I love the settings on Agatha's death ray. I want a weapons with an "Ennui" setting.
Also, is it just me, or is, "Well, well, you are a smart one, aren't you?" not nearly respectful enough for a minion addressing The Heterodyne? I think Agatha may have to smack some bitches around to make sure they know their place from the get go. Given her expression in panel 2, I thought she was on the verge.
Don't know if you guy's followed Othar's twitter. It was used by the Foglios for several years, Othar describing a series of adventures he had just a couple lines at a time. I think the story is pretty much over now. It hasn't been updated since 2010 and appears to have sort of joined back up with the main story since Othar reappeared in the comic. Exactly how canon it is is up for debate, but the last adventure described has some interesting things to say about the main story. Basically, if it is canon, the Othar Trygvassen we've seen in Mechanicsburg is actually present-day Othar's body inhabited by the mind of Othar from the future, sent back by a horribly disfigured Tarvek to head off a future in which the Other has taken over all of Europa. So ever since he showed up in Mechanicsburg people have been wondering what he was going to do that would change the future. Looks like bringing Tarvek to the Wulfenbach war room may have done the trick.
Anyway, if you haven't read it, I recommend starting from the beginning. It will take a while, but it's really a fun read.
Oh wow, I'd completely forgotten about Zoing. It's nice to see the little guy again. If Gil was keeping Punch and Judy secret from his father, they're probably in his secret lab. That, however, is a problem, because WE know that Klaus knew about Punch and Judy. So if they really were there, then Klaus knows about the secret lab, and if he knows about the secret lab, then he'll assume that that is exactly where Gil will go if he's trying to get away.
The real question is, if Lucrezia orders him to find Gil, does Klaus have to search for him to the best of his ability, or does he have enough free will to just not mention the secret lab and give his son a chance to slip away?
This line of BS that the Baron is feeding Gil must be REALLY convincing. Because, not only does Gil seem to actually be buying it, but people on other forums I occasionally frequent are like, "OMG, I think Gil really is wasped!" Even though the most rudimentary logic proves that that can't be the case. Klaus, you silver-tongued devil, you.
Here's the way I'm lpoking at it. We know Klaus is being controlled by Lucreziabot 5000 (as i like to think of her). This is fact. We've seen it. So everything he's doing has to be on her orders. So the question is, if Gil was wasped (say, infected while he was passed out, what benefit would it be to her to have the Baron make that declaration? None at all. Not only would having Gil imprisoned be pointless if she was able to control him with a word, but everyone who knows a thing or two about the wasps knows they can't infect sparks. So she's just lost the element of surprise that she would have had with the spark infecting wasps by having it publicly declared that Gil is infected. If Gil was actually infected, having the Baron go through this song and dance would be completely counter-productive. In fact, I think that the fact that she hasn't wasped Gil is a pretty good indicator that Lucrezia hasn't yet had the time or ability to reproduce the spark wasp, which is good news.
Also, what's up with Boris's expression in the last panel? Something happening? Maybe Punch and Judy are gonna get loose and rescue Gil.