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Thursday 5 February 2015

"Something Wicked This Way Comes..."

Issue#86: "Something Wicked This Way Comes..."

The evil Bartleby finally manages to return to Moloch Falls....But not for long.

Notes and References:

The title of this issue is a reference to the 1962 fantasy novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. The novel is about two 13-year-old boys and their nightmarish experience when a traveling carnival comes to town.

Bartleby was last seen trapped in the Zombie Universe in issue#76 "Crisis On Mixed Up Earths...Again". It would appear that he was the sole survivor from this incident. Bartleby is seen with the head of the damaged Hairbot#4000 (the means of his escape and eventual return to the prime universe)

The opening panels of this strip are meant to emulate the time travel scene in James Cameron's 1984 sci-fi film "Terminator" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn.

Feigenbaum is once again responsible for teleporting Bartleby away thus keeping Moloch Falls safe from the evil doppelganger. He previously did this in issue#50 "Battle of the Barnabys. Part Two."

The poster in the background of this issue has been seen before in issue#22 "Wrath of the Red Gremlin". It is from a fictional old film of the same name. The monster is meant to resemble both Barnaby and more so his evil counterpart Bartleby.

This issue marks the final appearance of Bartleby in the series. He has appeared in eleven issues in total.

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