Comic 248

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The End?

Link: Comic 248

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: 'snow joke - part 4

Date: December 21, 2006

Summary: Beaver and Steve make a narrow escape from the snowman. Or do they?

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Snowman, Sun

Onomatopoeias used: "FLUMPF", "SLAM", "SPROUT", "GROW", "WRITHE", "CRASH!", "GLOM!"

Number of panels: 5


Panel 1

The Snowman FLUMPFs against two windows as Beaver and Steve SLAM the house door shut from the inside.
Beaver: "Phew! We made it!"
Steve: "But what do we do now?"
Beaver: "Don't worry Steve, we can just stay in here living off cold sprouts and Christmas cake until the snow melts in spring!"
Beaver: "Won't that be fun!"
Steve: "Is it too late to take my chances with the snowman?"
Beaver: "Don't worry Steve, we'll be quite safe in here"

Panel 2

Beaver: "After all, he's just a silly old Snowman, what harm can he do?"
Meanwhilst the Snowman SPROUTS and GROWS various snowy appendages and proceeds to WRITHE with them.

Panel 3

The wormlike Snowman CRASH!es through a window.
Snowman: "Oh what a lovely place you have here!
Beaver: "Yipe!"
Steve: "Don't worry Beaver, I have a plan! Fall back to the Christmas tree!"

Panel 4

Beaver and Steve have now fallen back to the Christmas tree.
Beaver: "OK Steve, what's the plan?"
Steve: "Actually 'Fall back to the Christmas tree' was pretty much my whole plan."
Beaver: "Oh."
Snowman: "Glaaa"
Beaver: "So this is how we meet our end: consumed by a giant mutant snowman with an eating disorder. I guess that fortune cookie was right."

Panel 5

The Snowman GLOM!s up all of Beaver, Steve and the Christmas tree.
Unseen Speaker: "Well this has to be our 3rd or 4th worst Christmas ever ..."

Fun Facts

  • It's interesting to notice that, even having read the fortune cookie that stated they were gonna perish in the hands of a wicked snowman, Beaver still wished his to come to life. Which once again proves the unmeasurable power of fate... or just Beaver's stupidity anyway.
  • Despite the fact that the sun is out, the snow is not melting and Beaver and Steve are freezing cold. Also, the sun is wearing winter gear as well as everyone else.
  • The snowman's mutation is REMARKABLY like Tetsuo's in the climax of the film version of Akira.


  • Even though most people will never know what it feels like to be swallowed by a giant mutant horrible creature, this is not the first time it happens to Beaver and Steve. In Comic 55, they were eaten by a gigantic Rupert T. Roach and had to go to great lengths to break free - in that particular case, using a microwave.
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