“Ace of neutrons” seemed like an especially (delightfully) campy card to play…
And see what I meant about Sylvie’s face? By panel 3, it has relaxed into its actual form. (This is a normal part of getting to know your characters!)
Chester, on the other hand…! I think I spent the next 4 years just trying to draw the same sarcastic expressions he uses in this episode ( = the first time I ever drew him)!
Does that vertical format work onscreen? Here’s the original horizontal format from the 1994 newspaper debut: