PAGE ONE (three panels)
PANEL ONE, HALF-PAGE SPLASH
A man stands on the edge of a lookout. Before him lies the ruin of a large city. Most of the city is rubble and the buildings that are still standing have large sections missing. A giant bipedal creature, the size of the tallest visible skyscraper, is ambling between them. It is green, bat-winged, and has a face full of tentacles--Cthulhu.
CAPTION: This is what has become of the world--reduced to nothing more than RUBBLE and DUST.
CAPTION: It has been this way now for over a year…
CAPTION: Ever since that ABOMINATION and its ARMY revealed themselves from beneath the waves to wage war on humanity.
As of the man’s POV, we see a close-up of Cthulhu carelessly brushing past a building, its wall collapsing.
CAPTION: I call it a WAR…
CAPTION: However--truth be said--it was more like a MASSACRE.
CAPTION: For the most part, the attack was unexpected, unprovoked, and particularly brutal.
Close on the man’s face, looking saddened.
CAPTION: There were some who were forewarned of this APOCALYPSE, however--
CAPTION: --A select few who were SENSITIVE ENOUGH to hear the creature’s calls through their DREAMS.
CAPTION: I probably wouldn’t have believed it possible...
CAPTION: … if I hadn’t been one of them.
This page actually began life as the beginning of a screenplay. Depending on how good his memory is, Ryan might even remember it as I posted on Twitter a few years back ;)
And as an added bonus, I've actually sketched up the page (with captions):
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