Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Kingpin – Lord of the Rings (Pt. I) – MK Stangeland Jr.

(9 Panels)

Panel 1: Nighttime in New York City, where WILSON FISK, the KINGPIN, sits in a dimly lit office (done so for ambiance). He looks relaxed as he sits at his desk and smokes a rather large cigar.

HAMMERHEAD is standing on the other side of the desk.

HAMMERHEAD: And with the acquisition of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, your empire de facto controls every Professional Wrestling organization in the country.

HAMMERHEAD (2): With the exception of one.

Panel 2: KINGPIN looks particularly displeased. HAMMERHEAD doesn’t seem to understand why KINGPIN is upset, if he even recognizes that his boss is upset.

KINGPIN: Can you explain this discrepancy?

HAMMERHEAD: It’s a relatively obscure league known as Square Circle Wrestling. Not nearly as large a following as the WWE or Chikara. It didn’t seem worth the value it would take to obtain it.

Panel 3: KINGPIN stands from his chair. The action should carry a great deal of weight in spite of the simplicity of it.

KINGPIN: Hammerhead, was I misunderstood?


Panel 4: KINGPIN leans forwards a little so that he is using his hands to support his upper body weight on the desk. His cigar is out of his mouth and being held between two fingers on one hand.

KINGPIN: When I said I wanted you to conduct an operation where my various businesses gained control of every pro-wrestling organization in the country, was I not clear about the part where I wanted to control every pro-wrestling organization?

HAMMERHEAD: Uh…no, sir.

Panel 5: Glare of KINGPIN’s face. Close up.

KINGPIN: Then why the discrepancy with this “Square Circle Wrestling”?

Panel 6: Beat Panel. HAMMERHEAD looks at KINGPIN.

Panel 7: HAMMERHEAD points to the door behind him with both hands.

HAMMERHEAD: I’ll go get right on that.

Panel 8: KINGPIN sits back in his chair as HAMMERHEAD rushes out the door.

Panel 9: KINGPIN puts the cigar back in his mouth.


(To be continued…)


  1. a-a-a-and....CROSSOVER!

    Seriously, pretty fun script. Looking forward to Part II.

  2. Kingpin clearly goes all in on these schemes of his. Fun little premise here, and I'm eager to see how it plays out.

  3. Hah! Nice.

    Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.

  4. Haha. Cool. Hammerhead ain't got nothing. We have Barb Wire Boy.

  5. A cross over I never expected but one I eagerly looking forward to reading more of.


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