Today on Quantum Vibe: It was a trap
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First Seen: Mon 2013-02-18
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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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.
Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On Sale! [ Oct 31, 2019 ]
How does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism.
Big Head Press announces the release of the latest graphic novel in the QUANTUM VIBE series: Château Périlleux, in which young Diana is tasked with finding out who killed a supposedly un-killable android -- and uncovers a conspiracy which shakes the very foundations of the city and its culture.
Available now direct from Big Head Press.
The Transcript For This Page
A pair of ornate double-doors, beside which stands a ceremonial guard. The dialog comes from inside the doors.
Caption: The office of Director Chan Yuen-Lo:
Chief Ho (from inside): Thank you for seeing me, Director Chan.
Chan: Skip the pleasantries, Chief Ho. What is the situation?
Inside the office, Director Chan sits behind a very large desk, behind which is a decorated wall with a wide window in the center; the desk is flanked by eight monitor screens (backs to us). Ho stands in front of the desk, at attention.
Ho: This concerns the murder of the billionaire play-boy Ma Bo-Nu.
Ho: We ... suspect this was instigated by his cousin, Tong Xie-Po, co-heir to the Po Xu-ke estate.
Chan: What! How do you come to this conclusion?
Medium C/U on Ho:
Ho: Tong invited a foreigner, Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha, to a formal party yesterday. Then, he drew O'Murchadha away from the main event into a private conference.
Ho: Meanwhile, O'Murchadha's secondaries were sent away, and Tong sent Ma to follow them, on the pretext of keeping track of their whereabouts.
Looking past Ho at Chan, looking back at his subordinate intently.
Ho: One of the secondaries was a femiform android, of course, and Ma had always been ... obsessed with them.
Ho: It was a trap -- Ma was lured into an alleyway, where a third employee of O'Murchadha's, a BeltApe, killed him with her bare hands.