Today on Quantum Vibe: An all-hands-on-deck situation Strip 2084 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2020-04-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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.
A series of vignettes of Otto doing scut-work for the refugee center. In the first one, he's holding a box and following an medical executive-type as they wind their way through a corridor packed with staff and patients in chairs and gurneys.
Caption: 'In the aftermath of Gran Raio Da Morte, as the deadly strike came to be known, more than 37,000 surviving individuals flooded the médicos and crisis centers.
With another orderly, Otto is stocking supplies on a robo-cart. A middle-manager type holding a screen is directing them.
Caption: 'Most of them had broken bones and burns of varying severity.
Caption: 'The beneficencia Mentes de Compaixão coordinated triage and treatments, employing both paid staff and volunteers.
Otto is securing a safety belt on a patient sitting in a hoverchair, his leg in a hi-tech cast.
Caption: 'On the first day, 2587 died before they could be treated.
Caption: 'Within 10 days, 25,000 were treated and made well enough to be sent home for rest.
Otto is serving a tray of food to an injured victim recuperating in a medi-bed. The victim is heavily bandaged, blinded; Otto guides his hand as he reaches for the food with his one whole arm.
Caption: 'The remainder were the most seriously injured, burned, battered and blinded.
Caption: 'Regeneration vats were in limited supply, and these had to wait in queue for their turn.
Caption: 'And Otto Sullivan was with them the whole way, being as helpful as possible.'
-- The Sullivan Chronicles, by Yvonne Clark