dog remark in this panel (“You got a dog?It’s [dead.]”) is rather ironic considering the scene on Pages 21-23 of this chapter involving
Rorschach and the German shepherd already glimpsed on Page 1, panel 7.
Panel 6:The dialogue in this flashback panel:“…Talking to you, runt,” and “Yeah, whatsa matter?Yadeef or what?” is not only
directed at the young Walter Kovacs in this panel, but is also referring to the
somber, quiet manner in which the present-day Kovacs listens to all the
epithets and threats hurled at him by the rest of the prison population in yet
another example of Moore providing dialogue with multiple meanings.