Fanbo(y) finds himself in an attempted Gary Panter pastiche, of all things.
We have yet another variation on the design of Harry X. Hippie, my own “Comic Shop Guy” years before The Simpsons existed to have their own Comic Shop Guy. He’s based on a bad experience with an actual surly, Alt Rock hating aging Hippie comic shop owner. Geldt, whose first name may or may not be Helmut after his grandfather, from Sci Fi Guy! is another variation of this character.
Got to love those 1983 prices….