I wondered how the real life scene (with clothes) would work if they were different genders so I created a rather stupid joke. Hastings is of course, a man - though I never met him so I can not confirm. He may be an alien or something.
Recap may not be one of this comic's strong points...
Huh. I don't know why, but 'Nasaghast' is one of those concepts that just... works. On a bizarre, insane level, but works nonetheless. I think it's partly because of the name, which... I'm not sure how to put this, exactly... resonates(?) with me. It just seems to fit, anyhow.
Also, Mayor Chuck seems to be snapping under the strain.
And that is indeed a spectacular gold tie.