This is one of those left-turn punchlines, a dramatic shift in tone right at the end to elicit a laugh.

Originally this plotline wasn't going to be able a remodel. Instead, Hanz was supposed to find a gateway to another dimension in the back of a wardrobe (shades of C.S. Lewis). Sadly, I couldn't find sprites of an open wardrobe, so I had to get inventive.

Honestly, I should have started this comic two strips from now (so as to align chapters), but I didn't have any ideas for filler, and I wanted to get this plotline going. To be fair, in the main series the chapters all started to blur together by the end, so I'm okay with this starting a touch early before it really gets going.
 
    

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.