Gravedust is used to a lot of things by now, everything from the group’s usual dynamics to Frigg’s manner of eating, though it’s still a little like sharing a table with a grunting warthog. Hard to argue with his little near-haiku in panel 4.

I was surprised to reread Phil’s notes for this scene and discover the instruction to keep the lighting low, maintaining a slight sense of foreboding. Frigg and Gravedust are a solid comedy duo and their back-and-forth helps coax us into this story, but they’ll be facing some darkness before this chapter’s done.

Gravedust’s button image sneaks into the bottom tier here. Three to go.