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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

1 of 7

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 1

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

A total blank, blackness, except for the white words in the middle.

 

supernatural \spr-nchr-l\ adj : of or relating to something beyond or outside of nature or the visible universe

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

The past…. Its night and Castle Dracula is shown.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Castle Dracula explodes!

 

PANEL 3

A close look at a portrait of Maria, Dracula’s second wife, as it starts to burn.

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

The present…. A young woman leaves an apartment building that’s having a wild party. She seems to have drunk a little too much. She is waving good-bye to some friends who are at the door and are waving back.

 

WOMAN #1 (a little drunk)

BYE, GUYS.

 

WOMAN #2 (having a good time)

ARE YOU SURE WE CAN’T GIVE YOU A RIDE HOME?

 

WOMAN #1 (a little drunk)

THANKS, BUT I THINK THE WALK WILL DO ME SOME GOOD.

 

PANEL 2

Woman #1 is walking on the sidewalk and is trying to keep her balance.

 

WOMAN #1 (thought balloon and a little drunk)

WHOA! HE ! HE! I THINK I DRANK A LITTLE TOO MUCH.

 

PANEL 3

Woman #1 is shown below, while a part of an inhuman creature, which’s on top of a building, is shown looking down. A hungry sound is coming from the creature.

 

PANEL 4

The creature is somewhat revealed to be some kind of man-bat creature who has jumped off from the ledge of the building.

 

PANEL 5

Woman #1 is still unaware of the danger she’s in. She’s humming a little song and acting a little goofy.

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

As if looking thru the eyes of the creature, the creature is heading down towards the unsuspecting woman #1!

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 5, but the creature is closer and the now terrified woman notice the creature!

 

WOMAN #1 (shocked)

WHA….?!

 

PANEL 3

Like a vulture, the man-bat creature grabs woman #1 and starts to fly up into the air.

 

WOMAN #1 (loud and in panic)

HELP!!

 

PANEL 4

The two are now on top of another building and it looks like the man-bat is now wearing a cape and the longs ears are gone! It’s biting woman #1’s neck! She tries to push him back!

 

WOMAN #1 (desperate and loud)

NAAAAAGH!

 

PANEL 5

A closer look at the now human-looking creature biting the now dead woman #1’s neck!

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

The creature is revealed to be Dracula as he rises up his head after his feast on the dead woman. The woman’s blood is dripping out of his mouth.

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

Frank Drake is outside a café and sitting in one of their outside tables. It’s morning and there are other people there. Frank has a cup of coffee next to him and looks like he waiting for someone.

 

PANEL 2

Frank’s mechanical right hand is shown tapping the table and some of the other customers have notice the strange hand.

 

PANEL 3

A woman appears at the table that Frank’s sitting at. Frank hears, but doesn’t yet see the woman.

 

LILITH (not fully shown)

THANK YOU FOR MEETING ME HERE.

 

FRANK DRAKE (unaware)

YOUR PHONE CALL WAS INTRIGUING ENOUGH TO MAKE ME COME.

 

PANEL 4

It’s revealed the woman is Lilith, daughter of Dracula!

 

FRANK DRAKE (surprised and loud)

YOU?!

 

LILITH (amused)

ME.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

Frank looks like he’s about to jump off his seat and attack Lilith. Lilith calmly sits down at the table. She thinks that Drake is being childish.

 

LILITH (calm and low tone)

SETTLE DOWN, DRAKE, YOU’RE MAKING A COMMOTION.

 

LILITH

I DIDN’T CALL YOU HERE TO FIGHT YOU TO THE DEATH AT A CAFÉ, BUT TO TALK BUSINESS.

 

FRANK DRAKE (suspicious and annoyed)

AND WHY SHOULD I STAY HERE TO LISTEN?

 

LILITH (being a smartass)

PERHAPS BECAUSE WE’RE FAMILY, AND THE FACT THAT I’M HERE IS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE TO WHY YOU’RE HERE?

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Frank and Lilith is shown. Frank has calmed down, but is still annoyed.

 

FRANK DRAKE (annoyed)

DON’T REMIND ME…. AND HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHY I’M HERE?

 

FRANK DRAKE (annoyed)

FOR ALL YOU KNOW, I’M HERE AS A TOURIST.

 

LILITH

DON’T INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE, FRANK, WE BOTH KNOW WHY YOU’RE HERE.

 

LILITH

IT’S THE RUMORS…. THE ONES BASED ON THE VAMPIRE-LIKE KILLINGS THAT YOU BELIEVE COULD BE HIM, WHICH IT IS.

