I found myself wondering if the shipwreck bits at the start were actually a quote from something, but no, apparently not. I'm not sure if that makes it cooler, or less cool. Or is just... there.
Yeah, Jon is just out of touch, isn't he? I want to feel bad for him, since it just seems like he's clueless, not intentionally hurting anyone, but then it's hard to feel bad when thinking back to the previous chapter, and when he stood by, doing nothing...
"Gordian Knot Lock Co." Heh. It's all the little touches that make the comic, eh?
Afghanistan eh? Wow, seems like Afghanistan's *always* a touchy area/subject.
Very... callous judging from the war council. *shudder*
"Bright, spunky youngster"? Sheesh, date yourself much?
And for the text bits, the word of the day seems to be "Nostalgia" Which, I also noticed, showed up in the art of the graphic parts. Nice touch.