As you may or may not know, I work about seven strips ahead of what I actually publish. So after I finished up #97, I noticed that this beefed up version of #1 looked familiar for some reason. Then I realized: It’s basically the same character design Billy’s grandpa as seen in strip #77. Woops!
So, yeah. Sorry about the lack of originality there. I apologize for any confusion or irresponsible theorizing this may have caused.