Written by Jonathan Hickman
Artwork by Nick Pitarra
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
He not only just wants some ice cream, he wants to be able to savor such a treat. To remember the flavor and texture of food and not be able to access or experience it again? Who can imagine such a condition? He’s gone to bed hungry for over a decade.
In other words: Shut up already, Enrico.
Chef’s Note: Doctor Fermi’s complaining about the amount of food needed to fuel “this body’s minimum daily nutritional needs” betrays his alien origins. It’s pretty much the equivalent of a robot saying “I am human and also enjoy breathing oxygen regularly and repeatedly!”
Still, is he saying that human beings do not have an efficient food-to-fuel ratio in terms of their actual biology, or just that the effort he maintains in assuming a human form requires that much more calories? This is unclear. I’m pretty sure it’s the latter, but I have no direct evidence in this regard.
Mr. Hickman? Can you clarify? Feel free to use the contact form for messaging me direct. Thanks!