Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Issue 4

Issue Four: DAYS GONE BY.

This issue is an interlude tale and serves as a breather from the main storyline. However, it provides relevant background material.

Page One

Standard three panel page.

Panel One: Establishing shot of Hong Kong.

Caption one: Hong Kong, 1935

Panel Two

We see a large group of men and women in formal attire attending a party.

Panel Three:

We see three men sitting at a table with a woman sitting between them.

The woman is named Maggie Malone. She is sitting between Chow So Phat and two of his henchman.

Chow: It is too late for you, woman. When I sell our little trinket to the Japanese, all the world will be sitting underneath the Setting sun.

Maggie: You’re betraying, your own country. Stand up to the Japs and fight like a man.

Chow: We have already lost. Now it is about position in the new world order.

Page two: Five panel page. Three across the top and then two wide panels.

Panel One: A man whispers in Chow’s ear.

Man: He is hear.

Panel two: Close up of Chow. He is smug.

Chow: It is my turn to watch him cower.

Panel Three: Close up of Maggie.

Maggie: Dr Impossible over hear!

Panel Four: We see the crowd part and Dr. Impossible is in a tux in the middle.

DOC: ALL I WANT IS THE GIRL. I’ll SPARE you and your men if you give up now.

Panel Five: We see everyone at the table and DOC I off to the side talking to them.

CHOW: You have no bargaining power, Impossible. I have the girl and the sphere.

Impossible: You have five seconds.

CHOW: I think I will make her my wife.

Maggie: Not happening, ever!

Page Three:

Your favorite. A ten panel page.

Panel One: Close up of DOC.

DOC: Five….

Panel TWO: close up of Chow. He pulls the Cosmic Sphere out from under the table.

CHOW: You forget, Doctor. I have the sphere. And the power to change reality.

Panel Three: Close up of Chow.

Chow: The power to make all of these people, ruthless Chinese agents.

Panel Four: Close up of Doc.

Doc I: Four……

Panel Five: Back to Chow.

Chow: I will do it Impossible! I will destroy you!

Panel Six: Back to the Doctor:

Doc: Three…..

Panel seven: Close up of Maggie.

Maggie: Come on, Doctor. Aren’t you gonna save me? Like you always do.

Panel eight: Back to Chow:

Chow: Quiet. I have had enough of this mouthy reporter. Remember, you forced my hand Impossible. I will do it! I will create one hundred super Chinese agents!!!

Panel Nine: Back toDoc I:

DOC I: Do it!

Panel 10: back to Chow:

Chow: It is done!

Page Four:

Four panel page.

First panel is a shot of the ballroom. All of the guests. Nothing has happened. This is a long panel that extends across the page.

Second panel. A close up of the group at the table. It is a reaction shot. Nothing happened. This is a long panel that extends across the page.

Third panel: Close up of Chow.

Chow: Wha??? Nothing happened. Where are my one-hundred super Chinese agents?

Fourth panel: A shot of Doc I. He is holding the real cosmic Sphere:

DOC I: There not coming, Chow. I have the real Sphere. The most powerful weapon in existence is not for your limited imagination.

Page Five.

Five panel page.

Panel One: Shot of Chow. He turns towards one of the men by his side.

Chow: No! This was given to me by trusted number one Yao Sing.

Panel Two. Closeup of Doc.

Doc: ‘Fraid not. Your trusted number one….

Panel three: We see the man taking off a mask.

Doc I: Is actually my number one. Kid Commando. Master of disguise.

Panel Four: Shot of Chow.

Chow: This cannot be. Where are my hundred super Chinese agents?

Panel Five: We see Maggie punch Chow:

Maggie: Right here, you big loser.

Page Six:

Three panel page.

Panel one:We see Maggie by the Doc’s side. His hand is on her shoulder. Kid Commando is standing near by.

Maggie: What took you long?

Doc I: You shouldn’t have been here in the first place.

Kid Commando: Hey doc, we best be gettin.’

Panel Two: Chow has regrouped. He has several of his associates with him. They are holding guns.

Chow: You may have the sphere. But I am still a big man.

Panel Three: The associates fire their weapons.

Page seven:

Three panel page.

Panel one: Doc I positions himself in front of Maggie and the Kid. The bullets deflect off his chest.

Panel Two: Doc I tells Maggie and the Kid to get a head start. He is starting to pick up a table.

Doc: Get to the rendezvous point. I’ll hold them off.

Panel Three: Doc I swings the table and hits Chow and some of the thugs.

DOC I: You’re done Chow. Your Japanese Masters won’t approve of your failure.

Page eight.

Panel one: The kid and Maggie are standing by a window. Doc I is running towards them.

KID: Boy, Doc. You’re starting to run really fast, now.

DOC: Yeah, all my powers seem to be getting stronger.

Maggie; Hey boys, those guys are starting to close in.

Panel Three: A front view of the three. Doc I’s hands are on each of their respective shoulders.

