Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two-Face - New Normal in the Narrows - R.A. Wonsowski

Panel 1- Two THUGS are executing a third in a back alley in the Narrows of Gotham City, automatic pistols flashing. One is holding a wrapped key of heroin, the other is fingering a pilfered gangster roll of cash.

THUG 1: HA! Stone cold, and easy paper!
THUG 2: Been hella cakewalk since the Bat got shivved.

Panel 2- The pistols are shot out of the hands of the two THUGS, who grimace in shock and pain.

OFF-PANEL: Idiots.

Panel 3- Said THUGS are both kneecapped.

OFF-PANEL: The Bat won't be killed. He won't die.

Panel 4- reverse angle from over the THUGS' shoulders. A familiar silhouette is walking toward them, flipping a coin.

TWO-FACE: And we know he'd never leave this town to scum like you.

Panel 5- Same as above, but TWO-FACE  now stands in the light at the mouth if the alley. He is holding a smoking 6-shot snub nosed revolver, still flipping his coin.

TWO-FACE: So until his inevitable return, we're acting as his unofficial proxy.
TWO-FACE: Uptown is Cobblepot's, the Riddler's got downtown. The Narrows belongs to me.

Panel 6- Close-up on TWO-FACE, holding his coin up to his face, scarred side out.

TWO-FACE: Still got two shots. Who wants to call it?


  1. So I really like the imagery / dialogue you have here, but I am a little confused as to the why of everything. I know that Harvey has played white knight before, but what would compel Riddler and Penguin to get in on the act? Is it the thug's new school era of crime (drugs and cash) or is there something more I'm missing?

    That said, the dialogue is really good. Sets the scene quick with a couple of killer lines (especially that final one).

  2. You've set up a very interesting idea here, and it makes me want to know more. The dark tone and intense dialogue comes across very well too.


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