December 21, 2014


  • Snyfus in Sector 53 has a body based on the “Cootie” game toys, from the 1970s
  • Refusaleth crashes Insanus’ island on top of Guntaur, someplace in upper Creepwood


December 14, 2014


  • Mogrum’s improvements on the Skatalyx are visible when compared to their last appearance
  • This is Refusaleth’s first full reappearance since his severe wounding in #161 (partial, #178); he has a headstone, and the shield on his chest is based on Rene Belloq’s, from the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark (with accurate crystal placement)
  • Initially, banners were displayed beneath Refusaleth’s throne, representing countries he had conquered (Drymouth’s is visible in panel 5, with placeholders for three more countries, representing Refusaleth’s accountability)
  • Refusaleth moves from his throne down hundreds of steps to an inch from Guntaur’s face in the blink of an eye, then holds an impossible, almost anti-defensive posture on his toes at a 45-degree angle, then “teleports” himself and Guntaur, after doing that nightmare-mouth thing he does, indicating that he has grown exponentially in power
  • Quiatas rarely speaks Refusaleth’s name



December 7, 2014


  • How does Zaz know the books are banned? Did she recognize the titles, or is it because the books contain methods that are forbidden?
  • Banned books Zaz finds: How To Swap Bodies, How To Change Matter. and How To Breathe Underwater
  • Zaz is familiar enough with the Sacred Testament to know that it includes neither Xenihilo nor Refusaleth
  • Who or what is at the end of the hallway behind Zaz, in panel 5?
  • Cornelius lost his blade in the waterfall (#195); how could it end up there in panel 8?


November 30, 2014


  • Patrons of the Creepwood Roadhouse are based on Ted Danson and John Ratzenberger from Cheers
  • Tremenz claims he can smell a man; could that be Karbunkel?


November 23, 2014


  • Cornelius went to school very briefly, from #2 to #3
  • One of the books that Garg hands to Zaz is The Sunken Kingdom
  • Known Beyondingan languages, in order of inscrutability, are: Basica (English), Gildic, Embellisha, Obfuscada, Impeneter and Unkomprehenz
  • Malechivisto, an ancient Codefather, notates several major events in the book Zaz reads from: the loss of the Lost Book, Faddlegas turning to stone, Nefaria speaking a Dread Conundrum and sinking a continent, and the emergence of Refusaleth Badidea


November 16, 2014


  • The Creepwoodian wizards have resigned and left for greener pastures
  • Demandice is banished to the Purgeon , using Bromance’s wish
  • Steptung propositions Pepperdingus (for what?)
  • Bromance and Radish-Hoof leave through the castle’s marked exit


November 9, 2014


  • Bromance addresses Radish-Hoof with “Yo”, as requested back in #73
  • Radish-Hoof confirms that Cornelius used his wish secretly, to heal Radish-Hoof’s broken wings
  • Removing the evil tormentnid from Radish-Hoof’s headstone causes Bromance’s headstone to darken


November 2, 2014


  • Who trapped the Codefathers in the Purgeon, to stop people from believing they exist, if it wasn’t Demandice?
  • First appearance of Laed-Ku, a lesser god of the Beyonding whose inspiration is quite obvious, if you think about it (and squint a little)
  • Laed-Ku, using the power of belief, becomes powerful enough to break through the Narrata/panel borders


October 26, 2014


  • The first panel is a vision of the Dark Unmentionable Abysma
  • First (full) appearance of “Garg”, a Gargile


October 19, 2014


  • Bromance uses full power to restore his Privilege himself, in a reference to the formation of the “Blazing Sword” from Voltron
  • Bromance ages several years; in panel 5 he again sheathes his sword upside-down and backwards
  • First appearance of Codefathers Subliminus and Zardoza
  • Subliminus was inspired by Rake Yohn (CKY, Jackass); Zardoza was inspired by Sean Connery’s role in John Boorman’s Zardoz (1974)
  • What’s in the lower right corner of panel 9?