Doc I: Don’t worry. I’ve got us covered.

Panel Three: The camera is behind the three of them as Doc jumps out the window holding on to them.

Page Nine:

Full page of them leaping out the window and heading towards the ground.

KID: Boy Doc. One of these days you might even fly.

Page Ten:

Two panel page.

Panel one:

We see them get into a convertible>

KID: Why didn’t you just use the Sphere, Doc.

DOC: That object is too powerful for anyone, Kid. Even me.

Maggie: I’m just glad I’m no longer Chow’s prisoner. You saved me Doc.

Panel two:

They are driving away in the car. The KID is driving.

KID: Hey, what about me?

MAGGIE: I could have been killed while I was keeping your cover. And what took you so long to switch the sphere’s……

Doc I: Women, kid. There’s no pleasing them.

Page eleven:

Four panel page.

Establishing shot of Princeton Univeristy.

Caption One: Some months later.

Panel two: We see a shot of a university building.

Panel Three:

We see two men walk past a door.

Man 1. I’m telling you Albert, your theory is wrong…..

There is a sign on the door that reads: Professor Impossible.

Panel Four.

We see inside the classroom. DOC is at the podium finishing a lecture.

DOC I: That will be it for today. Be prepared to discuss Caesar’s conquest of Gaul next time.

Page 12:

Six panel page

Panel one: We see an assistant dean walk in the room with another man who is a government agent.

Dean: Doctor. This is Mr. Haber. He works for the state department. He wanted to talk to you.

Doctor: My pleasure. How are you Mr. Haber?

Panel two. Close up on Haber.

Haber: Not so well. Doctor. I, or rather your country requires your assistance.

Panel Three: Back to Doc I

Doc I: How so?

Panel Four. Back to Haber.

Haber: I became aware of recent exploits in Hong Kong from an associate in the military.

Panel Five: Back to the Doc

Doc: That’s supposed to be classified.

Panel Six: Back to Haber.

Haber: Oh, it is. I assure you. I have the highest of clearances. We have a prolem in North Africa. One that needs your attention.

Page 13.

Three panel page

Panel one:

We see the Doctor and Kid Commando riding in a prototype jeep. The Kid is driving.

Caption one: North Africa, 1936.

Doc I: I take it that you’re the military associate Haber was alluding to?

KID: Of course. This is a problem of a mystical, supernatural nature. And I only know one man who has a doctorate in History and Physics and has superpowers.

Panel two: The camera closes in on the Doctor and the Kid.

Doc I: Only one?

KID: Don’t kid me. I’m glad there’s only one superman, and the good old red, white and blue got him.

Panel three: They get out of the jeep.

Kid: We walk the rest of the way.

Doc I: So you really think we’re dealing with the spear of destiny.

Kid : That’s what my intel’ says.

Page 14:

Three panel page.

Panel one: They climb up a mountain trail.

Doc I: And just how did you get this Intel’?

Kid: You don’t want to know, Doc. There’s some things you shouldn’t be associated with.

Panel two: They sit behind some rocks.

KID: How’s Maggie doing?

Doc I: She’s not talking to me. The government wouldn’t let her publish her story about Chow Phat and the cosmic sphere. She blames me. And you.

KID: Well, that’s government censors for you. ( Pause) She’ll come around. She always does.

Panel Three:

We see a front view of them as they appear to be peering over rocks. The kid is eating an apple.

DOC I: Well there they are. Are you sure the spear’s here?

KID: Oh yeah, and we can’t afford to let them have it.

Page 15:

One page pinup. We see a shot of a desert valley with a plethora of Nazi vehicles and weapons.

KID: That’s a lot of firepower. They must be ready to move the spear.

DOC I: I see it. It’s in a crate in that transport vehicle.

KID: How can you see that?

Page 16:

Panel one: Doc looks up.

DOC I: We’re not alone. He’s coming.

Panel Two: Two German soldiers. Heidl and Schlitz appear.

Heidl: Look here, Schlitz. We have two Americaners.

Schlitz: Take them alive, Heidl. We must interrogate them before we kill them.

Panel Three: Back to the Kid and DOC.

KID: I’ll follow your lead, doc.

DOC: You do that.

Panel Four:

Impossible punches Schlitz in the gut.

Page 17

Four panel page:

Panel one: The punch has no effect.

Schiltz: Puny American. You are no match for….

Panel two: Schlitz disrobes in a blur and turns into Blitzkrieg.

Blitz: Blitzkrieg. !!!

Panel Three:

He punches both the Kid and the Doc.

Blitz: I am the Nazi super soldier.

Panel Four:

We see the Kid and the Doc fall towards the valley.

KID: You can fly, right?

DOC: It’s more of a leap actually. But we will be okay. There’s only about 200 Nazi’s down there.

KID: Oh, that’s not bad.

Page 18:

Four Panel page.

Panel one: They hit the ground.

DOC I: You ready?

KID: Oh. Yeah. I been achin to get me some Nazi.

