I had to fight my way through this one, and I think it shows. I came down with a bad cold the night before last, and all I wanted to do all day yesterday was curl up in a ball and sleep like the dead for a day or two. I made a lot of stupid mistakes, most especially I had almost fully drawn Hydro standing behind Mr. Smith in the middle panel lighting up a bong, but I somehow managed to delete it and not realize this until I was well beyond the point where I could get him back.
Also, I just realized the irony of a character named Hydro smoking a bong. That wasn't even intentional.
Anyway, this comic is the first of... I don't know, ten strips? Let's call it ten. There'll be action. There'll be drama. There'll be inappropriate use of gardening equipment.