Original Release Date: August 21, 2012
Lots of action on this page. I don't have a whole lot to say, but I did want to point out two visual callbacks you may have missed. I actually forgot to mention one of them yesterday: Stu is wearing his Karate Kid headband that we last saw in Stu's flashback in Volume One. It's no coincidence that the headband reappears here. With the Ninja Union back in action and the world at stake, Stu is all-business, and he needed an appropriate accessory to reflect his newfound motivation.
The other visual callback is the trucker. This is the same guy we saw fight Stu on top of the bus at the beginning of Volume Two, and then again in the flashback that follows shortly thereafter. Maybe it's a little bit of a stretch that Stu would track down this same guy to be on the frontlines of the operation, but I thought it was appropriate he lead the way, given his previous appearances as a trucker greatly affected by the ninja strike.