Today’s the day for Tristan Strong Keeps Punching! Before you start reading, get ready to hiss and boo at our hero’s dapper nemesis.
But if you haven’t read Tristan Strong Destroys the World yet, watch out for spoilers below.
You’ve been warned!
Alke has been destroyed, and many Alkeans and haints alike are now wandering lost and confused in our world. Now it’s up to Tristan Strong to put an end to King Cotton’s nefarious plans once and for all before we meet a similar fate.
Problem is, Tristan doesn’t exactly know where to find his nemesis. Honestly, he could be lurking anywhere. Maybe even outside your window . . .
All White Everything
No doubt, Cotton’s fashion sense is his most recognizable trait. Uncle C always wears an all-white ensemble with a hat and loafers to match. We want to say that his drip makes him stand out in a crowd, but have you ever been to the French Quarter of New Orleans? You can’t take two steps without bumping into some out-of-touch rich white guy wearing the exact same outfit. Either way, proceed with extreme caution.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
If you look beyond the clean suit, you’ll see that King Cotton is actually pretty nasty. But what did you expect from an evil spirit posing as a living human? Dirty fingernails, sharp teeth, rancid coffee breath, and a greasy haircut are just some of Cotton’s key identifying factors. Then again, if you get close enough to smell his breath, it’s probably already over for you.
All told, King Cotton is much easier to spot when he’s in his true, ghostly form. As a haint, smoke will start to form around his signature single blue eye, vines will grow out from under the sleeves of his suit, and thorns will begin poking out from his face and neck. So until Tristan can get this guy back into a bottle, we recommended not leaving the home without some serious gardening tools at your side.
Man’s Best Friend
If you aren’t able to identify Cotton by his looks, you will definitely be able to spot the company he keeps. Cotton typically surrounds himself with his army of loyal haint soldiers. And if the usual crew isn’t available, he has no problem summoning one of his pets to protect himself. Pets such as giant, tentacled monsters constructed from old plantation houses. So much for keeping a low profile.
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