Comic 238

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The truth!

Link: Comic 238

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: ex-stinked - part 1

Date: November 14, 2006

Summary: Beaver and Steve travel back to prehistoric times to discover the true reason dinosaurs went extinct.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Stegosaurus, Zombie Dinosaurs

Onomatopoeias used: "THPTT!", "MONCH", "RUSTLE!", "RARGH", "GRUAAH", "CRAASH!"

Number of panels: 6


Panel 1

Beaver and Steve are walking through a prehistoric jungle.
A small reptile sticks out its tongue and THPTT!s at Beaver.
Beaver: "Tell me again what we're doing here in the late cretaceous era Steve..."
Steve: "We're here to answer once and for all a question that has baffled scientists for decades: ..."

Panel 2

Steve is surrounded by question marks and pictures depicting dinosaurs in various life-threatening situations, including being frozen in ice, wiped out by a meteor strike or abducted by aliens.
Steve: "... What really killed off the dinosaurs?"

Panel 3

Beaver and Steve are hiding behind some bushes when they discover a dinosaur in the wild.
Beaver: "Oh Look! There's one now!"
Steve: "Ah, a noble stegosaurus, most handsome of all the dinosaurs. Let's observe it and see if we can discover a clue to the cause of their extinction..."
The stegosaurus MONCHs away at some flowers, oblivious to the RUSTLE!s coming from the bushes around it.
Steve: "Look - Something's moving in the bushes over there..."

Panel 4

Several rotting dinosaurs CRAASH! out of the jungle.
Steve: "Zombie dinosaurs!"
A zombie brontosaurus takes a BITE! out of the stegosaurus.
Zombie T-Rex: "RARGH" (which appears to translate as: 'BRAAIINS'.)
Zombie Brachiosarus: "GRUAAH" (which translates to: 'GRUAAH'.)
Steve: "Just as I'd always suspected: the dinosaurs were wiped out by a zombie plague!"

Panel 5

Steve: "Just wait til the boys at the scientific society hear about this! Come on Beaver, lets get back to the time machine and we'll be sipping champagne before you can say 'We're surrounded by giant undead reptiles with an insatiable hunger for the flesh of the living'!"
Beaver: "But Steve, we're surrounded by giant undead reptiles with an insatiable hunger for the flesh of the living!"

Panel 6

Beaver and Steve are surrounded by zombie dinosaurs now.
Steve: "Do you have to always be so literal?"
[To be contd.]

Fun Facts

  • The stegosaurus in this comic resembles Steve in many ways. It may be that Steve is related to this species of dinosaur. This assumes there are others of Steve's kind.
  • The Ancient Cretaceous word for "Braaaiins" is, apparently "Rargh". However, "Gruaah" has remained unchanged for 136 million years. This makes "Gruaah" a linguistic cognate to modern English.



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