Anyone who’d been theorizing WAV was Best was getting a big boost from the imagery in today’s installment, which echoed Best’s fall and the attempt at rescue that preceded it, albeit in reverse order.

Just as Gravedust has to adjust to life without his life-and-death powers, Byron has to adjust to life without his axes. He picked up a dagger and sword along with the other accoutrements he got from Hollister and Clair.

FB: “Byron does his best to prevent the release of FLAT MAN: THE FILLING FLAPJACK.” Was this close enough to Batman: The Killing Joke, a widely panned animated movie being released then, to be satisfying wordplay? I’m not sure, but I had to look up Flo’s alt-text joke to get that, so call it even.