I particularly liked this gag. If you didn't, you can kiss my ass. But don't worry. I won't do something like, maybe, repeating the gag in the next strip. >=}
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.