Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for September 25, 2014
Enjoy this Classic Tom the Dancing Bug Vintage 2009 Every Thursday Panels from the annals of the Tom the Dancing Bug archive Check back every Friday for a fresh, brand new Tom the Dancing Bug! Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Billy Dare Boy Adventurer With Quentin in SMUGGLERS' CAPE Ch. VIXI: "Murder In The Parlor" Billy: And so, I've called you all in here because I've SOLVED the mystery of Lord Bartelsham's murder! Billy: Ladly Bartelsham -- your husband was preparing to divorce you. And now you stand to inherit millions! Billy: So you COULDN'T be the murderer! It would be too OBVIOUS! Billy: Bartelsham's best friend, Col. Tomkinson -- you secretly despised him for kicking you off the cricket team back at Chetnam. Billy: But that had to be a RED HERRING. It was revealed too EARLY in the story! Billy: And the faithful servant, Miss Chiddingfold. You had the opportunity, the means and motive! Billy: Yet it COULDN'T be you, because here it is the denouement, and your character hasn't been sufficiently developed. Miss Chiddingfold: It's true. I barely appeared in the story. Billy: So, with all three possible suspects ruled out, only one solution remains! Billy: This isn't a MURDER MYSTERY at all! Billy: It's a SCIENCE FICTION story! This parlor is a clever ILLUSION! CRASH Alien: He's onto us! Billy: But wait! These aliens are crudely and unimaginatively DRAWN! Could it be that this is REALLY...a satirical comic strip?! NEXT: ESCAPE from the LOWEST genre!
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