1. An overhead shot, looking down at the Kent farm in Smallville. Superboy (in costume) and Simon Valentine are standing in the middle of a field. The crops are dead. Cattle on nearby fields are dead, corpses decomposing. The ground is spewing green-glowing roots. It’s quite obvious: this is kryptonite-related. And although Superboy is less affected by kryptonite than Superman, he doesn’t look comfortable being surrounded by the substance.
Oh my God...
2. Closer on the two, standing in the field. Their faces are pale. They are in shock. Realisation has dawned on what this means for the people of Smallville. Their farms are their livelihood. Without the, what do they do? Where do they go?
SIMON VALENTINE (1)
It’s all - -
It’s all dead, it’s - -
SIMON VALENTINE (2)
3. Tighter on Superboy. His mouth is a hard line and his eyes are glistening, threatening tears.
He warned me.
He told me something was coming, but I thought - -
I thought Parasite was the threat... or Poison Ivy - -
4. A flashback to the opening sequence from Superboy #1 (cover dated January 2011, by Jeff Lemire & Pier Gallo). Superboy sits atop a silo, the Phantom Stranger hovering beside him.
*The following dialogue comes straight from Superboy #1.
There is a darkness blowing in on these gentle Kansas winds...
5. Cut back to the present. We have pulled back from Superboy and Simon so we’re half focused on them, in the distance, and the sickly-glowing terrain, whereupon a crack has formed...
“Something sinister incubates within these rich old fields...”
6. Kenny Braverman – aka Conduit – thought to be dead after the events of Action Comics #711 (July 1995) is pulling his clawing his way out of the ground. His skeletal frame is quite obviously unhealthy; but it is his charred skin and the green glow of the veins beneath that is far more ominous.
To be Continued...