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Last Updated 4/26/09
36 Crazy Plots
A series focusing on Jack (a homage to Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan),
aka "Crazy Guy," as he seeks to find and master
the 36 Crazy Plots.
- #0 - Prelude: Heaping loads of exposition and backstory
so I don't have to include them in the main storyline.
- #1 - Plot 1: Protection Racket: Jack does a toilet
paper commercial, then gets a job on a real movie...that's being shaken down
by the Triads. Also features Dare To Be Crazy (to the tune of Weird
Al's Dare To Be Stupid), the series theme song.
- #2 - Plot 1: Protection Racket: Jack has a weird dream
and then goes in disguise to gather intelligence on the Triads....
- #3 - Plot 1: Protection Racket: Jack faces the Triad
threat and has a showdown with the insidious Pei Man in the conclusion of the
First Crazy Plot!
- #4 - Plot 2: No One Quits!: Triads and Tongs and hired
killers and hatchets in the back and who's really the target anyway?
- #5 - Plot 2: No One Quits!: In the wake of Jimmy Rip
blowing the plot, Jack heads for San Francisco to try and salvage it by
meeting with "Slow Moe" Shen, head of the Tong that Rip once belonged to.
Also features the song "Jack, He's The Crazy Guy" to the tune of Schoolhouse
Rock's "Verb, That's What's Happening!"
- #6 - Plot 2: No One Quits!: Now totally ignoring the
plot, Jack forges an uneasy alliance with Shen to determine who's really
behind all the stuff that keeps happening to Jack.
I decided that the 36 plots thing wasn't working for me, so ditched them
and changed the name of the series.
- #7 - Vector Subtraction: After discovering he can't
possibly complete all 36 Crazy Plots, Jack is attacked by another
- #8 - ...Get Off The Sidewalk!: Jack just wants to get
back to L.A., but first he has to fight off a small horde of ninjas and mooks
on the highway! Kinda features the song "The Tale Of Mister Morden" to the
tune of Schoolhouse Rock's "The Tale Of Mister Morton," but, well, it doesn't
get very far.
- #9 - Cutting Room Floor Blues: Two digressions, a
subplot, a song and about thirty lines of main plot. Yay! The song is The
Editing Room Ballad, to the tune of "Unpack Your Adjectives" from Schoolhouse
Rock (yes, I got the SHRock lyrics book, why do you ask?).
- #10 - Crazy Guy: The Movie: The movie finally has its
premier...which, of course, goes terribly wrong!
- #11 - Hell(TM) Hath No Fury...: As work starts on the
sequel, Jack suffers the consequences of his actions from several episodes
- #12 - Devil Went Down To Newport: To get out of the
predicament he landed in last issue, Jack makes a deal with Satan T. Lucifer
Jones, and becomes an employee of Hell(TM) Inc!
- #13 - The Wages Of Sin Plus Overtime: Jack starts to
get an inkling what it's like to work for Hell(TM) Inc as he tries to fill
out his employee forms. Then he gets his first assignment, and is shoved out
of an airplane!
- #14 - Nun Shall Pass: Jack meets a nun on the road to
the Mission of Santo Andreo, while the insidious Red Squirrel Nation plots
their takeover of the world!
- #15 - Mission Implausible: It's Jack, Sister Sara and
the brothers of Santo Andreo versus Mobile Suit Hudsonicus!
- #16 - Lawyers, Guns and Money: With the Red Menace
dealt with, Jack and the others hatch a plan to drive off the Chinese demons
encircling the Mission. Also features a short scene in
223DON'TTRYITAUTHORSONLY (Authors' Altiverse) in preparation for the 1996
- #17 - Performance Review: Jack faces his first Annual
Performance Review while new forces gather in the wings. Plus, the song,
"Just A Squirrel" to the tune of No Doubt's "Just A Girl."
- #18 - A Day At The Office: After shooing everyone out
of his office, Hans sits back to try and unwind...but guest stars keep
showing up to try and hire him.
- #19 - The Five Brothers: Meanwhile to the events of
#18, Jack goes for a walk and gets a new assignment from Satan T. Lucifer
Jones, to collect a set of statues which have been separated for centuries.
And "Eric Lang" takes the bus.
- #20 - Erlang Syne: Erlang, aka Eric Lang, catches up
with Jack and a rather one-sided battle ensues.
- #21 - Mach Go Go Go Away: The search for the Five
Brothers continues, and Jack may inadvertantly set a new land speed record.
- #22 - Once, Twice, Three Times A Thief: Jack gets a
lock on a second of the Five Brothers and a lead on a third, which he has to
steal back from the man who stole it. And he runs into an old
acquaintance.... Plus: the Jonkatta of Mars subplot begins!
- #23 - Should Old Acquaintance...: Jack and Ben Sidhe
react to each other, but it's not so simple as another fight scene....
- #24 - What Would Fonzie Do?: Jack has to deal with a
moral dilemma while escaping with Ben Sidhe from a rather large number of
angry men with big guns.
- #25 - Oh Brother!: In this oversized 25th issue, the
Five Brothers plot comes to a conclusion, featuring characters from the early
days and showing just how evil Satan T. Lucifer Jones really is.
- #26 - Some Call Me The Space Cowboy: The Jonkatta of
Mars story continues, and Crazy Guy gets a new assignment.
- #27 - Guys of Mars: Jack and Louie land on Mars and
the plotlines finally dovetail.
- #28 - Super To Nuts: While the Red Squirrels inside
the Hollow Mars explain the situation to Jack, a number of supporting
characters back on Earth get into a fight. Also: the song "Stupid Plotlines"
to the tune of Schoolhouse Rock's "Telegraph Line."
- #29 - Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut: The gripping (as
in, it'll give you The Grip) climax to the whole Mars mess!
- #30 - Nun N' Gun: Meanwhile, back on Earth, the
supporting cast waves a lot of weapons around. Some of them at Jack when he
- Series Wrap-Up: Well, I finally decided I was never
going to actually finish this series. So here's some stuff that might have
happened had I continued, just so you know where the plots were going. When
they were going somewhere at all, of course.
- #30.1 - Vigil: Set between the last two scenes of
#30, this retrofits Crazy Guy to fit in with the much later revelations of
what was happening in the late 1990s Superguy, as seen in The League.
Starring Sister Sara Lopez.
The psychotically solipsistic setting for stories where Authors of Superguy
blow off steam and blow up each other.
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