1. A tight shot of your typical henchman, wide eyed in horror as he watches something before him. Shadows on his face tell us he is witnessing a devastating fight. He bleeds from the nose – it’s broken.
2. A shot of The Joker’s face, being punched by a black gloved fist. Batman is punching him, and we know that it is him; however we cannot see all of him. Joker’s smile has been replaced with blood, as teeth fly out of his mouth as the punch connects.
3. A series of tight panels, each showing a part of the Joker being hit with brute force – this one shows a brutal blow to Joker’s abdomen.
4. This shows a knife edged strike to Joker’s throat.
5. A shot of the henchman again. He looks more scared than ever.
HENCHMAN (quietly, to himself)
He’s going to kill him.
6. A longer panel showing a side shot of Joker’s torso and head. He is unconscious. Batman’s fist is ploughing into Joker’s spine, breaking it.
7. A shot of Batman from the front. He is releasing his grip on Joker’s hair, who is falling to the ground. This is the first time we see Batman – he is cold un emotionless.
He’ll live. His victims won’t.