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Beamed directly into your brain by: Leon Arnott

The author writes:

Our friend the Christmas Beetle may have tragically lost its life, but it's come back to haunt us in its confusing, misguided manner. I suppose you could say it's now... the Ghost of Christmas Beetle?

You might be wondering if any more characters that might die tragically over the course of this comic are liable to return as monochromatic, vaporous spectres. The answer to that sentence is, technically, no.

Incidentally, have you ever wondered why in fiction and superstition, a mere human, once dead, suddenly and unquestionably gains tremendous superpowers? Powers such as the ability to fly, pass through walls, write messages in blood, launch hundreds of loose household objects, control household appliances, possess living humans, produce ectoplasmic ooze, and exist forever? It seems tremendously unfair - and what's even more unfair is that it's only the bitter, cruel humans that tend to get these powers. Maybe the ordinary wandering soul has to make a pact with Satan or some other entity in exchange for this deluxe power set.