If anyone is just joining us and is unsure what’s happening in the last panel there, jump back a few comics to Sydney’s lunch.
I felt kind of sorry for Sydney while I was drawing this one. She had brief moment of glory then it went rapidly downhill for her, but the sudden realization of what nearly happened and the subsequent adrenaline crash was too much for her.
And even though I’ll specifically address this on the next page, I’ll say it here cause I know people will ask “If Maxima can catch a bullet, why is she having trouble with decidedly sub-sonic barf?” Basically she has to be ready for it. Maxima’s powers largely exist in a pool that she can shift from attribute to attribute, so if she’s caught off guard, her reflexes are only slightly better than a regular person’s. Plus it’s funny.