Original Release Date: February 7, 2012
A thorough inspection of the past four pages may have revealed that the color of Stu's ninja gear is now slightly lighter in color than it was. I finally wisened up and did away with his all-black attire so that all of his musculature didn't require white highlights, and so his body didn't function like a black hole and suck all the light out of the rest of the panel. There is a storyline excuse for it mentioned here--Paul made him change his gear. I never really explained why, but I assume it probably makes Stu look better on television.
This page parodies the insane alignment shifts and nonstop flipping between good guy and bad guy from late 90s professional wrestling. Stu smashes Invader X with a chair, supposedly to help Paul, then turns on Paul here for no discernible reason. That was professional wrestling, in a nutshell, from 1998-2001 or so. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it really didn't.
Minor nitpick on the first panel: it looks like Paul's belt is talking. I should have done something a little different with that balloon tail.