Today on Quantum Vibe: Paranoid -- or prescient
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First Seen: Mon 2018-06-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
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A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.

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Panel 1
Diana pauses a moment in the back office, she is still clearly in pain from the broken arm, grimacing, bent forward.

Caption: The pain was considerable. Kempadoo broke both my radius and ulna.
Caption: I had to stop a moment to catch my breath, gather my resolve.
Panel 2
Diana reacts to pounding on the locked door behind her.

Caption: For a moment I considered waiting for that crazy agent to calm down.
Caption: But then she started banging on the door.
Panel 3
The wall screen in front of Diana changes, forms a hexagon 1.5 meters across, within which we can see outside.
Caption: There was no 'back door,' or even a window, in the conventional sense.
Caption: But Juan was paranoid – or prescient – enough to install an emergency 'Murphy gate' in the rear wall-screen. I activated it with a code from my implant.
Panel 4
Slinging her flyer-case forward, Diana jumps through the gate.
Caption: I had … let's just say, safety concerns about that gate.
Caption: I'd never have used it except that the pain and fear of more pain combined thrust me forward.