General Protection Fault: Scylla and Charybdis

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[Comic for Friday, December 19, 2014]


[[Trish, Patty, and Dexter are with Colonel Barker in a chamber on a Physaric "ship", discussing with him his reference to "Scylla and Charybdis". Colonel Barker is continuing his background tale.]]
Colonel: [narrating off panel, we see several of the aliens that have been "controlled" by the Physarics.] Through the creature's mind, I saw that their species controls a vast empire spanning thousands of star systems. They force other aliens to do their bidding via the same telepathy it used on me.

Colonel: [narrating, we see several different types of The Greys; including several science drones, a warrior drone, and The Skaboola.] But they were not alone in their conquest. Part of their massive expansion was an effort to combat an interstellar foe, another race that proved more familiar than I expected...

Colonel: [narrating, we see Grey and Physaric combatants (dead and living) battling over a wasted battlefield.] Together these two races steamrolled through entire star clusters, enslaving or decimating lesser civilizations in an effort to counteract each other. I quickly came to one inevitable conclusion...

Colonel: [narrating, we see fleets from both sides clustering around the Earth and the moon.] Now both of these alien juggernauts knew of the existence of Earth and the human race. It was only a matter of time before the galaxy's greatest conflict came right to our front doorstep...

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