In His Clutches, Too
Original Release Date: September 15, 2009
There's a bit of an unexpected role reversal at the end of this page. If you pay attention to Mike and Stu's facial expressions, they tell all about their current states of mind: Mike is devastated to be working for Bob again, and Stu is furious over what has just happened. You half-expect Stu to be the one to lash out at somebody, but it's Mike who unexpectedly takes out his frustration.
If you look closely in panel five, there's a weird speck at the top of the panel. No, that's not an error; that's Bee Man! Although, it's pretty hard to tell from this distance. I liked to hide tiny little details like this in pages to see if any astute readers picked up on them. They are fun, but also clues to what might be coming up next, or a subtle reminder to readers to not forget about this other subplot that may not have been touched upon for a while.
This particular appearance of Bee Man is influenced by early issues of The Tick, before he met Arthur. They hadn't met yet, but you could occasionally see Arthur flying around in the background. I like stuff like that.