Heavily inspired by the Ellis/Shalvey run.
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Moon Knight - In his white suit, jacket off resting over his knee, sleeves rolled up, white gloves speckled with red blood droplets. We are in the back of MK’s black car. It’s predawn but the early morning light can’t puncture the blackout windows.
Cut to EXT: MK’s black car driving towards the end of a pier. Tyres rumble across the wooden slats.
The car comes to a dead stop a few feet from the pier’s edge. The sun breaks the horizon with a thin shock of orange.
Small panel. Close in on MK’s leg as he steps out of the car.
Small panel. Close in on MK’s hand as he reaches to unlock the boot of the car.
Page wide panel. Looking into the trunk of MK’s car over his shoulder. WARD the priest from earlier is bound and gagged. One eye swollen and bruised. Tears run down his cheeks. We can barely see his clergy outfit underneath the thick chains wrapped around him. Thirteen different padlocks are locked at varying sections of the chain.
MOON KNIGHT: Shhh. Shhh. The night is over. As is your time to talk.
I don't know the run or the characters, but that last panel won me over. Powerful moment paired with some excellent dialogue.ReplyDelete
Strangely enough, there's a moment when reading through this where my mind wanted to translate 'MK' as you referring to me for some reason rather than being two-letter shorthand for 'Moon Knight'.ReplyDelete
That almost silent page is my favorite in thought baloon recently except for the spider-man page.ReplyDelete
I'm a huge fan of the Ellis run, and you capture his feel well. Last panel is killer, all the more brutal by the silent morning preceding it, that Eastwood-like quiet calm before the momentous. Well paced page all around...ReplyDelete