The Plot (Finally) Thickens!
Original Release Date: July 6, 2005
Just when things were starting to get really good on the previous page, this one takes things back down a notch. Tons of exposition, more dumb jokes about the abbreviations of the robots (and a completely unimpressed, totally unafraid Mike, who, if you'll remember, thought he was going to die just a minute ago), and then Evil Bad Guy Ninja immediately kills off the character who received some great development on the previous page.
Here's the good: I do like the American Robot Council flashback, especially Ossims' schematic of the robot. Also, I'm sorry Overambitious Robot Antagonist never made it into the comic, because his silhouette is awesome. I wish I could remember what inspired that design, and now I want to see it as more than just a silhouette.
Lastly, Ossims, the crazy scientist, is an anagram of Sissom, as in my friend Matt Sissom, who wanted some kind of cameo appearance in the comic.