22: Barrel - Part 3
|Barrel - Part 3|
Title text: A whirlpool!
This comic is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's A Descent into the Maelström, where the main character escapes from drowning by using a barrel to escape The Maelström. This is the third in a five-part series of comics whose parts were randomly published during the first several dozen strips. The series features a character that is not consistent with what would quickly become the xkcd stick figure style. The character is in a barrel. The full series is:
- [Large vortex, spinning water covers the whole panel. A boy in a floating barrel is near the edge, apparently about to be sucked in.]
- Boy: Wow!
- This is the twenty-third comic originally posted to livejournal. The previous was 40: Light. The next was 23: T-shirts.