Original Release Date: November 23, 2010
I love Mike's expression as he gets punched in the first panel. I probably looked to Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! for inspiration on that one. That's definitely what it reminds me of.
This no-dialogue, rapid fire fight scene comes after Mike and Todd unsuccessfully try to convince each other that what they're doing is wrong. At this point, there's no more need for talk, just fighting. Mike ultimately puts Todd out with a cobra clutch or Million Dollar Dream, a wrestling move made famous by guys like Sergeant Slaughter and "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. I gotta throw in my wrestling references where I can. The application of the hold is shown in the middle panel, I guess to emphasize it as the winning move in this fight.