 

FRANK DRAKE

AND I REALLY DON’T NEED TO ASK WHY YOU’RE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED, DO I?

 

PANEL 3

Lilith is shown and amused by what Frank said.

 

LILITH (amused)

AS YOU KNOW, THE CURSE THAT TURNED ME INTO A VAMPIRE, ALSO MADE ME HIS ETERNAL ADVERSARY, AND SADLY, IT ALSO PREVENTS ME FROM DESTROYING HIM BY MY OWN HANDS.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

THEN WHY BECOME DIRECTLY INVOLVED?

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

IF YOU KNOW WHY I’M HERE, THEN WHY NOT JUST SIT AND WATCH?

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

THE CURSE DOES PREVENT YOU FROM BEING OF ANY HELP.

 

PANEL 4

Both Lilith and Frank are shown. Lilith is pointing at Frank as she’s about to prove Frank wrong.

 

LILITH (to the point)

NOT TRUE, BECAUSE YOU’RE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, AREN’T YOU? THE MONEY THAT QUINCY HARKER LEFT YOU TO CONTINUE THE WORK IS NEARLY GONE AND YOU NEED A NEW SOURCE OF FUNDING, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO FACE SOMEONE LIKE HIM.

 

FRANK DRAKE

AND YOU HAVE THE TYPE OF BANK ACCOUNT TO BE THIS NEW SOURCE OF FUNDING?

 

LILITH

I STILL HAVE A GREAT BUNDLE OF MONEY I MANAGED TO PROCURE FROM SELLING SOME PRECIOUS ITEMS FROM MY FATHER’S CASTLE TO AN AUCTION.

 

FRANK DRAKE (in slight disbelief)

YOU LOOTED YOUR FATHER’S CASTLE?

 

LILITH (amused)

YES, AND I’M QUITE PROUD OF IT.

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Frank Drake is shown. He’s thinking about it.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not sure)

I DON’T KNOW. YOU’RE NOT EXACTLY THE TRUSTING TYPE.

 

LILITH (not shown)

YOU CAN TRUST ME ENOUGH TO HELP YOU DESTROY THAT BASTARD WITHOUT FEAR OF ME STABBING YOU BEHIND THE BACK.

 

PANEL 2

Lilith and Frank are shown. Frank is thinking about it, while Lilith is waiting for an answer.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2.

 

FRANK DRAKE

I’M GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A PHONE CALL, SINCE I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE.

 

LILITH

I TAKE IT YOU MEAN YOUR TWO COLLEAGUES FROM THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

 

PANEL 4

New scene, it’s night time and another part of Manhattan is shown. A normal-looking bat is shown flying.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

I KNOW WHERE TO CONTACT HANNIBAL, BUT AS FOR BLADE, HE DOESN’T TAKE THE TIME TO NOTIFY US HIS CHANGE OF ADDRESS EVERY TIME HE MOVES TO A NEW LOCATION.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

A book store is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

BUT LUCKILY HANNIBAL HAPPENS TO BE A DETECTIVE, SO THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE HE’LL FIND MR. DHAMPIR’S NEW HANGOUT.

 

PANEL 2

The inside of the book store is shown. Bible John is shown behind the counter and is counting the money from the cash register.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking to himself)

MAN, I HOPE WE KEEP THIS HIDEOUT FOR QUITE A LONG TIME, BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER MADE THIS MUCH OF A PROFIT IN THE OTHER’S.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking to himself)

GOD BLESS THE OCCULT BOOK LOVERS.

 

PANEL 3

The front door opens and a bell is heard.

 

PANEL 4

Bible John is shown looking to see who it is.

 

BIBLE JOHN

SORRY, BUT WE’RE….

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal King is shown inside the book store.

 

BIBLE JOHN

AH, YES, WE WERE EXPECTING YOU.

 

HANNIBAL KING (confused)

EXCUSE ME?

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Bible John points to his head.

 

BIBLE JOHN

PSYCHIC VISIONS…. ALTHOUGH I NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY’LL COME OR GO, I DO KNOW THEY ONLY COME WHEN SOMETHING SERIOUS IS HAPPENING. LIKE SAY THE LORD OF THE VAMPIRES.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown)

I SEE.

 

PANEL 2

Hannibal is turning his head to see if he can find Blade here. Bible John notices this.

