Strips are showing up regularly, and it's throwing me off.
Strips are looking good and it's throwing me off.
Unexpected wrinkles keep showing up in the current story (Mistaken), and it's throwing me off.
Kurtz seems to have been working on this storyline for a while, and it is entirely in its favor. Not much to criticize lately.
My one nitpicking, hair-splitting attempt at a complaint would be that Brent's line in the third panel has an odd cadence that makes it read unnaturally:
Read it out loud:
"Skull (pause) is staying with (pause) US!"
The point of the pauses is to scale up the emotional intensity, by introducing an almost musical rhythm to speech. Including "with" in the second phrase ruins that rhythm.
This is a pretty standard line, and I think anyone saying this line out loud would read it thusly:
"Skull (pause) is staying (pause) with US!"
"Skull (pause) is staying (pause) with (pause) US!"
... where "with" is given some extra oomph, leading to even more oomph given to "US!"
Like I said, I'm splitting hairs, but it bugged me.