I said it wouldn't take a month for the next update. And, while it was dangerously close, it was NOT QUITE! So...ha?
This comic has had too much non-stop, meaningless action slapped together without transition. So...don't complain about this page. Sure, it doesn't exactly add much we didn't know, but it kicks us back into the Tournament and is a good transition for this new chapter.
Also, Alex's design has been tweaked. Lighter hair and new clothes, though you can't really tell from today's side view. He doesn't look completely retarded now, so this is his new look.