Monday, July 28, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - The Crusade - Ben Rosenthal

1.  A member of the Shi'ar police force is looking straight on at the reader.  We are looking up at him as he speaks.

You have no options left.

2.  Drax, Rocket and Gamora are in a holding cell elsewhere.

CAPTION (Shi'ar Officer)
Your companions have been apprehended.
Your ship is beyond repair.

3.  Front on shot of Peter Quill, sitting with his arms tied behind his back, looking up at the Shi'ar officer.  He is smirking.

Now tell me where the data is before your team mates suffer for it.

Suffer?  Us? Nononono.
 You see we cracked that data.  Nasty little plot you have there Captain.
Treason is still punishable by torture under Shi'ar law, right?

4.  A close up of Peter's face as he addresses the reader/Shi'ar officer head on.  He speaks intently, almost threateningly.

I don't have the data, but I know where it is.
In the hands of our best.  A multi-linguist who'll blend in, disappear into any culture you can think of.
In fact, with any luck--

5.  Earth - people are running for their lives as Groot has a finger up in the air, looking as if he is politely asking a question.

--he's got the data to the Emperor already.

I am Groot?


  1. You pulled this directly from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, didn't you?

  2. The set up and pay off to the gag, yes (hence the title). That's part of the fun of TB - I can get all those dirty pleasures out. I think it works in this content.

  3. Love the Indy gag, Ben. I think it works really well in the context of a single page, but I'd also be down to read the entire one-shot (or, dare I say, miniseries?) of Groot trying to save the day with his three simple words.

  4. You know, I missed the gag first read-through. I took it completely straight. And it still worked for me. I liked it on its own merits. Of course now I can't think of anything but...

    Great fun.


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