This is a prime example of what happens when you launch a comic before it is ready. In the earliest strips, before I had really developed a feel for their personalities, Seth was a lot more cocky and mischievous with his Guardian abilities. What he does here even technically breaks one of the Guardian rules that he quotes later on in the series.

That’s why I consider these early newspaper-format strips to be the “test” days of P&C, before the story really found its stride.