Strip 246 of Quantum Vibe
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16 Centuries

Strip 246 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-11-28

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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EFT v1.2 Available Now! [ Oct 5, 2015 ]

Escape From Terra, Volume 1.2 - War Of The Worlds

As promised, Escape From Terra, Volume 1.2 is now available at DriveThru Comics for the low price of $2.50. This latest digital release of our popular sci-fi webcomic tells the next story in our saga: War Of The Worlds. The follow on to World Ceres wherein we see what events are set in motion from King Reggie's little "joke".

And stay tuned next week for, the next digital release, Escape From Terra, Volume 1.3 - The Iceman Cometh.

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Escape From Terra, Volume 1.1 -

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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Nicole, in a new outfit, is looking up at some of the Mega Towers in Aldrinopolis' Hub. From a low angle see the towers rise kilometers into the sky above her.
Hari (OP): You wouldn't know it now, but I used to own the tallest building in Aldrinopolis.

Panel 2
Overhead angle of Nicole, standing in a penthouse courtyard, looking over a chest-high, outer wall, down to the street level roughly a kilometer below.
Hari (OP): I've had a lot of offers for this location, from people who want to raise another Mega-Tower.

Panel 3
Nicole turns to look back towards the penthouse. Seamus and Hari Copperton are standing a few meters away, also in the courtyard, which surrounds the penthouse apartment on two sides. The men are holding cocktail drinks.
Hari: But as long as I'm alive, this building stays put.
Seamus: Do you think this building will last two millennia, Hari?
Panel 4
Two-shot of Seamus and Hair, two very old friends enjoying each others' company.
Hari: Oho! So you think I'll only live another 16 centuries, eh?
Seamus: Actually I think by then you'll be quite bored with this place and finally ready to move on.

Panel 5
Nicole walks over to stand with the men.
Hari: Oh, I might tear this pile of iron and silica down and build something new in its place someday.
Hari: But I can't leave this city, Seamus. I made it possible ...

Panel 6
Three-shot of Seamus, Nicole and Hari.
Nicole: As developer of the plasmigraphene dome, you made every city on Luna possible.
Hari: Ah, someone's been telling stories about me. I deny everything.

Panel 7
Upward angle shot on Hari, showing the other towers around them and a good bit of sky.
Hari: But it's true, I invented the domes, and now upwards of 400 million lives rely on their integrity.
Hari: I live in the top of a tower because if this dome fails, I will pay no less a price for that than anyone else.

Panel 8
Three-shot of Seamus, Nicole and Hari. Nicole is looking upward, a bit nervously. Seamus chides his friend.
Seamus: It would take a direct hit by a kilometer-wide meteor to break this dome.
Seamus: A strike which by the way would kill a lot more people on Terra.
Seamus: So I think you're off the hook here, Orcus.

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