I'm quite liking where the story ended up going too. When I write these things they often go a totally different direction than I want them to, and frankly, those end up being my favorite sequences.
Just a little fun note to all of you.
Bill, 'the first victim' was originally going to be a caricature of on old friend from high school but I decided to be mean and vent some pent up anger.
It's actually a surprisingly accurate caricature of an ex of mine. Especially the panel of him grinning in the first strip he shows up in. I've shown that to two people who know the actual person and they both noticed it without being told.
Just kind of my own personal inside joke.
Not that I'm bitter...