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A Gift! A Gift Comes!
Series Number: 9
Publication: 1988
Publisher: Eclipse Comics
Format: Comic
Previous Issue: Deep Down; Down Deep
Following Issue: Pod'l'pool Past, Pod'l'pool Present


Mr. Spook is experimenting with new spears for the Chow Sol'jer Army. With Professor Garbanzo's help, they create a spear that to use with their new tactics against the Hoi-Polloi ring herd.

During Beanish's midday meeting with his secret friend, she once again tells him that baby beans are on the way. During the moment of Now, Beanish thinks to himself that his feeling must be like a Sprout-Butt's before turns into chow.

While dancing the Gift Dance, Mr. Spook notices something strange coming from Gran'Ma'Pa. He runs and gets Proffy, and they investigate. Something quickly grows from Gran'Ma'Pa. Everyone wonders exactly what the gift is. The Boom'r Band comes up with a new boom to celebrate the gift's arrival.

The next day, the beans discover the gift has grown overnight. It's now dangling a big bulb on its end.

While the Chow Sol'jer Army is off on the day's chow raid, Professor Garbanzo works on long range spear development, the Boom'r Band go look for a new boom, and Beanish watches the gift until his midday meeting. He announces the gift to his friend.

By evening the bulb has grown even larger. As he falls asleep, Mr. Spook is haunted by the feeling that he's seen something like it before. That night the top of the bulb rips open, and Mr. Spook remembers what the gift is: a Pod'l'pool.


  • To clear up a point: the Flip-Flop Tool (in issue 1) was taken back by Gran'Ma'Pa after the beans were done with it.


  • Beanish's secret visits to his friend are almost discovered by Proffy.
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Collections: Larry Marder's Beanworld: Book One  • Larry Marder's Beanworld: Book Two  • Larry Marder's Beanworld: Book Three  • Larry Marder's Beanworld: Book Four

Graphic Novels: Wahoolazuma!  • A Gift Comes!  • Remember Here When You Are There!  • Tales of the Beanworld  • Hoka Hoka Burb'l Burb'l!

Ashcans: Beanworld Zero  • Hungry?  • While We Were Eating!  • The Worst of Heyoka  • Professor Garbanzo's Joy Ride  • Glimpse Book

Other appearances: Total Eclipse  • While We Were Eating!