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1.1: Interior, an interstellar science lab floating through space. Mercury Man, our Stan Lee re-Imagined version of the Flash, is running on his Cosmic Treadmill. His costume is still red, but now his entire face is covered and there are thin lightning bolts radiating out from the larger one in the center of his chest, calling to mind a slightly Spider-Manish look and feel. There are the beginnings of Kirby Krackle forming around the treads of the Cosmic Treadmill, Mercury Man’s legs a blur.
Caption: Hold on tight, True Believers! The Mercury Man is on his Cosmic Treadmill - - who knows where his super-speed will send him sailing!
1.2: Mercury Man running even faster on the Cosmic Treadmill, reality opening before him. We can see the New York Skyline of the 1960’s through the Kirby Krackle-lined hole.
Caption: Behold! His tertiary tramplings have torn a tear through time!
1.3: Mercury Man running through the hole in reality as seen from the ground in 1960’s New York City. He’s approaching through the sky, heading toward a crowded street lined with pedestrians in stereotypical 1960’s garb. There are a lot of hats.
Caption: The fabric of space ripped open, the Scarlet Speedster hurls himself through, into the chilly autumn night of New York City!
1.4: Mercury Man standing on the street, hunched as he’s in the process of standing, while people gather around and a police officer approaches. Steam rises from the Mercury Man, the remnants of his journey through dimensions.
Caption: Little do the denizens of this downtown den of democracy know that the Mercury Man moves not of his own accord, but at the behest of his master.
1.5: Mercury Man standing, easily a head taller than everyone around him. The hole that he travelled through is larger now, and, having just passed through it, is our “Just Imagine” universe version of the world eater Galactus.
Caption: For he is a herald of the New God . . .
1.6: Galaktus standing above the New York skyline, his helmet removed, revealing the face of Darkseid!!!!
WOW!!! Not only do you channel the style of Stan the Man perfectly, but the shout-outs to some of the coolest silver age DC concepts (New Gods, the Cosmic treadmill) are fun and well-placed. This put a smile on my face all day. Thanks, Derek!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU! I had Stan's voice from the old "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" cartoon playing in my brain the whole time I was working on this.Delete
Wowzers. Solid foreshadowing with that Kirby Krackle, but great reveal of Darkseid / Galaktus.ReplyDelete
Also, gotta agree on taking the words right out of Stan's mouth. Holy aliteration, Batman! A delightful little script and really imagintative take on the character.