This Week in the Future, June 27-July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July! And happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north, though there doesn’t happen to be any maple leafery in this week’s Baarbarian-inked This Week in the Future illustration. There are fireworks, though. And who doesn’t love fireworks? Especially in ultra-slow motion.

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