577: The Race: Part 1
|The Race: Part 1|
Title text: Great, and you JUST finished paying off the settlement over the Wayne Coyne hamster ball incident.
This is sort of a continuation of 139: I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards.
Firefly was a television series aired by Fox in 2002 that got cancelled mid-way through, but it has a large fan base nowadays (for a more comprehensive explanation, see the Wikipedia page). The star of the show was Captain Malcolm (or Mal) Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion.
All comics in "The Race" series:
- 577: The Race: Part 1 (this one)
- 578: The Race: Part 2
- 579: The Race: Part 3
- 580: The Race: Part 4
- 581: The Race: Part 5
This series was released on five consecutive days (Monday-Friday) and not over the usual Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.
Electric skateboards have been the subject of several other comics like 139: I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards, 409: Electric Skateboard (Double Comic) and a panel in 442: xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel.
- Megan: Huh, cool. Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly) has an electric skateboard. Just like you!
- [Cueball leaves the room.]
- Megan: Did you hear that? Nathan-
- Sounds from off-screen: Ratchet Zip Buckle
- [Cueball returns wearing helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, sunglasses and holding his electric skateboard.]
- Cueball: I heard. Gimme the computer. I need to book a flight.
- [Caption in a black frame at the bottom of the last panel:]
- To be continued...
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