Comic 377 - Commodity pricing

Posted on 10th Jul 2019, 9:35 AM in Chaos
Commodity pricing
Panel 1:
On a ridge stands the Countess Alcydia von Dönnerwetter, with her silverfox by her side. The Baron von Fieffelfalsfaffel and the leader and members of the Mummy Squad look on.

Panel 2:
Alcydia, now again mounted on her silverfox, jumps down so she's level with the other company.
Alcydia: Everybody seems to be fighting over the same item.

Panel 3:
Alcydia is standing, explaining her idea to the Baron.
Alcydia: They all want a pencil sharpener, right?

Panel 4:
Baron: That is correct, but…
Alcydia: Pencil sharpeners are commodities. This fact can be used to our benefit.

Panel 5:
As Alcydia continues explaining, one member of the Mummy Squad looks to the reader's right, at something talking to the group from off-panel. It's the Grim Reaper, also known as Zilch, but he is unseen to the reader.
Alcydia: We can produce the pencil sharpeners and create a market. Everybody gets access to the items at a sensible price.
Zilch (off-panel): Ahem…
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