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Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 1

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. How do you tell if the computers you've put in charge of civilization are trustworthy? How about giving one a few weapons . . . then attacking it with everything you've got? If it doesn't fight back, great. But what if it does? And what if it turns out to be a lot better at it than you . . . ? Mankind fights for survival in one of the best "man versus machine" stories ever written! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 2

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. A near-disaster has everyone concerned about the TITAN computer network. Switching it off could plunge civilization into chaos, as every aspect of society depends on the vast network; leaving it on could lead to the destruction of mankind, as the machine begins to view humans as an irritant. It's up to Ray Dyer to come up with a solution, before TITAN does. 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #3
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 3

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The solution to a computer gone out-of-control? A smarter computer. But how can we know that it won't take over, that it won't develop an instinct for survival, learn how to keep man from "unplugging" it? On an experimental space station housing 10,000 Marines, Dr. Ray Dyer begins a dry run of that smarter computer, Spartacus, to answer that question. And he can only hope the answer won't be punctuated with casualties. 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #4
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 4

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The battle between man and machine has begun . . . quietly. When Dr. Dyer switched off one of Spartacus' primary power supplies, the super-computer found a new pathway to the power. Dyer closed off the pathways, and Spartacus built more. Now he's physically disconnected the system, and Spartacus has sent drones to fix the connections. Spartacus was programmed to learn how to solve problems, and is performing well. So what happens when the computer learns that you can prevent problems by stopping the source of the problems? 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #5
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 5

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The supercomputer Spartacus has found a way to recover from every move Raymond Dyer and his team of scientists made to disable it, and now Spartacus is actually stronger than ever! Using its army of drone robots, Spartacus has tapped directly into the fusion reactor which powers the Janus space colony. The Marines are watching the drones, prepared to "neutralize" them. The man-machine conflict is primed and ready to blow . . . 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 6

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. As the man-machine confrontation aboard the Janus space colony continues, Dr. Dyer and his team race to keep the backup control systems connected to the power supply. But the supercomputer Spartacus now knows how to anticipate their moves and think ahead. A complete loss of power to non-Spartacus systems would mean the death of every human on board the station. They must activate the military option, and destroy all Spartacus' drones. The only problem -- Spartacus has anticipated this, as well! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #7
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 7

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. All previous attempts to shut down the super-computer Spartacus have failed. The scientists have had to resort to the military option, using Marines and "anti-drones" to physically attack the machine. The scientists are debating uploading higher level software to the computer, thinking that Spartacus will behave better if it understands the human experience. But, the military men just want to wipe out Spartacus, before it has a chance to do anything else. They must decide soon -- Spartacus has just created its own, self-exploding drone -- the Buzz-Bomb! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #8
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 8

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The supercomputer Spartacus has indeed become what Dr. Dyer and his team of scientists intended -- an intelligent entity capable of survival and "learning" through the application of experience. Unfortunately for the humans, Spartacus has also decided that its continued survival and development now depend upon the elimination of those who would interfere. When people start dying because of drone attacks, Dyer and his team have only one remaining option -- operation "Emergency Red"! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #9
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 9

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. Spartacus has exceeded all of its creators' expectations. Its resourcefulness and learning capacity have proven so vast as to turn the tables on the humans. Now Dr. Dyer and his team are on the defense and desperate to not only regain control, but most importantly, to survive at all! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #10
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 10

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. While the man-machine battle rages, Linsay's concocted a plan of attack crazy enough to keep Spartacus very busy. Or at least, Dr. Dyer and his crew hope so. The team of scientists must race to prevent Janus from splitting in two -- and every life on the space station depends upon their success! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #11
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 11

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. Spartacus is winning -- the computer has cut off communication between the humans and has erected a protective barrier around its systems. But Spartacus and Dr. Dyer may be thinking along the same lines; each is questioning the nature and motivation of the other. Spartacus, however, has very little time to learn empathy -- the military is now talking about activating the "Omega" plan, which, let's just say, has the word "nuclear" involved! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #12
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 12

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The problems faced by Dr. Dyer and his team have multiplied: not only does Dyer need to figure out how to keep Janus from splitting in two, and communicate to Spartacus that they must work cooperatively, but now that the Omega plan has been implemented, Dyer's on a race against time. The government's nuclear solution is going to go off in twenty-eight minutes! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #13
    Two Faces of Tomorrow (1997) 13

    Story and art by Yukinobu Hoshino. The humans have learned a lot more from this experiment with artificial intelligence than they'd planned, but has the computer truly learned from them as well? Can Dr. Dyer and his team reach some sort of understanding with the super-computer Spartacus before the nuclear backup plan blows everything sky high? Find out in the exciting conclusion of The Two Faces of Tomorrow! 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.