original_post:_5/15/2002_______________ Up until now, the comics gang and the band hadn't had much need to cross over. But it was time to do just that, or at least mention that there was history. This strip is important because we learn not only did Max and Rae date in college, she dumped him. the WHY is what inspired the "college years" story. Also it's fun to get Alli to be upset at Max, because I never quite knew how I was going to get him out of the doghouse.