On page 4, Tommy taunts the advancing Lectroids by saying
they wipe his ass and then go to work at Burger Hut. In this
case, Burger Hut is probably meant to be a fictional eating
establishment by the author, but there are a number of
independent burger restaurants in the U.S. with that name.
On page 6, panel 6, a Lectroid is seen clinging to the
ceiling of the bus a la Spider-Man. This may be a
use of the small suction-cup-like
growths on their fingers, as seen in
"Return of the Screw"
On page 7, panel 3, Buckaroo seems to have been colored with
blond hair in the background.
On page 8, Pecos uses the term "calf rope". This is a slang
term for "I surrender", derived from the sport of calf
Also on page 8, Buckaroo refers to the Lectroids as "bugzoids".
Perfect Tommy uses thermite grenades against the Lectroids.
Thermite is a metallic powder that can
generate an extremely hot burst of heat when combined with a
One of the two horses in the trailer being towed by the
World Watch One bus is Buttermilk, Buckaroo's horse as seen
"Christmas Corral" (and
On page 12, Colonel John Babyjesus grabs Buckaroo to his
chest and says, "Get in my belly!" This is probably a
reference to the character of Fat Bastard in the 1999 comedy
film of the Austin Powers franchise, The Spy
Who Shagged Me, known for eating practically anything
in sight and telling his victims to
"Get in my belly!"
Colonel Babyjesus is here revealed to be the son of Lord
Page 14 suggests that Lectroids, once having charged
themselves full of electricity, are capable of virtually
disintegrating a human being by touch.
On page 16, Colonel Babyjesus, having lost both of his arms
in battle with the Cavaliers, proclaims that this is his
Golgotha and asks, "My father, why have you forsaken me?!"
Golgotha is the site outside of Jerusalem where Jesus Christ
is believed to have been crucified. The colonel's query,
"My father, why have you forsaken me?!" is symbolic of
Jesus' similar one while hanging from the cross, according
to the Bible:
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
On page 20, panel 1, the aged Buckaroo clone appears to be
playing with action figures of Buckaroo and the Cavaliers,
around a model of a Banzai Institute complex.
The clone Penny gives birth to a baby girl from the clone
Buckaroo. Buckaroo considers the child his and Penny's
daughter, due to the genetic parentage. He names the girl
The prematurely aging clone Penny dies during childbirth and
is buried in a small cemetery behind one of the Banzai
complexes. Next to her grave is that of what is presumably
the already dead clone Buckaroo. His headstone is labeled:
BELOVED BLUE BLAZER
AKA 'HERB', AGE AND HOMETOWN UNKNOWN
"A FRIEND IN PEACE, AN ALLY IN BATTLE"
The "Uncle Wiggly" reference above is probably to that of
the elderly rabbit character of the same name, but slightly
different spelling (Wiggily) in a series of children's books
by Howard R. Garis from about 1910-1952. I'm not sure where
the additional nickname "Herb" comes from.
Will Buckaroo get a new World Watch One bus to replace the
one destroyed here?
What will Polly's last name be? Banzai? Priddy?
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