As mentioned earlier, this little story is a “tribute” to all those “great” black skateboarding heroes and villains who dominated comic pages for a time. Some of you undoubtedly caught them right away but there are a couple of direct references on this page that will maybe become much clearer if you read about this proposal by the late great Dwayne McDuffie (hat tip to longtime Stealth fan JR Carter for picking up on this one right away!). On top of that, there are references all around this week as the second panel is a direct nod to a scene from this page. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Allen is developing an unfortunate little habit here. Of course, he’s actually on an official date with Carrie here but was just a guest at Ashley’s party so…

PS- Feel free to read whatever you want into my emphasis on the word “just” up there.

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