At long last, the Dread King arrives! I first teased that the King of England was known by this grisly appellation during one of Sir Charles’s early appearances.

FYI, the king himself is based visually on Zarok/Scorponok from Marvel’s The Transformers comics from my youth. I loved Scorponok’s turn from super-villain to noble hero, and his sacrifice against the monstrous evil of Unicron. Don’t read too much into it, though… The Dread King has his own plans for the Caribbean. Why else would he have come himself?

There are two new The Adventurers strips up right now, as well! Check ’em out.