Comic 451 - The Ultimate Long Distance Call
2nd Sep 2019, 12:00 AM in Cryptids in Space!
The Ultimate Long Distance Call
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
...aaand we are finally in space!
And it's also the first time in this chapter that Selene is saying anything - and she is paraphrasing David Bowie!

The penultimate panel is a little homage to this scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
So I'm assuming the good Commander hasn't been able to figure out what's troubling the station on his own...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The idea is that they needed someone with biological expertise (which Commander Rothemd doesn't have), hence that's why they recruited Babette. Even though she is primarily an engineer, it has been established (very early on actually) that she too has been studying cryptids for a while.
Wildebees on the other hand is there because of her uh... more fighting-related field of expertise.
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
is that the south african flag on Wildebees's shoulder?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Given her heavily implied Boer/Afrikaner ancestry, that would make sense - but I opted for the flag of an (as of yet nameless) fictional nation instead, which would quite probably be in the same geographical era. (E.g. a relatively small stretch of land squeezed in between South Africa and one of its northern neighbors like Namibia or Botswana.)
So I made up a flag is showing an elephant head.
I mean, very soon we will also get a very strong reference to the Ostrich War, which is fictional too.
whiteshaix edit delete reply
whiteshaix
Oh Space Oddity, my favorite Bowie song. <3
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Since I happen to have a Major in this story, I just couldn't resist putting in this little reference. :-)