What’s that, Phil? We received one extra guest strip and rather than delay our return to regular publishing, you want to run it on a Saturday? Sure, go ahead and put it up, I don’t see what harm it could AAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Nightmare fuel aside, it’s worth asking: What if we had done it this way? No, not eliminate Frigg from the series like this, but have the heroes show up apparently too late. Arguably, it would be more unpredictable, and the climax would be a mental battle as well as a physical one, with either Frigg struggling to kick free of the brainwashing or her fellow fighters trying to do it for her, or some combination of the two, while they were trying to fight off the Sisterhood somehow. But I think that might set the challenge level a little too high, and it would perhaps dilute the message that no woman is an island if even the Ritual of Blood Bond ultimately ended up being reversible.

Tomorrow, we start “Call of Duty,” a story that only a handful of you have seen before, so be here for that!