Panel two: several nazi soldiers approach.

NAZI’S: Schnell, Schnell!!!

Panel Three: The Kid Strangles a Nazi:

KID: Take that, Kraut.

Panel Four: Impossible dispatches three Nazi’s

DOC I: Too easy.

Panel Four: A Nazi soldier takes aim at the Doc with a luger.

Nazi: You vill fall before the before the might of the Nazi empire.

Page 19:

Five panel page.

Panel one: We see bullets bounce off of Doc I.

Doc I: Guess not.

Panel Two: We see Blitzkrieg and several soldiers behind him.

Blitz: Va. You are overrated. Like all things American.

Panel Three: We see Doc and the KID.

DOC: I’ll handle the super-soldier. You take out the others.

KID: Hey, I don’t have superpowers.

DOC I: I’ll help out when I’m done.

Panel four: Close up of Blizkrieg.

Blitz: I vill grind your bones to dust.

Panel Five: closeup of Doc.

Doc I: Bring it.

Page 20.

Five panel page

Panel One: Blitzkrieg punches Impossible.

Blitz: Puny Americaner. Why don’t you cry for your mommy?

Panel Two: DOC has a black eye.

Doc I: This is the last time I’m getting hit today.

Panel Three:

Doc I speeds towards Blitzkrieg.

DOC I: You’re done, Nazi Vermin.

Panel Four: He whacks Blizkrieg

Blitz: oof!!!!

Panel five:

Blitzkrieg flies off, high in the sky.

Blitz: Ve will meet again, Americaner.

Page 21

Four panel page

Panel One: We see Doc I standing.

Doc I: Time to get the spear of Destiny.

Panel two: We see his vision reveal the location inside a crate.

Panel Three: Doc I uses superspeed to go to the crate. He flies by several Nazi’s.

Nazi: There he goes.

Panel Four: Doc I holds the Sphere of Destiny.

Doc I: Time to gather the KID and go.

From off camera we hear the KID say” I’m in trouble”…..

Page 22

Three panel page

Panel one. The kid is tied to some discarded machinery. A tank is taking aim at him.

Panel two: Impossible speeds towards tank

Panel three: Doc I whacks and crushes the Tank.

Page 23

Three panel page.

Panel one: Doc I is carrying the Kid as they speed away on foot. He also has the spear.

KID: I coulda got out of that.

Doc I: Yeah, in a coffin.

Panel Two. They hop in a jeep.

KID: Where now Doc? And what about the spear?

DOC I: I know someplace safe for it. Out of everyones hands.

Panel Three: Establishing shot of Washington DC.

Caption: Washington DC, days later.

Page 24

Four panel page

Panel one: We see Haber talking to the Doc and Kid in an office building. The Kid is eating again.

Haber: Well it’s a shame the spear was destroyed.

KID: Sure is, huh Doc.

Doc I: A tragedy.

Panel Two: All three continue to talk

Haber: Doctor, I’d like to make you an offer. There’s a war coming. We’re going to need good people like yourself, but even more important we’re going to need symbols. And you and the Kid are good together. You’ll inspire others.

Doc I: I’m not a government lackey.

KID: I am.

Panel Three: All three continue to talk.

Haber: You won’t be working for the government, Doc. You’ll be working for America.

KID: let’s do it, Doc.

Doc I: Alright. But I only answer to one man. And that’s FDR.

Haber .Done.

Panel Four: We see a shot of Doc I and Kid Commando in costume.


Sunday, November 27, 2005

Issue Three

Page one:

One panel pinup of a Troll standing above Splitscreen and Bones about to crush them.

Caption: This is bad. Really bad. Me and this blob against a troll. It reminds me of my first solo mission.

Page two:

Flashback time: Let’s go for our effect either grainy or color.

The classic six panel page.

Panel one.

A young David Gordon maybe two years into his crimefighting career is watching the tv. While sitting on the floor. Dr. I is in a chair behind him reading the paper.

Caption One: Corridor City, 1985.

TV: The Killer Vigilante know as the SILENCER as struck again. Police discovered the Larva man’s corpse in a dumpster near Broadway Street….

Panel Two:

David turns back towards Doc I.

David: Shouldn’t we do something about him. You always said heroes shouldn’t kill.

Panel Three

DR I Still reading the paper.

Dr I: All that can be done is being done.

David: We should get him We haven’t even gone after him.

DR I: You’re not ready for this case.

Panel four:

Dr I stands up.

Dr I: I’m leaving for a mission with the Justice Council.

Panel Five.

Dr talking to David.

DR I: Do your homework. And no patrols.

David: But I’m…

Dr I: No patrols.

Panel Five:

We see a reporter talking on the TV.

REPORTER: Who is this vigilante that kills?

Page Three.

Five Panel page.

Two on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel One.

We see David putting on the splitscreen costume.

Caption one: Of course, I didn;t listen.

Panel two.

We see DOC I 5.1 trying to talk David out of it.

