UPDATE! Marc’s still not 100%, but he was at least feeling well enough to get the strip into color, so there you go. For the curious, what everybody else saw for the first 18 hours after posting is below.

Previous Post: Marc is super sick with a stomach flu, but managed to get these pencils done. We’ll be updating the post just as soon as he’s well enough to ink and color. While it’s true we don’t work with a huge buffer around here (the strips are usually done mere hours before you see them), it’s incredible this is only the first time Marc has been laid out like this since he started drawing SF. His commitment to the deadline is just as firm as my own and I know it kills him that the strip was posted in this fashion. We all understand though, right?

I think I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve seen Swifty use his speed during the Valhalla years. This is quite the treat. Marc renders action so splendidly that it’s a shame we don’t see it more.

Next week: Swifty pays a visit to an old “friend” who may just be able to help him.