Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
I hope what I'm about to say doesn't sound like I'm tooting my own horn, because I'm really not, but this page, particularly the last panel, gives me goosebumps. Stu and Evil Bad Guy Ninja have fought before, but so much more is at stake here. Stu has to stop The Six, but he doesn't want to hurt Evil Bad Guy Ninja--his longtime nemesis, finally turned permanent ally--in doing so. However, at the same time, it doesn't look like he has much of a choice, especially since possessed Evil Bad Guy Ninja won't think twice about killing Stu. That's always a tough situation, isn't it? This predicament certainly draws inspiration from the Ninja Gaiden Nintendo game, in which Ryu Hayabusa must fight his own father, who is being controlled by a malevolent force, or Darth Vader versus Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi. In fact, I used a still of Luke and Vader as an art reference to draw the last panel.
I like this page a lot. High drama, a lot of flowery pre-fight dialogue, and the perfect hook to end the page.