22 March 2017

The third Issue of Recycled Comics, “Savior”, will begin this time next week. In the meantime, you can take a look at the most recent issue, “Insubstantial” in full (including two bonus one-page comics) over on the Recycled Comics site.

5 October 2016

The second issue of Recycled Comics, “Insubstantial” will begin in one week! When the time comes, you’ll find it on the Recycled Comics site. In the meantime you can re-read the first issue, “Rattleback Skies” including it’s back-of-the-issue ad for Baldor Navigational Equipment.

31 August 2016

It’s okay. They are over here now: http://recycledcomics.manawaker.com/ If you’re used to getting your RC fix from RSS, you’ll have to subscribe to the RSS on the new site to continue to receive the new(old) strips. The site’s visual design is still a WiP, but this change should make the stories significantly easier to navigate.

24 August 2016

Note: While it seems Jansen was waxing philosophical here, he was really just reiterating lessons he learned as a child. Solar Society at this time was dominated by the philosophy of The Universal Commons, basically an upholding of the ideals of Accountable Socialism in nearly all aspects of life. Children were taught early that no one owned…

17 August 2016

Note: Though only the most wealthy could afford interplanetary trips, cruising remained a popular vacation choice even deep into the quantum age. On Mars, these cruise liners were slow, high-capacity dirigibles. Popular ports-of-call included Historical Mars City, College Station, Nouveau Paris, Cattown, and North Polar Cap Systemic Parklands (“NoCap Park” to the locals).

10 August 2016

Note: Part of the Science Minister’s odd non-official power on Mars was that the position was given full administrative access to all research projects on the planet. Ostensibly, this was a sign of respect and trust in the office, and was often cited as a very good reason to be very careful about who was…

27 July 2016

Note: All transport vehicles of this period had sophisticated automatic piloting systems which were thousands of times safer and more efficient than human pilots. However, it would be several hundred years before a certain type of machismo – which insisted that human pilots were ‘better’ – faded from the human psyche. It was a popular…

20 July 2016

Note: While no crime was punished with death at any point in the history of the Sol-Council, treason was still a most serious crime, and carried with it the most severe punishment allowed by the Sol Constitution: life-time location monitoring and permanent revocation of all voting rights. However, Agent Serano is bluffing here. It would take…

13 July 2016

Note: Doctor Granger’s gold sash was the ceremonial badge of office for the Martian Minister of Science, though usually only worn at graduation ceremonies and government functions. The rest of his outfit – including the solid gold, lensless, pince-nez frames – was just personal eccentricity. Recycled Comics is supported by patrons on Patreon!

6 July 2016

Note: The Martian Minister of Science was the highest scientific authority on Mars. Despite the sound of the name however, the position was not part of the government. The title was given to the head of the College of Sciences at the Martian Collegium. For a long time, before the foundation of the Sol Council, the…