This time around, we see the genesis of another recurring idea in Bruno the Bandit...the magic spell. While at first glance it appears to be nonsense, after a close inspection, sharp eyed Bruno readers can pick out "hidden" messages in the text. Ian pulled this stunt a few times in the strip, always to good effect. I'm not sure if this was inspired by Jim Starlin, Zatanna, or Judas Priest, but either way it adds to the enjoyment of the whole thing. Bruno the Bandit...the only strip that's as funny backwards as it is forwards.