PAGE ONE (eight panels)
PANEL 1. Ash hangs a light-blue S-Mart shirt on a hook. The name-tag, “Ash Williams, Manager,” can clearly be seen.
A helluva lot has changed in the last 17 years.
PANEL 2. He drops a set of keys onto a side-table, next to a photo of himself and the woman from the end of Army of Darkness.
I tied the knot with Betty.
Honey, you home?
You remember, that foxy mama I saved at S-Mart.
PANEL 3. Close up on the front of a fridge, with Ash’s hand grabbing on to a post-it that reads, “Ash, Taken Sam out trick or treating, xoxox.” Next to the post-it is a photo that shows a young boy cutting a birthday cake with a large “10” on top.
We’ve had a kid.
PANEL 4. Ash is holding the post-it, but looking away, a little startled by a knocking at the door.
But the more things change…
Ugh, I hate Halloween. Brings out all the crazies.
Maybe if I just turn off all the--
Damn it, too late.
PANEL 5. Over Ash’s shoulder, from the doorway, we see a lady Deadite standing on his porch.
Trick or treeeaaat.
PANEL 6. From outside, we see the Deadite just standing at the empty doorway.
PANEL 7. Same as the previous panel, except Ash is walking into frame.
SFX (on Ash):
SFX (between panels):
PANEL 8. Through the new-formed hole in the Deadite’s head, we see Ash holding a smoking shotgun.
Sorry, lady, we’re all outta treats.
… The more they stay the same.