Today on Quantum Vibe: Hay-soos Hernandez Strip 724 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2013-12-02
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.
Inside a passenger 'safe area.' Nicole, Seamus and Murphy sit cheek-by-jowl among some other passengers. An armed crewman stands by, his hand cupped to his ear.
Nicole (thoughtsend): So, pirates?
Seamus (thoughtsend): Most likely, yes.
Murphy (thoughtsend): What should we do?
Close-up on Nicole, Seamus and Murphy.
Seamus (thoughtsend): Until we know more, stay calm and follow the crews' instructions.
Seamus (thoughtsend): When we learn more, follow my instructions.
Nicole cocks an eye at Seamus, who smiles back at her wryly.
Nicole (thoughtsend): I can't believe you haven't hacked into the ship's comms to get the inside scoop.
Seamus (thoughtsend): Why do you think I haven't?
Cut to Santos leading his command-deck officers down a curving ramp.
Santos: Strider, make sure Mueller doesn't try to run and hide somewhere.
Santos: I don't want any surprises when I deal with these pirates.
Strider: Aye, sir.
Bartoli and Santos.
Bartoli: What do you think will happen?
Santos: Best scenario is they'll strip us of everything of value, then send us on our way.
Bartoli: Worst scenario?
Santos looks at Bartoli through narrowed eyes.
Santos: Our android crew get sold into slavery on Europa ...
Santos: … the rest of us get vacuumed.
Santos: Any other questions?
The Argosy officers round a corner, and are confronted by a group of the pirates, backed by combat-bots. The officers' eyes widen, especially Mueller's.
Mueller (trembling): Oh. my. Gore. It's ...
Big reveal of the pirate chief Jesús Hernandez, flanked by other pirates and combat-bots.
Hernandez: The Space Pirate Jesús Hernandez. And as of now you are at my service.