Coming back from summer vacation, the first thing we realized is that a large portion of the student population had no idea what our comic was and we had to introduce it in some way to them. So we decided the best way was to let Mr. Mittens introduce freshmen to campus, while at the same time introducing them to the comic world. Of course, the original version got red marked and we had to submit this revised version.
The Racer Patrol characters are fairly well known, even without mention of who they are supposed to be. But the fourth panel features Billy and his friend, recurring characters from the previous semester.