Caption One: My keeper, DOC I 5.1 tried to talk me out of it.

Panel three.

David pushes DOC I 5.1 aside.

Caption One: But I was determined.

Panel four

David makes a fist

Caption one: The Silencer was giving us a bad name.

Panel Five.

David swings through the streets.

Caption one: If the Doctor wasn’t bringing him in, I was.

Page four:

Five panel page.

Two on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel One:

We see Splitscreen on a tower.

Caption one: Of Course I don’t know where to start.

Panel two

Splitscreen enters the office of Captain Denney. Corridor City PD.

Caption one: I went to Captain Denney.

Panel three.

The captain laughing.

Caption one: But he just laughed and sent me away.

Panel four.

We see Splitscreen watching from a rooftop.

Caption one: I tried staking out locations. But I just got bored.

Panel five.

Splitscreen returns to his house.

Caption One: I was ready to give up.

Page five:

Five panel page. Two on top. One in the middle. Two on the bottom.

First panel:

David is eating while talking to DOC I 5.1.

David: I guess I’m not such a great detective.

DOC I 5.1: Have you tried the ANSWER?

Panel two

David looks surprised.

David: The answer?

Panel Three

David walks towards a mailbox on a residential street.

Caption one: He was apparently some cape who had a lot of connections.

Panel four

David leaves a paper in the mailbox.

Caption 1: This was how you contacted him.

Panel five:

The ever present rooftop. David is waiting. He sees a shadowed man approach.

Caption one: And the ANSWER met me that night.

Page Six:

Four panel page.

One on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one: We see the Answer and Splitscreen talking.

Answer: You’re Impossible’s new sidekick, right. What do you need from me. He’s the man.

Splitscreen: The Silencer. How do I find him.

Panel two:

Close up of Answer.

ANSWER: He’s not in your league, kid.

Panel three.

The answer looks determined.

This is above you.

Panel Four

The answer starts to leave and Splitscreen says:

Splitscreen: Why is everyone afraid of this guy?

Answer: We’re not afraid of him. We’re afraid he might be right. And kid.

Splitscreen: yep.

Answer: He’s closer than you think.

Page seven:

Three panel page.

Panel one.

Splitscreen is sitting on a watchtower.

Caption One: days later.

Caption 2: Doc I had left on another mission. And I went solo again.

Panel Two:

We see newspaper articles detailing the deaths of several supervillians. Larva man, Backfire, and the Sanitizer.

Caption One: I had figured out one thing. All of the costumed creeps who had been killed by the Silencer had recently been release from jail on technicalities.

Panel Three:

We see Splitscreen following Bricklayer, a new villain to design.

Caption One: So I followed Bricklayer. The latest villain to beat his rap.

Page eight.

Three panel page.

Panel one.

We see Splitscreen follow Bricklayer.

Caption oNe: I kept my distance.

Panel two:

Bricklayer reaches a railyard and we see the Silencer appear.

Caption one: And when we reached the railyard. The Silencer appeared.

Panel three

The camera is looking at the front of Bricklayer as the Silencer swooshes in from behind him. I envision the Silencer as resembling the old Shadow character. All cape and hat as he moves.

Bricklayer: Oh man!

Page Nine:

Three panel page.

First Panel:

The silencer is firing both his guns at Bricklayer.

Caption One: He was going to kill him.

Second panel:

Splitscreen swings into the Silencer. Bricklayer is screaming.

Bricklayer: Help me!

Panel Three

The silencer and Splitscreen tangle.

Silencer: What are you doing , kid?

Page 10

Three panel page.

First Panel

Splitscreen hits the Silencer again.

Silencer: This isn’t your fight.

Panel two:

The silencer has grabbed Splitscreen and is now in control of him.

Silencer: Back off kid!

Splitscreen: You can’t kill him.

Panel three

Bricklayer has escaped. Silencer is furious with Spliscreen.

Silencer: He’s gone. You don’t know what you’ve done.

Page 11.

Five panel page.

Panel one;

We see an establishing shot of Impossible tower. The home of Doc I and Splitscrreen.

Caption one: Days later.


Panel two.

We see David in a tux looking in a mirror.

Caption One: I was getting ready for my junior high dance.

Panel three.

We see a car driven by Doc I 5.1 with David as a passenger.

Caption one: 5.1 drove me to my dates house. Jenny Hayden. She was cute. Not gorgeous, but ok.

Panel four.

Jenny opens the door

Caption one: I felt bad for her. Her mother had been killed by the Sanitizer after he was released. Her dad was a D.A. who worked all the time.

Panel five

Jenny and David walk away and we see her father faintly through the front window.

Caption One: She was my friend and I felt bad for her. I knew what she was going through, so I asked her to the dance. Her father usually came to the door though.

Page 12.

Six panel page.

Panel one

We see Jenny and David exit the car. She is excited.

Caption One. It was the first time I had seen Jenny smile in weeks.

