Well, that’s kind of another thing. I shouldn’t have to wade through 200 comments here and a forum and the author’s old website to try to figure the story out. I should be able to pick up the archive at day 1, read the story through and figure out. There is an awful lot of thinking being done by fans of “just a cartoon.” I like the story, the art and the concept but I am just a casual reader. It’s kind of like how some people can tell you every nuanced meaning of every detail of The Lord of the Rings. It was a good story but I really don’t care about the difference (for example) between the various families of elves and their genealogies. And really, the comparison between Marx and Tom Bombadil may be at the crux of my problem. I thought the Tom Bombadil interlude a colossal waste of time and one reason I never waded through the trilogy until the last few years. Oh well. I like this strip as I said before. But I’m not as into it as many of the fans here are.