Back... to the future! Which is the present. As cool as the last few strips turned out, it felt good to keep things a little looser. And not have to draw all that armor.
As you might guess, a word that can be used to describe the next several strips might be "expository." I'm once again confronted with the dilemma of divulging lots of information while at the same time trying to keep things light and entertaining. I hope you like the story that's being told so far, because there's going to be a lot of blanks being filled in over the next couple weeks!