Vintage correspondents ahoy. (The news report they’re watching is the same as the one in this strip.) New York, 1999. News: We’re getting no communication from inside the White House. Whereabouts of the Vice President remain unknown. At this time, members of the press are being barred from the scene. We’re going to play for… Continue reading Chapter 1 Page 04
That’s a modified Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird”, a design known in the Shineverse as the Incredibly Awesome Plane. Stephen: Do you have to be such a buzzkill, Jon? We’ve destroyed our careers, our reputations, and our legacies, for the sake of this flight. We might as well enjoy it! Besides, who’s going to catch us at… Continue reading Chapter 3 Page 02
The US government has always been pretty rubbish at dealing with the supernatural. Fortunately, we have the ultra-patriotic Warbucks Corporation, as well as a ridiculous amount of free agents, invested in keeping us safe. Stephen, meanwhile, is none of the above. (Although Sweetness was manufactured by Warbucks. Jon: Okay, first, how old do you think… Continue reading Chapter 3 Page 05
The Archbishop in question is the recently promoted Enrico Maxwell. Jon: …Stephen. When you say “Nazis.” Do you mean Hollywood stock villains with swastikas painted on to show how evil they are? Or do you mean–? Stephen: I don’t know, Jon! They never tell me all the details. They mostly just point me in the… Continue reading Chapter 3 Page 07
There’s a version of Nurse Seras in Shine, which I will track down and link back here eventually. Seras: Well, aren’t you sweet! Welcome back to the land of the living, Mr. Stewart.
Of course Seras is a John Oliver fangirl. Instead of an omake after this chapter, readers got Stephen’s appearances in (concurrently-running) Shine tie-in strips: part 1 (mirror) and part 2 (mirror). Seras: Gentlemen, I like you. I do. (Although my favorite is the cute guy who used to be on Mock the Week.) But what… Continue reading Chapter 4 Page 12