Yes, we are falling ever deeper into this rabbit’s hole of quasi-political weirdness. We learn a few things- what those mummy-looking guys are called, sort of where they come from, and kind of what they want. Also, the wealthy and powerful like to eat live baby chicks and puppies. Did you not know that?
All the plutocrats on the page are rough caricatures of real people- in panel 4 we get John McCain, Newt Gingrich, and (a very cartoony) Rick Santorum.
That guy in panel 5 is Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, who famously is suing America because our bailout of his criminally mismanaged financial institution, AIG, was not generous enough by his standards. That’s a bad man.
Panel 6 has Dick Armey, Newt again, and Louis Gohmert. You can click on any of these names for a link to learn more about these jerks, if you are so inclined. Or Google them.
Not Santorum though. Don’t Google him.
In panel 7 we finally get to meet Franky’s creator, Victor Frankenstein. There’s a reason Franky does not talk to or hang out with him. He is mad, bad, and dangerous to know. And not in a fun way.
His plans for Franky will be revealed next time! That, and another monster. A big one.