Welp, here’s the money shot!  …or should I say the Honey shot OH HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

I was really introducing all this action-scene stuff (and Mike’s backstory) to much of the Shortpacked! audience for the first time, and I really wasn’t sure how it was gonna go.  Shortpacked! had a very large percentage of readers who were there for just Shortpacked! and not any of the backlog of previous Walkyverse strips.  So I wanted to make it work, but also I mostly didn’t care because I really wanted to draw action-scene stuff (and Mike’s backstory).  If nobody ended up liking it, at least I wanted to make it look rad.

and if anyone asked whoa where’d this giant mutant frosted honey bun come from i could just point to ALL THREE newspaper front page easter eggs

all three of them

clearly foreshadowing this