Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Mandarin - Pain to Come - R. A. Wonsowski
PAGE 22 Layout:
Panel 1 - Background: TONY STARK, tied to a chair, obviously beaten, face bloodied, suit stained wth dirt and dried blood, drenched in sweat, tie askew. He looks unconscious. He is in a dimly lit cave-like room. Foreground is a clear glass bowl on a wooden table.
Panel 2 - Same as above except a colorful golden ring is dropped in the bowl.
Panel 3 - Same as above as another ring is dropped in the bowl, TONY starts to turn his head toward the sound.
Panel 4 - Same as now 3 rings ar dropped in the bowl, TONY tries to open his eyes.
(off-panel): Ah. He stirs.
SoundFX: TiNG ting TiNG
Panel 5 - Same; the other 5 rings are dropped into the bowl as TONY tries weakly to lift his head.
(off-panel): I thought we would try something a little different, this time.
SoundFX: TiNGting TiNG TNG tling
Panel 6 - Our p.ov. is now to look down on Tony, a shadow falls across his beaten face as helooks up into the face of his torturer.
(off-panel): You without your weapons, I without mine.
(off-panel): Tell me, Anthony. Without our little technologies, who would inspire more fear. You...
Panel 7 - Reveal of the MANDARIN. He wears an olive green three-piece suit with a white silk shirt and a golden yellow tie. He is cloaked in a black cape,and his long hair is wild. However, his face is no longer human, but a thin humanoid version of a Chinese dragon, grinning toothily, hungrily. His skin is a mottling of green and crimson. His hands are elongated, sinewy, and clawlike that taper into talon-like finger nails.
MANDARIN: ...or ME?
CAPTION: Next Month: The Mandarin Heralds The Beyond Dragons RETURN!!!