 

BIBLE JOHN

HE’S OUT HUNTING YOU-KNOW-WHAT, WHICH IS PROBABLY A GOOD THING; BECAUSE HE ISN’T THE SAME MAN YOU’VE KNOWN.

 

HANNIBAL KING (slightly confused)

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

 

PANEL 3

Bible John is shown.

 

BIBLE JOHN

THERE WAS THIS MISSION TO INVESTIGATE A RUMOR WHERE A MOB PROCURED A VAMPIRE FOR THE REASON TO FIGHT ANOTHER VAMPIRE NAMED HUNGER, A VAMPIRE FROM HYDRA.

 

BIBLE JOHN

IT TURNED OUT THAT THEIR VAMPIRE WAS THE SCIENTIFIC IMITATION CALLED MORBIUS, BUT BLADE THOUGHT THE GUY WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE REAL THING TO RECEIVE A SLAYING.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown)

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown on top of a building and is looking done like a predator. He has his silver sword out.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

YEAH.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

THERE WAS A SUPER-HERO IN THE MESS.

 

PANEL 5

Blade’s shade-like goggles are shown.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

IT WAS THAT GUY NAMED SPIDER-MAN, THE ONE WITH THE SPIDER-LIKE POWERS WHO SWINGS AROUND THE CITY IN RED AND BLUE TIGHTS.

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

Down below are five vampires in their human forms.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

JUST WHEN BLADE WAS ABOUT TO TAKE DOWN MORBIUS, THAT WEB-HEADED JERK GOT IN THE WAY. PLEADING TO BLADE TO SPARE THE LIVING VAMPIRE’S LIFE, BECAUSE THE “POOR GUY” WAS SICK.

 

PANEL 2

Above, Blade leaps off the building. The full moon is behind him. He reveals to have animal-like athletic abilities!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

DURING THEIR STRUGGLE, THE BLOOD-CRAZED SCIENTIFIC VAMPIRE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO BITE BLADE IN THE ARM.

 

PANEL 3

The vampires are surprised by the vampire hunter’s appearance!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

AND IT INFECTED HIM WITH SOMETHING.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

THE LIVING VAMPIRE PLAGUE.

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Blade takes advantage to their surprise and beheads one of them with the sword!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

IS THAT WHAT’S IT CALLED?

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

IT’S THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT, SINCE MORBIUS CAN INFECT OTHER’S WITH HIS CONDITION.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

WELL, EVEN THOU BLADE’S DHAMPIR NATURE COULDN’T FIGHT THE INFECTION, IT DID SEEM TO ALLOW HIM TO RETAIN HIS HUMAN-LIKE APPEARANCE, EXCEPT FOR THE FANGS, AND RESISTANCE TO SUNLIGHT, BUT THAT ONLY MEANS THAT HE’S A LIVING VAMPIRE THAT “LOOKS” PRETTY MUCH NORMAL.

 

PANEL 2

The four remaining vampires try to tackle Blade, but he leaps and does a flip to dodge them!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

AND ALTHOUGH HE HAS SENSES AND ATHLETIC ABILITIES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO A REAL VAMPIRE WHICH YOU WOULD THINK WOULD BE A BIG HELP, IT MEANS NOTHING SINCE HE HAS A NEED, AND HARD TO CONTROL THIRST, FOR BLOOD.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

IRONICALLY, MORBIUS DID DEVELOP A COUNTERAGENT SERUM. DIDN’T YOU….?

 

PANEL 3

Blade stabs one of the vampires in the heart with the sword!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

DIDN’T WORK…. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY THE “PLAGUE” SEEMED TO HAVE MUTATED, WHICH MEANS THAT THE SERUM CAN ONLY WORK ON A PERSON BEFORE THE MUTATION STARTS.

 

PANEL 4

The stabbed vampire is now a skeleton which the skull is separated from the body by a punch from Blade before falling to the ground!

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

I SEE…. HAS HE SHOWN ANY SIGNS OF LOSING CONTROL OF HIS CRAVINGS?

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

WE’VE BEEN USING DRUGS AND A FRIDGE FULL 0F BLOOD PACKETS TO CONTROL THE SITUATION.

 

PANEL 5

The three remaining vampires are looking at the standing Blade! Blade tilts his head to the right to tell the vampires, thru body language, to let’s continue this!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

BUT WHAT’S WORKING NOW DOESN’T MEAN IT’LL STILL WORK IN THE FUTURE.

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Two of the three vampires separate to surround Blade! Blade just calmly stands there!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

THERE’S A CHANCE THAT BLADE WILL SOMEDAY LOSE HIMSELF TO THE THIRST AND BECOME THE HUNTED.

