The characters in the first panel are Doctor Malefactor and Parker from the wonderful webcomic The Hero Business by my pal Bill Walko. We met in the trenches of Webcomics Bootcamp, and bonded over the horrors of war (by which I mean creating webcomics). His help and encouragement helped me get Franky in the fight, and with this strip I salute him. March on over to his site, a great send- up of a world where superheroes exist- and hire P.R. people!