This is Cosmic Dash, Volume 2, Episode 4, Page 14. We have Marken in crisis, but we also get a glimpse at him as a baby! Awwww. This continues the previous remastered page of “The Cube” and puts everything in line with the text of the recent volume.
I had to make no real tweaks to this page. Go me!
In the proper numbering order based on the current numbering system of the comic, this would be CD.2.1.17. However, I have not adjusted the title or how it appears in the archive to preserve permalinks and not throw off crawlers. I have included the archived content and original page below the transcript.
Reader Question: Which species has the cutest babies?
This week’s question comes from the creator of Key To The Future’s Fate, and it is surprisingly well-timed, especially as we have a baby on this very page!
So it is pretty hard to figure out what baby form of any of the species is most adorable. I haven’t drawn many of them. We do have baby Marken on this page, and I think that based on the generally accepted standards for “cute” for us as a species, any of the furry-adjacent aliens probably have very cute babies. So that would probably be the Furnesean and Astro-Moles for sure. If they’re gonna remind you of puppies and kittens as a baby, then they’re the best bet.
I personally think baby reptiles are adorable, so I wouldn’t count out the Terrekin, Repton, or even the Blassnaughts, either.
Cosmic Dash, Volume 2, Episode 4, Page 14 Transcript
The following is a transcript of Cosmic Dash, Volume 2, Episode 4, Page 14.
Inside Marken’s quarters on the Lucky Strike. He is pacing around the room, smoking a pipe and studying a data tablet. The room is very dark, and his goggles are off.
Caption: Marken’s Quarters
Marken is exasperated and looks toward the ceiling.
Marken: “I can’t even make sense of this itinerary anymore.”
Marken is holding the tablet away from him as a message from Mara pings.
Marken studies the tablet and furrows his brown.
Marken: “More data!”
His pipe is back in his mouth. He looks over at a dresser and a framed photo resting on top.
The framed photo depicts his parents and a baby Marken.
Marken: “Is this really what you wanted for me? Stress headaches?”
Marken takes a puff from his pipe as he heads out of his quarters.
Marken: “Ech. I do my best thinking in the kitchen.”
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Marken was an adorable baby.
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