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No. 312: The Wizlements

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The Wizlements

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Strip by: Sloublues

Wiz: Let's see. We have antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium, and nitrogen, and rhenium, and nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium...
Wiz: And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium, europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium, and lanthanum, and osmium, and astatine, and radium...
Wiz: And gold, protactinium, and indium, and gallium, and iodine, and thorium, and thulium, and thallium. There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium...
{The Wiz's poofy smoke apparition buddy is starting to look alarmed.}
Wiz: And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium, and strontium, and silicon, and silver, and samarium. And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium...
Wiz: There's holmium, and helium, and hafnium, and erbium. And phosphorous, and francium, and fluorine, and terbium. And manganese, and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium...
Wiz: Dysprosium, and scandium, and cerium, and cesium. And lead, praseodymium, and platinum, plutonium, palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium...
Wiz: And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium, and cadmium, and calcium, and chromium, and curium. There's sulfur, californium, and fermium, berkelium...
Wiz: And also mendelevium, einsteinium, and nobelium, and argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc, and rhodium. And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin, and sodium.
{We see the Wiz is studying a beaker containing a brown liquid.}
Poofy smoke apparition: Brewing up a new experiment?
Wiz: Testing city water.

The author writes:

The king became concerned when several poisoned pigeons were found floating in the park's lake.

Original strip: The Wizard of Id 2017-11-14.