Panel two:

They walk in the dance.

Caption one. She thought it was cool to be driven by 5.1 and to be with Doc I’s ward.

Panel three

Their dancing.

Caption one: Our identities were common knowledge. Doc I had no family to protect and my identity was obvious after my parents death.

Panel four

They chat with friends.

Caption one. Besides we were well protected.

Panel five.

He holds up a cup full of punch.

Caption one: And after all you don’t tug on Superman’s cape.

Panel six.

We see an image of Jenny’s father.

Caption One; And you don’t mess with Batman’s kid.

Page 13.

Five panel page.

Panel one.

David crushes the glass.

Caption One: Oh, know.

Panel two:

We see the face of the Answer.

Caption one: Someone close.

Panel three

David talks to Jenny

Caption one: I made my apologies.

Panel four

Jenny is at the dance, upset.

Caption one: He was a .D.A. Villians were being released right and left. And his wife had been murdered by one of them.

Panel five-a wide panel at the bottom. We see Splitscreen streak off.

Caption one: And the Black Cowl had just been freed.

Page 14.

Five panel page.

Two on top. One in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel One:

We see Splitscreen on top of a warehouse.

Caption One: I went to the black cowl’s hideout.

Panel two;

We see the Silencer in the shadows.

Caption one: And there was the Silencer in the rafters.

Panel three;

This is a wide panel. Splitscreen swings towards the Silencer.

Panel four

Spliscreen punches the Silencer.

Panel Five.

The silencer’s cowl comes off. It is Jenny’s father.

Splitscreen: It is you!

Page 15

A five panel page. One on top.two in the middle. Two on the bottom.

Panel one

The silencer and Spliscreen fight on the rooftop.

Panel Two:

The silencer looses his footing.

Panel three

He’’s holding on to the ledge with his hand.

Panel four

Spliscreen tries to help him.

Splitscreen: Let me help you!

Silencer: No kid!

Panel five.

Close up on the Silencer.


Silencer: It’s better this way. When my wife died, so did I. Now I’m a killer. Tell Impossible to take care of Jenny.

Page 16

One panel page

The silencer falls to his death as Splitscreen looks on.

Page 17

Six panel page

Panel one

Splitscreen has his head bowed explaining to Impossible.

Caption one: I went home to the Doctor and told him everything.

Panel two. We see Splitscreen sad.

Caption one: I screwed up big time.

Panel three.

Doc I talking to Jenny

Caption one: Jenny was devastated.

Panel four

Jenny slaps David.

Caption one: She never forgave me.

Panel five.

Doctor putting Jenny into a car.

Caption one: The Doctor told me she went to live with her aunt and uncle.

Panel Six

Back to present day. Close up of Splitscreen’s anguished face.

Caption one: And right now, I’ve got the same pit in my stomach.

Page 18

Five panel page

One on top, two in the middle. Two on the bottom.

Panel one:

We see the troll above Splitscreen and Bones.

Caption One: That’s one big dude.

Panel two:

Troll swings hammer at Splitscreen

Panel Three

Splitscreen dodges blow

Panel four:

Spliscreen jumps on the trolls back.

Panel five

He starts to rape his swinging rope around the Troll’s neck. Bones is still on the ground.

Spliscreen: Come on man. Help me out!

Page 19

Three panel page

Panel one

The troll shakes Splitscreen off his back

Panel two

He lands by Bones.

Splitscreen: That’s it! We’re done and your useless.

Panel three

The troll approaches with his hammer ready to crush them.

Splitscreeen: I never got her number.

Page 20

Two panel page.

Panel one

Winter takes out the troll’s legs with her sword.

Panel two:

He falls to the ground.

Splitscreen: Nice swing.

Bones: Aye, that was an excellent move.

Splitscreen: You speak English?

Page 21

A six panel page.

Panel one.

Closeup of Bones. He speaks with a slightly Russian accent.

Bones breaks the chains.

Bones: Of Course.

Panel two:

Close up of Bones.

Splitscreen: And clearly you could have gotten out of those chains and helped at anytime.

Panel three.

Bones touches Splitscreen’s shoulder.

Bones. Yes, comrade. But it vas you who inspired me.

Splitscreen: Me?

Panel four:

A shot of Bones:

Bones: To see one as pathetic as vou, struggle for life, gave me new hope, new vigor.

Panel five

Winter, Bones and Splitscreen in the shot.

Winter: Will you help us?

Bones: Of Course comrades.

Splitscreen: How do we get him out of here?

Panel six.

Splitscreen and Bones

Splitscreen: We can’t exactly put you in a suit and tie.

Bones: No, problem.

Page 22.

Four panel Page. One on top, two in middle, one on the bottom.

In the top panel we see Bones transform into Alexander from Divinity fame.

Panel two:

Closeup of Winter:

Winter: You’re kinda cute without the bones.

Panel three.

Closeup of Splitscreen:

Splitscreen: How’d you do that?

Panel four

A shot of Bones.

