Minor cropping on panels one and two; added some Energy Soup and bendy backgrounds to help with the transition from this page to the next. Positioning and scale insisted on it… which makes me wonder what sort of challenges I’ll be having with future pages. Fixed Thad’s hat in panel two.

I think it’s important to note that Thad does not know how to fight. With anything, especially a stick. One of my biggest gripes about combat in popular media – everybody’s an expert. Too many Matrices, not enough They Lives.

Or… something. You get the idea.

Fact is, everything Thad and Ornix know about combat, they learned from movies. Movies like Invasion USA.


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