The first story is called "Babe and the Dying King," and it has a theme that oddly resonates with Easter. King Phillip Baggypants the 9th king of Boomania and High Sultan of the Lowlands (also supreme drip of Faucetville and mighty monarch of all that grows, turns green or rusts) has been brought to America for treatment of a fatal disease called Royal Purple Lonesome Corpuscle. This is a blood disease that only affects people of royal birth and only a complete transfusion from another royal ruler will save him.
King: "You mean the person must give me all his life's fluid?"Meanwhile, in Babe's peaceful little valley in the Ozarks they're having a "hawg-callin' contest."
Vassal: "That is correct -- he must die for you to live"
Babe's powerful lungs win her the title "Queen of th' Hawgs," and she even gets her "pitcher" in the "big city papers". At this point the king's regents discover "Queen Babe Boone" and approach her for help.
Read Part Two here
Here's my review of Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers.