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QV Guest Story: Dec 8 - Jan 9 [ Dec 8, 2014 ]

Leap Of Faith - A Quantum Vibe Guest Story, by Mike Baron and Lee Oaks!

Leap of Faith, by Mike Baron and Lee Oaks is a guest story set in the Quantum Vibe universe which tells the tale of a young woman, unhappy in her job, who impersonates a gynoid and takes a leap into a most dangerous situation. Leap of Faith runs Dec 8, 2014 through Jan 9, 2015. Quantum Vibe will resume Jan 12, 2015. Happy Holidays!




Special Treat For The Holidays! [ Dec 1, 2014 ]

Leap of Faith by Mike Baron and Lee Oaks! Runs Dec 8, 2014 thru Jan 9, 2015

We've got a special treat coming your way next week. Comics industry legend Mike Baron [creator of "Nexus", "The Badger", and many more] and Lee Oaks [artist for "Escape From Terra"] were talked into teaming up to create a special Quantum Vibe guest story. Mike's story "Leap of Faith" will run 5 weeks during the holidays from Monday Dec 8th through Friday Jan 9, 2015. Our regular Quantum Vibe strips will resume Monday Jan 12, 2015. We hope you enjoy our little holiday gift!



 

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Panel 1
A stand-up display case for androids. We see three 'sleeping' androids – on the left, a butler-type; on the right, a repairman type. In the center is Veronica, who we met in Book 1. She is dressed like a stripper, in bustier, lacy bra and panties. There are traces of cobwebs about, indicating this case is little-used.
Nicole (OP): Hey Seamus, look over here!

Panel 2
From Veronica's POV, we see the Shopkeeper (a middle-aged-looking Asian), Seamus, and Nicole.
Shopkeeper: Ah, yes, these are some of our older models, not so much interest in these.
Seamus: What can you tell me about this one?
Nicole: Hey Buford, check this out!

Panel 3
Third-person view: Seamus is looking over Veronica very closely. The shopkeeper is looking hopeful. Nicole is looking off-panel right with a disappointed expression.
Shopkeeper: This V-287 model is around a century old, one owner. She was brought in three decadays ago – that's all I know.
Seamus: Interesting.
Buford (OP): I'd rather not be a part of this.

Panel 4
Two-shot the shopkeeper and Seamus.
Shopkeeper: A classic model, for sophisticated tastes …
Seamus: Is that why there's 'not much interest?'


Panel 5
Now Nicole is looking at Veronica closely. The shopkeeper stands by.
Nicole: Does she have a name?
Shopkeeper: Her memory of her previous owner has been erased, per standard procedure.
Shopkeeper: If you rent her you can assign whatever name suits you.

Panel 6
Three-shot Seamus, the shopkeeper, and Nicole. Seamus and the shopkeeper are dickering, Nicole looks thoughtfully at the android.
Seamus: I'll pay 30 keyin* for three days' rental.
Shopkeeper: I cannot accept less than 60 keyin for this, with a 200 keyin damage deposit.
Caption: * 1 keyin = one silver gram

Panel 7
Two-shot Seamus and the shopkeeper.
Seamus: I'll agree to your deposit but no more than 40 for the rental.
Shopkeeper: 50 keyin and that is my bottom line.
Seamus: 45.
Shopkeeper: Deal.

Panel 8
Four-shot of the Shopkeeper, Seamus, Nicole, and the still inert Veronica. Nicole looks at Veronica dubiously.
Shopkeeper: You drive a hard bargain, sir.
Shopkeeper: If you will wait in the lobby I will get her prepared and bring her out to you in a few minutes.
Nicole: I have a weird feeling about this.

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