Today on Quantum Vibe: Switcheroo Strip 2114 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2020-06-29
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.
Updates delayed by Thundersnow [ Feb 21, 2021 ]
Scott's home and studio were without electric power for three days after the freak winter ice/snow storm hit Texas last week. That plus needing a day to recover and recuperate has eaten up his buffer of strips and put him a week behind schedule. We regret that a one-week pause in uploads is unfortunately necessary.
Panel 1 – split panel
In an inset panel, we see Montoya pull off his half-cloak while his face transforms back to its true appearance. In the main panel, we see him seating himself in the cab again, the cloak wrapped around this valice and wearing more masculine clothing. The drive does a double-take.
Montoya: Is there a place I can rent a car or bike close-by?
Driver: Lady, I told you … huh?
Montoya and the driver in the cab.
Driver: Hey, where's the woman?
Montoya: Woman? Oh, she ran off hissing and spitting like a wet cat.
Montoya: What was her problem?
The Driver turns to his console, choosing to drop the matter.
Drive: Oh, nothing. There's a bike rental place I know about three kilometers from here.
Montoya: Then please take me there, and double your fare if you make it in less than two minutes.
Albert is riding away from Ploog Hoverbikes on a 'bike' – a hovercraft one rides like a motorcycle.
Caption: Seven minutes later:
Montoya (thought): Signal's still clear, and still moving! Good.
Montoya: Should only take me another 15 minutes or so to catch up.