Well, there you have it folks!  The shadowy stranger was indeed, Squid-Girl!  But what is she doing in Exotic City?  Isn't it illegal for her to be there what with the Capitol Hill Act and all?  Hmmm?  Guess you'll have to wait and find out.

This week's strip not only reveals the mysterious stranger who we've seen in the last few strips but also serves as an important landmark in this webcomic; the first time Checkered Man has been referred to by this name!

Go ahead, re-read the archives...never in the strip itself is he referred to as the Checkered Man.  So there you have it.

This weeks strip is named after a particularly favorite album of mine by the Minneapolis band, The Replacements.  Please to Meet Me along with the albums Tim, and Let It Be make up the holy trinity of the band's discography.  The hand shake in the first panel was directly inspired by the album's cover artwork and was even used as photo reference!