Here we are, at the eighth comic in the first batch of strips.
I don't think I've mentioned "Carnage Man" yet.
"Carnage Man" is the superhero the kids worship as their idol. Carnage Man has his own gory TV show, several R rated movies, and a few M20+ rated games that they all play. And I came up with him myself. Maybe I can do a series of strips where I reveal the complete elaborate backstory of Carnage Man and a list of all the media he appears in. If I'm feeling really confident that I won't screw up one day, I might even draw Carnage Man.
Also, if you look closely, you'll see that the box Alex is holding says "PIRATED" over it. Looking back on this, I think it might have been a better idea to have Mike give out pirated video game add-ons, since he's an expert computer hacker and such. But I guess, to an extent, it works for Alex to give out torrents of video games - anyone can illegally download something, especially a smart guy like Alex. You'll learn about Mike and his ability regarding computers (and lethal weapons) in a later strip.
I also kinda wish I had drawn at least one "Learning is Cool" poster behind Alex, because it looks like he's in a bland setting (schools are covered with posters expressing motivation and learning). If I ever change my old strips at all, that's a change I'll make.
But you won't see a bookshelf behind him, though. I'm through with those.