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Strip 815 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2011-11-01
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$15 - 15 Days Holiday Special!

Big Head Press $15 - 15 Day Holiday Special!

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!

Sorry, offer only available for shipping in the US. Sales tax will apply for Texas residents.


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!


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Panel 1
Pierre and Guy now approach Rosenberg, who greets them. Henry and Suki stand a few meters farther back. Sherwood stands by. Henry and Suki stand near the largest of seven circular koi ponds, six smaller ones spaced evenly around the larger one, which is about seven meters in diameter. The ponds are in a glade surrounded by tall bamboo stalks.
Rosenberg: Hello, I am Pablo Rosenberg.
Rosenberg: Your seconds have retained me to officiate at your duel.
Rosenberg: Are you ready to get started, Sv LeBoeuf?

Panel 2
Pierre is touching the hilt of his sword. Angle the shot so that the sword and the gesture are prominent in the frame. We see Rosenberg in the background, who is noting the sword.
Rosenberg: You won't be needing that, sov.
Rosenberg: Under the Common Code Duello of the Belt and Other Human Space, the person challenged has choice of weapons and field.

Panel 3
Looking over Rosenberg's shoulder at Pierre. Pierre is looking surprised.
Pierre: Well, Mr. Rosenberg, I had assumed ...
Rosenberg: 'Sv Rosenberg,' please. The weapons chosen by Sv Freeman are a pair of three-kilo blacksmith hammers, one for each hand, in ...

Panel 4
Two-shot of Pierre and Guy. Now Pierre looks shocked. Guy is giving his cousin a bemused glance.
Pierre: What! That is not fair!
Pierre: It is barbaric and I have no experience with hammers as weapons!



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