Original Release Date: April 16, 2013
The placement of Evil Bad Guy Ninja in the first panel is important for psychological purposes. I wanted him to be at the top of the panel so it appears as if he has the upper hand on Stu, which increases the level of desperation.
All of the Chaos Drive-focused plot devices that pile up at the end of the volume, including Ohtani's new plan to destroy it here with the hope it may disperse The Six where the previous plan failed, might come off as convoluted. When I re-read these stories, I always struggle with whether or not it's okay if the plot details get a little goofy. The story isn't to be taken seriously, but at the same time, I don't want it to seem utterly unbelievable, either. This plan is convoluted, but I've probably seen some in Saturday morning cartoons that are far more convoluted than even this. The important thing to remember is that this machine can amplify the effects of a certain gene to make things go wrong all over the world at a cataclysmic scale. Keeping that in mind, exploding the same machine probably has a reasonably good chance of banishing some spirits, too, wouldn't you think?