Originally Posted by ti'esar
...I think that's a pretty superficial reading of the online strip.
I want just to point how you look to the characters in a completely different way after reading SoD.
Redcloak started as a parody of your typical supervillian's minion, and Xykon started as a silly, almost four wall-breaking villain who is so absurd and excessive that "crosses the line twice" and becomes funny and almost endearing.
The strip has become more serious, but you can't really shake that supervillain-and-minion parody view until you read SoD.