Ralph Snart Adventures Volume 3 Issue 18

Publisher: NOW Comics
Published: March 1990
Title: Mr. Lizard Returns (Again)
Editors: Tony Caputo, Kate Llewellyn and Marc Hansen
Art/story: Marc Hansen
Cover: Marc Hansen
Colorist: Holly Sanfelippo

This is a special issue, complete with a double-dose of Ralph's dreamworld. First, however, we continue once again in the real world. Suckerman and a police officer discuss Ralph's fate, and how best to capture Dr. Goot.

In the meantime, we make up for lost ground by beginning one of two Ralph Snart patented dream sequences. Mr. Lizard is living with Ralph, and is very hungry and beer-thirsty. After failing to pry some frozen, raw meat from the freezer, Mr. Lizard resorts to more extreme measures.

Ralph comes home in the middle of Lizard's quest, unable to stop him from blowing up the freezer to score some much-needed meat. After some arguing, Lizard goes to the Hootch-O-Rama in order to turn in beer can deposits in exchange for more beer.

The second dream sequence begins with Ralph being beaten by a woman, then stepped on by her lumberjack father. When Mr. Lizard comes by to speak to Ralph, it is discovered that Ralph's courting tactics are not very effective. Mr. Lizard explains to Ralph that he must shape up, in more ways than one.

Ralph undergoes a serious physical transformation, mentored by Lizard, and believes he is finished when Ralph looks like a real hunk. Mr. Lizard needs to modify Ralph's behavior and tactics, and warns him that the same schtick pulled in a different skin will only get him into the same old trouble. Of course, Ralph doesn't listen and is beaten up once again.

To wrap up, we return to reality just in time to see Dr. Goot fuming at his Goon's failure, at the hands of Suckerman.

Also In This Issue: Colorized excerpts from Volume 1 Issue 3 pages 13-18.

Interesting Facts: Two separate dreams in the same issue. Ralph appears to be the more responsible of the two in the first dream sequence, with Ralph and Lizard switching roles in the second.

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