Link: Comic 292
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Title: wall's well that ends well
Date: July 17, 2007
Summary: The duo tours a house. Steve likes the house, but Beaver is somewhat put off by the thousand tormented souls trapped in one of its walls.
"Fin" style: White letters, which are being grabbed at by a tormented soul
Number of panels: 10
Real Estate Agent shows the duo a window, in which are framed trees and squirrels.
Real Estate Agent: "And as you can see, the property also has stunning views across the park..."
Steve: "I love it! We'll take it!"
Beaver: "I'm not so sure Steve..."
Beaver: "I mean, what's that?"
Beaver gestures at a wall, from which protrude a number of ghastly faces and arms. A very large face dominates the wall. The arms GROPE, REACH, and WRITHE menacingly, and ectoplasm oozes from the eyes and mouths of the faces. A yellow line on the floor marks a barrier, a short distance from the wall. In the background, a radio sits on a stool.
Real Estate Agent: "Ah yes, the wall of eternal torment is an original feature of this unique property, but I assure you it's completely safe..."
Real Estate Agent: "As long as you stay behind the yellow line"
Real Estate Agent smiles, as the tormented souls wail tormentedly.
Tormented Souls: "XXLTQRRFL PL RLXOT RAFGGAXQ"
Real Estate Agent turns on the radio with a CLICK. The music partially drowns out the wailing of the souls.
Tormented Souls: "FAXRT...Q AAVX...DL OVVA...INY"
Real Estate Agent moves away from the wall to talk with Beaver and Steve.
Real Estate Agent: "So what do you think?"
Beaver: "I don't really think I'd feel comfortable living in a house with a thousand tormented souls trapped inside it..."
Steve: "Aw man!"
Steve: "Psst! Beaver can we have a word?"
Beaver: "Of course Steve. What is it?"
Steve draws Beaver near the wall. The radio and stool are now gone. Steve SHOVE!s Beaver over the yellow line. Several phantasmal arms grab Beaver.
Beaver: "Oh dear!"
Largest tormented soul: "XATAXXL!"
The largest tormented soul is eating Beaver.
Steve, to Real Estate Agent: "We'll take it!"
Real Estate Agent: "An excellent choice sir!"
3 weeks later. Beaver's head and arms have now been incorporated into the wall of eternal torment. A purple sofa has been moved in against the non-haunted back wall.
Steve: "Man, this house SUCKS!
Soul of Beaver: "Well I did try to tell you..."
Steve: "Don't make me hang a picture over you again."
Another tormented soul: "Yeuch - purple sofas with blue wallpaper? Pu-lease!
- Though Beaver estimates the number of tormented souls within the wall at 1000, no more than 15 are depicted at any given time.
- Evidently, upon grabbing a victim, tormented souls then pass him or her to the large soul in the center, which swallows the victim, in so doing adding his or her soul to the wall.