I like that Helen let her hair down before turning on the communication screen. You want to look your best in these situations.
Oh, poor Madblood. After all this, he still holds out hope that Helen isn’t basically out to get him.
I’m not crazy about the punchline panel of this strip, but Helen snort-laughing is excellent.
I’m sorry, I find the three Daves working together adorable. The alliance dissolves in short order, but while it holds they actually make a pretty effective team.
Helen’s arm is so messed up in the first panel. Man, that bugs me.
Helen brings up escape routes as a cunning ruse to get Madblood to tell Dave and Artie how to get off the moonbase. And thank goodness she does, because they’ll need this information later on.
The best part of this strip is, of course, Helen trying not to laugh. The worst part is her big sausage fingers. Hands are really friggin’ hard to draw.
People questioned whether Artie would describe something as “ruling.” He would if it were something as awesome as HANDS. Seriously, hands are great. Without hands, you know how long it would take to type this commentary? Way too long. I’ve got drinking to do.
That said, it’s a good thing Dave didn’t have his cigarette in his mouth when Artie clapped a hand over it.
[SPOILER] Helen’s line in the last panel is prescient. The next time something like this happens to Artie, he won’t be changing back to normal. I already had this planned; at the time this strip ran, Human!Artie was already appearing over in Li’l Mell.
This is far, far from the last time my obsession with “The Wizard of Oz” will crop up in my comics.