Bones: My people have two forms. One for battle and our normal form.

Page 23.

Three panel page.

Panel one.

We see all three.

Winter: Let’s get back to the sewer.

Panel two

Sensei’s headquarters.

We see Sensei, splitscreen, bones and winter.

Sensei: I see you met with success.

Winter: What’s next?

Panel three.

Sensei and Splitscreen.

Sensei: I’m going to have to call in a few favors. We’re headed to London.

Splitscreen: London? What’s in London.

Page 24

A one panel page. It’s a pinup of the Swaimi.

Sensei: The Swaimi.




Issue two


PAGE ONE: This is a one page spread. This page is all text. The page is white with only the faint background of a full figure picture of DR. IMPOSSIBLE laid underneath the words.


Doctor Impossible was earth’s greatest hero. For over five decades he and his allies in the JUSTICE COUNCIL protected the world from all manners of harm. Earth entered a new “golden age.” Dr Impossible based his operations in CORRIDOR CITY and this city was the shining light of the new golden era.

Ten years ago, Doctor Impossible met his greatest foe in battle.

He lost.

Doctor Impossible left Earth and has not been heard from since.

Earth entered a new “DARK AGE.”

Corridor City is the dark light of the new era.

This is the story of what was and what will be.

Pages 2 and 3

This is a two page spread. We see several men walking down the middle of the street in Roman gladiator garb. In the middle is a large, fat man in a chariot. He is being pulled by two large vicious dogs. One of the men in his envoy, is David Gordon, formerly known as Splitscreen. He is now a Prefect.

Walking along the sidewalk on page three is an anglo man in his forties named Hudson Street. He is accompanied by a 14 year old African-American boy named Tysan. They are both important characters whose role will be revealed at a later time.

The large man who is apparently the leader of the guards is named Morbus. He is cracking the whip on the dogs and he yells:

Morbus: Onward Dogs of Hell. To the Green Pagoda.

Tysan: Who do you think there after?

Hudson: If it’s the Green Pagoda, it can only be one man.

Tysan: You gonna do something about it.

Hudson: (with hesitation) No. I don’t get involved anymore.

Page four.

This is a three panel page.

Panel one:

The first panel is an establishing shot of the Green Pagoda. This is a run down tavern in what was formerly prominent district of Corridor City.

Panel Two:

The second panel shows Morbus bursting through the doors of the Inn. We see Sensei off to the side, tending bar.

Morbus: Where are you, my little man?

Third panel

Morbus approaches Splitscreen:

Morbus: Splendid. You’ve found something you’re good at.

Page Five.

This is our standard six panel. Two on top, middle and bottom.

Panel One:

Close up of Sensei.

Sensei: What do you want Morbus?

Panel Two:

We see Morbus and Sensei talk.

Morbus: The triumvirate is coming for the rededication. We don’t want any incidents. There have been rumors of capes organizing.

Sensei: I wouldn’t know anything about that. I try and earn a meager living..

Panel Three.

Morbus and Sensei continue to talk.

Morbus: Fealty, Sensei.. We want your allegiance. Your word.

Sensei: I will not give my word .to a man I don’t respect.

Fourth Panel:

Close up of Morbus:

Morbus: You will now. Bow before me, little man.

Fifth Panel:

Morbus and Sensei stand next to each other.

Morbus: I said Bow!

Sensei: I will make no trouble. But I will not bow before my inferior.

Sixth Panel

We see Morbus call David Gordon over.

Morbus: Prefect!

David Gordon: Sir.

Page six.

Another six panel page. Standard cut.

Panel one

We see Morbus, David and Sensei in the panel.

David is looking at Sensei.

Morbus: Do your duty!

Sensei: I will not resist violently.

Panel Two:

Splitscreen forces Sensei to bow down before Morbus.

Morbus: That’s better. Just imagine, once you were a great man.

Panel Three:

Morbus looks at David and hands him a brand.

Morbus: Brand him.

David looks hesitant.

Panel four:

David brands Sensei on the back with the Triumvurate seal.

Panel Five:

Sensei gets up and looks at Morbus.

Morbus: No trouble. You understand.

Panel six:

We see Morbus and David turn and leave.

Morbus: Come along, Prefect. I don’t like the stench in here. Can you believe him, I will not bow to my inferior. Ha, ha, ha, ha.

Pafe seven.

Five panel page. One panel on top. Two each across the middle and bottom.

Panel One.

This is an establishing shot of an apartment complex. We see Hudson Street looking out a window. We see David Gordon walking below him on the sidewalk.

We hear Tysan’ voice from inside the apartment.

Tysan: Grub’s ready, man. You comin’.

Hudson: I’m comin’.

Panel Two:

Interior of the apartment. Hudson and Tysan are sitting on the couch. There is a picture on the end table by the couch.

Tysan: Hey, that picture. It wasn’t there before.

Panel Three:

Tysan looks closer at the picture.

