Gene Catlow Comic for 2003
1-1 Bob realizes that his on-the-air confession has targeted him for death. He is not worried...
1-3 .. his mike goes silent. His youngest friend grieves deeply.
1-6 So deeply, in fact, that Bob's soul cannot fully cross over
1-8 The harbinger of Death tells Bob that he is loved...
1-10 and that he has a few moments left. Which the Elder Mother would help him live, if she could
1-13 Bob's mike going dead generates a great deal of suspicion, among other things
1-15 Borzoi despairs and tells the Mayor of his group's horrible contingency plan, as the youngest Animen escapes his parents
1-17 The loud bear discovers what the details of this hideous plan are-and the role they intend HIM to play!
1-20 The loud bear hesitates to do such an awful thing... the psychotic Furry Unity members ask him whose side he is on
1-22 Finally seeing himself in the true scheme of things, the loud bear at the last minute foils the plans of the psychotic furs
1-24 Unfortunately, the small bear is no match for the larger thugs
1-27 The avian girl cries out an emergency call in Avianic, and Ted Tallone hears her
1-29 Ted takes the psychos into custody, but not before they exact their revenge on the unfortunate little bear.
1-31 Borzoi realizes just how wrong things have gone and comes clean completely
2-3 Borzoi was hoping to take advantage of the new order to be the chief respositor
2-5 An anxious Cotton contacts Tavatiana, who is on her way to Furriston
2-7 Charlie is asked to momentarily fulfill the role that Borzoi would have had him play
2-10 Avariss believes that everything is going his way
2-12 Steven rages at his father for the crime he's almost sure the elder Avariss has committed
2-14 Cotton prepares himself for the final act in the drama, as Steven arrives
2-17 Cotton takes Steven to learn the answer to the questions that have shaped his life...
2-19 ... that the Elder Mother is his mother.
2-21 Steven believed that his mother was dead... he had no idea what she and his father went through
2-24 The youngest of the Animen refuses to let Bob go without a fight and the Elder Mother thinks that it can be done...
2-26 ...with Steven's help.
2-28 And it seems she was right!
3-3 Bob debates whether he was worth all that effort... but the effort itself has been found out...
3-5 ..by Steven's father, who also did not seem to suspect that Steven's mother was still alive
3-7 Plebe belies the hostility that humanity has toward the Animen, not yet suspecting that Avariss married one of them
3-10 The elder Avariss confronts the younger... and his mother
3-12 The foundation for Avariss' rage and the true motivation for his actions come forth
3-14 And Plebe had no idea. But, enraged at the failings of his idol, he has a new one...
3-17 Cotton can only wonder at how truly messed up Avariss is
3-19 Bob O'link, having played his most instrumental role in making Avariss responsible for his crimes, slips away without regret.
3-21 The harbinger of Death leads Bob to the next level. Bob, redeemed, goes willingly. He is fulfilled at having earned love.
3-24 Joleen places Michael Alan Avariss under arrest.
3-26 Joleen reads Avariss his rights, and Avariss is brought down by how little his defeat means to the world
3-28 Cotton discovers, without any surprise, that Plebe has been watching...
3-31 And, outraged at Avariss' failure, plans to ignite the flammable gas in the building where Tavie was once gien sanctuary
4-2 Cotton, realizing just how deep the madness of the world is, gives Gene and CatsWhisker the word...
4-4 ... and so, it is done. *click*
4-7 Across the country...
4-9 ...across the world...
4-11 ...every corner of the Earth.
4-14 And what of Cotton?
4-16 Is Tavatiana in time?
4-21 And the ancient tribe from which Cotton and Tavie's ancestors came from are grateful!
4-23 Cotton did it. And survived, thanks to his friends and his training.
4-25 And so is conveyed to that realm between dimensions, one day to return
4-28 Suddenly Charlie and Borzoi come tearing outside, carrying the self-awareness circuits of the sorter...
4-30 ...before Plebe, unable to bear the knowledge of the way the world truly is, sets off the gas explosion.
