Last time on Sunday Brain Bogglers, Slylock did what the law refused to, and drowned as a dramatic vigilante. But it seems fate has bigger plans with our hero…
I’ve got an odd number of Brain Bogglers left, so we get five unrelated comics for this week’s exciting episode:
Slylock Fox and the Case of the Slippery Shrew
Slylock found himself somewhere high above the earth. Somewhere full of soft, fluffy clouds. Somewhere where running over Max was kosher. Heaven?
Suddenly, a fish appeared with the warped face of Slylock’s father. He recited poetry and classic Mary Worth strips, and Slylock knew life was not done with him.
Feelings of weight, dampness, and general being rushed back to Slylock. He awoke to find himself at the docks where he drowned. Max was also soaked, occupied with his bizarre war against sea creatures. A dog with some kind of dreadful toupee tried to pull Slylock into a case, but he politely explained he’d just come back from the dead.
“You too?” said Shady. “Didja see that fish?”
Slylock nodded. “Yes, and I’ve been mulling over his cryptic words. I think–” He went on all day. When he looked up, Shady was gone.
No clues. No evidence. Slylock didn’t even know what the case was. He turned to his rogues gallery, hoping to extract Shady’s secrets. One jerk was all it took to make Harry crack.
“All right, all right! Last week, I saw Shady, he was smuggling paintings. Weird paintings. Like one showed a phedina borbonica, and it was Pemba Island, but it wasn’t mating season!”
Slylock was taken aback. Such atrocities could only be performed by Koppy Kat!
“EUREKA!” Slylock stood up. The whole room went silent as the detective gave his speech: “This painting depicts a mushroom in the desert. Why? Mushrooms are something you eat. People eat at picnics, often on beached. Ergo, Shady Shrew is at the beach!”
The auctioneer blinked. “Thank you, Mr. Fox.”
The duo raced out in the hot sun to find Shady making off with dazzling treasure. “Shady, wait!” Slylock called.
Slylock skidded to a halt, puffing and panting. “What did you steal from Doggy Dude? I wasn’t listening.”
“Oh, just some water skis. They’re over there.” “Thanks.”
Slylock and Max high-fived as they ran to the skis. The sounds of punching, kicking, and elephant trumpets faded behind them. Nothing like solving a case.
Next week: I’ve only got 5 Brain Bogglers left. Join me for a thrilling finale about love, loss, and bowler caps reflecting the dark side within us!
Not to mention fanservice for the Weirdly lovers.