#56 - In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded

Comic #056

Too Obscure For You?

Do those two women in the top panels sound familiar? Why, it’s Meryl Strife and Milly Thompson from the Bernardelli Insurance Agency, or rather the anime Trigun. They’re always on the trail of Vash the Stampede, even if Meryl doesn’t recognize the doofus in the red coat. Savannah’s fiery curse to Kavian is, I have been told, “bastard” in Japanese.

The entreprenurial fellow in the fourth row of panels is the greedy Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Dibbler is a legendary salesman capable of unloading anything on to anybody, even if he doesn’t own it. His food products are notorious for rejuvinating the memory center of the brain: one bite and you’ll remember to never eat one of Dibbler’s sausages again.

Kavian’s introduction in the last panel was borrowed from Troy McLure of “The Simpsons” fame. Did you know Troy starred in such films as “The Erotic Adventures of Hercules,” “Dial M for Murderousness,” and “The Revenge of Abe Lincoln?”