Previously, young antique dealer AUGUST TURN stumbled upon an armoire that in actuality is a portal to the Dark Dimension. Doctor CLEA Strange discovers that TURN has an eye for magicked items, and arms her new charge as they prepare for the crossing...
Panel 1 - Interior, the antique shop. CLEA gives AUGUST the silver dagger.
CLEA: Be ready, August. The Dark Dimension is...
Off-panel: What is this?!?
Panel 2- stepping out of the armoire is a confused but angry Miller-esque DARK KNIGHT. He is huge and aggressive, ready to tear through the store.
DARK KNIGHT: Where am I?!? Do you know who I am?!?
Panel 3- CLEA wiggles her fingers, and the DARK KNIGHT warps painfully out of our reality. AUGUST hides behind CLEA in fear, as this is the first salvo of what may be a long fight.
DARK KNIGHT: I'm the goddamn BatmaAARRRGH!!!
Panel 4- CLEA walks through the distortion into the armoire, AUGUST follows close behind.
CLEA: My uncle has much to answer for...
AUGUST: Your uncle's Frank Miller?
...to be continued...
I'll admit that it's a shade more All-Star Batman & Robin than Dark Knight Returns, but I enjoy this playful and meta-textual script nonetheless. Glad to see this tale lives on through our unplanned hiatus.ReplyDelete