Original Release Date: December 14, 2010
As soon as I figured out the final design for N'Gloth, the true identity of Bob, I knew I had to do a big, full-page reveal. I mentioned in a previous commentary that N'Gloth originally had a traditional demon-like appearance, with a lot of horns and claws. Then, I started thinking about Bob's nature, and how he feeds on negativity, and I decided his look should be much more akin to a leech, with a lot of teeth and mouths and hook-like mechanisms. I'm glad I did it because I think this design gives the monster much more personality. The intimidation factor is much higher, too. If Stu felt like he couldn't win on the last page, he definitely feels helpless now.