Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lois Lane - Lives of Heroes - Danial Carroll

PAGE ONE (eight panels)


PANEL 1. A talkshow host sits at a desk within a typical studio set. He is holding his arm out to the stage entrance.

HOST:
Ok, guys, our next guest has just released a book titled, Lives of Heroes.

HOST:
Please give a warm welcome to, Lois Lane, everybody.

CAPTION:
I never really expected this.


PANEL 2. Lois is walking in from off-stage, waving to the unseen crowd. She is smiling exaltedly.

CAPTION:
Celebrity.

SFX:
CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP


PANEL 3. Close up on Lois' book, being stood up on the desk by the host's hand.

CAPTION:
It's a far cry from journalism.

HOST:
So your new book, Lives of Heroes--why don't you tell us a bit about it?


PANEL 4. Lois is sitting on a chair opposite the host.

CAPTION:
And the attention can be distracting.

LOIS:
Well, everyone is aware of what a great job our city's superheroes do of keeping us safe--


PANEL 5. Close up of Lois, holding her hand up in absent gesture.

CAPTION:
Blinding.

LOIS:
But I wanted to show that behind the masks and costumes, they're not that different from you or I.


PANEL 6. Close up of host.

CAPTION:
The journalist in me should have seen it.

HOST:
I understand that Superman played a large part in arranging many of the interviews--particularly with those of the Justice League.


PANEL 7. Another wider view of both the host and Lois.

LOIS:
Absolutely. He was more than happy to help as always.

LOIS:
In fact, I'd dare say that without his assistance, this book may never have seen the light of day.


PANEL 8. Close up of Lois, looking suddenly thoughtful.

LOIS:
I owe him much more than I could ever repay.

CAPTION:
The truth.

4 comments:

  1. If I'm reading this right (and it's good that you left it open to interpretation, Danial), this is another take on Lois's moment of epiphany regarding the double identity. A nicely underplayed moment.

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  2. Liked it Danial. It does have me wondering what happened to Supes - is he dead? Or does Lois just feel like she has portrayed the hero community, which has cost her marriage?

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  3. Is he dead?!? Man, Ben - that's one cold Lois you're imagining there!

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  4. No, he's not dead or anything :) I just wanted this to be a moment when Lois realises that Superman has done sooooo much for her in their time together, that there's no way she could ever really repay him for it.

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