Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hellboy- Watchin' The Tide Roll Away -Dan Hill

I've read the first issue or so of Seed of Destruction and bits and pieces of BPRD. My knowledge of Hellboy comes mostly from the movies and the odd tidbit I've absorbed here and there.


Wide panel: We OPEN on a panoramic shot of Hadrian’s Wall stretching across the English countryside. It’s early afternoon and we can make out two FIGURES sitting on the wall.

Obviously it’s raining.

1 CAPTION Hadrian’s Wall, Cambeck Valley, Cumbria.

2 ABE I do like this country. So much...moisture.

3 HELLBOY Great. Remind me why we’re here again?

CUT TO a CLOSE UP on the feet of HELLBOY and ABE SAPIEN dangling over the wall as they sit.

4 ABE We’re looking for Camlann because Mordred ,or his descendant, I’m not sure which--

5 HELLBOY You ever get tired of this?

We CUT to a two shot on the pair, Hellboy in his usual overcoat get up and Abe in his suit/helmet combo.

Hellboy holds EXCALIBUR in his left hand.

6 ABE Pardon?

7 HELLBOY History. Tellin’ us what to do, where to go, who we fight, who lives, who dies. All that crap.

Hellboy holds Excalibur up slightly, staring at it with something approaching disdain.

8 HELLBOY It’s heavier than it looks.

Tight on Abe as he turns to his friend.

9 ABE "Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds".

On Hellboy.

10 HELLBOY Amen.

 11 HELLBOY Lets get this over with.


  1. Nice little "slice of life" piece. I love when characters -- especially in supernatural stuff -- debate weighty issues casually without making too much of it.

  2. Slice of life stuff in a fanatic location with good character dialogue and the under current of a big story that we don't even see, damn great one pager if you ask me.

  3. Jeez, that is tight dialogue. I mean, I could hear Ron Perlman and David Hyde-Pierce doing the delivery. Spot on, my man...


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