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Strip 120 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2009-02-27
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We're celebrating our 15th year of thoughtful stories, so we thought we would offer a great deal on our first three printed titles.

From December 1st through December 15th, we will be offering for $15 the three bundle set: Mike Baron & Andie Tong's The Architect, L. Neil Smith & Scott Bieser's The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel, and special for the holidays, Susan Wells & Scott Bieser's A Drug War Carol - shipping included! Order Your Set Here!

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Quantum Vibe: Venus 23 On Sales Now!

Quantum Vibe: Venus 23, by Scott Bieser with Lea Jean Badelles - front cover

Exciting news boys and girls, the 310 strips of Quantum Vibe: Venus 23 have been collected into a fourth Quantum Vibe volume from Big Head Press and is on sale now from various online retailers.

Venus 23 is the story of life on a small backwater planet, 500 years after the invention of the Murphy Drive. "Zytemonde" is a well managed, orderly, and predictable world where all needs are provided for by powerful android rulers. But life is hardly paradise when managing resources also includes controlling every aspect of everyone's life. And despite best efforts by their android rulers, a slow decay of civil society is beginning to show; with growing black markets, supply shortages, and power outages becoming more common.

Yet, while the rot slowly breaks their world down, an unexpected question begins to be seen, asked on posters littered about the city and spray painted on walls: "Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?" Learn the answer to this question along with young Bolivar Eustace Clark ("Bok") and his friends, as they struggle to survive on a world designed to end all struggle.

Order your copy today. Quantum Vibe: Venus 23 is available in print as well as digital form. Go to the Big Head Press store page to find out more!


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Establishing shot of the Poker Room at Callahan's. Guy is sitting between Babbette and Reggie at one end of the table. Also present are Bert and Ernie, Cathy and Neil, Vinney, Rosemarie and Davey (from page 30). Adult beverages are being consumed, and Mary is picking up empty glasses. Guy is speaking, and smiling at his own joke.

Guy: Guys, I guess I understand why you did what you did, and I cannot fault you.

Guy (2): At least you didn't pitch me out the airlock.

Panel 2
Looking over Guy's shoulder in Neil's direction. People on either side of Neil are looking sideways at him, as he looks at the ceiling and 'whistles' silently. Guy is realizing his 'joke' may be more real than he'd expected.

Guy: – er – In any case ...

Panel 3
Close in on Guy, with Babbette on his left and Reggie on his right, speaking to Reggie. Reggie is looking at his drink.

Guy: Why did you have to humiliate me with that cruel 'World Ceres Pennant' gag?

Guy (2): My UWRS colleagues teased me unmercifully.

Panel 4
Angle this shot so that we're seeing Reggie from the side and looking past him at Guy, Babbette, and the Guzmán brothers. B and the bros are looking guilty. Reggie is speaking quietly. Guy has his usual annoyed look.

Reggie: What did it make you feel like doing, Guy?


Panel 5
Medium close-up of Guy, nearly shouting at Reggie.

Guy: It made me feel like crawling under a rock!


Panel 6
Medium close-up of Reggie, smiling back at Guy gently:

Reggie: Welcome to the rock, Guy.


Panel 7
Pull back to show as many as you can seated around the table, focus on Guy, Reggie has a hand on his shoulder. People are lifting their glasses as if preparing to make a toast. Guy has a look of one who is breaking free of a dark spell.

Reggie: I wanted you to have every reason to escape from Terra.

Reggie (2): I can see your heart, Guy, and you belong with us.


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