Panel 1: Big Pouty Lips Ahoy! I swear that that this stylistic riff starts to fade out in frequency during vol. 7, but I might well be mistaken, as previously I would’ve sworn that it started to fade during vol. 6, which it clearly did not.
Panel 4: In case you’d somehow forgotten the reference from roughly 50 pages and two-and-a-half months ago in this volume’s webcomic serialization, Emp took a “lunch break without a lunch” at the beginning of this chapter.
Today’s Patreon update: Continuing serialization of the unpublished Dirty Pair story Quick & Dirty, a 2003 48-pager written and drawn in a proto-Empowered pencil-page format.