First, let me get this out of the way. Dude, past Willis, that “HOLY HELL!” panel really needs to be in between panels 1 and 2. You don’t want it to bridge panels 1 and 4. That’s just a rookie mistake.
Second, and most importantly, yeah, this seems like a lot of anger out of no where. Kind of feels like we’re missing a middle act between Joyce telling Walky she doesn’t feel valued by the other members of the team for being a childlike innocent earlier and this. Even at the time I was drawing this, I knew it. It skipped some steps. But I didn’t care. I pushed it anyway. I didn’t like how Squad 128 was sniping at each other all the time, I wanted them to be more like a family — sort of Fantastic Four style — and so I railroaded this through. I wanted a soft reboot. I was unhappy with It’s Walky! and this was my band-aid. I didn’t want to wait through a slog of setting this up properly, I wanted that fix now. I was happy with this weak step if I could get where I wanted to be next.