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Inside Front Cover: Cutout of General Goomblast, and teatray.
(Stand is for General Zog, Goomblast's stand was printed last issue by
Inside Back Cover and Outside Back Cover: Full scale drawing of Agatha's locket, inside and out. Plus a Girl Genius bookmark.
Full Page Panel: Adam and Lilith face off against the Baron. Confirmed! Adam and Lilith *are* Punch and Judy!
Panel Three: A Jagermonster also realizes who Adam and Lilith are.
Panel Four: The Baron cold-cocks him backhanded. He has the strength of a construct. Kolok notes that "Von Pinn's monacle pops out in panel four, and the perfectly normal eye we saw in issue five (page 115) is now replaced with a small red orb in a cornea-sized depression."
Panel Six: Agatha tells Baron Wulfenbach that Punch and Judy are Adam and Lilith Clay
Panel Three: Agatha is told she's the daughter of a Heterodyne Boy.
Panel Four: Von Pinn states that she *is* the daughter of Lucrezia Mongfish and Von Pinn obeyed without thinking. Kolok thinks she was either built by Lucrezia or from Lucrezia. She also addresses Wulfenbach as Klaus whereas everyone else calls him 'Herr Baron'. Panel Five: The Baron realizes she was the spark in Beetleburg.
Panel Two: There's been discussion on the Internet about who's in The Baron's baby-carrier. It's Gil. His eyes are up near his hairline, the line is his mouth, and he's sticking out his tongue. Some folks see this as a baby VonPinn with the line being eyebrows and the circle being a monocle. By the way, I love the use of septia tones to indicate the past.
Kolok notes: "Another significant aspect of this picture is that Gil is still a baby, and Klaus is alone. Apparently, he and his wife have been apart for a very long time. The implication is that he has raised Gil alone from the very start. It's not easy being a single parent. Notice the symbol on the side of the castle wall about half way up the left side (above the narration box). It's the castle without wings. Klaus must have added them when he decided to take to the sky. A wingless castle was one of the symbols on the storefront in issue three (page 58). I'm guessing someone is still using the traditional Wulfenbach symbol."
Panel One: Another septia tone panel. A giant Baron ruling Europe.
Panel One: The Baron asks why they hid from him all those years.
Panel Two: Judy answers that Barry came back. Okay, so why did Barry hide?
Panel Four: "And NOT by the Jagers, use the Dreen." What's a dreen? Is the creature behind him a dreen?
Panel Five: Bangladesh mentions that Gil has a fiance.
Panel Six: The Baron realizes that it's Agatha.
Panel Seven: Bangladesh identifies Agatha as the girl with Gil and the Weirdamen from her logbook. The "White Ladies" have not been identified prior to this.
Panel Nine: Adam starts his escape. He's flicking rivets at people. It should be noted that he's gauging his shots. He won't kill people, only incapacitate them. Clanks are destroyed which proves he could do it if he wanted to.
Panel One: The Baron's leg is broken by a rivet.
Panel Two: Boris is knocked out by a rivet.
Panel Three: Bangladesh takes one in the stomach.
Panel Five: A Clank is destroyed with three shots.
Panel One: A sailor is incapacitated.
Panel Two: A Dreen is destroyed which knocks out his controller.
Panel Three: Von Pinn catches the rivet shot at her.
Panel Four: Adam's face is priceless, that wasn't supposed to happen.
Panels Five and Six: Multiple shots at Von Pinn.
Panel Seven: She blocks them all.
Panel One: Adam punchs Von Pinn.
Panel Two: Von Pinn grabs his arm.
Panel Three: ... and rips it off! Punch's blood is purple?
Panel One: Von Pinn *kills* Adam. It's been pointed out on the Internet, that if his head is preserved quickly enough, he could be brought back. But will the Baron do that? And does he have the time?
Panel Two: Judy tells Agatha to go to Castle Heterodyne. "It will help you." The castle itself is cognizant?
Panel One: Judy throws Agatha to safety. Apparently, she's also a strong construct. By happy co-incidence, Agatha is thrown to the very balcony where the students are hiding. Kolok points out that the tear in Agatha's skirt has shifted from her right to her left in this one panel only.
Panel Two: Von Pinn kills Judy (off-panel), we see Agatha's horror.
Panel One: Krosp takes command!
