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Strip 687 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2011-04-26
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Lee Oaks presents THUNDER MONKEY!

He's not from our world. His sister is annoying. His skin explodes. When he punches something it goes KA-BOOM! Meet THUNDER MONKEY.

THUNDER MONKEY: The Young Years is a comic-book funded via Kickstarter by Lee Oaks, the artist for BHP's sci-fi adventure strip Escape From Terra. It is an all-ages comic with a lead character Lee describes as "Curious George with superpowers." The book is scheduled to ship in September 2016.


Kudos from David Brin

QUANTUM VIBE received a welcome shout-out recently from award-winning sci-fi author David Brin in his blog this month. (Third entry in a list of 18 recommended web-comics.)

Scott has read and enjoyed several of Brin's novels, including The Postman and Sun Diver and Brin's kudos made his day. Special thanks to QV reader Harvey Morrell for bringing this to our attention.


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Tall panel, a shot from just behind and just above Ed, so we see his head in the bottom of the panel. But the focus is farther up, where we see Ed's 'target' standing a few meters in front of the cafe. The 'target' is a young man wearing sandals, baggy shorts, dark glasses and an aloha shirt. He has a camera on a strap around his neck and a Ceres Chamber of Commerce map in his hand. His stance should mark him as military, despite his costume.
A few uniformed soldiers are standing nearby, but they are moving away at Ed's approach.
Ed (thought): Could he be any more of a cliché?

Panel 2
Ed meanders around in front of the hotel, a few meters from the Target but not walking towards him.
Caption: Ed meandered in front of the hotel, waiting for a signal.

Panel 3
Medium shot of Ed, with the Hotel Cafe area sort of over his shoulder and to one side of him. We can see a very agitated-looking Rhonda among the soldiers there, all watching him.
Caption: Finally, Rhonda's increasingly obvious agitation forced him to zero in on his target.

Panel 4
Ed casually saunters up to the Target, who is looking confused.
Ed: Hi, friend, you look lost.
Ed: Let me help you find what you're looking for.
Target: I …


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