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The *jaw-dropping* seventh issue of Tabico's CORE #7: Acquisitions Part Two! The download link is on the right as always :).

This issue in *particular* has a *ton* of visual and written detail that is *all* due to Tabico's *amazing* direction :), so I *hope* you have your tea/coffee/alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink ready, a comfy seat, some private time and are prepared to be titillated :).

We'd *love* your comments and feedback!
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DiDark666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Oh WOW! Iove everything about this...where in the world can I get a device like THAT? I would definitely put it to good use :heart: 
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Blnkstr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
HothothotHOT!
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boudartmoreau2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Waooh Superb
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mmart2011 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015

Awesome !!!

 

I am so glade you rescued Mel !!!

I also hope that Tamara is not converted and is rescued as well.


Best Wishes
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SamuelG1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
First thing : thank you very much to both of you Uzobono and Tabico for the amazing stories and arts wonderful time of reading ! I want only to ask one question : I can't download the zip file on my i-pad so i read core # 7 on mc comix but there were only 56 pages of pictures and i don't see all the stuff somebody was talking about in a post below.
Was the mc comix display not complete ?
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uzobono Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :)

That's correct, I haven't uploaded the full comic on mccomix yet, but I *will* make sure to do so this weekend. Thanks for the reminder :).
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uzobono Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's up :).
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brennon01 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I am on a phone how do i view it from here
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uzobono Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe phones can view these as they are (in .zip form) you might have to unzip them on a pc :(.
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wellgnawed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
This is wonderful!

Plot-wise, I think I'm down to counting on Mel to snap out of it, just to keep the plot tension going, since everyone else in CORE seems to have been now successfully suborned.  Of course the (original) director is not yet down for the count, and we know she's a superhumanly skilled fighter, so presumably she has at least a chance of escaping from her standoff-- but she'll need somebody left on the inside to escape *to*.

Personally, I'm loving Lilit's various plot threads and appearances the most, because she seems to most eroticize the process of taking over people's minds-- both in the sense that she gets off on it and in the sense that she wants her *victims* to get off on it too, and to have that sexual response be part of their downfall.  I get the sense that Doctor Exis and her crew (however many different factions they've now splintered into) enjoy controlling people but would just as soon push a button and have it done; whereas Lilit wants it to be inexorable but slow, and to enjoy every twisted step.  I like that. :)  I was initially disgruntled at her character's appearance, since she represents *yet another* player to keep track of when there already seemed to be plenty; but I do like how much she enjoys things and the cruel ways she makes others enjoy them too.
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uzobono Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :).
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Haywaine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always fantastic :)
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Kelannpoole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
That was so amazing! I'm glad I finally had time to sit down and read it, it was so awesomely amazingly well done! Now the only problem is I have to wait for the next issue!
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :).
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hihi! I just wanted to say, thank you all *so* much for the feedback and comments! 
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Nina7777777 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Absolutely awesome! Unfortunately I cannot give you a detailed comment like some people did before , but my English is definitely not good enough to understand everything and to express precisely what I think of your art, but please be assured: I love it :) (Smile) . Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Xianchete Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
a10379 spotted it! I missed it on the first readthrough, she's safe! Maybe? Her eyes were whitewashed after all.

This issue opened up more questions, which are all for the good, but the scene that I keep coming back to is Mel's brainwashing. Did they modify her body in some form? She seemed to be "heavier" up top afterward, and she was injected with some type of solution. Nanites? If so, we could be looking at Mel turning into a controller?
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sohta123 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Agreed. She must have taken the antidote. And with that I'm wondering if she isn't destined to become the hive mother since she seems to be resistant to all forms of mind control itself. Although she may become less moral since the good doctor had put her through 13 years worth of training to push drugs etc. Her lesbian training certainly seems to have taken hold. 
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/nodnod :p.
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Lustysex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Coool
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FirstBorn-Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
./bows to the team of excellent artists and storytellers.  I've not only really enjoyed the stories that the two of you have collaborated on- but I've also enjoyed watching Uzobono's skills with 3D Rendering increase dramatically as well.  VERY well done. 

