Somehow, the ever-lazy Omnicat has found himself in the worst situation of his life: as a rookie reporter amid a crisis of epic proportions! Luckily, a keen eye and a few old tricks up his sleeve allow this lackadaisical feline to get to the bottom of a scam that’s causing mass hysteria and threatening the existence of his employer.
Omnicat can’t quite figure out how he ended up answering a call for new journalists at the well-reputed newspaper, The Daemon Times. But now that he’s there, everything has fallen apart: his editor is clamoring for a story, his colleagues are competing with him, and the rival paper has just broken a story that has shaken the daemon world to its very foundations!
Even though Omnicat just wants to curl up for a nap, the world’s demands are too pressing: their competitor has reported that the moon, whose light sustains every daemon, is fading, and its light becoming more harmful than beneficial. But while everyone is running around buying special mooncream and moonglasses (conveniently advertised below), Omnicat figuratively smells a rat. Checking his sources, he finds that the article is fake, including the “expert” it cites. So Omnicat gets off his habitually lazy behind and goes in to uncover a story, a journey that will bring him more than he bargained for.
Wang Yu-Ching’s brilliant wit pairs perfectly with George Wang’s exuberant style of illustration in a story that employs cleverness to teach reader about the nature of truth and the value of inquisitiveness.