Gene Catlow Comic for 2004
1-2 But Crendall (being Crendall) is singularly unimpressed... and handles it his own way.
1-5 And with that, Gene, CW & co. take their best shot
1-7 Their best shot does the job... almost. What of the eldest of the ancient Animen...?
1-9 Or do we even want to know?
1-12 Cotton seems to want to recuperate. Tavatiana seems to want to help him.
1-14 Crendall sees he was wrong all along
1-16 But the protectors of SotS-enabled humanity do not seem to have long to exist
1-19 They were created by the ancient Animen before they devolved into their demented state
1-21 Their function was to do the job that their creators, seeing that their minds were going, would fail to achieve
1-23 With their purpose fulfilled, they vanish, leaving the future in the hands of those they protected.
1-26 Furriston Facts: The difference between 'mated' and 'married'
1-28 Furriston Facts: The Avianic Dialect
1-30 Furriston Facts: The Lyxnen Family (1)
2-2 Furriston Facts: The Lyxnen Family (2)
2-4 Furriston Facts: Repositors & the BII
2-6 Furriston Facts: The Northside
2-9 The four-part epic story begins. 'Things Start To Change'
2-11 Crendall uses his own newly-discovered abilities...
2-13 ...to his young charges' dismay
2-16 Gene and CW decide they need a vacation
2-18 And they decide the best place for it is Friendship Island
2-20 Roger doesn't know if he wants to let Gene have time off
2-23 Crendall lets his two wards know they WILL obey the rules...
2-25 ...which they initally refuse to do...
2-27 ...but finally realize they must.
3-1 Mayor Clydesdale also tries to pull rank on Gene...
3-3 ...but discovers that an angry Tech Master isn't what he wants
3-5 Gene knew he'd have to use his ability that way sooner or later
3-8 Meanwhile, the kids want Steven to play with them. He can't...
3-10 ...because Rollie knows that Steven must take over his father's company
3-12 And Steven, realizing Rollie is right, gets a very sneaky idea
3-15 Steven quickly hooks up Crendall to assist him
3-17 Steven also contacts Tavatiana, who is beginning to show
3-19 Steven can't contact the felines - and the kids can't bluff Rollie
3-22 Late that evening, Devon brings some visitors to Bev's restaurant
3-24 Though adopted, Bev's daughter considers Bev her true mother
3-26 Bev's daughter reveals the reason for her visit. Eubie hides in the car...
3-29 ...and with good reason. Bev wants to turn himm into Nonexistant Bear
3-31 But when Bev discovers what happened to him, she changes her mind
4-2 Devon explains that Eubie is still in danger from the Furry Unity thugs
4-5 Bev refuses to tolerate any threat to her daughter's fiance
4-7 Bev gives Eubie sanctuary while Gene and CW head out on their vacation
4-9 With the stages set, Part One comes to an end...
4-12 ...and the adventures on Friendship Island begin
4-14 They are greeted at the dock by their hosts, Burlington and Moonlight
4-16 The skunks drive the felines to their house, followed by friendly birds
4-19 Burlie and Moonlight are the island's contact with the rest of the world
4-21 Gene and CatsWhisker waste no time in 'going native'
4-23 Their hosts reveal the hazard of the Saber-Toothed Crotch Cricket
4-26 But Gene and CW are more than a little dubious of their story
4-28 And after Scruffy's warning, they give the story even less credibility
4-30 CW warns Gene that perhaps he shouldn't drink the beverage just offered...
5-3 ...too late. Catnip causes Gene to hallucinate badly
5-5 Even to the point of inducing the Saber-Toothed Crotch Cricket into it
5-7 Gene declines to drink any more of the beverage - it affects him badly
5-10 Past failures still haunt Gene. But the mystery of the crickets is solved
5-12 Their hosts want to take Gene and CW to see their volcano
5-14 Gene mentions that he is looking for a certain type of place on the island
5-17 Gene and CW experience the incredible sight of the island caldera
5-19 On a paddlefruit farm they discover what real paddlefruit tastes like
5-21 Gene sees the plume of steam rising from the hot springs
5-24 At the hot springs, CatsWhisker presses Gene to reveal what he's looking for
5-26 And boy, can CatsWhisker be persuasive when she puts her mind to it ^_^
5-28 The felines discover that Moonlight can change the color of her fur
5-31 As things continue to change back home, Gene and CW share some quality time
6-2 The island residents want to know if their anonymous observers are still at work
6-4 An artifact from World War II is found by one of the kotreeka birds
6-7 CatsWhisker decides to investigate - and leaves Gene no choice but to join her
6-9 In the caverns below the island, they discover a hidden city!
