Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for March 24, 2007
It is with great sadness that "Tom the Dancing bug" presents the final chapter in the storied career of -- by Ruben Bolling SAM ROLAND in DEATH OF A DETECTIVE WHO DIES" - or - "IT'S HARD TO KILL THE PROTAGONIST IN A GENRE SERIES." Man: You were clever, Payson, but not clever enough! You see, the telltale clue was the smudge... BAM OOF! BAM BAM BAM Man: URK OOF Oh BAM Man: ARG Gretchen: SAM! My god! Sam Roland is...DEAD! Sam: I'm alive and well, Gretchen. That...was my identical cousin. Gretchen: SAM! Sam: OOF BEEP AAA TRUCKING Gretchen: Now Sam Roland is truly dead! This is the end! Gretchen: Whha...? Oh, Sam, I had the most horrible dream! Gretchen: I dreamed you d...AAAH! Gretchen: This is it -- the last the world will see of Sam Roland! NEXT: Part one of the 112-part Sam Roland series: "Prelude to a Death," followed by a SHOCKING SURPRISE!
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