 

PANEL 2

The two vampires start to attack, while Blade does an inhuman leap up to the air!

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

WHERE THERE WILL BE NO CHOICE BUT TO EXTERMINATE HIM.

 

PANEL 3

While in mid-air, Blade twirls around and grabs a wooden knife from bandolier! The two vampires are looking up.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

AND THAT’S WHY IT’S A GOOD THING HE ISN’T HERE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT’S BEST THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD BE FACING.

 

PANEL 4

The wooden knife goes into one of the vampires’ heart!

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

I UNDERSTAND, BECAUSE I TOO WENT THRU THE SAME THING WHEN I FIRST BECAME A VAMPIRE.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

IT COULD HAVE EASILY HAVE GONE THE OTHER WAY.

 

PANEL 5

At the same time the twirling Blade lands on the ground, he beheads the other vampire’s head with the sword!

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

PERHAPS IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE HIM BE INVOLVED IN THIS.

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

The last remaining vampire manages to claw Blade’s right cheek! Blade shows the facial expression of pain and shows his grinding fanged teeth!

 

BLADE (in pain and low tone)

NAAAAGH!

 

PANEL 2

The claw marks on Blade’s right cheek is shown!

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but the claw marks are starting to heal!

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but the claw marks are now healed!

 

PANEL 5

Blade grabs the last vampire’s neck like a tough guy with no fear! The vampire is surprised by this!

 

PANEL 6

As if looking thru the eyes of the vampire, Blade has his sword back!

 

BLADE (tough and annoyed)

MY TURN!

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Back inside the book store, Hannibal and Bible John are shown. Hannibal is about to leave.

 

HANNIBAL KING (concerned)

I THINK IT WOULD BE BEST IF HE DIDN’T KNOW I WAS HERE.

 

BIBLE JOHN

HE’LL KNOW YOU WERE HERE, BECAUSE OF THE MYSTICAL ESSENCE THAT YOU VAMPIRES LEAVE OUT.

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Hannibal and John.

 

HANNIBAL KING

YES, HE WOULD, WOULDN’T HE?

 

HANNIBAL KING

JUST TELL HIM THAT I STOPPED BY FOR A FRIENDLY CHAT.

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King is shown coming out of the book store thru the front door.

 

PANEL 5

To Hannibal’s surprise, Blade is there facing him.

 

BLADE

I’M IN.

 

BLADE

AND WE’LL USE MY PLACE AS A MEETING PLACE.

 

HANNIBAL KING (somewhat surprised and low tone)

UH…. OK.

 

BLADE

AND HANNIBAL, THAT STOPPING BY TO HAVE A FRIENDLY CHAT BIT WOULDN’T HAVE WORKED, BECAUSE THANKS TO JOHN’S SIGHT, I ALREADY KNEW WHY YOU WERE COMING.

 

HANNIBAL KING (knows that he’s been found out)

UH, YEAH, I KIND OF FORGOT ABOUT THE VISIONS THAT YOUR FRIEND JUST TOLD ME THAT HE SOMETIMES HAS.

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Two make-shift incinerators are shown with signs on them. One says “HEAD”, while the other says “BODY”. They’re being used to burn the heads and bodies of the vampires that Blade destroyed in separate fires. This happens to be the basement of the building where the book store is.

 

BLADE (not shown and somewhat impatient)

SO WHEN IS THIS GUY WITH THE MONEY COMING?

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

THE GUY IS A GAL, BLADE.

 

BLADE (not shown and somewhat impatient)

I DON’T CARE IF THE PERSON IS GENDERLESS. WHERE’S THE MONEY BAG?

 

PANEL 2

Blade is shown sitting down, while Hannibal king is standing next to him.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and being serious)

NOW BLADE, YOU HAVE DISARMED YOURSELF, RIGHT?

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Blade is looking the other way, while opening his coat to answer Frank’s question.

 

HANNIBAL KING (suspicious)

WHY DO I HAVE A FEELING THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO LIKE WHERE THIS IS GOING?

 

PANEL 4

Frank Drake is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (slightly annoyed)

BELIEVE ME; YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS…. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS AT ALL.

 

LILITH (not shown and humorous)

NOW THAT’S NOT A VERY NICE THING TO SAY.

 

PANEL 5

Lilith is shown enter the basement.

 

LILITH (humorous)

ESPECIALLY TO THE ONE WHO IS PAYING THE BILLS.

