No, comic title. The goo isn’t setting them on fire. How would it even do that? Are you suggesting a fire breathing goo could exist? That’s absurd.
In the original version I made in high school, the plan was to freeze the goo with liquid nitrogen. Due to a wacky mix-up, however, they used something a bit more explosive on it, and blew up the goo instead. Unlike this flawless modern version, it didn’t make a whole lot of sense, and probably would have gotten torn apart by The Mythbusters.
Does Tedd’s technobabble hold up? I dunno. It’s technobabble. It doesn’t need to. The smart guy says a bunch of words all in a row and they somehow solve the problem. BAM. That’s all technobabble has to do.
Commentary added August 7th, 2014