Leader of the pack

I had actually for a moment forgot that Ridley was supposed to be their leader. Thankfully, Mother Brain provides an excellent excuse.

Uhh... yeah, I generally try not to flee my own bar. Bad for business and such.
Sorry, wow. Ok, anyway, I'm a Space Pirate, who was assigned tocome here and find...
Wait, hold it there.
YOU'RE a space pirate?!?
Well, yeah. I was assigned to come here...
Hold it! Shit man, I'm Ridley! I'm a high-ranking leader of the Space Pirates! Are YOU what the new models look like? God, it's been FOREVER!
YOU'RE Ridley?!? Hell, I've only heard STORIES about you! Noone's heard from you in like... forever! After you were sent to protect Mother Brain, we never got another communication. We all just assumed you were long since dead.
Well, not quite.
Mother Brain kinda... tricked me into being locked in a room to protect her. She didn't... y'know... send any info back to headquarters?
Nope... and when we asked, she said that you never showed up.

Metroid, Samus, Kraid, and the rest of 'em are all property of Nintendo, who to my knowledge wouldn't do anything such as sue me or shut poor Planet Zebeth down, because they're so damn nice, and Metroid kicks ass : }
This particular comic strip was made solely by me, by that happy little program known as KolourPaint. Yes, the one that everyone runs in fear from. That's why the comic looks the way it does.