Casting hasn't changed. I kinda wish I had the collectible crash test dummy from June for the former Thane of Cawdor.
The punchline's probably only going to work if you're either a Marvel comics person or if you're a reader of "Brick House" at the "Reasonably Clever" website. What's that? You're not? Click the box for "Brick Comic Network" at the top of this page and you'll get a dropdown menu to play with; you'll be glad you did.
But did Tony build him that arm in the prison laundry, with a box of scraps? :P But seriously, who is that guy?
Sorry! It was late last night when I posted. That's Zombie Wash and his wife, Mary Sue. They were in a story arc with Tony last year in "Brick House."
Man, now I wish I'd rotated the image for the second panel. Maybe if I have too much free time sometime... and I made some; the special edition now follows this one.
Ah, ok. I'll really have to start reading Brick House. I really need to just go a webcomics power reading session, so I don't end up procrastinating in reading through all the archives.
Like most, you don't have to read everything. Pick a place to start - say, an Advent Calendar - and go from there. I'd suggest the 2008 one. Doyle's really good at linking to canon when it's really necessary.
Addendum: Wow, there's more to "Brick House" than I thought. I was going to recommend the lead-up to the Advent Calendar 2008 line, but that's nearly 400 strips to the present: http://www.reasonablyclever.com/?p=4442
Or there's the start of the malarkey with Tony Stark, but even that has about 250 comics to the present: http://www.reasonablyclever.com/?p=4639
Or there's just before last year's Advent Calendar, if you want to get closer (though the year before was pretty shiny): http://www.reasonablyclever.com/?p=5007
I think I've read most of it, but not all. I have to make the same claim for most of the big name ones, after all - it's hard (and pretty unnecessary) to pick up "Irregular Webcomic" at the beginning and read it all, for example.
Well, um, actually Mary sue isn't Zombie Wash's wife. Fox is. Mary Sue is just traveling with them on their mission to find Bilbo.
I actually did start irregular webcomic from the beginning. Ok, that was a couple hundred strips ago, but still. If your going to do that, it's not really for the story, but more for the hundreds of jokes that you'll miss by starting from another point.
On another note, is that a different darth vader head than the one Doyle uses for Wash? It looks angrier.
Oh my crap, you're right, aren't you? Well, clearly Fox is very secure in their relationship and not so interested in the theatre... Good call!
It might be a different Vader head - that's the one from one of the two-figures-on-the-Death-Star-in-Ep.-VI packs from about 10 years ago. I only have one Vader, since I never bought the original Y-Wing Vs. Tie Interceptor or the Death Star superset or any of the usually Vader suspects.