Copyright 2012 by Matt Bower
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Rip Orion possesses the strength to squash an entire house between his finger and thumb. He wields the power to annihilate hordes of despicable henchmen with a devastating boot stomp. Yet, his favorite pastime is charming the ladies by wiggling his chiseled jaw. Hop aboard the Orionis Cruiser as the mighty Rip Orion and his loyal sidekick, Scutum, overpower and outwit the most dreaded forces the world has ever known. Rippee Ki-Yay!
When we last left our hero, Rip was in hot pursuit of the flame-throwing Fornax, who had kidnapped the gorgeous Lyra Dasher. Will a legion of wicked henchmen prevail? Is Lyra doomed to be trapped forever within Fortress Inferus? Can Rip conquer his infernal nemesis for good? Or will our hero be fatally scorched by the flames of evil? As Rip always says, “You only get one chance to save the world. Don’t miss it.”
Roscoe Solomon was not Rip Orion. He also didn’t think he would get one chance to save the world.
Roscoe hunkered behind a weathered tombstone that read ANN “MOONIE” BROOM, whoever that was. His jutting spine had settled into the embossed death date as he pressed his mouth into his boney shoulder. The concoction of body odor and lawn mower gasoline singed his nostrils. He was careful not to shift his weight anymore, lest the twig snap that was pinned underneath his boot. Roscoe peeked over his left shoulder beyond the granite smokescreen to the cemetery’s late visitor.