD...HEY! Billy Dare: Hold still! What's this strange device that was under your wing? Billy Dare: As I thought! Dr. Mordu must have planted this POST-MODERN LITERARY DEVICE on you -- to sidetrack me for ten panels, while he escaped! Quentin: SQUAK! NEXT: Deconstruction on the high seas!
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