Today on Quantum Vibe: Apocalypso Strip 946 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-10-17
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.
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Theo is now in his 60s, with white hair, but still quite spry. He looks over his shoulder as he enters the door to a building marked: Fundación Matusalén
Caption: 'Farnsworth had kept abreast of all these developments in longevity and space travel, and incorporated them into his plans.'
Farnsworth in a hospital bed, hooked up to various gizmos.
Caption: 'In the first stage, he took treatments intended to extend his lifespan and energy without much affecting his outward appearance.
Caption: 'He maintained this regimen through the end of the first century, when he'd reached the age of 67.'
A surgical theater, in which doctors are doing things to Farnsworth's face (which we can't see at this point).
Caption: 'Two years later, in Brazil, he underwent plastic surgery to alter his appearance, and he assumed a new identity: Benedito Fernandes, supposedly born in 45 years earlier in São Paulo
Looking at Theo/Benedito with his new face, working at a computer laptop. In an inset, we see his old 'Farnsworth' face on a monitor screen.
Caption: 'Working remotely and using then state-of-the-art graphic techniques, Farnsworth was able to maintain his old image for the Israelis just long enough to implement his plan.
An intermediate-range ballistic missile launching from a mountainside silo.
Caption: 'Bypassing all of the Israel Defense Force's failsafes, Farnsworth was able to launch a dozen Jericho-V class intermediate-range ballistic missiles, armed with 1-megaton nuclear warheads.'
A demonically gleeful Benedito superimposed over various monitors showing nuclear blasts over various cities.
Caption: 'And so Farnsworth realized his plan to destroy all the holy cities of Islam, murdering more than 20 million people.
Caption: 'But that was just the beginning.'
A nuclear blast going off over London. In an inset, we see Benedito reacting in horror.
Caption: 'Within hours after the initial onslaught, nuclear hell descended on a dozen more cities.
Caption: 'London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Moscow, New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.'
Cut to Johanna lecturing.
Johanna: These 'dirty bombs' had been pre-positioned in these cities and designed for maximum destruction of life.
Johanna: They were clearly triggered by the earlier nuclear events, likely automatically, although historians to this day differ as to who had placed them.
Johanna: What is not disputed is that this 'Second Calamity' increased the death toll to more than 150 million people.