This storyline takes place just as "The Waspinator-inator!" is ending.
This storyline also marks a bit of a departure from the "formula" of this webcomic. So far, I've mostly been doing "joke-a-day" sorts of strips; even the storylines have been trying to have a punchline of some sort at the end of each strip. This storyline isn't going to be so humorous. To a degree, it's the beginning of some sort of overall storyline for the comic. At the very least, it's doing some worldbuilding. I'll say more about that in the commentary on future strips.