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-- First Seen: 2008-09-26
Escape From Terra is updated with new pages every Monday through Friday.
QV Guest Story: Dec 8 - Jan 9
Leap of Faith, by Mike Baron and Lee Oaks is a guest story set in the Quantum Vibe universe which tells the tale of a young woman, unhappy in her job, who impersonates a gynoid and takes a
leap into a most dangerous situation. Leap of Faith runs Dec 8, 2014 through Jan 9, 2015. Quantum Vibe will resume Jan 12, 2015. Happy Holidays!
Special Treat For The Holidays!
We've got a special treat coming your way next week. Comics industry legend Mike Baron [creator of "Nexus", "The Badger", and many more] and Lee Oaks [artist for "Escape From Terra"] were talked into teaming up to create a special Quantum Vibe guest story. Mike's story "Leap of Faith" will run 5 weeks during the holidays from Monday Dec 8th through Friday Jan 9, 2015. Our regular Quantum Vibe strips will resume Monday Jan 12, 2015. We hope you enjoy our little holiday gift!
The Transcript For This Page
Full-height panel, Guy Caillard – a small, wiry man with a pencil moustache -- is walking towards us down an office corridor. He is dressed in 22nd-Century style office clothing, and the corridor (along with all the interiors of this segment) have a simple/functional but also vaguely futuristic style. Clipped to his breast pocket is a 2”x3” ID badge. When you can see it up close, it has his mug-shot as the largest object, his printed name, a small bar-code and two magnetic strips.
Guy is holding a cup of coffee, and he has a desultory expression on his face.
Caption: Guy Caillard, from the French region of Terra, pronounced his first name ‘Ghee’.
Caption 2: That the mostly Anglophones here at United World Revenue Service insisted on pronouncing it to rhyme with ‘eye’ was one of many irritations he endured at his job.
Dream-picture of a more heroic image of Guy, dressed something like a Wild-West Sheriff with a big star on his vest, standing over the corpses of the “robber barons,” gazing across a bomb-blasted corporate boardroom in a domineering pose.
Caption: All his life he had nurtured an heroic vision of himself, one recognized for his talent and courage.
Caption 2: When he went to work for the UWRS, he thought he would force the robber barons to pay their fare share in helping Terra’s less fortunate.
Medium elevated angle shot of Guy’s cubicle, with the real Guy sitting at his desk. The cubicle is about 7x7 and is crammed full of paper files, folders, and envelopes both large and small – stacked up in piles around the place. There are drawers and cabinets but they are also stuffed There’s barely room for a walkpath to Guy’s chair. It looks absolutely dreary. Guy is taking a sip of his coffee while seated with ramrod straight posture facing the terminal display on his desk. The display looks something like a futuristic flatscreen monitor and keyboard, without cords. The desktop is also cluttered with stacks of papers and envelopes.
Caption: It hadn’t quite worked out that way. The Robber Barons had been taxed into oblivion, except for a clever few who made all the right friends and were therefore untouchable.
Caption 2: So Guy spent his days squeezing the dwindling middle class to fund UW’s many worthy projects. He felt sorry for them, but somebody has to pay for social justice.