If history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, this is the climactic sting to Best’s first, tragic repetition. What he’s laying down here is something almost all of us must face, one way or another.

The close-up in the last frame here foreshadows a resolution to these conflicts—Best versus the world and Best versus Byron specifically. More on that in our final Axemas story.

FB: Best has some bracing musings on mortality, a sentiment similar to that expressed by famous poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in “Ozymandias”! Fun fact: though Percy was the toast of London while he was alive, way more people now know about the work of his wife Mary, creator of the original Frankenstein story. But eventually she too will be forgotten, well before the Earth falls into the sun! Happy Humpday, everybody!