Today on Quantum Vibe: Reporting in Strip 713 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-11-15
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
So, we fell just a few hundred short of our goal, but that's okay, because it's a "Flexible Goal" meaning we still get the funds raised (minus Indiegogo's cut) so we can and will fulfill the promised perks.
We are grateful to all who contributed, and yes you are all now founding members of the "Free Cosmos Project," with all the privileges membership entitles you thereto. (Unless you don't want the honor, we'll respect that too.) Which for now means we'll be whipping up a spiffy little Certificate for each of you, physical versions sent out with the physical books requested, and PDF versions for the rest.
Indiegogo will disburse the funds to us soon. And we've already got the ball rolling printing books, and postcards, as well as the above-mentioned FCP certificates. And we'll be talking a bit more about the Free Cosmos Project in the coming weeks.
In an austere, low-ceilinged, rock-walled room illuminated by monitor screens, a broad-shouldered man, the 'Brain,' stands near a woman, 'Pandora,' seated in front of the monitor consoles. We see them from behind.
Caption: Four hundred million kilometers away:
Brain: Did Adam report in?
Pandora: Not quite an hour ago.
Three-quarters view of Pandora and the Brain, although the Brain's head is off the top of the frame so we can't see his face. Pandora has a lean face and long, dark hair.
Pandora: He's got the final chain-of-communication in place, and the last batch of the vanguard is in training now.
Pandora: They should be ready for X-day, assuming you can get them the gear they'll need.
The Brain turns and moves towards the door to the room. There is very low gravity here – he half-glides.
Brain: They will have their equipment, Pandora, and it will ensure our victory.
Pandora: You're betting an awful lot on an untested technology.
The Brain turns back to look at Pandora – we see him mostly in silhouette.
Brain: It's not untested. At least, according to our friend.
Brain: The technology works. Getting it to where it needs to be is our challenge.
Medium shot of Pandora, turned back to look at the Brain.
Pandora: And if it doesn't work? What then?
Brain: Since I'll be leading the charge, I guess it will be up to you to take the reins of what's left, and regroup.
Pandora is turned back to the monitors again, looking frustrated.
Pandora: I hate it when you talk that way.
Brain: We all knew there would be risks when we undertook this adventure.
Brain: And of all of the team, I have the most confidence in you to have my back.
Pandora turns once more to look at the Brain.
Pandora: Speaking of that friend of yours – you have three hours to get ready for your rendezvous.
Brain: I know – Moe is gassing up the jalopy right now.
The Brain turns to leave the room again. We see him in silhouette but we also see him start to put on a distinctive-looking wraparound visor.
Pandora: Will it do any good to tell you to be careful?
Brain: Hey, you know I'm always careful.