Link: Comic 85
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Title: life's a cabernet - part 1
Date: June 24, 2005
Summary: Rupert Roach wants to eat garbage, and Beaver throws it away.
Number of panels: 9
Rupert Roach holds up a glass of wine.
Rupert Roach: "My word! Such a rich and full-bodied vintage! 'Twould be an insult to marry it to any but the finest dish!"
Rupert Roach SUNF's a strange smell in the air.
Rupert Roach: "But soft! A divine aroma assails my senses! What rare treat can be the source?"
A view from the side looks towards a table, showing a fish's skeleton on a plate.
Rupert Roach (off panel): "Lo! A feast fit for a king! Ho ho! And indeed the cockroach is a king of beasts!"
A view of the fish on the table from behind Rupert.
Rupert Roach: "But such a precipitous ascent! Is my quest thwarted before it is even begun? No! I shall find a willing lackey to propel me to my goal!"
A view of Steve, again from the floor behind Rupert.
Steve KNICKETY KNICK's! a long, rainbow fabric with knitting needles.
Rupert Roach: "Hmm... an ugly brute... but he will suffice for the task at hand. Observe how easily I bend him to my will.
Regular camera view is restored, showing a confused Steve, who has stopped knitting.
Rupert Roach: "I say! Listen up you lumpen oaf! For today is to be the most fortuitous day of your humdrum existence!"
A side view shows Steve, with Rupert riding on his ridges, looking at the fish on the table.
Rupert Roach: "There is treasure upon that hill!"
Ruper Roach: "Yes! Riches beyond the grasp of your feeble mind... And it is ours for the taking!"
Beaver faces Steve and Rupert, and takes away the 'treasure', which is a fish skeleton.
Beaver: "Hey Steve! Ooh I'd better wash this up!"
Rupert Roach: "Zounds! The interloper is making away with our prize! You must act at once..."
Rupert Roach is whispering into Steve's... head... and Steve's eyes are huge.
Rupert Roach: "...He must be destroyed."
- The cockroach considers himself a king of beasts.
- Steve knows how to knit... apparently...
- Steve is an ugly brute and a lumpen oaf. He also has a feeble mind. At least according to Rupert.
- Rupert T. Roach returns, and has been seen in other storylines, such as "Rupert Hits the Town".