I’m continuing my tradition of doing a lot of Halloween strips, but I am spacing them out over the month. I am also, with this strip, continuing my tradition of doing jokes that might get me some complaints.
I mean, this is NOT a “Ha Ha Reagan is Dead” joke any more than that Def Leppard strip was a “Ha Ha Rick Allen Lost an Arm” joke. But somebody will probably see it that way and write an editor. One little thing I did to help defuse that was to change the word “strong” to “coincidental” in the second panel, to try and make it clear that there is absolutely no implication that Reagan’s body parts were used in the creation of this monster.
That sentence sounds really stupid when I read it back.