Well it finally happened.  I just could not think of a name to make this strip unique from the other Trick or Treat one, so now I have a 2.  Not a II, mind you.  I don’t think this merits Roman numerals.  I’m a little annoyed with myself for using the well-worn comic strip gimmick of the kids talking and thinking like adults, and for that reason this one reads too much like a mainstream strip to me.  Probably to the editors, too.  Oh well.

I can actually recall going as a devil one year, plastic trident and all.  Other costumes from my youth: tiger, Darth Vader, and a Rubik’s Cube.  I never stopped dressing for Halloween but got steadily more creative as I got older, going as things like “wad of gum,” “Interstate 95,” “404 Error” and “Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Showers.”  This year?  Shhhh, it’s a secret.