Well! THAT certainly doesn’t disappoint!

So much for the boat, and so much, presumably, for the men chasing Mark and Ken…  Although I really doubt that a small fuel leak combined with a signal flare would create such a conflagration…

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So again, as Mark Trail channels the A-Team, I guess we’ll have to get used to a lot of pyrotechnics…

Hey Mark, you been workin’ out??

Perspective and a closed aperture creates a deeper depth of field and makes mark look really burly in panel two, as he points the flare gun at the boat with the fuel leak…  stand by for another BOOOM, ladies and gentlemen… This is starting to remind me of “The A-Team” from the 80’s…  Stuff was always getting blowed-up in that show…

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As Mark is about to go all-in on destroying yet another rental boat, we are now left to wonder what the next move will be… which of course will keep us tuning in.  See you tomorrow everyone!

I wonder if these guys get health benefits?

With the Yacht off in the distance, the Sea-ATV’s take over!  Oh, things don’t look good for Mark now!!  With a resounding CLICK the wheels come down… Onomatopoeia is a useful device in comics… given that the reader has to imagine the sounds and the voices, it’s helpful to be guided…

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But BLDDDK? What on earth is that?

An observation:  the dialogue in the Trail-past was awful, often times stilted and cringe-worthy… but now the lack of it takes all the air of the room…  perhaps Mr. Allen should enlist the help of a writer to go along with his (in)estimable artistic talent…

Oh, the flare gun… Just like the Nerd in Breakfast Club…

Wasn’t that the infraction that landed Anthony Michael Hall’s character in all-day detention?  He brought a flare gun to school to shoot himself (or the teacher?) because he was getting something less than an ‘A’ in Shop Class?  You mess with the bull, son, you get the horns

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As Ken checks on Mark’s welfare, (and why not a simple, “What in God’s name are you thinking?!?”) Mark returns it with a mere “I’m good – You?” As if they were meeting on a street corner some random Saturday afternoon…  So off they go, away from the boat that is quickly becoming an eco-hazard, hoping to not get caught by the bad guys…

A three hour tour…

Well, no WAY Mark is getting his damage deposit back now, and no way Editor Bill Ellis is going to let him rent another boat!!  Do boats have airbags?  Probably not, which means that Mark and Ken will be properly concussed, if in fact they can walk away from this.  What exactly is the strategy here??  We prefer to be marooned and surrounded by bad guys?  As compared to high-tailing it out of there??  Oh well, we shall see where the story goes now.

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Chin up, boys and girls.  Mark has crashed before.  I am suddenly reminded that a plane making a hard landing on Slumber Mountain makes roughly the same sound… or at least calls for the same large font…