Although the quote “No plan survives contact with the enemy” and its variations were often attributed to Eisenhower and occasionally to Erwin Rommel, its real originator was Helmuth Von Moltke, a Prussian field marshall. That said, his version was sometimes translated as ““No operation extends with any certainty beyond the first encounter with the main body of the enemy,” which isn’t so pithy and word-balloon friendly.

Taro isn’t so great at tying himself up that he’d fool an expert, but Byron’s an ax guy, not a ropes guy, and both adventurers are distracted by the absurdity of the situation, which Taro barely has to embellish.

Jump cuts within pages are a device I like a lot more than Phil does. We’d tend to see them less as GA went on.