The First VIRS: Chapter 01 teaser, with annotated companion script

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Art by Matteo Farinella, Lettering by Danbee Kim.


Majhee: “Marcia, we work at the biggest research center in Brazil. If we can’t stand up to unethical behaviour, who can??”

Marcia: “Majhee, if Space Co can’t work with us, they’ll just go to some other institute. We don’t actually have any leverage.”

Majhee looks away miserably.

Majhee: “Well…if the sponsors want me out, fine. I’m not taking back anything I’ve said against Space Co.”

Marcia: “To be honest, they can’t seem to decide whether to hate you or love you. You’re the youngest scientist in the world with two U.N. grants…“

Majhee, dryly: “Are you saying I have redeeming qualities in the eyes of our prestige- and money-hungry overlords?”

Felix, a scientist in Majhee’s lab, appears at the doorway.

Felix: “Hi, sorry to interrupt…can we get Majhee please? Lab meeting was supposed to start an hour ago.”

Majhee: “I know, I’m sorry, I’m coming. Marcia, I’ll give you a call later.”

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