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.
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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