Panel 1: Hellboy is in a hotel room in Mexico fiddling with a DVD player, trying to hook it up to the TV. He is consternated and sauced. Bottles of tequila litter the room. We can see that the sun is shining outside.
Caption: MEXICO, DURING HELLBOY'S... LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM THE BPRD
Hellboy(muttering): fuggin technology... why woncha jes work already. dangit.
Panel 2: It's now night, and Hellboy has roped the concierge or some other hotel staff member into helping him hook up the DVD player. The staff member is leaving, obviously irritated. Hellboy is exhausted, and still sauced.
Hellboy: HEY, UH, THANKS.
Staff: <NO THANKS FOR THE TIP, ASSHOLE.>
Hellboy: UH, SURE, YOU TOO, PAL.
Panel 3: Hellboy settles into the hotel bed with the DVD player remote.
Hellboy: AHHHH, MOVIE TIME.
Panel 4: This panel is the DVD menu screen for the film LOBSTER JOHNSON AND THE RED ANGEL OF GUADALAJARA VERSUS THE MAFIA, featuring 4 options: INCIO, PREPERAR, ESCENAS, and CARACTERÍSTICAS ESPECIALES.
Hellboy(OP): AH SHIT. INCIO SHOULD BE PLAY, RIGHT?
Panel 5: This panel is part of the film LOBSTER JOHNSON AND THE RED ANGEL OF GUADALAJARA VERSUS THE MAFIA, and should be in a Golden Age comics style. Lobster Johnson is in the stands of a lucha libre match, eating popcorn.
Announcer(through speakers): Y AHORA, EL CAMPEÓN DEL MUNDO, EL ÁNGEL ROJO DE GUADALAJARA
Hellboy(off panel): WHERE'S THE AUDIO BUTTON?
Announcer(through speakers): Il est un héros AUX ENFANTS
Announcer(through speakers): И уважаемый член общины!
Panel 6: as above, this is part of the movie. The Red Angel is standing in the ring, a microphone in his hand. We can see Lobster Johnson behind him in the crowd, bashful.
Red Angel: MY FRIENDS, FANS, AND COUNTRYMEN, I STAND BEFORE YOU A PROUD MAN! NOT ONLY AM I IN THE FINEST CITY IN ALL OF MEXICO, MY DEAR FRIEND LOBSTER JOHNSON IS IN THE CROWD TONIGHT! GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!
I like the set-up here, Niel. Somewhat lighthearted, but with hints of something more to it as well. Would be mighty interested to see how this would develop.ReplyDelete