Last Wednesday’s strip generated some great discussion about what Dr. Rocket and Zurida are up to. Today’s strip should provide those answers handily. Those of you with good memories should recall that Zurida saw Jerry quite clearly when she “visited” Valhalla in the previous chapter. Zurida’s invitation to Dr. Rocket to enter her palace kicks off a run of strips that are my favorite in this chapter, leading into the big 500. Hope you enjoy.

Hope everybody had a great Easter! (Or a good Sunday, if Easter’s not your thing.) In all cases, Happy April Fool’s Day! No jokes from me today. The last time I pulled an April Fool’s joke was in high school when I convinced some friends my dad had died and I was despondent. I was too convincing and they got pretty mad at me. Lesson learned: no one like a dark joke.