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Horse opera pictures presents: Rio Loco.

A Western Saga of Loss and Redemption Part Two * starring:

REX STERLING, King of the PM Cowboys

SWEET NELL McGILLACUTTY, the Virtuous Schoolmarm

SCRATCHY BUTTES, the Trusty Sidekick

and featuring:

Prissy Eastern Dude

Evil -Jack Slade

Little Timmy

OUR STORY TAKES PLACE ONE MORNING IN THE OLD WEST TOWN OF DUSTY BRITCHES, IN OUR LAST EPISODE, REX STERLING HAD FALLEN INTO DESPAIR.

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AFTER A HORRIBLE LUBING ACCIDENT(A.K.A. THAT FATEFUL DAY) INJURED LITTLE TIMMY McGILLACUTTY, REX HUNG UP HIS GREASE GUNS, VOWING NEVER AGAIN TO PERFORM PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE.

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HAUNTED BY GUILT FOR HIS PART IN THE ACCIDENT, THE ONCE-GREAT LAWMAN AND PM PRACTITIONER HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM, REDUCED TO EMPTYING CUSPIDORS IN SALOONS.

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TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, EVIL JACK SLADE HAS BROKEN OUT OF YUMA PRISON AND IS HEADING TO TOWN ON THE NOONDAY TRAIN.

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HE AND HIS OUTLAWS (THE HOLE-IN-THE-HEAD GANG) ARE PLANNING AN ORGY OF SHOOTING, BURNING AND PLUNDERING.

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ONLY REX CAN SAVE THE GOOD, DECENT PEOPLE OF DUSTY BRITCHES, BUT BEFORE HE FACES THE OUTLAWS, REX MUST FIRST CONFRONT HIS TORTURED PAST, SEEK FORGIVENESS AND REDEEM HIMSELF THROUGH THE POWER OF PM.

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LITTLE TIMMY'S BEDROOM IN THE HOME OF HIS BIG SISTER, SWEET NELL ...

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DO NOT FORESAKE PM, MY DARLING. THE GOOD, DECENT PEOPLE OF DUSTY BRITCHES DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP. WHY, NOBODY'S DONE A LICK OF PM IN THIS TOWN SINCE ...

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... THAT FATEFUL DAY.

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REX, YOU'RE ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN US AND THE OUTLAWS. THEY'RE FIXIN' TO GUN DOWN THE MEN, BURN THE TOWN AND CARRY OFF OUR WIMMENFOLK.

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HOW CAN I EVEN THINK ABOUT PM AFTER THE TERRIBLE WRONG I'VE DONE TO LITTLE TIMMY?

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I FEEL PLUMB AWFUL ABOUT THAT FULL-SERVICE CHASSIS LUBING I GAVE YOU, YOU SLIPPERY LITTLE RASCAL.

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DON'T BLAME YOURSELF, REX. LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, AT LEAST I DON'T NEED AS MUCH FIBER IN MY DIET AS I ONCE DID.

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME, LITTLE TIMMY?

I ALREADY HAVE, REX.

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THEN I'LL DO IT! I PLEDGE TO YOU THIS DAY, I'LL REDEDICATE MYSELF TO PM WITH A BURNING PASSION!

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LIKE THE BURNING PASSION I GET AFTER FIVE BOWLS OF FRIJOLE BEANS AND CAYENNE PEPPERS?

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!MUY CALIENTE!

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I'LL REGAIN MY LOST PRIDE. I'LL SAVE THE GOOD, DECENT PEOPLE OF DUSTY BRITCHES. I'LL NOT LET THE OUTLAWS GUN DOWN THE WOMEN, BURN THE TOWN AND CARRY OFF OUR MENFOLK.

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SAY WHAT!?

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BEFORE REX CAN PERFORM PM, WE BEST PERFORM PM ON REX AND HIS HORSE.

DURN TOOTIN'!

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NOW TO CHECK THE EXHAUST ...

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MEANWHILE, DOWN AT THE TRAIN DEPOT ...

DARLIN', SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.

