For the start of the Doomsayers’ Alley storyline, read No. 24 “Hethra Delayed.” For background on the Doomsayers, read No. 5 “Black Hole Sun” and No. 13 “Long Dark Layover.”

Not three minutes after I’d saved the final touches of this episode, the power at my house went out. Talk about fortuitous. Save and save often, my friends. You never know when digital oblivion might strike.