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Thursday 13 November 2014

"Barnabazee, The Great and Powerful"

Issue#74: "Barnabazee, The Great and Powerful"

Barnaby puts on a magic show for his friends...

Notes and References:

The title of this issue is a reference to 2013 fantasy film "Oz the Great and Powerful" starring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi. The film serves as a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and it details the origins of The Wizard of Oz.

This is the first time that Barnaby has appeared as his magician alias Barnabazee.

Bancroft, Loaker and Kathy Dudbert appear as the reluctant audience for Barnaby's magic show.

The rabbit in the hat trick (Known simply as "Hat-Trick") was first performed by Louis Comte in 1814. However it was made more famous by John Henry Anderson. The trick works by placing the specially tailored hat on a table with a secret hatch with allows the rabbit to appear in the apparently empty hat after placing said hat on the table.

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