An important figure steps briefly on stage - Maledict the Wizard! Bruno always has a dicey relationship with magic of any sort; a relationship nicely encapsulated in the figure of sometime ally and oft-time foe Maledict. Of course, just as Bruno is a ne'er do well as a bandit, so is Maledict not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed as a wizard, which only makes him all the more appropriate as a constant foil to our anti-hero.
Also very important to note: This strip marks the first time that the phrase "Son of a Witch!" is used, one which I have come to see as a signature expression for Bruno.
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