Tysan: (Surprised) Is that you in the cop uniform.

Hudson: Yeah. Hard to believe I was a flatfoot, huh.

Panel Four:

Tysan is holding the picture shaking his head.

Tysan: You were a cop. You hate cops.

Panel five:

Close up of Hudson.

Hudson: That’s because I know em’.

Page eight.

Six panel page.

Panel One:

Tysan is getting his stuff together to leave.

Tysan: Thanks for the grub. I gotta be getting home or mom’s gonna be pissed. I’m not even supposed to be hanging with you.

Panel Two:

Close up of Hudson. He’s holding the picture now.

Hudson: You get then. And do your homework.

Panel Three:

Tysan is walking out the door.

Tysan: My game’s on Saturday. You gonna be there.

Hudson: I’ll be in the crowd.

Panel four:

Hudson looks at the picture.

Panel Five.

Hudson sits in his chair and starts to look at a scrapbook.

Panel six

We see a closeup of a newspaper article in the scrapbook.


We see a small picture of Tango and the Answer on the paper.

Page Nine.

Six panel page.

One long panel on the top and bottom and with two each in the middle portion of the page.

Panel one:

We get an establishing shot of David Gordon’s apartment building.

Panel Two.

David is taking off Prefect armor.

Caption One: Hard to believe it’s come to this.

Panel Three:

He’s in his long underwear now, holding the armor.

Caption One: I hate this armor. You can’t move in it.

Panel Four:

David is staring to put on his Splitscreen costume.

Caption One: Thank God, I never incorporated armor in my costume.

Panel Five:

The costume is fully on now.

Caption one: If Morbus knew I was still moonlighting as Splitscreen, he’d have me killed on the spot.

Panel Six. Splitscreen leaves out the window.

Caption One: It would be worth it.

Page 10:

Panel One:

A six panel page.

We see Splitscreen swinging through the streets.

Caption One: This feels great. I remember when I started.

Panel Two: This begins flashback. We might want to go with a granier look to indicate the flashback. It would actually be cool to spring for color for the flashbacks which would be an inversion of the typical technique.

We see David as a ten year old boy. He is crying. His dead parents are on the ground behind him.

Caption One: My parents had been murdered.

Panel Three.

We see David being walked out by a detective who just happens to be Hudson Street.

Caption one: They were sending me to the orphanage when….

Panel Four:

We see Dr. I swoop down.

Caption One: Dr Impossible arrived.

Panel Five:

Dr I puts his hand on David’s Shoulder.

Caption One: He said that he knew my parents and that he was my godfather. He asked me to go with him.

Panel six:

We see Dr I talking to David as David cowers in a chair with a blanket on him.

Caption One: He asked if I believed in Justice. Told me I must choose that path and not seek revenge for what had transpired.

Page eleven:

Three panel page

Two panels on top. Then a large panel that takes up half the page.

Panel One:

We see Doc I and David meditating.

Caption One: We trained in his mountain.

Panel Two:

We see Dr I behind David as David is burning his hand with a candle.

Caption one: I made a vow to always seek Justice.

Panel Three:

Large panel of Dr I flying through the streets as David swings through the streets.

Caption One: And soon we hit the streets. Dr. Impossible and Splitscreen.

Page twelve:

Back to the present.

Five panel page. Two on top, one in the middle and two on bottom.

Panel One

Splitscreen lands on rooftop.

Caption one: I can’t believe I was so young. Thank god I inherited my father’s stealth ability.

Panel Two.

He looks down and sees two thugs approach a man.

I can essentially make myself invisible to people’s senses. For a brief period.

Panel Three

The thugs are beating up a man.

Caption one: The triumvirate doesn’t care about the crime on the streets. As long as they get a cut.

Panel four.

Splitscreen jumps between them.

Caption one: This is too easy.

Panel five.

Splistcreen punches them both.

Caption one: I’ve been training since I was ten.

Page 13

Five panel page, Two on the top and middle and one on the bottom.

Panel one.

Splitscreen finishes off the thugs.

Panel two.

The victim leaves and we hear a voice from above and off panel.

Winter: Nice fight.

Panel three

Splitscreen looks up and sees Winter on the edge of roof.

Spilitscreen: How’d you see me?

Winter: I have my methods.

Panel four:

Splitscreen climbs over the edge of roof. Winter is watching.

Splitscreen: Who are you?

Winter: A friend. If your interested. Try and keep up.

Panel five:

Winter dives off the building.

Winter: See ya!

Splitscreen: Hey, wait up. I didn’t get your number..

Page 14.

One panel page.

They swing through the city. Winter is ahead of Splitscreen.

Page 15.

Three panel page.

Panel one

Splitscreen closes in.

Splitscreen: You’re good.

Winter: I’m good at everything.

Panel two

Splitscreen is side by side, swinging with Winter.

Spilitscreen: Where are we headed?

Winter: You’ll see.

Panel three.

Winter is in his arms now.

Winter: You smell nice.

