Yeah, I know that the whole “Hammer Time” deal with Thor isn’t totally original, but I didn’t think it mattered as the main part of the joke was George’s reaction to John’s incredible dorkiness.
I didn’t want to have the movie theatre just be one of the local big names so I made something up. You might notice that I do that from time-to-time in Zombie Roomie. This theatre that the guys are at, it’s their de facto theatre so they always go here, is Knowles Theatre. The Knowles comes from Harry Knowles of Aint It Cool News (as does the color scheme).
The girl working the box office will eventually become a member of the cast. I just wanted to use her here and it gives me an excuse to have her work at the movie theatre. Months ago, I posted an early design of her to my Twitter. She didn’t have a personality or role in the comic yet, but I liked the look I had created in a sketch and wanted to incorporate her into the comic some how. Things are falling into place to where I can finally do that and have it feel natural.