Looks like our hero’s getting deep fried! A shocking turn of events! Will he survive? Tune in Tuesday and find out!
By the way, the Clonoid’s lightening weapon isn’t all that futuristic. Check it out, they’re working on it right now!
So now we see how the EVR system works! EVR stands for Extra-Vehicular Rescue. Basically, if you’re ejected into space, you can use the boots to give you a propulsion boost and the grappling hook to attach yourself to a ship of some kind. It’s a hail Mary sort of system, but it’s better than drifting in space till you freeze to death! And yes, I know, Zik doesn’t have a face mask on — he doesn’t always wear it. When we get into some real space combat scenes you’ll see the face mask part of Zik’s costume. It’s a bit like what fighter pilots wear today.
Wow, that clonoid is all over the map! Or, as Raven said when he saw this: “I wouldn’t be caught DEAD being that guy.. but that guy would!” The previous two statements have been condemned by the Clonoid Rehabilitation League Local 4102.
So here we see the second use of railgun technology in the comic. In case you don’t know what a railgun is, it is a weapon that accelerates a projectile using electromagnetism as opposed to combustion. The projectile is guided down two rails and accelerated to extremely high speeds as it leaves the weapon. I chose this technology because it is still in the experimental phase currently, and because it can be used to fire projectiles in the vaccum of space (IE without oxygen). The people of Zoz use this technology extensively for their sidearms and on weapons platforms for their ships. It can also be used to send probes or cargo over long distances without the use of propellant.
Zik is a man of action, and a gallant one at that! Even when dodging bullets from a hostile helicopter-thing, he’s all about the chivalry and Galactic Action Hero charisma.
Since Zik is about humanity colonizing space, I thought it would be appropriate to share this project with you:
Would you go to Mars knowing you’ll never come back? It’s tempting, and it’s exactly what the Zozians did in this comic. For more information, the Mars One project’s website is here.