Bidwell's Big Plan

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Bidwell's Big Plan
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Comic Strip Info
Released: September 30, 2010
Number of pages: 6
Artist: Michael Oeming
If you're like me, you'll want to skip directly to page six, where I jump out of a building and sock it to some hippies. Why? I don't know. And I never will. That's a Mann Co. Comics Promise.
Saxton Hale

Bidwell's Big Plan is a comic that was released on September 30, 2010 Patch. It was created to go with the Mann-Conomy Update, and explained the idea of selling community made items. Bidwell's Big Plan follows Saxton Hale being kicked out of a plane after a "dramatic confrontation with (his) rival and former mentor, Charles Darling".

The comic is notable for building on the character of Saxton Hale, giving Saxton an archrival, and introducing the idea of the Mann Co. Store.


The comic begins with Saxton Hale hanging from the edge of a jet, confronting his former mentor, Charles Darling. Darling captures animals as trophies, something which conflicts with Hale's philosophy of punching them until he loses his watch. Darling dramatically kicks Hale off the edge of the plane. During his fall, Hale directs the reader to page 6 of the comic, which cuts to the fights, since the pages in between that have his assistants blathering about a new way to buy hats.

Hale's plan of using an endangered eagle to glide safely to the ground fails as his weight also causes the eagle to plummet, sending them both through the skylight of his office at Mann Co. where Bidwell awaits him. Bidwell explains that customers are unhappy with their current selection of weapons and are beginning to build their own. This enrages Hale, and he sets out to kill all of the customers before being stopped by Bidwell. He proposes that they allow these custom items to be sold through Mann Co. while they receive a percentage of the profit. Hale, who is at first wary of the idea, is distracted by the scent of hippies and jumps out of a window to battle a mob protesting in the parking lot of Mann Co. Headquarters.


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