When I put it like that it doesn’t seem similar at all…
Well the comic started out pretty straight forward anyway, with a corporate merger and the black hole getting ejected. But man, sometimes I just get bored. So I added a healthy dose of spice today.
Two supermassive black-holes from two neighbor galaxies colliding, merging and ejecting is the story NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory recently gave us. As you can see in the video here, when the galaxies collide the black-holes temporarily merge and the resulting gravitational waves kick one out with enough force to send it speeding out of the galaxy at several million miles per hour.
In this observation the black hole hasn’t quite left the galaxy yet, but the galaxy in question is about 4 billion light years away, which means this is 4 billion year old news*, which means the black hole could be anywhere by now. And black-holes in intergalactic space are basically invisible. With any number of them out there, really ‘The Adventures of Rogue Intergalactic Supermassive Black-holes and their inter-office politics’ comics write themselves. Stay tuned?
*the earth was brand new and the moon was still forming roughly around that time.