Escape From Terra is a 5-day-a-week sci-fi adventure webcomic by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser, Leila Del Duca, and Lee Oaks. In the late 21st century Terra is controlled by the United World while its colonies in the solar system largely remain independent. Senior UW revenue agent Guy Gaillard is sent to the anarcho-capitalist asteroid Ceres in order to establish a taxing authority, he has a change of heart.Think a more political version of Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and you're not far off.Went on hiatus July 7th 2012 as Big Head Press dropped it due to costs. They're currently looking for a new venue.
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Alternative Calendar: One developed for Mars and used by most Belters for the sake of convenience. Includes "centimes", "decadays", and "dekasols".
Duel to the Death: Legal on Ceres; Guy's cousin Pierre tries to start one after a "misunderstanding" at a gay bar, but backs off after Guy and his opponent's second add a couple of ridiculous conditions.
Just Following Orders: The defense of the weapons officer, who fired a deathray at some poor guy's and his families shack and killed them. This defense was taken as it was in Nürnberg, it got him a slightly milder sentence. A headshot instead of being shot in the chest like Butcher Harris, his superior, who ordered the strike.
Longevity Treatment: Rejuvenation treatments are one of many examples of bio- and nanotechnology that are officially banned on Earth. Reggie King and Babbette the elder undergo the treatment on Mars, and the first man on Mars is a great-great-great-grandfather who looks no older than 30.
Mary Sue Topia: Arguably Ceres, depending on whether you think it a good idea to let people in an environment where a stray shot can open a habitat to vacuum carry guns.
Taking You with Me: Reggie King wanted to surrender himself to Harris, but pocketed a industrial Pocket Nuke (they used it to crack asteroids, it's 0,1 kilotons strong, because it was not intended to be used as a weapon) to take him down with him. He's discovered, though.
This Is Not My Life To Take: At Admiral Harris and the gunnery officer's trial for killing the Rose family, Emily, the sole survivor of that massacre, shoots them herself.
Vomit Discretion Shot: When the ship they've been traveling in has to adjust rotation, Guy's stomach doesn't take it very well.
Or Reggie King after he rode an rollercoaster on mars.
Vomit Indiscretion Shot: "King" Reggie reaction to Butcher Harris' use of a death ray against a civilian target and his demand to surrender himself and his government, even when there's no government to begin with. One of the reasons he's so shocked is not only, that these poor people died, but they died because Butcher Harris is going after them because of HIS ruse of a monarchy.