Comic 320 - Operation Paperclip
31st May 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
Operation Paperclip
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
"Operation Paperclip"
(That's how Wernher von Braun ended up in America, for example.)

For the sake of simplicity, I would have preferred the Paperclip-Ytterbium and the one who brought his little daughter with to work to be one and the same person.
But my comic is supposed to take place in our present, and Dr. Ytterbium is quite obviously not that old. ;-) Thus, I had to squeeze in one additional generation.
User comments:
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Hm, I wonder if being immortal makes stuff feel more recent.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Interesting thought, that may well be!

And it's nice that you remembered that she is immortal - it will be essential for the further understanding of this chapter. It seems that you already guessed in what direction we are heading here? ;-)
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Trying to think of what would have been super hush hush in the 70s-90s... maybe her father installed backdoors into Cobol and other early generation programing languages?
Microraptor edit delete reply
May well be, who knows?

I don't know - yet.
Right now, I only have the mental image of Lil' Alexandra (maybe 6 - 10 years old?) spending many after-school days in a maximum security research-facility, flying under the "potential secrecy leak"-radar of all those people who are otherwise very concerned about confidentiality, because she is "just a little girl"...
Taily edit delete reply
OPERATION PAPERCLIP!! Once again, Cryptida validates my knowledge of shady history stuff >:)
Microraptor edit delete reply
And there is much more "shady history stuff" to come in this chapter... ;-)
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
All I have to say is " beat me to the PAPERCLIP punch" (mention of it is still a long ways off in AB, but it's in the background...)
Microraptor edit delete reply
See it this way: If two different characters were both in some way involved in Operation Paperclip... they might have known each other. ;-)
AmeliaP edit delete reply
Haha, just when I asked to myself: "Operation Paperclip". Thanks for the link!
Microraptor edit delete reply
I like putting links to interesting and educational stuff into the authors comment! :-D

(Like David Morgan-Mar, the author of Irregular Webcomic! always does. He is a true master in this!)