Today on Quantum Vibe: The security team Strip 531 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2013-02-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
Back on Huoxing: At the entrance to a building with a sign marked (in both languages) "Escrow And Exchange House", Seamus waits by the entrance, as Peng-Bo Shen approaches surrounded by a phalanx of muscular, business-attired men.
Peng-Bo: Sorry I'm late, Dr. Murchadha.
Seamus: That's quite a retinue you've brought with you, Mr. Peng-Bo.
Seamus and Shen stand face to face, with Shen's retinue forming a semi-circle around him, facing outwards.
Peng-Bo: Oh, this is just my security team.
Peng-Bo: They accompany me anywhere I go in public.
Seamus: I see.
Closer shot of Seamus and Shen. We can still see one or two of the guards.
Seamus: I suppose this is a wise precaution, as your adoring public may resent your designs to disarm them.
Seamus: But aren't you worried about the zringer I'm wearing?
Shen gestures for Seamus to enter the building with him.
Shen: The weapons ban I'm proposing isn't for people such as you and me.
Shen: That's just for the commoners.