Larry Marder’s
Tales of the Beanworld

Issue 8
Deep Down; Down Deep!

Cover of issue 8 Publication date: 1987


A visit of Beanish to his secret friend is interrupted by the appearance of three strange beings. The encounter leaves Beanish bewildered and his friend very annoyed.

In the meantime, the Chow Sol'jer Army tries out a new tactic against the Hoi-Polloi ring herd. It works too well, but still has a few adjustments needed.

On his return to the Beanworld, Professor Garbanzo shows Beanish her latest results of experimenting with the Float Factor. Mr. Spook overhears and asks Proffy to work on some long-range spears, hoping it will take her mind off the Float Factor.

That night, Gran'Ma'Pa explodes with a KA-BOOM! into a wild display of light. Terrified, all the beans run and hide in Proffy's Fix-It Shop except for Mr. Spook, who is fascinated by the wild flashing rhythmns of Gran'Ma'Pa's light. Convinced Gran'Ma'Pa is giving them a messager, he dances alone until dawn while the terrified beans hide deep down.

In the morning, the beans come out and Mr. Spook makes them apologize to Gran'Ma'Pa. Unnoticed above are the three strange beings Beanish met earlier. They deliver a strange substance to Gran'Ma'Pa and then notice the Beans. Spying Beanish, they swoop down to meet him. He tells them not to mention his secret friend to anyone.

Mr. Spook demands to know what the intruders are doing in the Beanworld. After some misunderstanding, they leave singing the song "A Gift! A Gift Comes!".

Beanish once again visits his secret friend and tells her of the day's events. She reveals that the Goofy Service Jerks were delivering Reproductive Propellant, which means that baby beans are on the way!

The issue closes with the beans singing and dancing the Gift Dance in front of Gran'Ma'Pa, with Beanish wishing he could tell the other beans what the gift is.



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