Monday, June 2, 2014

Optimus Prime - Moving Words - Grant McLaughlin

William "Sparkplug" Witwicky, the human ally of the Transformers from the animated series and the comics, confronts Optimus Prime and the Autobots in their HQ. (I'm aware that this doesn't completely fit within continuity) (Also to note: panel 4 should be the main focus of the page)

1 - Sparkplug stands before Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and potentially a few more Autobots.  Sparkplug is distraught, tears openly flowing from his eyes.

SPARKPLUG (1): I'm ruined!

SPARKPLUG (2): I spent all my time helping you.  Giving advice, repairs, and anything else you've ever asked of me.

2 - Sparkplug sits down on the ground, overwhelmed by the slings and arrows of life.  He holds his head in his hands, doing little to slow his outpouring of tears.  The Autobots are stunned.

SPARKPLUG (1): And because of it, I've lost my job.

SPARKPLUG (2): My wife left me.

SPARKPLUG (3): And now the bank is repossessing my house.

SPARKPLUG (quietly): I can't even afford to move out what little I have left.

3 - Optimus Prime moves towards Sparkplug (who is still on the ground) and places a hand on his shoulder to comfort him.  Optimus looks apologetic and sorry.

OPTIMUS (1): I'm so sorry.  We had no idea.

OPTIMUS (2): Don't worry, we'll make this right.

4 - Optimus Prime, in truck mode (with his tractor trailer), is parked outside the Witwicky homestead.  There is a big "REPOSSESSED" sign outside the home.  Bumblebee and other Autobots gleefully carry boxes of Sparkplug's possessions to be packed away in Optimus' tractor trailer, moving him out of his lost home.  Sparkplug watches this sequence of events, crying.

AUTOBOTS (whistling): ♫

1 comment:

  1. This had a very Saturday Morning Cartoon feel to it. Which I totally dig.
    It's little pieces like this that bring those childhood memories rushing back.
    Although that last panel can be construed as the Autobots gleefully repossessing Sparkplug's stuff as he weeps. But that just my be my cynical self :)


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