Original Release Date: December 25, 2012
I kind of which I hadn't included Mike's bit about hearing something outside. I don't think it was in the original script, and it feels tacked on and artificial. It probably would have felt more organic if somebody responded to him, but nobody does, so it falls flat. It was an attempt to humorously tie together the goings-on outside the compound with the goings-on inside the compound.
I'm not sure if this page helps or hinders the pacing of the story. On one hand, it builds tension as the good guys make idle, nervous small talk during the long walk down the final corridor before reaching the reactor. However, how cool would it have been for that encounter to start with the good guys busting down the door, guns and swords blazing, without seeing this lead-up? Comics are all about choosing the right moments to tell a compelling story, and this page could have been left out without losing anything. Would it have been better? I'm not sure.