LOOK, FELLERS, ANOTHER TELEGRAM!

THIS HERE'S EVIL JACK'S FINAL WARNING: DO YOUR SIX-SHOOTER, HORSE AND TACK PM-AND HE DON'T MEAN MAYBE!

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MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE TOWN OF DUSTY BRITCHES ...

GO QUICKLY, REX. FULFILL YOUR PM DESTINY, FACE DOWN THE DEADLY OUTLAWS, AND ONCE MORE YOU SHALL KNOW ...

... THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN, THE LOYALTY OF A GOOD FRIEND, AND THE PUNGENT AROMA OF A GOOD HORSE

I CAN ALMOST SMELL IT NOW.

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REX LAUNCHES INTO A FRENZY OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ...

... CLEANING WEAPONS ...

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... SHOEING HORSES ...

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... BUILDING BARRICADES.

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MEANWHILE, DOWN AT THE TRAIN DEPOT ...

WELCOME BACK, EVIL JACK.

WE MISSED YOU, BOSS.

GOT TWO BITS I CAN BORROW?

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HEARD ANY HARD-BOILED PRISON STORIES LATELY?

YOU BOYS PERFORM PM ON OUR PISTOLS LIKE I TOLD YUH?

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SURE THING, E.J.! CROSS MY HEART 'N' HOPE T'DIE! WE'RE PERFESSIONAL OUTLAWS, Y'KNOW.

THEN LET'S SADDLE UP!

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AN HOUR LATER ...

MY FEETS HURT!

SHADDUP! IF YOU HAD SHOD THOSE HORSES LIKE I TOLD YUH, WE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD T'LEG IT FROM THE DEPOT!

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YOU THINK THE TOWNSFOLK ARE PREPARED FOR A SHOWDOWN, EVIL JACK?

ARE YOU KIDDIN'? WHY, NOBODY'S DONE A LIKE OF PM IN THIS TOWN SINCE ...

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... THAT FATEFUL DAY!!

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REX STERLING! HAH! HAH! THE MOST PITIFUL JANITOR WEST OF THE PECOS. AIN'T YUH GOT SOME CUSPIDORS THE EMPTY?

I GOT FOUR LOW-DOWN VARMINTS TO THROW OUT WITH THE TRASH!

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STAND ASIDE, STERLING. WE'RE HERE TO GUN DOWN THE TOWN, BURN THE MEN ND CARRY OFF THE WIMMENFOLK.

NO, NO. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. WE S'POSED TO CARRY OFF THE TOWN, GUN DOWN THE MEN AND BURN--

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I THOUGHT THAT WAS PLAN B.

SHADDUP! WE GOT US A WASHED-UP LAW-MAN TO SHOOT. BOYS, SEND I'M STRAIGHT TO BOOT HILL!

DRAW!

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WHOOPS!

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CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT DON'T I RECOLLECT TELLING YOU BOYS TO DO SIX-SHOOTER PM?

LATER ...

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OH, REX, YOU'VE REGAINED YOUR LOST PRIDES, FULFILLED YOUR PM DESTINY AND FACED DOWN THE DEADLY OUTLAWS!

YEAH, AND I GOT BETTER LOOKIN', TOO!

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ONCE MORE YOU SHALL KNOW THE- DIVA!

WAIT A DURN MINUTE! THAT'S MY LINE. DON'T FORGET WHO'S THE STAR OF THIS HERE STORY.

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ONCE MORE I SHALL KNOW THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN, THE LOYALTY OF A GOOD HORSE AND THE PUNGENT AROMA OF A GOOD FRIEND.

SAY WHAT!?

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THIS LITTLE MAGAZINE'S A TREASURE. IT'S FILLED WITH TIPS YOU LONG TO HEAR, THE KIND THAT HELP MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT.

SO READ YOUR PS. IT AIN'T NO BS. (NO, SIR!) IT'S YOUR KEY TO BETTER GEAR!

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Title Annotation:Comic
Author:Kubert, Joe
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Cartoon
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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