Panel 1- JACK RYDER (with the CREEPER's mind still inside) is bounding down a hall with holding cells on both sides. He is swinging a mallet sledge into the head of DARK RYU with one hand, and pressing a door lock panel button with the other, sliding the bolts back.
RYDER: (with musical notes) doodlee-DOO-doo!
RYDER: C'mon, Kirby! Now's our chance!
Panel 2- As RYDER exits panel right, JACK "the King" KIRBY comes out of his cell, pencil behind his ear and lighting a cigar with a wooden match.
KIRBY: 'bout time. Where to?
RYDER: The Legend of Zelda!
Panel 3- RYDER proudly holds open another cell door. KIRBY looks inside, revealing a confused ZELDA FITZGERALD, holding a framed photo of her husband, F. Scott, in one hand and a martini in the other, dressed in 1920's fashion.
ZELDA: Is this gin?
KIRBY: Hey, goofball! Ya realize this is all in yer head, right?
Panel 4- Foreground, we see JACK RYDER, ANDREW BENNETT, SHADE the Changing Man, and JACKIE ESTACADO strapped to medical gurneys. Though unconscious, they are all in obvious agony. They all have some sort of scientific apparatus strapped to their heads, but they have that Ditko-esque mystical design to them. The wires that lead from the headgear flow into input panels in the walls. Behind the patients stands ECLIPSO, wearing the Darkness, head back in ecstasy, arms spread wide, fingers splayed. Black Diamonds are wedged between each finger, sparking with indigo energy.
ECLIPSO: YESSSS...THE MADNESS GATE OPENS! THE SUNSET GUN CHARGES!
ECLIPSO: THE ENDGAME BEGINS!
...to be continued...
Well played, indeed.