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westward_0992One gets the impression that, in over a month of space flight, Carter has hardly if ever visited the command deck. You may recall that around the time of Westward’s return to the Solar System, he was struggling with the responsibility of command. While he has now reconciled himself to being the captain, it seems evident that the role is something of a burden to him.

The archived strip referenced to your left is from late in Episode Six, when Westward had limped back to the Solar System after a practically disastrous maiden voyage. Though Carter never seemed to accept full responsibility for the misadventure, he’s clearly not overly confident either. -e