As things progressed with Minions at Work, I kept coming up with concepts too complicated to properly explore, or even explain, in a single-panel comic. One of these was the complex relationship and history between No. 1, General Zed, the Bartender, and the Ancient Minion. Basically, No. 1, Zed and the Bartender were the core of the original Minions under the Ancient Minion. Zed betrayed them and made the jump to Overlord status, which may have led to the Ancient Minion’s retirement, Bartender’s decision to leave the Minion life behind, and No. 1’s rise to leadership. We’ll get into it eventually.