Larry Marder’s
Tales of the Beanworld

Mr. Spook

Mr. Spook Mr. Spook is the Beanworld's hero. As hero, he adheres to a hero's code. Its main tenet is protection of the frail and innocent. Mr. Spook also leads the chow raids that steal chow from the Hoi-Polloi.

Mr. Spook's origin is a mystery. His early days were spent with Mr. Teach'm in a pod'l pool that came from Gran'Ma'Pa. During this time he was taught the fine art of heroics, and proved a natural. When Mr. Teach'm found out that the Beanworld had no hero, he asked Mr. Spook (who at that time had no name) to take on the task. Mr. Spook literally jumped at the opportunity.

Unfortunately, Mr. Spook doesn't remember those days well. But he does remember enough to be a hero.

By nature, Mr. Spook is rather conservative. He considered both the Clang Twang and the Float Factor to be unhealthy to beans. While his caution saved them from the Clang Twang, it has led to his going overboard at times. See issue 17, The Mystery Pods Must Go, for an example of this.

Mr Spook is aided in his duties by his trusty Fork. He earned it as a reward for helping the Big Fish. It's made of notworms (a.k.a. Tu'ba'lu Squib'r'ish), and has passed through three different incarnations. Its first shape, shown here, was destroyed by the Goofy Service Jerks in issue 11, Notworm Madness!. Since then it has taken on two other forms, with the current form being a long pole along with an animate, uncatchable notworm known as the elusive notworm.

Mr. Spook can always be counted on to do what he sees as right.

Mr. Spook's heroic chants as recorded in issue 20, Beanworld Zero:

[Bean] [Heyoka] [Professor Garbanzo] [Boom'r Band] [Beanish]

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