Today on Quantum Vibe: Either too large or too close Strip 1031 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2015-02-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles 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.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
Texas has returned to more normal winter weather conditions, power is back on and Internet connections are working. Which means Scott has new Quantum Vibe strips ready to go this week. We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience as we emerged from hibernation.
We see the girls from behind, looking up at their monitor. Just to the left of center is a sun, looking quite a bit larger than the sun looks from Chaos. There is a very bright object in the middle-right.
Murphy: The sun looks way too large. Is it bigger, or closer?
Nicole: I, er, didn't build the kind of instrumentation into the probe to detect that.
Murphy's hand points towards the bright object to the right.
Murphy: And what's that? Is it a planet? Jupiter maybe?
Nicole: Hang on – I used an ultra-high-res camera so I can magnify the image a bit ...
The object now appears as a gas-giant type planet – but one unlike any we know. Instead of bands it is covered with swirling storms and has two large moons.
Murphy: That doesn't look like Jupiter.
Nicole: No, the EM emissions are all wrong. And if that's Jupiter, one of those moons is almost as big as Terra.
Two-shot of the girls looking even more puzzled.
Murphy: Definitely not Jupiter. At least not as we know him.
Nicole: We only side-stepped by 200 delta-hamids. How could the Solar System have changed so much?
Murphy: Everything about this is nuts.