(The efforts of ANIMAL MAN to avert a war between mankind and apes led by GORILLA GRODD have resulted in the two taking a road trip together.)
Panel 1: Arial shot of ANIMAL MAN and GORILLA GRODD riding in a jeep across a remote road in the African countryside. ANIMAL MAN is at the wheel.
ANIMAL MAN: Believe me, I want to be on your side, Mr. Grodd. I really do.
Panel 2: Panel set in front of the jeep as it drives down the road. GRODD looks rather annoyed at his present situation.
ANIMAL MAN (1): I’d like to think that the name ‘Animal Man’ isn’t just because of my powers.
ANIMAL MAN (2): I’d also like to think it’s because I’m a friend to all animals.
Panel 3: GRODD looks at animal man with a sinister scowl. His index finger presses against the side of an unconcerned ANIMAL MAN’s head.
GORILLA GRODD: Before we are through here, I will thoroughly enjoy consuming your brain.
Panel 4: Panel set not far ahead of where the jeep is, showing a bridge that GRODD and ANIMAL MAN are about to cross.
ANIMAL MAN: That is exactly the thing I’m talking about, Mr. Grodd.
Panel 5: Panel in front of the jeep. GRODD has his face in the palm of his hand as if to say ‘I can’t believe I’m putting up with this.’
ANIMAL MAN: Your constant aggression and threats to eat peoples brains is why I have such reservations about helping you.
Panel 6: ANIMAL MAN offhandedly points a finger at GRODD. GRODD looks forward as if to say ‘wait. Why should I have to put up with this?’
ANIMAL MAN (1): You know what I think, Mr. Grodd?
ANIMAL MAN (2): I think you have anger issues.
This, more than anything, I want to read more of.ReplyDelete
Yeah, this definitely feels like something that could sustain an issue at least.ReplyDelete
Not exactly what I would ever expect to read in an Animal Man issue. However I couldn't help but really enjoy this. It was a really interesting way to use the powers of the character that I would never have thought of. Like J.D and Niel have said, I would read more of this?ReplyDelete
Thanks again for the switch, MK. But more than that, thanks for an awesome script. Road trip stories are some of the best, and a couple as odd as Animal Man and Grodd would make for terrific reading. Thanks for suggesting and providing the proof of that.ReplyDelete
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This is great, MK. You have set up a really cool dynamic between the two characters - what is more you set up e two characters in 6 panel extremely well. Great work man!ReplyDelete
Good character work and dialogue, and funny to boot!ReplyDelete