Excellent! Very enjoyable, Pequod, thanks.
I could do with months more of that kind of drudgery. :)
As I recall, Bribery’s abandoned air car was ditched at or near B.O. Plenty’s place.
Neil: “It seems to me that the graveside visit has been erased from the continuity. It doesn’t seem that the Governor could have been there.”
Neil, I’m not so sure. It’s possible, in fact it seems likely, that the Lunarians/Selenites don’t monitor Earth news at all, which would explain why they have no knowledge of Mysta Chimera. This would also be consistent with the Governor’s stated commitment in 1978 to cut himself off from Earth society.
The visit by Governor and his family to the original Mysta’s grave in 2013 may have been in keeping with a family practice/tradition — drop down out of the sky in a Space Coupe to the cemetery (ignoring the surrounding city), pay their respects, then get back on board and return to their (Antarctic) home. This would explain why Governor marveled in yesterday’s strip about how the city had grown — he’s simply never paid attention to the size of the city before now. The city certainly has grown since he “was last here,” i.e., since the last time he traveled to Tracy and Diet’s city for a visit.
It’s possible that America’s tracking radar has been technologically upgraded since his last visit to Mysta’s grave, and this would explain his comment from two days ago about “Earth surveillance” having “improved.”
Finally, Governor and his family may be completely unaware that Mysta’s original grave was destroyed by Mysta Chimera in 2012, which again would be in keeping with his lack of awareness of Mysta C’s presence on Earth.
All that to say, I don’t think it’s necessary to write off the 2013 visit to Mysta’s grave as a contradiction to the current continuity. It may be that Mike forgot to account for that visit when he wrote Governor’s dialogue from the last few days. Even if he did, though, everything still fits together if we squint a little. :)
You’re exactly right, Pequod, I forgot that the DNA came from the car. And a Lunarian mind meld with Mysta Chimera would be quite intriguing! Who knows, it could be an important trigger to advancing her transformation.
I think what Pequod was alluding to is that Honeymoon appeared in a strip in the early ’70’s in which she said she was seven. She looked pretty small there, too. If Honeymoon was about seven when Moon Maid was killed in 1978, and she’s now about 13, ergo six years have passed since Moon Governor cut off contact with Earth people. That said, the money Governor has with him in today’s strip could be much older than six years. Governor may have come into possession of it before Honeymoon was even born, since he was doing lots of business with Diet even then. Being paper money, it might have been fairly old currency even when he originally received it. Put it all together, and I would suggest that in Tracy years, the money is at least six years old, perhaps 7-15, and possibly quite older.
In 1967, the Chin Chillars brought a Space Coupe to a fake farm just outside Tracy’s city and hid it there.Now in 2017, Moon Governor has brought a Space Coupe to a derelict farm just outside Tracy’s city and hidden it there.Probably just a coincidence, but one that jumped out at me, so I thought I’d mention it.
I could see it. Moon Governor always had an explosive and violent temper. Bribery’s men must have dug up the original Moon Maid’s to get the DNA samples to create Mysta. If Governor finds out about all that, no telling what he might do.
Excellent, Pequod, thanks!
In the Peanut Butter story in October 1972, Honeymoon said she was seven years old. She still looked about that age when Moon Maid was killed in 1978, and Honeymoon is now about thirteen from what Mike Curtis has said. Perhaps five or six years have passed?