Turns out those crash barrels packed a special surprise.

 

Added a Cast Page!  We had this written up from the beginning, and Max and I have been working from it all this time, but I suddenly realized that we were the only ones who had seen it. So time for you to know what we knew.

 
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SCORCHER

It’s a nice searing Labor Day Weekend here in Southern California, and like most of you, we’ll probably be dripping sweat into the BBQ grill and trying to have a good time while secretly, in the back of our minds, wondering if come Tuesday we (as in the United States) will be launching drone strikes on distant countries for killing their own people in ways of which we, as a nation, do not approve. Tends to put a damper on the festivities.

Personally, I don’t blame the President for punting that one. I think we’ve all become a little gun-shy on getting involved with other people’s atrocities, especially since we’ve been burned before on the actual validity of said atrocities.

And for those of use who are particularly cynical, it does seem like a nice distraction to the recent revelations that the NSA is basically spying on all of us, all the time. (Hi, guys! Enjoy the comic!)

But I don’t pretend to be a political pundit. I just think the whole situation sucks. So for now, let’s just hope that somehow, if we all wish really hard with our eyes closed and maybe clap our hands a little, this will all be solved without a bunch of our troops having to die. Or a bunch of innocent civilians. Or pretty much anyone, really, except maybe the really evil guys. That, at least, I can help with. Hey, I write cartoons, it’s not hard. You can tell which ones are the evil guys by how they laugh like this: MUAHAHAHAHAHA. We just need a drone with audio pickups that can pinpoint the location of a crazed, reverb-heavy maniacal laugh and hit that target with a salvo of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. Problem solved.

Or, y’know, a real, working Strike Gate.

Tink, I’m wishing really hard.

Happy Labor Day Weekend.

— Bob out