one small nitpick:
...you mirror-imaged thin-man's over-ear age-spot (unless he actually does have symmetrical blotches... :)
Isn't that just like family? They pop in, stir up all sorts of doubts about your path in life, and zoom right off again. At least they didn't steal the Machito right out from under Fernando: They seem to have a propensity for that.
There's still a lot we don't know about the Tres Primos. What's *their* ultimate goal? What was their past that got them to the point they're at? How did they cross paths with Fernando's father? And what's all this about Fernando's father in the first place? Oh, so many delicious questions.
Saturday's was the final installment of the weekly double-dose-of-Drive. I really have to thank the sci fi-lovin' folks at Star Pirates for the site sponsorship. It was immensely fun to advance the storyline over the past month. And it's a high compliment to have a company love the strip enough that they'd want to support the site to see more.
If you enjoyed the extra Drive installments, you can thank Star Pirates by trying out their free, in-browser space MMO. In the game, you're a Star Pirate trying to eke out a living mining asteroids, raiding other players’ ships for cargo, or teaming up for fleet-on-fleet combat! You can even play as La Familia...which I think is prit-ty rad.
Delicious Questions - it's what's for dinner!
So, the comments by the Tres P hint at a Sword-In-The-Stone destiny for our young engineer... If his Excalibur is Skitter's species, and Team Machito finds them, he'll have to decide whether to turn over the findings to the current Emperor (I'm sure Orla was sent along to ensure this) or wield them as leverage when he Claims His Birthright.
I'm sooo buckled in for this ride. I'll miss the doubletime postings, yeppir!
Oh, what a way to wrap up the twice-a-week comics! I knew I liked 'Nando's mom. And if the Primos are calling him "little king," then maybe when his mom called him "prince" it was more than just a term of endearment...?
Watch out, 'Nando! You've got a destiny!
So I'm left with two questions.
First, what's the update schedule going to look like now? No longer twice a week, obviously, but at least one? Or does it get sketchy again due to other projects?
And second, what is 'Nando's father's name?
Nando's father was meant to be the next Emperor when his grandfather the Emperor's rule ended. But the current Emperor years before obviously framed Nando's father as part of his plan because he would be next in line should the grandfather die and the father was arrested.
Just wanted to point out that Fernando's interaction with Los Tres Primos seems to imply a past familiarity. Why else would Nando ask "How did *you* get in here?!" rather than "Who are you?!" Also, he seemed to be regretful when he came to the realization that he would have to arrest them... perhaps this isn't the first time Los Tres Primos have shown up in Nando's life?
Bacon, I think "How did you get in here" might well be my reaction if anyone appeared in a locked building I was in, no matter who they were.
Kit, la Familia are a royal family, so calling Nando 'Prince' is logical regardless of where he is in the line of succession... (but yes, he seems to be fairly senior).
ndf, they called 'Nando "king", not "prince". The phrase "pequeño rey" translates to "little king".
Anyway, considering that the late former emperor was 'Nando's grandfather [drivecomic.com], there's a fair chance that the ascendency would have gone straight to him through his father, if the current emperor hadn't murdered his way to the throne.
ShadeTail, yes, what the Primos says probably has a great deal of significance. My point that when Nando's mother called him 'prince' years earlier, it wasn't of such great significance in this context.
At some point, maybe we'll find that Nando has some first cousins of his own, or maybe even siblings.