First, if you're a relatively new reader to the site, then you probably aren't familiar with the previous story arc that this comic is referencing.

WAAAAAYYY back in 2008 when the original Iron Man was in theaters, I did a story line about Tom going to the movie in costume wearing a homemade costume made out of cardboard boxes. It was pretty well received. I'd be pretty stupid not to revisit the concept now that the sequel is coming.

And, yes, I know that Iron Man 2 won't be in theaters for two weeks. And, YES, I know that I will be sacrificing easy jokes in reference to Furry Vengeance. But I don't care. Iron Man 2 is coming and I am BEYOND EXCITED!

Since there will be a lot of Iron Man to cover in the next two weeks, I won't bore you with a bunch of extraneous fanboy pants-wetting. Instead, I wanted to offer my sincere apology for Monday's comic being so late.

I was up last night working on the comic and - since I feel so invested in this particular story - I wanted to get the artwork just right. But I had to turn in early and get some sleep because I had two job interviews today and I didn't want to be a drooling, sleep-deprived zombie all day.

As a result, I was pretty much away from the computer all day today. When I wasn't in an interview, I was taking care of Pearl. Later in the evening, after we put Pearl and Henry to bed, I participated in the recording of a podcast I was invited to called The F.I.L.M. Army produced by the Fancy Pants Gangsters. It's a very well-produced and entertaining podcast and you should check it out.

I had a great time shooting the breeze with The F.I.L.M. Army crew for an hour and it reminded me of the good times recording The Triple Feature. There's an option for me to come back and do more shows and I'm willing to do them. It all depends on when or if they decide to invite me back.

The show I appeared on should go live sometime this weekend and I'll be sure to remind you when it does. Be on the lookout for that.

In the meantime, sincere apologies again for the late comic. I always feel bad when I can't meet deadline, but when you have a 4 month old and a job search to juggle, sometimes it's hard to get the pieces to fall into place.

Feel free to speculate about the forthcoming Iron Man 2 story line and if there is anything specific you'd like to discuss about the film, feel free to do so in the comics.

See you here (hopefully on time!) this Wednesday! THANKS!