Issue #10

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

Panel 2. Sidekick on the ground. He has knocked over one of those black waste barrels and several pump hoses have come out of their cradles. He is gesturing to one of the hoses, or holding one up, as an example,

SIDEKICK

Careful? Doesn't look like you're too...

Panel 3. Kinetic has grabbed Sidekick by his jacket and is swinging him in a high arc.

SIDEKICK

careful!

Panel 4. Kinetic completes the high arc by slamming Sidekick hard into the ground. Monkey is leaping clear of the impact and bits of gravel are spraying up.

Panel 5. Kinetic gripping his bandaged abdomen in pain and grimacing. Sidekick is climbing to his feet again

KINETIC

Damn.

SIDEKICK

What was the point of.... Oh!

SIDEKICK

Are you ok?

Panel 5. Shot of Monkey looking over at the slightly larger crowd.

MONKEY

Sidekick, this isn't working.

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almost 9

Getting there.All of the pages of issue #9 are complete.

Two of them need to be re-written.....but I know what is going in there, so it should not take long. Clearly it is late, but it is done...almost done. It's strange that I should be writing these issues about dealing with death when there is so much of it really going on around me. Last week I didn't even have shoes to wear to a funeral, and since then I have been to two of them.

Normally I try to channel real life stuff into the stories that i am writing. In this case, though, the character's connection to these events is very different from my own. It wouldn't feel right to force that. I am writing these characters from my own life, but not based on this past week.

I'm human, so some of it must have come out. But not intentionally. Somewhere down the line, maybe, but not in this story.

Issue #6

The script for the sixth issue of the superhero comic book, Rapid City has now been posted. Read and discuss it here.

Panel 1 Hourglass is still talking, but now we see Kinetic and Justin's reactions to her story. They are both concerned.

HOURGLASS The man was gone and so was the girl. I could have stopped the whole thing, but I screwed up. Her death is on my head.

KINETIC Hey, you did the best you could at that moment. It's ok to be scared.

Panel 2 Kinetic keeps talking. He is gesturing to his own head.

KINETIC No one can be expected to know how to deal with....with death like that. I can't imagine how that must mess with you up here.

Panel 3 Hourglass looks back at him with a look resembling pity.

This issue is the second part of the Hourglass story arc. Kinetic and Hourglass are getting closer to finding a killer, who is getting closer to finding them.