Well, he’s not.
Today’s strip marks the start of bringing a lot of loose threads together involving Jeff, the self-scan registers, theft issues, trust issues, loyalty, and a few other characters that weren’t mentioned for spoiler reasons. Could Jeff really be stealing? Why does the GM have it out for him? Where is this all going? Where? WHERE?!?
This isn’t the first time that Ryan has figuratively “put on the cowl” to practice his detective skills at work, so I thought it would be fun to revisit the idea a little bit; that everyone feels a little like Batman when they figure something out that no one else sees. Also, we’re exploring Ryan’s loyalty to Jeff (which has come full circle in one short year) as well as showcasing his inner nerd. Ryan’s gotta have the limelight every now and then, right?
I’ve been feeling a lack of diversity in our character lineup, so we will be revisiting some of our supporting cast and customers in the coming weeks as well. By my count, today marks strip #170, so I really want to have all the characters make appearances leading up to #200… which really isn’t that far away.
The hero that you think you need, but not the one that deserves you… needing to deserve your needs for a hero… while deserving to be needed… I’m Batman.