Today on Quantum Vibe: The library Strip 1277 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2016-02-12
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
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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Bok and Diana enter a room full of display cases, walls covered with picture frames.
Bok: This is the 'library?'
Diana: That's what it says on the schematic.
Bok and Diana stand before a display case with some sort of weird alien-looking sculpture.
Bok: Do you know what these things are?
Diana: There ought to be a catalog in here somewhere.
Diana: Some of them look pretty old.
Diana is looking at a different case, containing something that looks more Terran.
Diana: Okay, this is a scale model of an ancient Terran space-probe, the first to reach another solar-system.
Diana: Why is this important to her?
Bok: Hey Diana, check this out.
Diana walks over to where Bok is standing, gazing up at a large painting, a full-length portrait of three people.
Bok: Is that Alyss? Just a bit younger?
Diana: Holy crap, Bok! Do you recognize that man?
Bok: Uh, no. He's really tall, though. And is that a gynoid with him?
View from behind Diana and Bok, so we get a good look at the people in the painting.
Diana: If you paid more attention in history class, you'd know.
Diana: That tall guy is Seamus O'Murchadha, the infamous mad scientist and mass murderer.
Diana: The gynoid is most likely his concubine, Murphy.
Reverse view to show Bok and Diana gazing up at the painting.
Bok: Holy crap, Diana! O'Murchadha? Murphy? That means Alyss is really ...
Diana: Nicole Oresme, inventor of the Murphy Drive and Oresme shield! The notorious robber baroness who inflicted capitalism on the universe!
Diana: She really IS a super-villain!