Wednesday, June 14th, 2000 #75
The Return to the Beginning Did I Mention I'm Lazy?
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Since I had returned to the sprite comic while I decided what to do with the hand-drawn comic, I needed some place to go with the Megaman storyline I had been working on at the time. As I had started with the backstory to the first Megaman game, it only made sense to continue and follow through with the first game. The problem was that I had already started the backstory with the Author posing as Mega Man, and that gimmick wouldn't really work through an entire game parody. I quickly realized the simplest answer would be to just start the backstory over with the real Mega Man.

I feel like the punchline in this comic might need some explanation, though I fear it would ruin the joke. Nonetheless, Dr. Wily first tells Dr. Light that they've used that joke about "Rock and Roll" before, specifically here. He then says they've done that joke before as well, referring to using the "We've used this joke before" joke before, here, which was a reuse of the joke from here. So, in the end, it was a joke about reusing jokes about reusing jokes. Very meta.
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