Its hard for me to say who I'm rooting for here.  It is a rather large world with multiple viewpoints, heroes, anti-heroes and obvious villains (and who's in which category is not always clear) after all.  I enjoy watching the characters grow enough to where we care about their loss when their minds are warped.  And even more fun to guess about what form they will take during their next incarnation.  I will admit- that the sleeper humans are a bit of a blurr for me.  They don't get quite enough screen time for them to be memorable as individuals.  Of course, this only adds to the flavor- leaving me just ignorant enough of who is/is-not a sleeper on the first read through that I can be pleasantly surprised with the reveal.

There's just too much in here for me to comment on specifically w/o spoilers for those who haven't ready it- so I'm going to hold my tongue.

I do have one question about the greater story-arch though.  Does this mean we technically have THREE Hives now?
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sohta123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I think you're right on the hive count. I'd like to see some conflict between hives. Could be physical, could be 'political' (for lack of a better term). Then new characters could be caught in the middle of the conflict trying to use that to their advantage to escape after the city gets locked down at some point.

I'm also very curious who will lead the Hive in the end of the current series. This council we've seen? Haven, Michelle, Rei?

I think it would also be a hoot to see Uzobono and Tabico as side characters who get turned into sleeper drones themselves. Kind of a Stan Lee cameo if you will.
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FirstBorn-Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*nods* The Stan Lee'esque cameo's would be cute- but its hard to get a REAL person into poser so I can forgive that one.

One of the most telling moments of this chapter was when the controller drone commented about how she didn't *want* to be altered- and the Doctor told her how little that desire really meant.  Is this the FIRST time that a drone capable of expressing opinion (the base drones are automatons and incapable of having "opinions" as such) has been faced with the prospect of LOSS OF SELF (Not counting Ruby's decision in the Aria series, of course)?  The first time a regular HIVE persona faces the same fate they so frequently inflict upon others? 

Of course- for the time being her conversion and revelation is isolated to the single unit- and, of course, any other drones she converts to CORE Hive mind (please please oh please).

But yes- It does lead to the potential of an esoteric/mnemonic conflict in "Hive Mind Space" as the core concepts/ethics/strengths of each is tested against each other.  Once again- we already have a template for this type of conflict from the previous Aria of the Hive episode with Haven & Ruby's conversation.

The thing I am most curious about in the immediate future is...  Who got that new vaccine stolen from the Good Doctor?  Hmm...
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you *so* much! Lots of...speculation there :p.
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FirstBorn-Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feedback is an artists bread and butter.  Happy to oblige.
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Stolichnaya10 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Pros: Everything. Visuals are top-notch, the story keeps getting deeper, better. The kind of story you want to read the next issue of as soon as you can.

Cons: The last issue had a cliffhanger and it has nothing on this one. I'm sure we are about to see a character or two go drone.

Melanie's induction was the best mc scene in this vein I have seen, complementing the rest of the thrilling issue! Kudos to both of you!
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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and2d88 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Amazing as always.
You let us exciting for what will happen next.
Can't wait to see number #9
Thanks for the good work.
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a10379 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
All I have to say is page 53 and 58 :P
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sohta123 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Absolutely fantastic. Best sci-fi mystery story since LOST. So many twists and turns.

-Tammy is more than meets the eye. She is a superhuman after all. Don't think she's done just yet.
-Nicole and Lilit are just plain hot. Almost a 50 Shades of grey-drone going on there.
-Mel's status is interesting. Clearly she has something in her now.
-Love Doc Exis' takeover of the controller drone and the other Core women. 
-I'm pretty sure that Melcthion will escape her entrapment. She's got some plan up her sleeve.

What is missing is Doctor Rei Takigawka. Everything about her is so mysterious and sexy.

Great cliffhangers all around.
PS.I still am curious as to when we will see part two of The Synthetic Enigma. 
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback :p.

