Man, I’ve gotta stop messing with those ugly grey fills. Not cool. Not cool at all.
Judging from the first panel, apparently Dave really did repair the teleporter with a stick. Good one, Dave!
A rare instance of Dave standing up to Helen. See, he has matured on the island! I like his fending-off-the-paparazzi pose in panel two.
Some people have noted in the comments that the teleporter appears to have no labels or distinguishing characteristics aside from the huge “no flies” sign. As you can see in this strip, that’s not entirely true. One side has the “no flies” sign, and another side reads “Caution: Teleporter.”
Another instance where I decided to do an extra-long strip just for the hell of it. You can do anything on the Internet! It’s annoying to read in the archive, though.
This is pretty heroic action for Dave, at least insofar as throwing someone into a probably malfunctioning teleporter can be construed as heroic. Also, it neatly sets up the next storyline. I can’t quite recall, but I think I started writing the next storyline before I wrote these strips and put a teleporter into this storyline just to make it happen.
Teleporters are fiendishly convenient plot devices.
Not much to say about this strip except WHY DO I KEEP USING THESE HORRIBLE GREY FILLS? The cut-and-paste in the first two panels works pretty well, though.
Dave looks a lot like Mick Foley with his flannel all ripped up. I have to assume that’s why I drew it that way.
I still really like this strip. It’s one of my favorite endings to a Narbonic storyline. Admittedly, most of the endings to the other storylines involve the characters going to the bar and drinking until they forget whatever horrible/stupid thing they just did.
It’s a little hard to tell, but the lab is covered in cobwebs and spiders and things. Because they’ve been away for so long. How long has it been in strip time, anyhow? At least a month, I guess, since Dave says that’s how long they were stranded on the island.
And so the Dave Conspiracy backed off and was almost never heard from again, except when our heroes needed a powerful organization to exploit. Hooray!