This part of the story is almost entirely different from the version that appeared in You Are Not Alone. In that version – which was only three pages – the second panel appeared, but with the towel somehow still in place. And instead of Jason tackling him, the bully runs into the football coach, then tries to accuse Jason of grabbing him in the shower. Coach doesn’t buy it, and gives him a lecture.

Ordinarily I’ve been running pin-ups between tales here on the site, but not this time. That’s because next week’s installment is actually a direct continuation of this storyline, picking up several years later. The tone of it is a bit different, which is why I recruited Rick Worley – who nailed the kinky flavor of “Seduction of the Innocent” – to return to illustrate it. It’s called “Payback”.