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Strip 980 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: The Colombo Gap
Strip 980 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-12-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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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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End Of The War [ Jun 3, 2024 ]

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.

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Transcript For Strip 980

Panel 1
In the control cabin aboard the station, Nicole and Murphy regard their monitors.
Nicole: We're getting a hail. It's from Antigone.
Murphy: Ignore it.
Nicole: Agreed.
Panel 2
Back on Stone's ship, Stone is looking at her personal screen, as Diamondi looks on and Socrates remains on the wall screen.
Diamondi: Well -?
Stone: No response to our hails.
Socrates: I've plotted their course It looks like they're going to thread the Colombo gap in the C-Ring.
Panel 3
Stone and Socrates.
Stone: That's rather ballsy. Maybe it is Oresme and Murphy.
Socrates: This will take them on a hyperbolic path around Saturn towards the inner system.
Panel 4
Diamondi interjects.
Diamondi: Yeah, great. Can you stop them?
Socrates: At this distance, we can alter course to intercept them
Socrates: After they've made it around Saturn.

Panel 5
With Diamondi glaring intently over her shoulder, Stone shrugs resignedly.
Stone: Very well, plot the course and execute.
Stone: In the meantime, keep trying to hail them.
Stone: Perhaps they'll listen to reason eventually.
Panel 6
The screen now shows a live view of the errant station approaching the Colombo Gap in Saturn's ring, as Stone and Diamondi look on.
Caption: A few hours later:
Stone: They'll reach the gap in two minutes.
Stone: Come on, Nicole, don't screw this up.

Panel 7
The two women react as a bright flash appears within the gap.
Stone: No!!!

Panel 8
View on Stone and Diamondi, both looking aghast.
Stone: They they didn't make it.
Socrates (OP): Craft destruction confirmed.

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