AKA: Detour to the Planet of the Apes
BEHOLD! Tis the continuing adventures of one of Thought Balloons most unlikely and ridiculous team-ups as they inadvertently travel to another world…
Panel 1: ANIMAL MAN and GORILLA GRODD are in a separated cage, with APE SOLDIERS and a CHIMP in a suit – LOZAR - standing around them. LOZAR is pointing at GRODD.
LOZAR: Why is he in a cage?
COMMANDER YONGK: He attacked us. Violently.
ANIMAL MAN: You’ll have to forgive my…companion. He…
Panel 2: LOZAR turns to look at ANIMAL MAN. GRODD has a ‘I’m surrounded by morons’ look on his face.
LOZAR: He speaks?
GRODD (1): Of course he speaks, you idiot.
GRODD (2): It’s silencing him that is the difficult part.
Panel 3: LOZAR glares at GRODD.
LOZAR: Hmm…such disrespect.
Panel 4: GRODD reaches out of his cage in attempt to grab LOZAR. LOZAR backs off defensively to protect himself and keep from getting grabbed. The soldiers in the background have their weapons at the ready.
GRODD (1): YOU WANT DISRESPECT?
GRODD (2): Release me, and I’ll show you disrespect!
Panel 5: Beat panel. LOZAR looks at GRODD with a shocked look on his face.
Panel 6: LOZAR recomposes himself.
SFX: (LOZAR, clearing his throat.) Heh-hem
LOZAR (1): Well then. Have this…beast locked up. We’ll deal with him later.
LOZAR (2): Have the human brought to my office.
Panel 7: ANIMAL MAN and GRODD next to each other in their cages. GRODD looks furious. ANIMAL MAN has a ‘I told you so’ look to him.
ANIMAL MAN (1): It’s like I said, Mr. Grodd.
ANIMAL MAN (2): You have anger issues.