The Return of Skull The Troll

I'm not sure how I feel about the return of Skull the Troll in "PVP." Oh don;t get me wrong, I have missed the big blue lug (at least I think he's still blue; it feels like this strip hasn't been colored for years), but I was expecting something a little more epic. Some big storyline that involved the entire cast of "PVP" banding together to bring their friend back. This would have included supporting characters like Reggie, Marcy, Rob, Jase, and Stacey. Because, after all, they're Skull's friends too, so why shouldn't they help as well? The idea of Scratch imposing himself on the society and breaking Skull out in less then a week is a little anti-climatic.

I know it sounds like I'm being picky, but when you wisk away one of the series most popular (and in this case profitable) characters, then by golly the return of that character should be something epic and worth remembering. After all the "glad your back" speeches get made it's going to be business as usual, and I can't help but feel saddened this didn't mean more. Skull was taken out of the strip for four months for this!?! Please. That said, I want you to look at the panel above of Brent and Skull's reunion. That panel, that single panel of raw emotion, makes me forgive Scott for the bumbling of this story. It's not what I expected, but it ended on the note that it needed to end on to work at all: It ended with a tug on the heart.

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