Sunday, May 10, 2015
Two-Face - The First Domino - J.D. Coughlan
Panel 1: A man (Harmon) tied to a chair in a dark room. He is in his mid-60s, heavyset, and dishevelled. He has just regained consciousness, squinting in the dim light.
TWO-FACE (OP): William Harmon. Former Gotham City judge.
HARMON: Who... Who is that?
Panel 2: Over Harmon's shoulder. Two-Face stands in the shadow, his "bad side" covered in darkness, and plays absent-minded with his coin. A small table stands next to him with a bottle on it.
TWO-FACE: Every decision we make has consequences, Mr. Harmon.
TWO-FACE: Even a fifty-fifty choice can have infinite possible outcomes.
Panel 3: Close up on Harmon. He is sweating and panicked, but trying to stay calm.
TWO-FACE (OP): But we all have to live with the outcome we choose.
TWO-FACE (OP): That outcome can lead to consequences we could never even fathom.
Panel 4: Close on Two-Face. He leans out of the dark, revealing his full face with a menacing expression.
TWO-FACE: Thirty years ago, you had a fifty-fifty choice. You chose "not guilty."
Panel 5: Mid-shot of Harmon, now terrified and struggling against his bonds. In the foreground, Two-Face's hand reaches for the bottle on the table, which we see has a "HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL" warning label on it.
TWO-FACE (OP): And a teenager named Salvatore Maroni walked free from auto-theft charges. His first offence.
TWO-FACE (OP): I had to live with that decision.
Panel 6: Close on Two-Face. He holds the bottle, which we see also says "ACID" on it, up to his face, as if reading the label.
TWO-FACE: But don't worry. You won't have to live with it much longer.
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