Our story begins in a small suburb just outside of Washington DC.  For the purposes of this story, “Bethesda” is loosely based around a combination of the town I’ve spent the last few years in and the town where I grew up.

At the time I was story boarding this idea, I was watching a lot of FLCL and listing to the soundtrack on repeat.  The opening line here is a callout to that.

Ren also managed to sneak in a cool Easter Egg. The advertisement on the billboard over Oscar’s Deli is part of the cover photo for a podcast I’m a part of: THWIP: A Comics Podcast.  Yes…it is me as Spider-Man.