Still pretty sure that Alpha is capable of shredding him before he can blink. Hopefully it's a matter of when rather than if.
On a slight tangent, this webcomic puts me in mind of my favourite video game - "The Void" (it's also known as Turgor/Tension). It has similar themes - beauty, brutality, loneliness and fighting tooth and claw to stay alive. It's also extremely surreal, like playing a Dali painting.