Panel 1: where the Big Figure’s henchman asks his boss if he “hear[s] that sorta screaming, like a siren…” which would be the aforementioned screamers of Archie, the owlship.
Panel 3: Again, note the detail that Dave Gibbons puts into his artwork – most importantly, the frayed covering for the wire that attaches the arc welder to its power source.
Panel 4: The comment from Big Figure’s henchman that Rorschach is going to be “smoked meat” foreshadows exactly what is going to happen to him two panels following.
Panels 6-9: Note the red hues once again incorporated by John Higgins – not only signifying the death of the Big Figure’s henchman at the hands of Rorschach, but also foreshadowing Big Figure’s demise at those same hands.
And the dropped cigar – fallen into the edge of the toilet water, which will extinguish it – transitions directly to Laurie’s dialogue on