Decoded from alien signals by: aliyaist
The author writes:
Even though it's been years since #912 was first posted, yesterday was the first time somebody on the forum noticed what I thought had been obvious the entire time:
Lenny's statement in panel six implies that Blackdrip's heroic sacrifice was completely unnecessary.
Kudos to the archive binger who spotted it. I had been hoping that revelation would horrify you guys a little bit, to increase the sense of relief when Blackdrip came back to life thirty strips later - but the fact that nobody noticed means that the impact was lessened significantly. Oh well.