The trick with a comic like this is to not ruin the great art, which is already making the comic funny. Thinking on it now, the first panel could be expository, so maybe something that explains that we’ve been messing around with robots would have been good, but, what does that sound like, and would that fit in one panel?

But then, I didn’t want to explain or give away the joke, so “I hope you’re not in a robot suit that looks exactly like me.” and then “You got me!” would have been pretty lousy for panel 1. That probably would have made the comic make the most sense, though.

I think, what I came up with instead at least moves the story forward / creates action. Something like, “You look great. Never change.” would not have worked.