Today on Quantum Vibe: Look in a mirror Strip 2261 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2021-08-16
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.
Cut to, a dimly-lit bar. Walls and appointments look like they were grown rather than assembled, out of some dark wood. A bald man with oddly-shaped goggles, some tattoos including a cockroach tattoo on his upper forehead, sits at a bar. We can see some tables and other guests behind him.
Caption: Argwotts Tavern & Inn, on New Charlotte
Voice from off-panel: That's the most ridiculous disguise I've ever seen.
A heavy-set, disagreeable-looking woman with jet-black, straight hair slides up next to the bald man.
Bald Man: Oh yeah, 'Dave'? Looked in a mirror lately?
Orange Hair: This is almost perfect. No one bothers me.
Orange orders a drink from a pop-up screen at the bar.
Bald man: 'Almost' -?
Orange Hair: No one offers to buy me a drink.
Orange Hair: Has our friend been here long?
New angle so we're looking past the pair at a table in the corner. Albert Montoya is seated there, looking bored, a nearly-full drink on the table in front of him..
Bald Man: Since I got here five minutes ago. Hardly touched his drink.
Orange Hair: Waiting for someone.
Bald Man: Probably some hot chick.