In the latest comic of Transmission it depicts Randall and Reggie going mad from starvation, and it ultimately ends up with them devouring a pig who was going to exploit them on Youtube. There has since been a bit of a backlash judging by some of the comments on this particular strip.
Transmission is primarily a light hearted comedy, though it has had it's moments of drama (the Kidnapped and Jason stories) as well as satirical black comedy (Zombie Invasion, or anything else featuring Trevor really). Transmission has had it's dark moments before, but to be honest I must concede that this one definitely appears to have crossed the line as it has shocked quite a few people. Never mind the fact that it takes a few weeks for each story arc to play out, I feel that I must set the records straight right here and now.
I think it is less to do with the fact that the character Randall is a psychopath who isn't above predation, and perhaps more to do with the fact that Reggie appeared to have aided and abetted him. Truth be told, even I felt the strip was getting too dark, so I actually altered some of the upcoming strips to soften things up a bit and mitigate the happenings of this one. This is not the first time a character has been killed in the series - Jason's uncle was killed off in a strip earlier this year, but then we don't see the body afterwards which left a lot of people guessing. Wheras here it is far more obvious, not to mention that people KNEW Jason's uncle was a nasty piece of work.
In the strips that led up to #331, Reggie is beginning to go slightly mad under starvation and dehydration out in the wilderness. The pig who buys it was going to exploit him and Randall online following their humiliating fracas, thus at the time it might have seemed justified that they did what they then did. TV Tropes would label this guy an 'asshole victim' that nobody is likely to miss. I can reveal that later in the story arc once they get back to civilisation, Reggie begins to feel increasingly guilty about what him and Randall did and ultimately begins to find Randall uncomfortable to be around.
I hope that will clear things up a bit. I will not be able to convince everyone, but I feel that it is the most reasonable thing I can do at this time.
Thanks for reading, either way. It means a lot to me ^^.