This Comic's Cast:

Maybe Richter is near sighted and just can't see that far ahead. It would explain how he didn't see Dracula's Castle (in an earlier comic) until he was practically on top of it, and why, here, where visibility is quite good, he doesn't see Cornell until the soda can is whizzing past his face.
It'd explain sooo much.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.