There's a reason for it, really.
This hasn't been an easy page to work on for a few reasons. First off is the wrist. It's still sore, but with us missing last week's page I didn't want to miss this next week's too. Progress is being made, it's just a little slow with lots of breaks. If Matt's okay with it, I'll probably keep inking on and off through the evening and finish up tomorrow.
The other reason is the subject Max and Roderick are discussing. It's not an easy question, how far you're willing to go for vengeance. When you get down to it, Max and Roderick live in two different worlds and their moral codes don't match up. Roderick's trying to live by the morals he grew up with. Unfortunately, dealing with an enemy who won't give you the same quarter will start to wear you down after a while.
Remember, while the regular world of CN:H resembles our own, the magical side is very feudalistic. The old rules still apply and RCSI walks a fine line between the two.
To answer a question that popped up in the comments a page or so back, yes, the CN:H world does have modern technology. Most can hold up to small random bouts of magic. Large bursts can blow tech just as large bursts of electricity can. The reason you haven't seen iPods, flat screen computers, and tiny cellphones is that it's still the year 2000 in the comic. These devices either weren't around then or weren't as plentiful as they are now.
And no, none of these things actually work in the fey realm. Admittedly, that doesn't stop the fey from swiping, trading, and selling modern tech in the Goblin Market. Most fey are fascinated by mortal objects - the fey in the CN:H world can't create, they can only copy. They use magic to make the objects sort-of work, but Roderick having net access or using a bomber to obliterate one of the fey courts... nope. Sorry guys.
Okay, I need to get back to work. Later.
"Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions."
-- Will Durant