Could Mell actually follow through on her threat? Probably not. She doesn’t know how the hey the transmogrifier works. The important thing is, there are now three Daves sharing a room, which was all I ever wanted out of this storyline. And Mell could mess them all up good.
As I’ve mentioned before, a big part of the appeal of this storyline, for me, was figuring out how to distinguish between the physically identical characters. This is the first of several weeks featuring three Daves. So, yeah. Madblood has the oval glasses, lab coat, and peeved expression, Artie is earnest and has no glasses, and Dave is Dave. In the last panel, they’re differentiated by dialogue alone. It helps that Madblood talks in such a cartoonishly over-the-top way.
I use the terms “original” and “extra crispy” to distinguish between two things way too often. I, er, eat a lot of fried chicken.
No, Madblood didn’t think any stage of this plan through very well, from programming his robot army’s obedience to turning himself into Dave. I always enjoy that sea of Madblood duplicates, though.
Sometimes I used to do bold text by just writing it in with a Sharpie. It was very lazy of me.
Andrew wrote Madblood’s dialogue in the first panel. It is, of course, a loving homage to Dr. Smith from “Lost in Space.” Andrew watched a lot more TV as a kid than I did.
Man, it was hard to fit everybody into those last two panels.
I don’t remember when I came up with the idea of Mell being able to command the Madblood robots, but I think it was one of the last big ideas I had for this storyline. It’s pretty ridiculous, but it does give Mell something to do around the moonbase.
There’s a lot of upside-slapping of heads in this storyline.