5-2 But if Fomhault Plebe thought that what he had to bear on Earth was impossible to stand...
5-5 Gene and CW get a quick interview by Rennie
5-7 CatsWhisker asks the Elder Mother... why?
5-9 As the Avariss facade falls, the media hype is already growing
5-12 Massive interviews and question-and-answer sessions all round
5-14 Tavatiana prepares to return home, bringing Charlie for a visit. A fond goodbye to Gene and CW
5-16 Avariss authorizes Rollie to turn over to the authorities evidence that will mean his life, preferring that to a life in prison.
A life which, from the photo on his desk, probably stopped being what he really wanted a long time ago. THE END
5-19 Wrap Party! The first story is in the can, time for fun!
5-21 Steven samples Alice's Bounder cookies... and bounds. (Mandy tried to warn him...)
5-23 Mandy Mouse goes into her 'show business' mode. The Raccoon Kids join the party!
5-26 The Kids are just as precocious as ever
5-28 And, apparently, so are some other raccoon types!!
5-30 Wrap Party ends! By leaps and bounds!
6-2 A brief epilogue: Ted visits the hospitalized victim of the aberrant Furry Unity faction
6-4 Ted asks the Unimportant Bear if he would approve a visitor. He declines...
6-6 ...but she visits him anyway! That's all for now.
6-9 Meanwhile, Gene and CW experience the different forms their new popularity can take...
6-11 ...and what it is that makes the incident that brought them that popularity unique.
6-13 They decide to use the uniqueness of it to their own advantage
6-16 The decision is ruminated over in Bev's cafeteria
6-18 Gene reveals the details of the ploy
6-20 But their intended victim doesn't respond as they ought to
6-23 Elsewhere, Crendall mulls angrily (and drunkenly) over the latest events
6-25 His friend at work, Brent, tries to get through to him, with threatening results
6-27 But apparently Brent knows Crendall well enough to partially defuse the threat
6-30 Gene and CW differ in their approach to their situation
7-2 Gene looks to the future, after their notoriety has waned
7-4 Apparently CW agrees
7-7 Charlie Horowitz makes new friends in Canovia
7-9 Parson Bedford relates to Charlie the events (Bob's funeral) during his absence
7-11 Charlie relates to Parson Bedford the experiences with his new friends
7-14 Gene and CW meet the cabbie cat Jamie Abrams!
7-16 Jamie relates to them how the change has affected him on the way to Tom Cheshire's
7-18 Upon arriving at Tom Cheshire's, Gene and CW reveal they will be performing there that evening
7-21 In Canovia, Tavatiana notices that Charlie has been unaccounted for a little too long...
7-23 Charlie explains as much as he can - Tavatiana lets him keep his secret...
7-25 And those from whom a great deal is being kept secret become known
7-28 Gene and CW prepare to perform
7-30 Tom Cheshire's is packed as CW prepares to sing
8-1 Thanks to the unknown beings, CW's song travels farther than she could have dreamed
8-4 Crendall finds new confidence...
8-6 ...with, once again, the urging of those unknown
8-8 The outcome of their unsuspected manipulations seem to satisfy them
8-11 At the conclusion of her song, CW notices something different...
8-13 Jamie and Gene quickly take CatsWhisker home
8-15 Gene and CW discuss the matter before retiring
8-18 Next morning, they conjecture that it might have been a fluke - then it happens again
8-20 They make a comittment to work through the problem
8-22 Once at work, something happens to Gene as well!
8-25 Now Gene and CW are in the same predicament...
8-27 ...And no one suspects the unseen, unknown beings
8-29 They enlist the aid of Cotton's older step-brother Ernie
9-1 Meanwhile, the media continues to evaluate the changes in the world
9-3 Mandy Mouse and her fellow townsfolk are interviewed
9-5 Hugh N. Creigh wanted the assignment, but is given a more urgent one
9-8 Ernie breaks it down to Gene and CW about the Sight of the Soul
9-10 CatsWhisker is nervous, but decides to trust Ernie
9-12 Gene would like to trust Ernie, but there's a measure of Cotton's behavior in him!
