Sunday, July 17, 2011

Atomic Robo - The Darkest Day - Grant McLaughlin

1 – Outside shot of Tesladyne Headquarters, aka the Empire State Building.

CAPTION: Tesladyne HQ

ATOMIC ROBO (from within building): This is it, people.

ATOMIC ROBO (2) (from within building): Our worst fears realized.

2 – A meeting room within Tesladyne Headquarters. A number of Tesladyne employees sit around a meeting table. They have various computers, tablets, and papers strewn about in front of them. Atomic Robo stands, speaking. Everyone looks grim. Something bad has happened.

ATOMIC ROBO: You've all heard the news. You've read the briefing notes. Washington has dropped the ball yet again and it's up to us to clean up their mess.

3 – Atomic Robo is trying to rally the troops. He places both hands on the table to emphasize the gravity of his words. Many of the Tesladyne employees wear serious expressions.

ATOMIC ROBO (1): I'm not going to sugarcoat it. This is bad. We are by no means prepared to deal with this situation. The whole thing has taken us by surprise, and we are out of our depth.

ATOMIC ROBO (2): Tesladyne is going to have to step up. We've done it before and we will do it again.

4 – A slight change in angle of focus. The shot is from behind and in between two of the employees, positioned to either side of the panel. One of them is holding a tablet with the headline “Space Shuttle Program Finished!” clearly visible to the reader. He is speaking. Atomic Robo stands on the other side of the table, looking towards the employee holding the tablet. Robo looks determined. He knows what they have to do.

TESLADYNE EMPLOYEE: But Robo, we don't even have a Space Division!

ATOMIC ROBO: Well, then, we better get to work.


  1. And here I was expecting some kind of world-ending crisis to be upon them. Nicely done. :-)

  2. Nice!

    Well paced and the last panel wasn't what I expected at all.


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