Panel Two: It's pointed out that if Agatha is a Heterodyne, then she and Theo are cousins. Theo says "Wow. I never had any family before. I mean that wasn't dead or missing. Or a head in a jar or something." Who is he being held hostage for? Didn't issue 5, page 132 state that he was the son of The Iron Sheik? The playing cards (which I don't have) have a character who is a head in a jar who hasn't been introduced yet. Are they related? Why does Theo need to be a hostage for someone who can't move? Is that Theo's relative in issue #7, page 9, panel 5? The students have a variety of scavenged weapons. Hezekiah's weapon is a fist on a stick. Krosp states he can pilot an airship. Where did he get trained? What else can he do?
Panel Three: Zulenna states that her family owes everything to the Heterodynes.
Panel Four: Von Pinn has caught up, how?
Pages Fourteen and Fifteen:
Zulenna sacrifices herself to slow down Von Pinn. Von Pinn CANNOT hurt Zulenna. Apparently she's been 'programmed' not to hurt her charges.
Bangladesh kills Zulenna instead. Kolok points out that Bang was empty-handed on the previous page. Where did the second weapon come from? Of course she cheated, she's a pirate queen!
Panel One: And Von Pinn goes beserk!
Panel Five: Kolok notes: "Von Pinn deliberately impales her own hand on Bangladesh's sword and pushes it down to the hilt, where she wraps it around a part of Bangladesh's hand and breaks it. Neither pain or physical damage seem to bother Von Pinn in the least."
Panel Four: Bang pulls out yet another knife. Where is she hiding all these knives? The women are disabled with "D-gas" which apparently works the same as "C-gas". What's the difference? Kolok speculates that the difference between "C-gas" and "D-gas" is how long they knock you out.
Panel Five: The Baron is using a clank as a wheelchair. He's mobile again.
Panel One: Kolok points out that the students don't have as many weapons as they used to.
Panel Four: The children are disabled with more gas. D-gas?
Panel One: The large tank is labelled "Warning Gas" The sandbags off the blimp have the Wulfenbach sigil and are labelled "Deposit".
Panel Two The re-appearance of Othar! The last time we saw him, Gil had kicked him out a window!
Page Twenty One:
Panel Two: Othar wants to tell the exciting story of his escape. No one wants to hear it. I'd like to know how he got back to Castle Wulfenbach after being dumped overboard.
Panel Four: Theo says they'll meet up with Agatha in Mechanicsburg. Judy told her to go to Castle Heterodyne. Where is Castle Heterodyne? Kolok replies: "Castle Heterodyne is in Mechanicsburg. In issue zero, page thirteen (The Jagermonsters) it is stated 'Mechanicsburg, the seat of the Heterodynes, was all but destroyed by the Other.' Just in case that wasn't enough of a clue, in issue six, page twelve, panel one, General Goomblast asks Agatha where she is from. She replies Beetleburg. He says 'Really. Dot iz near Mechanicsburg, vere ve iz from.' Agatha responds 'The Heterodynes' home. Of course.'.
Panel Seven: Kolok notes: "Agatha tells Theo that Gil has some sort of invisibility device. She has not made the connection between the invisibility and the blue globe. She is also assuming that Gil will want to join them."
Page Twenty Two:
Panel One: Agatha escapes with Othar and Krosp in a private airship.
Panels Three and Four: Othar sabotaged the main dirigible. "All the experiments in the labs have either been let loose or turned on. And everything's on fire."
Page Twenty Three: Agatha tells Othar she's a spark.
Page Twenty Four: Othar tells Agatha he's out to kill all sparks.
Page Twenty Five: Agatha convinces Othar to make her a partner. Kolok notes that Agatha's ring has re-appeared. It's missing in the earlier pages.
Page Twenty Six: Agatha pushes Othar overboard.
Page Twenty Seven:
Panel One: Othar's shot nearly hits Agatha, and he punctures the balloon.
Panel Two: "I really owe Gil an apology". I love this line.
Panel Four: Krosp spells it out "You're the last of the Heterodyne family. As long as you're around, the Baron and every other major power in Europe will want to control you. And everyone else will either want to follow you-- or kill you."
Page Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine:
Panel One: Krosp tells Agatha "You'll cause trouble just by existing".
Double Page Panel: Agatha replies, "All right then, let's go cause some trouble." Gorgeous drawing of the airship sailing off into the sunset.