9-15 Ernie discovers that Gene's condition may need special treatment
9-17 Gene declines to put himself in line for an evolutionary upgrade...
9-19 ...but discovers that the only way to do so may involve catnip!
9-22 Lloyd and Alice view Crendall's latest appearance on TV
9-24 Crendall manipulates conventional belief to his own advantage
9-26 Having begun to sow the seeds of doubt, Crendall enlists more aid
9-29 Gene refuses to go the catnip route, but doesn't seem to have much luck avoiding his new ability
10-1 Gene's self-aware scanner tells of a hitherto unseen menace
10-3 There are a trio of eons-old Animen who do not have the betterment of humanity at heart
10-6 Charlie is ushered by his new friends into the group of humans being protected from the ancient Animen
10-8 The others discuss their situation - Charlie seems to have found someone more interesting...
10-10 Charlie and his new friend seem to be less inclined to worry
10-13 His new friends explain where they are - and how their location helps them give protection to humanity
10-15 Mandy lives in a similarly enabled location - which explains the human-furry unanimity of Tyler's Tail
10-17 Both Tyler's Tail and the protector's hidden location are avoided by the ancient Animen's perception
10-20 Gene decides, upon discovering this new threat, that there is no avoiding using his new ability
10-22 CatsWhisker is already prepared to enter the fray
10-24 And the ancient Anime do not suspect that they are known
10-27 CatsWhisker begins to get the word out - but only a notification is sent via SotS, not the info itself
10-29 Furtel News instructs their reporter to remain in Tyler's Tail
10-31 Gene wants to act, but in covert ways... CatsWhisker isn't that surreptitious about it at all
11-3 Eighth Kanamemphos wonders about Ernie's condition as the New Human Racers head for Furriston
11-5 Ernie informs the Animen child that he can't be mended as Crendall spots Gene and CW at Bev's
11-7 Ernie explains the past evils that have surfaced genetically in him as Crendall walks in
11-10 Crendall finally confronts Gene and CW - only to discover that he may have been in contact with CW before
11-12 Having lost the edge, Crendall has no idea who the real enemy is. Gene and CW offer to tell him...
11-14 ...and Crendall, as traditionally anti-furry as he has been up to now, can recognize the potential for truth
11-17 In Canovia, Tavie mistakenly reveals a hint about her condition
11-19 Crendall gets Brent away from the other two troublemakers to put him in touch with the real facts
11-21 Even Ernie's awful faux pas doesn't dissuade Crendall from rethinking himself about furries
11-24 The protectors of SotS-enabled humans prepare to let them return home - Ramila decides to go with Charlie
11-26 Brent initiates Crendall's plan
11-28 Charlie goes home... Crendall's wife goes crazy...
12-1 ...Tavatiana goes to see Cotton!
12-3 The Canovian couple spend some quality time together
12-5 Cotton helps Tavie unburden herself. In more ways than one...
12-8 Too soon, the visit must end
12-10 The individual parties - public and private, seen and unseen - put themselves in place
12-12 Gene and CatsWhisker work with the pangolin-like protectors of humanity
12-15 But Ramila and Charlie don't seem to accept the preconcieved notion that they must buy into the deception
12-17 Neither does T.C. even after being approached by Crendall's cohorts
12-19 With Mr. Harker's refusal to buy into the phony 'crisis', their protectors can no longer hide them
12-22 The SotS-enabled humans are discovered - and now there is a REAL crisis to deal with...
12-24 ...which Crendall and the Elder Mother of the Animen have set themselves to opposing
12-26 The ancient Animen are, apparently, no longer the same species as the Elder Mother
12-29 The oldest of the three seems to hold sway in a cruel manner over the two younger ones...
12-31 ...and has no compunctions about using his power upon them - and the Elder Mother as well!
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