Today on Quantum Vibe:
A show of good faith
Strip 1372 First Seen: Fri 2016-06-24
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
Lee Oaks presents THUNDER MONKEY! [ Jun 14, 2016 ]
He's not from our world. His sister is annoying. His skin explodes. When he punches something it goes KA-BOOM! Meet THUNDER MONKEY.
THUNDER MONKEY: The Young Years is a comic-book funded via Kickstarter by Lee Oaks, the artist for BHP's sci-fi adventure strip Escape From Terra. It is an all-ages comic with a lead character Lee describes as "Curious George with superpowers." The book is scheduled to ship in September 2016.
Kudos from David Brin [ Jun 13, 2016 ]
QUANTUM VIBE received a welcome shout-out recently from award-winning sci-fi author David Brin in his blog this month. (Third entry in a list of 18 recommended web-comics.)
Scott has read and enjoyed several of Brin's novels, including The Postman and Sun Diver and Brin's kudos made his day. Special thanks to QV reader Harvey Morrell for bringing this to our attention.
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Alyss pops into the Central Intelligence's encounter room. We see the Master Processor on a monitor screen.
Master Processor: WHAT!! Identify yourself!
Alyss: My name is Alyss Roaz and I have come alone and unarmed as a show of good faith.
The Master Processor looks Alyss over as she stands before him.
MP: We recognize you, Alyss Roaz.
MP: You are an invader and you have caused us great harm.
Alyss: I have now come to parley. I can help you.
Looking from the MP's POV at Alyss.
MP: Help us? How?
Alyss: With each generation, a certain small percentage of your people are … problematic for you. Willful and disruptive.
Alyss: You must expend precious resources dealing with them.
The MP sneers at Alyss.
MP: We have managed to deal with them well enough. The cost is manageable.
Alyss: Ah, but it would be more efficient if we could simply arrange to transport them off-world, would it not?
Alyss: I can remove them to another world more amenable to their troublesome temperaments.
Medium shot on Alyss. We see a shadow on the wall behind her.
MP (OP): As you have no doubt noted, our population has been declining. You propose to accelerate that decline? This is NOT helpful!
Alyss: Ah, well, you know, I can't solve every problem. But perhaps with resources freed up you can find a solution?
Hiyami has sneaked up behind Alyss and grabs her by her upper arms.
MP: We think we have a better solution.