Tales of the Beanworld
This is a colorized version of the story While We Were Eating!. It was serialized in the anthology comic Asylum.
Publication date: 1995-6
After a successful chow raid, the beans are soaking in the chowdown pool. While they're enjoying the hard-earned pleasure, a large stranger shows up.
The visitor warns the beans that the Beanworld faces perils they aren't prepared for. It quickly becomes clear that the visitor is issuing veiled threats. It demonstrates its power, and challenges Mr. Spook. Mr. Spook accepts the challenge and a fight ensues. To the stranger's surprise, Mr. Spook and the Chow Sol'jer Army do it serious damage.
The thing flees, leaving behind some pieces. Professor Garbanzo suggests that they take the remains to her Fix-It Shop. Someday they may become part of a new invention.
This is the only color Beanworld story. The coloring was done by a third party. In an interview, Mr. Marder later characterized this as a "flirtation with color", and remarked that he "didn't like the results all that much".
This is a prequel to the upcoming graphic novel Float Force.