Jason can’t talk his way out of the fight and is trapped by some of his old friends. If this were a video game, this page would fade to black and the battle music would begin.
It’s been a while now, but if I remember correctly, one of our readers guessed that Jason’s cigarette was an ascidian. Well, that’s pretty darn close to the truth. We never showed Jason’s first battle with a member of this shady group, but we did show the aftermath here.