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

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Chapter 1, page 11
Art by Matteo Farinella, Lettering by Danbee Kim.


Dr. Kauffmann: “They’re prepping for a huge wave of refugees.”

Iúna: “Really? From where?”

Dr. Kauffmann: “Los Angeles. A police raid last night turned into a fire that’s spread halfway up the coast of California. It’s so big it’s blowing over the mountains into Arizona…“

Dr. Kauffmann: “Apparently the targets panicked and tried to destroy the evidence…and the suburbs are just filled with plastic furniture, which are basically solid petroleum, and it all just hit a flash point…I’m sorry…do you know anyone over there?”

Iúna: “Yes, I…I’m sorry, I need to make a call…“

Dr. Kauffmann: “Of course. We’ll see ourselves out.”

Under this dialogue we see close-up views of the baby strapped to Iúna’s front. The child is a little less than one year old. The strapping is an intricately folded piece of SynTh cloth that can amplify the baby’s heartrate, breathing, and digestive sounds.

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