While this edition could stand on its own, it is heavily tied to the previous two editions in that it is filled with inside jokes and references. Readers are more likely to get full enjoyment if they have read the first two issues beforehand. Of the series so far, I would consider RoboChuck#3 to be the least episodic, serving more as plot momentum. New characters are not introduced, and there are less of the silly, bit scenes but, instead, scenes of just dialogue leading up to action. The multitude of character plot lines are a carry over from the previous edition and reminiscent of an action movie sequence, but without the action - just banter leading up to it. Past episodes were written very reminiscent of Buster Keaton, full of physical comedy and witty banter. I only hope that, as the episodes continue, we get to see more of that, because these characters are too good to deny such flavor.
RoboChuck #3‘s story structure has a different feel; however, the consistency of the characterization and art give the reader an anchor of integrity and honesty to the story. As a reader you trust Callahan may experiment and play with the medium . . . such is the nature of a cartoon world, but he has established that he will do so in the best interest of telling Flatown’s story (and making us laugh while doing so)---NEVER FORGET!