Not only was this going to replace our comic for the duration of the strike, it was going to be a 13-part series. There would have been shady characters, exotic dives and dangerous romance, all told in noirish semi-black-and-white.

It was to be called, “The Dame’s Husband Fell Into a Vat and Became a Hot Dog.”

In retrospect, I think that title might have given away too much.