Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Attaché - Straight to the Top - J.D. Coughlan
Panel 1: Close up of a mirror in a couple's bedroom. The room (and rest of the house) is quite posh but not lavish. We see the reflection of Jim Summers; an athletic man in his late 30s, close-cropped hair. He is in a white shirt and is tying a black tie. He has a very concerned expression on his face as he watches his wife, in the mirror, get dressed behind him.
SUMMERS (CAP): A lot of people blame politicians for their problems.
Panel 2: Summers stands in his home's hallway, looking into the living room where his wife plays with his two children, a boy and a girl, aged between 5 and 10. He is in a full black suit now with an ID badge over his left breast, and is actively holding back tears.
SUMMERS (CAP): Most of the time, they're just blowing off steam, but sometimes they're right, yet they can do nothing about it.
Panel 3: Summers enters the living room, putting on a smiling face as he says goodbye to his family.
SUMMERS (CAP): But I've been put in a... unique situation where I can take revenge on the powerful man who ruined my life.
Panel 4: Summers going out the front door, waving to the wife and kids, still putting on his smile.
SUMMERS (CAP): My position has always provided me with the opportunity, I just needed an extra push...
Inset: Close-up of Summers' ID badge. It has his name, picture, and the words "SECRET SERVICE".
Panel 5: Back in Summers' bedroom. The Attache case lies open on the bed. The gun is gone, as are some bullets, but there is a photograph of Barack Obama clearly visible.
SUMMERS (CAP): Now I have it.
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