Thursday, August 29, 2013

Galactus - The Message - J.D. Coughlan


Panel 1: A sophisticated science lab on an alien world. Everything should indicate a late-20th century level of development. There is communication equipment everywhere, as well as star charts. On a large wall monitor, there is a display of what we know is Taa II, Galactus' ship. One scientist, Kran, is hunched over what looks like a radio receiver. Another, Steen, enters, looking fearfully excited.

STEEN: The media is already beginning to speculate! We can't keep this secret forever!

Panel 2: Close on Kran. He has not looked up from the radio.

KRAN: Keep what secret? We don't know what it is either.

Panel 3: Steen looks up at the display of Taa II.

STEEN: Just that it's massive and heading this way.

STEEN: By the gods, it could knock the outer planets out of orbit...

Panel 4: Again, Kran remains hunched over, but Steen turns round in alarm at his words.

KRAN: The message is clearer.

STEEN: What!?

Panel 5: Now Steen joins Kran by the radio. Steen is like a child, full of wonder. Kran is grim.

STEEN: Our first message from beyond the stars...

STEEN: Let me hear it! Let me hear proof that we are not alone; that someone else out there seeks the same answers we do!

Panel 6: Close up of the radio. Kran's hand adjusts a control.

RADIO: I... HUNGER... I... HUNGER... I... HUNGER... I... HUNGER...

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1 comment:

  1. This is lovely little page. Its pulpy and full of nods to those sci fi flicks of the 50's. The use of the radio slowly cracking that last sentence into being is creepy and oh so cool.

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