Ralph Snart Adventures Volume 2 Issue 8
Publisher: NOW Comics
Published: June 1987
Title: Git A Job
Editors: Tony Caputo and Marc Hansen
Art/story: Marc Hansen
Cover: Marc Hansen
Colorist: Marc Hansen
Fresh out of college, Ralph gets his first job interview with the evil Mortimor Gerg. Ralph gets hired because he is the applicant who stays and listens to Mr. Gerg scream the longest without running out of the room crying.
On his first day, Gerg tells Ralph that "under my mind numbing instructions, I will mold you into the perfect employee". Ralph see's all the other mind numbed employees, and wonders how he can escape.
Gerg decides to make Ralph a "Crunchy Cracklers Peanut salesman", where Ralph has to sell peanuts door-to-door in a goofy peanut outfit. On one of his sales calls, Ralph is kidnapped by an apartment full of crack addicts who get in a shootout with police.
One of the crackheads executes his peanut hostage, but Ralph has already escaped out the window. Mr. Gerg seeing the shot up peanut costume, thinks Ralph is dead, and Ralph escapes working for the evil Gerg forever.
Interesting Facts: RSA first appears in full color this issue. The previous 10 black and white issues of RSA up until this time would later appear in colorized versions in volume 3. Gerg also appears in Kitchen Sink's Snarf #10. This issue also has a one-page origin of Ralph Snart.