This was originally going to be called “The Pogo” and be mainly an excuse to show Keen doing a bunch of “extreme pogo” tricks — which is an actual thing, just look it up. But at some point I was trying to figure out a way make a comic about Keen’s “sitting down and reading” thing from the game, and realized this would be a great place to fit it in.
So the next question is probably: Where did he pull the book and pogo from? And while I can’t speak to the specifics, I can say that it involved legitimate science somehow, so there’s no need to question it further.
Wait, does Keen lose his Pogo at the 4 second mark, leaving it to blow up?!
No, it’s there somewhere. He just has to go back and grab it. The holy pogo isn’t destroyed so easily.