This late in the game, that last panel isn’t even necessary.
Man, I was having fun drawing sound effects around this time. Old Cerebus comics guilted me into working harder on those.
In my opinion, this is the worst thing anyone ever does to Madblood. And look how threatening he is with his enormous oversized fists! Drawing is hard.
One of the plot holes in Narbonic is that the future lab Dave visits in the time-travel storyline is called Narbonics Labs, even though it’s Madblood’s old base and Dave is running it. It always bugged me, and this strip is my effort to patch that hole. I guess it makes sense if Evil!Future!Dave is still sentimental about Helen.
All in all, this strip is kind of an info-dump, but Dave’s bit about Madblood’s tie is good. Poor Madblood. Not even Dave is intimidated by him anymore.
For once Madblood has the right perspective. Who knew?
I love doing the crazy font.
As you can probably tell from my comments, I like a lot of strips from this storyline. This is one of my favorites. I’m happy that I could develop Dave’s character far enough for him to have insights like this, while also being evil and insane.
I really admire Madblood for, at long last, correctly identifying himself as comic relief. And not long after Artie has been forced to admit that he’s not.
Everybody lists uncomfortably to the side in the first panel. That happens in my art a lot.