6-11 Which Moonlight and Burlie expected them to find ^_^
6-14 Gene identifies one of the aircraft observing the island...
6-16 ...but in identifying it, he disrupts the aircraft's operation
6-18 Whoever sent the spyjet destroyed it - upon Gene's identifying it
6-21 Tavatiana takes advantage of Gene's SotS contact to ask a favor
6-23 Tavie's pregnancy is starting to show - and she needs to mask it
6-25 Two of Tavie's council members are dumbfounded to see Tavie 'normal'
6-28 Gene hopes he can now get back to his vacation - nope, not quite
6-30 Crendall needs help with his two wards - Gene calls upon Mandy
7-2 Mandy wastes no time in messing with their minds
7-5 NOW Gene believes he can really get back to vacation. Noooooo...
7-7 Ian Harker offers Gene and CW a business proposition
7-9 And at last the felines can get back to spending quality time together
7-12 Burlie and Moonlight tell Gene and CW a little more about the amphibians
7-14 But the more they are told, the more Gene wants to relax and enjoy vacation
7-16 Hannah and Nebbie bring their guests a big basket of paddlefruit
7-19 Burlie describes the, erm, unique way that paddlefruit fiber is created
7-21 And the competetive event where the needed substance is, erm, provided *^_^*
7-23 The event was meant to encourage the amphibians to come and be friendly
7-26 Gene reveals that he and CW saw amphibian tracks on the beach
7-28 The amphibians may no longer be apprehensive of being seen
7-30 One of the amphibians waves to the Friendship Islanders
8-2 Kotreeka birds love to play Frisbee
8-4 The amphibians may have had any number of reasons to leave their city
8-6 After the game, everybody relaxes on the beach
8-9 Gene's scanner updates him on the news from back home
8-11 The most important news is about a group called 'The Transgressioneers'
8-13 Gene gives the scanner instructions about how to handle his reply
8-16 An amphibian appears on the beach - but Gene and CW cannot reach his mind
8-18 The amphibian species is not indigenous to Earth - their SotS is out of phase
8-20 Gene gets his scanner to correct the problem - the communication barrier is gone
8-23 In ancient Canovia, Tavatiana visits Cotton to tell him they will have a daughter
8-25 Cotton tries to calculate how much lucky rabbit foot power their family will have
8-27 Cotton hasn't yet fully recovered from his previous exploits
8-30 Tavie reveals why she has so much trouble believing that she is beautiful
9-1 Cotton suggests a way that Tavie might get the chance to live her own life
9-3 The Old Buck and the Old Doe begin making a puppet exactly like Tavatiana
9-6 Back on the island, now that the amphibians can talk, they make up for lost time
9-8 The amphibians explain how their parent race adapts them to a new planet
9-10 Hannah and Nebbie see the amphibians on the beach talking to Gene and CW
9-13 Now Hannah understands what 'messages' the amphibians left for her
9-15 The technology the amphibians brought to their world is what their foes are after
9-17 But now their foes have encountered Gene - and that they may not want to do
9-20 The moment Gene's scanner switches them back in phase, Charlie and Ramila call them
9-22 The Transgessioneers have been busy - and so have Ramila and Charlie (in a different way)
9-24 The felines can't imagine where Charlie and Ramila learned to do stuff O_O
9-27 Gene lies awake thinking about the situation - until CW says 'go to sleep'
9-29 Next morning finds Gene and CatsWhisker's bedroom full of kotreeka birds
10-1 As the felines shower, the birds bathe too. And they new have guests downstairs
10-4 In ancient Canovia, Tavatiana's doppelganger is coming into being
10-6 In Furriston, Ed Cetera is forced to use his abilities to actually FIX problems
10-8 At Bev's restaurant, Eubie is hiding from the Furry Unity thug who wants to hurt him
10-11 On the island, Gene learns that the amphibian's skin dries out too quickly in sunlight
10-13 The amphibians can write better than they can speak - they decribe the situation
10-15 The amphibian city's building material is recombinant energy...
10-18 ...and they are prepared to destroy their city if need be...
10-20 ...for they know how dangerous it is to have their technology misused
10-22 That morning, the amphibians depart from the beach to their new city