Today on Quantum Vibe: Hay-soos Hernandez
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First Seen: Mon 2013-12-02
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.

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Panel 1
Inside a passenger 'safe area.' Nicole, Seamus and Murphy sit cheek-by-jowl among some other passengers. An armed crewman stands by, his hand cupped to his ear.
Nicole (thoughtsend): So, pirates?
Seamus (thoughtsend): Most likely, yes.
Murphy (thoughtsend): What should we do?

Panel 2
Close-up on Nicole, Seamus and Murphy.
Seamus (thoughtsend): Until we know more, stay calm and follow the crews' instructions.
Seamus (thoughtsend): When we learn more, follow my instructions.

Panel 3
Nicole cocks an eye at Seamus, who smiles back at her wryly.
Nicole (thoughtsend): I can't believe you haven't hacked into the ship's comms to get the inside scoop.
Seamus (thoughtsend): Why do you think I haven't?

Panel 4
Cut to Santos leading his command-deck officers down a curving ramp.
Santos: Strider, make sure Mueller doesn't try to run and hide somewhere.
Santos: I don't want any surprises when I deal with these pirates.
Strider: Aye, sir.

Panel 5
Bartoli and Santos.
Bartoli: What do you think will happen?
Santos: Best scenario is they'll strip us of everything of value, then send us on our way.
Bartoli: Worst scenario?
Panel 6
Santos looks at Bartoli through narrowed eyes.
Santos: Our android crew get sold into slavery on Europa ...
Santos: … the rest of us get vacuumed.
Santos: Any other questions?

Panel 7
The Argosy officers round a corner, and are confronted by a group of the pirates, backed by combat-bots. The officers' eyes widen, especially Mueller's.
Mueller (trembling): Oh. my. Gore. It's ...

Panel 8
Big reveal of the pirate chief Jesús Hernandez, flanked by other pirates and combat-bots.
Hernandez: The Space Pirate Jesús Hernandez. And as of now you are at my service.