I’m just going to say this because I’m not sure it’s clear, especially since there is such a lag between time when I publish these strips; but this is a callback to strip #66 (which was itself a callback to strip strip #53). I wanted the last panel to be subtle, but I think it may be a little too subtle. Maybe some people will notice the belt anyway, but even so, the fact that I’m explaining all of this probably nullifies the joke. Although let’s be honest… The real key to this strip’s success are the character names. I know everyone likes the “Wolfenstein” reference, but I was especially proud of “Officer Bowowitz”, which was originally named “Bowowowowitz” but unfortunately that wouldn’t fit in the panel. Ah well.
Next update: October 17, 2016