Friday, July 20, 2012

Batman - What's in a Name? - J.D. Coughlan


SET-UP: Batman is fighting Bane (just to keep things topical) in an abondoned factory, and Bane is giving him the usual villain speech: "We're so alike, we're both driven by the same thing, we both impose our will over others," etc. Note that Bane is not on Venom here, so not as large or strong.

Panel 1: Batman, previously on the ropes, gets his second wind. Lying on the floor, he kicks Bane in the shins powerfully.

BATMAN: I am sick of justifying myself to murderers and madmen!

SFX: KRAK

BANE: AH!

Panel 2: Batman flips over backwards, kicking Bane in the face on his way.

BATMAN: I have known tragedy...

SFX: KK

Panel 3: Batman lands on his feet, cape still flowing as part of his arc. Bane rubs his face, enraged.

BATMAN: ...but I am not driven by it.

Panel 4: Bane lunges for Batman, but Batman deflects the punch with one hand while driving the heel of his other hand into Bane's jaw.

BATMAN: I am not pain. I am not vengeance. I am not my parents' deaths.

SFX: THUK

Panel 5: Batman sweeps his foot under Bane's feet, causing Bane to fall.

BATMAN: I am something which had no name until I gave it one...

Panel 6: Bane is on the ground now. Batman kicks him in the face hard.

SFX: KK

BATMAN: I AM BATMAN!

END OF PAGE

2 comments:

  1. Nice action sequence. Also, your first line for Batman is very cool. I never thought to give voice to that particular frustration, which I tend to feel as a reader...

    Good stuff.

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  2. Interesting idea running underneath this one. I like it.

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