Here it is at last, the long-deferred next page.  This is not, admittedly, how tankers actually talk in a combat situation.  But hey, it’s a comic book.

Sorry about the delays, guys.  Although many people keep telling me that I don’t really owe anyone any explanations, and there’s a lot of private issues here, I’ll briefly say that things are a little off the rails at the moment.  I’m fine, I’m not in any kind of mortal danger or anything, but my immediate needs pretty much keep me from caring about anything else.  Sooner or later I’m sure I’ll divulge the whole story, but for now you will just have to trust me when I say that I’m working on the comic as much as I can, and I will not give up on it, even though necessity may dictate that I dial it back once in a while.

Anyhow, that’s enough out of me.  I’m off to bed.

All the best, folks.