My first inclination at writing the commentary for this page was, “Sorry, I got nothin’.”

My second inclination? “No really. I got nothin’.”

So after procrastinating for a few more days, I came up with this, “Seriously. Nothin’.”

A few more days passed as I stared blankly at my computer screen, realizing I couldn’t work on the next page until I finished this commentary. I mean, I could. Technically. But that’s not how my brain works.

So here goes nothin’ (as noted above, and lovingly usurped from here).

I wanted to give the start of dpk431 #002 the feel of a classic western showdown, what with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly motif hanging over this issue.

Calgary facing down the bad guy, Demon.

Granted Calgary’s apartment is not as wide as the O.K. Corral, but you get my drift.

So I started researching cool widescreen western showdowns. You know, the ones wedged firmly in my memory. Good guy on the left. Bad guy on the right. Lots of empty dirt in between. Kinda like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The only problem was that the more I researched, the more I found filmmakers cheating the camera angle to show more depth.

With apologies to John Nathan-Turner, perhaps my memory cheats, too. I did grow up on a steady diet of Bugs Bunny and Akira Kurosawa after all.

So with more apologies, this time to Sergio Leone, think of the classic Sanjuro sequence as the intended expression of said showdown in this panel.

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