The origin story of the second Mad Hatter, Drake Liddle. Also contains part two of the three part back-up story 'The Experiment'.
Drake was a fireman, husband, and seemingly loving uncle from Los Angeles. Secretly however, he molests his nephew Johnny on fishing expeditions with the boy. After one of these excursions Johnny confesses his uncle's crime to his grandfather ( Charles Dodgson). That night when Drake went visit his father Charles accuses him of pedophilia and thrusts him through the mirror into Wonderland.
In Wonderland, Drake finds himself trapped between the March Hare and a wall of undead corpses. He is grabbed by the wall and bargains with the hare for his aid. The hare frees him from the wall and in exchange he offers him the 10/6 hat and sends him on a quest to fetch a girl named Lacie. Drake then wanders the jungle for months becoming exhausted and ever more insane. He finds a mirror and there, speaking with his reflection, finally gives up and gives in to Wonderland. In doing so he is able to don the mantle of the Mad Hatter and inherits all of the previous hatter's skin suits. Months later he returns to March Hare and the tea party with Lacie and declares himself leader of the little group.