Splitscreen: Thanks.

Winter: You’re gonna need it where we’re going.

Page 16.

Six panel page.

Three on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one:

They land on a desolate street near a sewer manhole.

Splitscreen: If you wanted to get me alone, I can think of nicer places.

Panel two.

Winter opens a sewer manhole.

Winter: Don’t be afraid.

Splitscreen: We’re going in there. This is not cool.

Panel three.

We see them waliking in a sewer.

Splitscreen: I’m telling you babe there are other places.

Panel four.

Winter knocks on a door.


Splitscreen: You know, babe, if this is a hotel, I’m a little short on cash.

Winter: Quiet!

Panel five:

A slit on the door opens and we hear a deep voice.

Voice: Password!

Winter: The Green dragon rises in the August moon.

Panel six.

They walk through and are greeted by a talking ape named Solovar.

Solovar: Good to see you, Winter.

Winter: Your looking strong Solovar. Been workin out?

Solovar: A little.

Splitscreen looks confused.

Page 17.

A nine panel page!

One panel across the top. Four across the middle. Four across the bottom.

Panel one:

We see sensei and several of his new disciples in Kung Fu robes.

Panel two:

Closeup of Splitscreen:

Splitscreen: Sensei!

Panel three.

Closeup of Sensei.

Sensei: Why have you brought him here?

Panel four:

Closeup of Winter:

Winter: We need him.

Panel five:

Close up of Splitscreen:

Splitscreen: What’s going on here?

Panel six

Closeup of sensei.

Sensei: This is the home of the resistance for now.

Panel seven:

Closeup of Splitscreen:

I knew it! I had heard of a resistance forming.

Panel eight.

Closeup of Splitscreen:

Splitscreen: Why didn’t you ask me?

Panel nine.

Sensei: You are a member of the establishment.

Page 18.

A six panel page. Three on top. Two on the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel One.

Closeup of Splitscreen.

That’s a cover.

Panel two:

Closeup of Sensei’s face next to Splitscreen’s .

Sensei: Is it?

Splitscreen: It is.

Panel three.

Closeup of Sensei.

Sensei: Prove it!

Panel four

Sensei approaches Splitscreen with two swords.

Panel five.

They bow.

Panel six

The fight begins.

Page 19.

A six panel page.

Panel one.

Splitscreen strikes a blow.

Panel two

Sensei strikes back with an elbow.

Panel three.

Splitscreen tries a leg sweep.

Panel four.

Sensei counters with a mid-section blow.

Panel five.

Sensei has spliscreen below him his sword pressed against Spitscreen’s chest.

Panel Six.

Sensei stands above Splitscreen. He has won.

Sensei: You are not worthy. You never were. I will not accept you. I will not train you.

Page 20.

A six panel page. Three on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one.

A Shot of Winter.

Winter: I will!

Panel two

Closeup of Sensei. He is irritated.

Panel three.

Closeup of Sensei.

Sensei: Very well.

Panel four.

Sensei and Winter talking.

Sensei: You know what we needed.

Winter: yes.

Panel five:

Winter turns to Splitscreen

Winter: Let’s go.

Panel six.

The camera pans down on Splitscreen and winter sitting on a rooftop performing surveillance.

Splitscreen: Thanks, for what happended back there. Sensei and I had a falling out. But if there’s a resistance, I need to be part of it.

Winter: Let’s just worry about our task.

Page 21.

A five panel. Two on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one:

Caption one: Later that night.

Spilitscreen and Winter look down and see a large holding cage.

Splitscreen: I hear something!

Panel two:

We see two guards escort a chained Bones into the pen.

Panel three.

Close up of winter and Splitscreen.

Splitscreen: What is that?

Winter: Don’t know. But we think it’s powerful. There’s been a lot of chatter.

Panel Four:

Splitscreen: You hear chatter. I’m a prefect and I’ve never heard about that thing.

Winter: I’ve got better sources. I’ll take out the guards. You get that thing.

Panel five.

Winter attacks the guards from above.

Page 22.

Five panel page. Two on top. Two in the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one:

Splitscreen enters the pen. Bones is sitting. Still chained.

Splitscreen: Hey big guy. You speak English?

Panel two.

Two previously unseen guards appear.

Guards: Intruder!

Panel three

Splitscreen stands between the two guards.

Panel four.

Splitscreen attacks them.

Panel five:

Spliscreen wins.

Page 23.

Four panel page.

Two on top. One on the middle. One on the bottom.

Panel one:

Splitscreen has walked over to Bones.

Splitscreen: Come on! Let’s go!

Panel two:

Splitscreen starts to shake an unresponsive Bones.

Splitscreen: Hey, LET”S GO!.

Panel three.

Bones’ eyes have turned to something behind them. Splitscreen notices.

Splitscreen: What are you looking at ?

Panel four:

Closeup of Splitscreen.

Splitscreen: Uh, oh!

Page 24

One panel page

We see a large troll standing above them.