“Roomer” is one of those polite euphemisms. Like “Boston Marriage.” But when you’re a talking tiger in a tacky suit, it’s catch as catch can, I suppose.
(Oh please, like you never worked out that Mr. Tawky Tawny was supposed to be gay before now?)
That’s right Billy, werewolves, vampires and ghouls are just stories. Like wizards. Or sextet’s of pagan gods with nothing better to do than give super-powers to little orphan boys. Or talking tigers.
Billy runs into a little trouble on the way home, though.
I think we’ve all wanted to kill Billy at one point, so it’s hard to hold it against Mr. Tawny.
So, he’s a tiger…who turns into a tiger? Once again, the question of what exactly Mr. Tawny is supposed to be is muddled.
Of course he’s guilty, he’s the only talking tiger in the world. No wonder they call him the world’s greatest detective. No, wait…
After a young couple is mauled while making out in the park at night, Billy and Mr. Jones decide to set a trap for Mr. Tawny, who has run away in order to evade capture.
Okay, hands up who didn’t see that coming. Was this your first comic? Was this your first narrative?
If you ever wondered how often Billy gets tied up and gagged, only to have something conveniently rip his gag off at the last second, the answer is “twice per issue.” The “unable to say the magic word because he’s choking on his own blood” angle is new, though.
Mr. Tawky Tawny just killed a guy with a stick.
Mr. Tawky Tawny just killed a guy with a stick!
Mr. Tawky Tawny don’t take no shit.