Sometimes Cosmic Dash drifts into mystery comic territory and I like to think some folks are really interested. Just what is going on? I’d love to hear theories. This is Cosmic Dash, Volume 4, Episode 2, page 43.
What’s Alix’s deal? We have seen that discolored patch of fur, and in one of the short stories, she was revealed to have undergone an implant in that exact spot… There was also a minicomic “The Trap” that depicted her taking out a bunch of bounty hunters on a space station. A mystery comic indeed.
We also have the mysterious project “Grey Tide.” We know Dash is doing specific work for Kimney, essentially a research job for GalactiCorp. Kimney dubbed it “API.” What might this project be about, and when Dash talks about a breakthrough… does it connect to the device he tested in this issue?
Meanwhile, Mara also is doing her undercover work for Ij Far. What exactly does he want this time? We’ll find out in the next issue.
We have about two pages left. I have it absolutely locked down so the end is in sight.
Meanwhile, don’t miss the latest Galactic Hub Serreven. We’re about one page away from ending.
In other news, my radio show, The Mutant Hours, now has a podcast. it’s a truncated version of the radio show, which is normally two hours. This podcast features my recorded bits as well as a few actual songs, which I can play on Spotify, exclusively.
The first episode is “Happy Mealworms and Cricket Burgers”:
In this inaugural episode of The Mutant Hours podcast, David takes a two-hour weekly setlist and trims it down to about 30 minutes of music and features from his show on Deviant Behavior Radio.
While this is the 30th broadcast of The Mutant Hours, this is the first episode of the podcast. Enjoy some spotlights from the first week of the show last year, some 80s indie throwbacks, and learn about the weirdest thing David ever ate in the Mutant Mailbag.
Catch the full 2-hour set at Deviant Behaviour Radio / WFUC.XYZ on Mondays and Wednesdays, and follow The Mutant Hours on Twitter for the setlist and other fun.
Learn about the host at hpkomics.com.
The following is a summary of this mystery comic page.
Mara is in her darkened bunk, sitting at her desk.
Voice (OS): “Agent Senten.”
Mara is looking at her computer, on the screen is Ij Far.
Ij Far: “I have a new mission for you.”
Dash is sitting in the medbay, looking at a tablet. In the next bed over Guugel’s seed-form is wrapped in a blanket.
Caption: “Later Still.”
Dash is looking at his tablet screen, which we can see Walter Kimney.
Dash: “I have a breakthrough Mr. Kimney. Project ‘Grey Tide’ is on track.”
Kimney: “That is good news and I am relieved that you and your crew are safe. However, before you return to the core systems there is something that we need to discuss.”
In Alix’s darkened bunk, Alix looks back at Kracker, who is sleeping in her bed.
Caption: Even Later.
Alix sits at her desk, working with a mobile device that is plugged up into her arm implant.
Alix: “I should pickpocket pirates often. Their mobiles are full of such useful…”
Alix smirks, her eyes are obscured.
Alix: “… information.”