Ah, the first strip. Yes, it really sucks. Yes, the text is hard to read. Yes, that frozen Metroid is really crappy. Well, everything has to start somewhere I guess.
Metroid, Samus Aran, Space Pirates, and all that other stuff are properties of Nintendo. Contra is a property of Konami. All other characters are property of their respective owners. Pretty much everything else is property of me, unless specifically noted otherwise.