Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 2
| The Trip, Part 2|
Elementary, My Dear Hiro
|Issue #: ||161 ||Released: ||January 11, 2010 |
|Story by:||Jim Martin|
|Art by:||Jason Badower|
|Colors by:||Annette Kwok|
|Produced by:||Nanci Quesada|
|Easter Egg:||Behind the scenes image of Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, and Milo Ventimiglia|
|Previous:||The Trip, Part 1|
|Hiro's addled odyssey continues.|
|At the request of Samuel, Damian attempted to wipe Hiro's mind. During the attempt, Hiro's mind got scrambled up into a fanboy soup. Confused and scared; he teleports from the carnival and lands in an outskirt of Miami. After confusedly helping to rescue a boy's lost dog, who he obviously mistakes as a Princess, Hiro happens upon a mental institution which he calls Arkham Asylum... The same Asylum he was looking for — the same place he left Dr. Watson - or should we say — Doctor Mohinder Suresh!|
Hiro sees two aliens holding "Dr. Watson" and promises he will save him and "dispose of the evil emperor". He turns around to see a playing card (which is actually a guard) who tells him to leave the asylum and come back later. The guard chases Hiro, and the "aliens", who are in fact orderlies, wonder what Hiro is shouting about in Japanese. Hiro thinks he could use "Sancho's" help to free Mohinder. He successfully escapes from the guard and runs into a talking tree and a cat. He asks them where he can find a port to get home, and they point to somewhere. Twenty minutes later, Hiro finds a castle (which is actually a mall) and comes in to see the cantina from Star Wars (another hallucination). He sees an ad about Yamagato Industries and teleports to Tokyo, where he introduces himself to a ramen vendor.
- Hiro's scrambled fanboy soup brain causes his to think of many pop culture works. Some of the references include Don Quixote, Watson from Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars, Kodos and Kang from The Simpsons, The Joker, Hannibal Lecter, a Nazgûl and an Ent from Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland, Ganon from The Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, Ichabod Crane, He-Man, The Barrys (which is a reference to Archie Comics), Cold Topic (a reference to the store Hot Topic), and Jim Cramer from Mad Money.
- For images from The Trip, Part 2, see images from The Trip, Part 2.
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