RE: Enigma...>.> soon :p.
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Xianchete Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Simply grand! What a story, I'm at a loss for words. It honestly feels as though it could be a film, reading through it gave me shivers. Since its fresh on the mind, let me note the highlights.

-Amazing cold open, love the sleepers and their interaction with normal humies.
-Wondering what Mel's whole thing in the Hive was, even more so now.
-FANTASTIC Nemesis cameo again! Love how these stories intertwine. Mel showing her tech whiz skills off was great as well!
-In fact, let me say the entire Hive sequence was an absolute white knuckle blast!

-Nicole's betrayal was the best highlight imo. Nicole is already the hottest of the trio, though all the girls are gorgeous, but tack on a sweet Tabico betrayal scene and she's literally the hottest thing in the comic. Damn that Lilit though! Also I find the entire weakness of the CORE women to be "overridden" extremely hot.

-The entire Ruby/Phoebe-drone setup is intriguing.
-Damn Lilit again, I cannot stand her stupid smirk, she does NOT deserve Nicole dammit!
-I did NOT see Exis turning the tables on the controller. 

-Tammy's reprogramming, really all of the reprogramming/brainwashing going on is crazy! There are at least three levels of mind control in here! Awesome!

-Mel's brainwashing. Oh, was that ever sizzling. I don't know what I expected, but you surpassed it. Her cold demeanor sent chills up my spine, what were they doing with her? And what was she injected and pumped with?

-Melcthion's ambush was a huge shock. Won't shed tears if she ends up a drone tho.

-That finish. Wooooooowwwww...Whyyyyyy????! Come on....Why!?!
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you *so* *so* much!
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ElenchosAporia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Bloody amazing. Can't wait for the next one!
I liked the Trilby Else bit. I wonder what I might have missed...
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bluemax2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Uzo and Tabico:
Fantastic! Wow!
Too bad it ended so soon....
Loved it and the direction things are going.
I really wonder if the Hive is going to let the Doctor get away with her coup.  I don't think 26 is playing on the level.  The Hive has a plan, right?
And what has happened to Mel?  Is she just a few moments away from "droneness"?
Is the Director in for a conversion as well... I do hope so.  She deserves it.
The red head Kilenny to become a grey drone or a controller drone or better yet....a hunter drone! Its about time! Like the former Nemesis.

Great work and many kudos to you both.
Can't wait to see what's next. 
Please don't make us wait sooooo long.


Bluemax
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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PolishedChrome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Top class stuff!!!

And... pg 46 - ZZ Top and Zep IV? Verrry nice touch! \m/
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GRaythealien Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
It's a Thriller. The real one. At the end of the chapter Star Wars Imperial March should be played. Girls, you both did outstanding job. Thank you, thank you very much.
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh save that theme for the *real* march :p.
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Callidus-mc Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, its fantastic. A superb installment in your on-going mythos that pays off (big time) on the anticipation you built in the last issue while giving us even more spicy fun to look forward to. Congrats to you both and thank you, as always, for sharing!
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Callidus!
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ObviousAgent Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Well it seems that everytime you and Tabico release a new chapter you out do yourselves........ and this time is no exception.
Fantastic artwork, brilliant story telling, with not just one but a veritable metric f@#k ton of cliff hangers.
Truly you both doth spoil the masses, please keep it up.
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Xianchete Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Yes!!!Thank you!
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NorthernChill Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Not being nit picky here but isn't this Core #6, Part 2..? Art and story are great as always..:)
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sohta123 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
The numbers are the reading order. Thus this is the seventh issue in the series.
This is Acquisitions Part Two.
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Dollmistress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tee hee...
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Dollmistress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That was extremely impressive. The writing and the image rendering tour de force combined into something better than anything else so far, yay!

I kept thinking the story was going to end on a single shot of Mel's induction as the cliffhanger, but you managed to fit in so much more.

It looks like Mel has an 'out', given the method, but we'll see :)
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks DM! :)
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