Almost too easy
There is some pre-knowledge of Kraid's innate abilities found in one of the bonus comics.
Some time later
Cripes, where the hell is he? If I have to offer many more free drinks, it's going to start causing problems in the future.
Well... might as well continue my sea... wait a minute... why the hell am I running myself to hell and back?!?
*ahem* "Drinks are half-price for the next half-hour."
Hell, I probably could have just done that FROM the bar.
Metroid, Samus, Kraid, and the rest of 'em are all property of Nintendo, who to my knowledge wouldn't do anything such as sue me or shut poor Planet Zebeth down, because they're so damn nice, and Metroid kicks ass : }
This particular comic strip was made solely by me, by that happy little program known as KolourPaint. Yes, the one that everyone runs in fear from. That's why the comic looks the way it does.