I cheated slightly this week, cannibalising my entry for the Skullkickers competition that ran recently. It's a bit more on the nose than I'd have liked due to space constraints, but there we go.
PAGE ONE: Eight panels.
We OPEN on a TIGHT SHOT of BALDY firing his GUN towards us.
We’re in a dank, dark cavern somewhere underground. The only source of light are a series of flaming torches mounted on the wall.
We can see some of SHORTY’s head slightly off panel to Baldy’s right.
SFX: BLAM BLAM BLAM
SORCERER (CAPTION): “Useless.”
CUT TO a tight shot of SKELETONS approaching the camera-- an undead army. They are all wearing bits of old armour-- a helmet, scraps of chainmail, etc and carrying rusty (but still VERY pointy) weapons.
The gunshots from Baldy’s gun all miss, hitting the cavern wall and ceiling.
SFX: PTANG PTANG PTANG
SORCERER (CAPTION): “Amateurs.”
CUT TO a TIGHT SHOT on SHORTY. Shorty is facing camera and looking at his AXE with an incredulous look on his face.
SORCERER (CAPTION): “Who knew it would be this easy?”
Panel Four: Wide panel.
From Baldy and Shorty’s POV looking deeper into the cavern. Marching towards us is a large group of SKELETONS-- an undead army. They are all wearing bits of armour-- an old helmet, scraps of chainmail, etc.
In the centre of the panel, slightly behind the army is an EVIL SORCERER (TM). He wears a scarlet robe and hood and holds a STAFF made out of the bones of various creatures. The detail is intricate and disturbing. At the top of the staff is the symbol of Janus (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8625SG6CbkU/SyG7VQDXbOI/AAAAAAAAACw/LXSOdB36xm4/s320/janus_small.jpg).
SORCERER: One simple body swap and your legendary skills fall apart.
SORCERER: My army will claim the surface.
CUT TO a TWO SHOT on Baldy and Shorty looking towards us, towards their impending doom. Baldy is on the left of the panel, Shorty on the right.
SORCERER (CAPTION): “With the staff of Janus in my possession I am unstoppable.”
Panel Six: Fixed panel.
Baldy and Shorty glance at each other, mischievous smiles playing across their faces.
SORCERER (CAPTION): “I will--”
SORCERER (CAPTION): “Why are you smiling? Stop smiling.”
SORCERER (CAPTION): “I command it!”
Panel Seven: Wide panel.
ZOOM OUT slightly to show the pair throwing their respective weapons to each other, both ready to catch the other as they arc through the air.
Panel Eight: Fixed/Wide panel.
Baldy and Shorty both now have their respective weapons in their hands. Baldy (really Shorty) holds his trusty AXE and Shorty (really Baldy) aims his GUN towards us.
Both have now broken out into wide, toothy grins.
Shit’s about to get real.
BALDY: Shall we?