Today on Quantum Vibe: The City of Metropolis Strip 2102 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2020-06-01
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
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Cut to: Aerial view of the White Complex, a cluster of large, interconnected towers surrounded by a swarm of lesser structures, on the planet Metropolis.
Caption: The White Complex, in the city of Metropolis, on the planet Wheeler.
Voice from Complex: Well, there was a series of arsons in the Farrago system last year, and some group named League For Justice claimed responsibility.
Voice: The InterLeo arrested some people, but nothing has been heard of them since.
Inside one of the towers: Albert Montoya is leaning on a balustrade on a mezzanine level overlooking a wide concourse with scores of people milling about. He is conversing with someone sitting in a lounge chair behind a column holding up the higher levels.
Montoya: No leads, no traces?
Voice: Up in the proverbial smoke, sorry.
Voice: But you know how InterLeo is, Al.
Caption: Normally, a conversation like this would take place over a secure Loquent link.
Shift angle to show the person sitting behind the column. A female figure still mostly in shadow.
Montoya: Yeah. They're great at making inconvenient people disappear.
Female: They're also good at false-flag operations. Arrests are an easy cover for whisking operatives out of theater.
Caption: But the authorities on Wheeler set up a planet-wide Loquent suppression field.
Albert begins walking away from the woman, who remains seated.
Female: You're playing with a rough crowd. Don't make yourself too inconvenient.
Montoya: Doesn't look like I'll have much choice. You be careful, too.
Caption: So, inquiries like this must be carried out the old-fashioned – and riskier – way.