Original Release Date: February 21, 2012
I had to do everything I could to portray Viisi as completely mad, so naturally I gave them an oversized, DNA-extracting death ray. Mike makes the fair assumption they're just going to need a hair sample, which calls back to what Renee said to Stephen earlier when he showed her his hand with all the bandages on it. Stephen did say Viisi might be sadistic. This definitely proves it. I also like how Mike is, at first, oblivious to their evil intent, even when Frank and Jerry grab him forcefully. It's not until he sees the death ray that worry sneaks in.
Mike's dialogue in the first panel sounds a little too unnatural when I go back and read it now. "Presumably" doesn't seem like a thing that would be in his normal vocabulary.
I dig the background of the last panel. It feels full, and a lot of care and detail went into the control panel below the death ray. I'm glad to see I had a little patience for a change and took my time on the little things.