The story nears its conclusion, with the April 26 episode represented by a combination of a third-page and black and white half page found online. The third-page format really butchered Collins’ artwork—in the first panel, young Princess Elizabeth is cropped from the action, despite being mentioned in the introductory caption.
Blocked by a street full of livestock, Ratigan turns and finds his escape blocked again.
The story transitions in a light-hearted half page, one of ten halves in the 14-week story arc.
The merits of the half-page format are on full display compared to its third-page version. Next week, a look at this sequence from a different perspective.
Knowing Kevin so well, King Henry is suspicious about the incriminating letter.
The last panel of the second tier has a unique composition, with the caption placed in the center instead of its usual spot in a corner. Meanwhile, Ratigan will soon have more agitation than listening to female chatter!