|Book 1: Curious Little Thing||Page 42: Today's Special||
- Panel 1
Zane is standing in a quiet neighborhood outside the house of a black man who appears to be in his 50s or 60s, has a small fringe of grey hair around his bald head and is wearing a shirt and tie. Zane has his hat in both hands and has an earnest look on his face as he says "The *Encylopedia Atlantica* contains everything you could *possibly* want to know in a single timeless collection!" The man replies, "Do you have anything about... I don't know, home repair?"
- Panel 2.
Zane throws out his hands expansively and says "Of course! Just select the topic and the answers are *yours*! Plumbing? Electricity? Lawn care? It's *all* in the Atlantica!" The man smiles and says "A book on home repair would be great! I'll take it."
- Panel 3.
Zane looks down, discouraged, and says "Well, there's no single home repair volume. Everything I mentioned would be under "PL-PY," "EA-EM" and "LA-LL" respectively."
- Panel 4.
The man replies, "I don't need *all* of "P." I just need the *plumbing* part of it." Zane replies, his mouth wide open in a forced smile and sweatdrops falling off his forehead, "With the Encyclopedia Atlantica, you won't know *what* you need!"
- Panel 5.
The man looks concerned and looks to the side as he explains, "I can't afford a plumber. That's the only reason I'd buy a book on plumbing. I don't need three books. Just one book." Zane is still sweating.
- Panel 6.
Zane clasps his hands together in front of him and, looking imploringly at the man, says "Well... That's why *today's special* is that... I will... Let you tear out whatever pages you want if you give me five dollars." His trunk is open behind him and contains 24 tightly-packed books with blue binding. A yellow car is driving on the street behind him, and there's a large tree on the lawn with orange leaves that are just beginning to fall.
Teaser panel (no longer included on the Broodhollow website):
From Panel 6, Zane is saying "I'm a proud man, and -- oh, who am I kidding? *I'm not a proud man!* Please *please* read and share Broodhollow! Aaaaugh!"
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