Panel 1. Splash page, SteinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s POV, as she holds up a perfect sphere of QUANTUM SILICA. Suffice it to say the stoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a swirl of blues and greens (which is moot if we do black and white, just make it look cool and distinguishable). The sphere, in this panel, is a metaphor for the world, as itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being described by the captions, and is being held in a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hand. It has alien symbols engraved into it; a few characters, placed proportionately around the sphere, that arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any kind of language weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d recognize. From SteinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s POV we also begin to see the time lab as her surroundings, and somewhere there is a digital time display of a one-minute countdown. Ã¢â‚¬Å“-00:01:00.Ã¢â‚¬Â
CAPTION: IMAGINE A WORLD
CAPTION: FOR NOW, WEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢LL CALL IT EARTH.
CAPTION: THIS EARTH, HOWEVER, IS A TWIN TO THE PLACE WE CALL HOME. THOUGH VERY SIMILAR, THE COIN-TOSS THAT IS HISTORY FOR THIS PLANET SIMPLY LANDED ON A DIFFERENT SIDE.
CAPTION: NOW, IMAGINE THIS WORLDÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
CAPTION: Ã¢â‚¬Â¦WHERE THE SECOND WORLD WAR WAS WON BY NAZI GERMANY. A TRIUMPHANT ADOLF HITLER HAD A SON, WHO EVENTUALLY BECAME HEIR TO THE FEURHERÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S LEGACY. A WORLD WHERE DARK SCIENCE HAS THRIVED, AND THE NEW FEURHER SEEKS TO USE IT AS A MEANS TO ALTER HISTORY ITSELF.
CAPTION: FOR NOT JUST THIS EARTH, BUT ITS SIBLINGS AS WELL.
CAPTION: PRESENTLY, FREDERICH STOLTZ, ONE OF THE REICHÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S LEADING SCIENTISTS, HAS MADE AN AWESOME DISCOVERY.
STEINNER (OP): *
CAPTION: ONE MINUTE AGO.
CAPTION: *TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN.
BOTTOM OF PAGE: TITLE AND CREDITS BOX. LEAVE ROOM ALSO FOR INDICIA.
QUANTUM: Rock of Ages -- Book One
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Time and TideÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Philip Clark Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Writer
Ozzy Cruz LongoriaÃ¢â‚¬â€œ Artist