That last panel there would be a pretty good time for Dave to get into his convenient backup body.
I wrote this strip fairly early and I’ve always loved it. This is the spirit I wanted Narbonic to convey. Presumably Mell got the board with a nail in it from the same place she gets mallets.
Helen’s right. Making problems is much easier than fixing them. The base probably should’ve started collapsing sooner than this, but what the hell.
Mell’s right. Taking normal precautions is definitely against the mad-science rules.
Also, drawing a half-submerged submarine? HARD.
In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t tend to draw a lot of dynamic action scenes. But this exploding Arctic base is still pretty darn good. Please enjoy the Walt Simonson/John Workman-inspired KRAKKADOOM sound effect. I was going for something with this level of impact
and frankly, I nailed it.
Helen thinks of Artie as her child, but Artie doesn’t return the sentiment. Not at this point, anyway.
Finally tracking down and meeting Helen ends Zeta’s arc in this strip. Farewell, Zeta. I never planned for you to be a semi-major character, but you did an admirable job.
Helen still carries the pocket watch she was seen using in the very early Narbonic strips.