Original Release Date: November 13, 2012
This is a significant moment in Mike and the Ninja history. Mike reaches his final form by, essentially, accepting his place in the world. He'll talk more about it on the next page, but he has cast aside his fears, put his trust in himself and his friends, and embraces the mayhem his mere presence can cause. One of my goals for Mike and the Ninja was to tell a story in which Mike and Stu found their places in the world by the end, and this page is an important step in that direction.
The visuals of Mike at the controls of the flamethrower are powerful, as well. We're not used to seeing him in this position, which I feel gives the page a momentous aura.