Issue #28

The script for the 28th issue of my supervillain drama Rapid City has just been posted. Read the full script here.

Panel 1. Later that night, Icicle walks along the side of concrete bridge where a main road is crossing a set of railroad tracks. She is carrying the gym bag. Her clothes are in rough shape after running through the brush.

Caption: The cold never bothers me. But hunger does. Exhaustion does.

Caption: Cars just pass me by.

Panel 2. We can see a hint of the bridge she was crossing in the background. In the foreground, she is hunkered down behind a long-unused set of newspaper boxes. She is sliding a few bills out of the cop's wallet that she took. The way it is flopped open, we can see the cop's badge.

Caption: Twenty six bucks. That's it.

Panel 3. Icicle is caught in the lights of a passing car, she raises her arm to shield her face. We can see rips and smears of dirt on her sleeve.

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Issue 20

The script for the twentieth issue of my superhero comic book, Rapid City, has now been posted.

This issue is completely silent and marks the start of a dark new chapter of Rapid City.

Page 15 Panel 1. Close on KINETIC touching and testing the cuffs. The WOMAN'S wrist is red and scraped.

Panel 2. Shot of the broken-out window. The BAD GUY is just starting to climb up through it, back in to the house.

Panel 3. The WOMAN speaking to KINETIC and touching her very pregnant belly.

Panel 4. Still speaking to KINETIC, she points toward the open door.

Panel 5. The WOMAN is still pointing, but now she is actually looking where she is pointing and her eyes are wide with fear.

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Issue 19

The script for the nineteenth issue of my superhero comic book, Rapid City, has now been posted.

SWITCHBOARD

Just keep your eyes open, ok?

VECTOR

For monster tracks?

KINETIC

It's not a monster, ok? It's a gorilla. Can we stop making this into more than it is?

Panel 4. Desperado turning to face Kinetic. Not quite "in his face" but certainly confrontational.

DESPERADO

Hey, you get face to face with one of these hairy bastards....

DESPERADO

you look him right in the eyes....

DESPERADO

and then you tell me there's a difference between a monster and a gorilla.

Panel 5. Kinetic pausing on the embankment, stunned, as Desperado walks away to catch up with the other two.

Panel 6. Switchboard looking at Desperado, surprised. Kinetic is coming up behind them.

SWITCHBOARD

Have you fought a gorilla?

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Issue #18

The script for the eighteenth issue of my superhero comic book, Rapid City, has now been posted.

HARTBORN

So this is revenge for you?

Panel 2. Kinetic posed and shot just like Octane on page ten. He looks a little frustrated.

KINETIC

No, that's not what I want. Besides, what revenge? Maxwell died right along with her.

Panel 3. Hartborn watches Kinetic talk, but Kinetic is not looking at him. He is looking at the glove box.

KINETIC

No, it's not that. It's like this, she asked me for help..... and then she died. I still owe her.

Panel 4. Just Hartborn.

HARTBORN

She's dead. This isn't helping her.

Panel 5. Just Kinetic

KINETIC

What else can I do?

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