7/28/1049 Palyachi, The Killer Clown Aug 8, 2022 11:47:41 GMT -6
Post by tealproductions on Aug 8, 2022 11:47:41 GMT -6
Our strip starts at a circus that has set up outside of town and within sight of the Wildwood Cemetery.
First up we see Palyachi giving the paying audience some yucks.
After his act he visits Marka, the star of the circus. Palyachi has an unrequited love for Marka and wanst to know what to do to change that. Marka tells him that by killing another member of the circus troop is just the thing she needs to love Palyachi.
Committing said murder puts Palyachi on the path to continually law breaking in an ongoing attempt to gain favor with Marta.
We cut to The Spirit's underground lair where he and Ebony are discussing deductive reasoning. Ebony entices Denny with a newspaper article about the nearby circus enough for The Spirit to look into murder of the initial circus performer. Unfortunate visual characterization
Drawn to Marta's tent The Spirit finds the hoard of jewelry she has amassed only to be invited to be a criminal compatriot by Marta. In exchange she gives up Palyachi who nearby overhears and takes it on the lamb.
A chase ensues that involves ladders, high wires, suspended planks, nets and finally a gorilla. Just as he is about to defeat Palyachi the gorilla attacks The Spirit giving Palyachi the chance to escape. Several panels of exciting gorilla fisticuffs later The Spirit continues his pursuit of Palyachi.
The Spirit catches up with Palyachi as he is carrying away the dead body of Marka whom he murdered in his apparent madness. The Spirit notifies Commissioner Dolan by phone and then elicits a confession from Palyachi.
Seeing The Spirit the plain clothes officers chase after The Spirit giving him the chance to circle back around and turn Palyachi over to Dolan. The laughter of a mad clown closes out the strip.