Today on Quantum Vibe:
That damn pento-matrix slicer again
Strip 1626 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Fri 2017-06-30
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMILATION on Sale Soon! [ Nov 1, 2017 ]
The current Quantum Vibe story arc is drawing to a close, with the final strip in the story going live on Friday, November 10.
You know what this means, don't you?
This means Scott will be busting-ass through November to get the collected volume of QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMULATION assembled and available for sale by the first of December! The front cover art has been completed and is shown here.
We will announce the exact sale date before Thanksgiving.
Also, the strip will be taking a three-week break while Scott gears up to produce the next exciting story in the QUANTUM VIBE universe. Tentatively titled "Château Périlleux," this story takes place mostly in 31st-Century "France" -- that is, the independent, intergalactic, free-trade space-city also known as "Bubbleopolis," "Novo Paolo," "Kūchū Rōkaku," or simply, "Oz."
When we last saw Diana Martelli, who we met in the "Venus 23" story arc, she had taken a job with Juan Goméz, a private investigator. Her life is mostly filled with investigating insurance-fraud and divorce cases, pretty hum-drum. Everything changes when Goméz and Martelli are hired to solve the cold-case murder of the gynoid, Hayami. Her investigation takes her through the various realms within "French" society, where she meets a variety of other-worldly yet strangely-familiar characters. And the solution to this case opens up a glimpse of a conspiracy which threatens the future of "France" itself.
Escape From Terra Now On Kindle! [ Oct 2, 2017 ]
Starting today, the adventures of King Reginald the 1st and his merry gang of anarchists are now available in a series of 12 books on Kindle! Now for the first time on your Kindle device or app, you can experience these thrilling tales of bravery, and survival in the cold vacuum of space, in a humanity changing bid to Escape From Terra.
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The Transcript For This Page
In the Dryhaven's engine room, Hugo and Murphy are conferring with Shlack, Shransh and Krasp as Prenk stands close-by. Two other Soraxians are fussing with some newly-installed machinery.
Caption: And so, 112 kiloseconds later:
Krasp: The power-support modifications are ready, as you can see.
Shlack: We are ready for you to begin fabricating your components.
Hugo: Yes, well ...
Closer shot on Hugo, Murphy, Shlack, Shransh and Krasp
Hugo: There is still the matter of some equipment, like the pento-matrix slicer, not being up to the specs I require.
Hugo: I must return to Causa Sui now and retrieve the gear I need to complete this project.
Krasp: But there are some components we can start making now.
Another angle on the same characters. Hugo looks frustrated.
Shlack: I want Doctor Galvéz supervising the process at every step of the way.
Shlack: Captain Murphy should be able to transfer to your ship and fetch the needed equipment.
Hugo: No, wait ...
Shlack pulls rank again.
Shlack: No, you wait. I don't want to tarry in this system any longer than necessary.
Shlack: Not everyone who knows about Back of Beyond is what you'd call 'friendly.'
Shlack: Proceed with the project while Murphy runs your errand.
Hugo plants a big kiss on Murphy's mouth. She's a bit surprised but doesn't resist.
Hugo (thoughtsend): Incoming data package with full instructions.
Hugo (ts): Take the module with you but don't let anyone see you.
Murphy (TS): No problem
Cut to Murphy with her rocket-pack on, jetting from an airlock in the bottom of Dryhaven towards Causa Sui, tethered below. We can see Hugo in a cameo, responding to her thoughtsend.
Murphy (TS): It's still going to take me a while to re-build the Displacement Drive.
Murphy: Shlack may get suspicious.
Hugo (TS): I'll do my best to keep him distracted.