Rufus: "Wait, anyone got a problem with me bringing along one [of] those evil warrior babes?"
Everyone: "YES." 2000 AD prog 1826.
Rufus: "Come here, cute little Cthulhu-thing... come on, mate, I won't hurt you."
Cthulhu-thing: "Y'fhalma? [Translation: Mother?]" 2000 AD prog 1918.
Mysterious cloaked figure: "A voyager in experience! A searcher for the forbidden! Come with me!"
Rufus: "Yeah, I can tell already this stuff is gonna be goooood. Reminds me of this basement club I got taken to one time. Woke up four days later with someone else's clobber on. Great laugh." 2000 AD prog 1920.
Rufus: "I would love to have superpowers. Enhanced strength, super-speed, telekinetic skinning-up, X-ray vision. You know, all the usual stuff... Mmmm... Yeah. Definitely X-ray vision." 2000 AD prog 1975.
Clive: "We should have a more appropriate name."
Rufus: "Yeah, like the Total Testosterone Mental Crew!" 2000 AD prog 1977.
Simon: "And Rufus here? Seems like a cool guy, at least to the likes of you and me? I got one word that'll change all that: brony."
Rufus: "Oi! My Little Pony is a perfectly valid vehicle for... erm, a certain appreciation of the majesty of the equine form—" 2000 AD prog 1981.