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

Blade and Hannibal King are surprised and in disbelief about this! Blade is reaching for the sword that’s “usually” on his back! Lilith is shown somewhat posing and expecting the reaction and Drake knew this would happen.

 

BLADE AND HANNIBAL KING (surprised and in disbelief)

YOU?!

 

FRANK DRAKE (slightly annoyed)

I TOLD YOU THAT YOU WEREN’T GOING TO LIKE THIS.

 

PANEL 2

Blade just realized he disarmed himself. Hannibal is annoyed by this.

 

BLADE (annoyed and low tone)

DAMMIT!

 

PANEL 3

Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, and Lilith are shown. Lilith confidently walks towards the others.

 

LILITH

THANK YOU, DRAKE, FOR DISARMING BLADE. THIS WILL ALLOW OUR DISCUSSION TO GO MORE SMOOTHLY.

 

HANNIBAL KING

THEN IT’S TRUE. DRACULA IS HERE…. OR YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BOTHERED PESTERING US.

 

LILITH

YOU THREE WANT DRACULA DESTROYED JUST AS MUCH AS I DO, WELL, ALMOST AS MUCH AS I DO, BUT THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT HE IS OUT THERE AND PEOPLE ARE DIEING BECAUSE OF IT.

 

LILITH

SO, WOULD YOU RATHER “EXPRESS” YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT THIS PARTNERSHIP OR TRACK DOWN THE LORD OF THE UNDEAD LIKE GOOD VAMPIRE HUNTERS?

 

PANEL 4

Lilith and Frank Drake are shown.

 

LILITH

GOOD, NOW I HIRED TWO EXTRAS TO HELP US ON THIS….

 

FRANK DRAKE (surprised)

WHAT?!

 

FRANK DRAKE (slight disbelief)

WE NEVER DISCUSSED ABOUT HAVING ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN THIS!

 

LILITH

WELL…. IT’S TOO LATE…. I ALREADY HIRED THEM.

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

Jack Russell is shown riding on his Harley. He needs a shave. He’s wearing shades and has a red handkerchief wrapped around his head.

 

LILITH (not shown and word box)

ONE OF THEM WILL COME DIRECTLY HERE.

 

LILITH (not shown and word box)

I ASK YOU TWO A LEAST TRY TO MAKE HIM “THINK” HE CAN FEEL AT HOME HERE.

 

PANEL 2

Shroud is shown sitting on a bench in a park. Instead of wearing a costume, he now wears civilian clothing, all black, as well as a trench coat and hat, also black. Although he wears shades with round lens, they’re not shown because his head is down, which allows the hat to cover his face. A woman walking a dog is also shown.

 

LILITH (not shown and word box)

THE OTHER IS WAITING FOR US TO MEET HIM, BECAUSE HE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HE’S GETTING INTO BEFORE GOING TO OUR SIDE OF THE FENCE.

 

FRANK DRAKE (annoyed, not shown and word box)

ARE YOU SURE WE CAN TRUST THAT ONE?

 

PAGE 19

 

PANEL 1

A closes look at Shroud’s left side of his face is shown. Although wearing shades, the “Kiss of Kali” markings around his eyes are mostly shown. The woman with the dog just passed him.

 

LILITH (not shown and word box)

WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE HIM TRUST US.

 

PANEL 2

Jack is shown just entering the bridge that leads to Manhattan.

 

LILITH (not shown and word box)

LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU’RE GOING TO NEED HELP, BECAUSE IT WON’T JUST BE DRACULA YOU’LL BE FACING, BUT HIS LOYAL TO A FAULT MINIONS AND OTHER NASTY THINGS.

 

PANEL 3

Lilith’s back is shown as she’s about to leave the basement. Drake is about to follow.

 

LILITH

SO WE BEST BETTER GET THIS GROUP TOGETHER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

LILITH

COME ALONG, FRANK.

 

BLADE (not shown, mocking, annoyed, and low tone)

HERE, ROVER.

 

FRANK DRAKE (a bit embarrassed, annoyed, and low tone)

SHUT UP, BLADE.

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

On top of a building is Dracula from far away.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at Dracula.

 

PANEL 3

A close look at Dracula’s eyes which seem to be filled with evil.

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

A bus is shown on the street.

 

PANEL 2

The bus stops at a bus stop.

 

PANEL 3

Elsa Bloodstone and Adam (not fully shown) are heading for the exit of the bus. The other passengers that they’re passing are looking at them with a weird look.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not fully shown and irritated)

I CAN’T SEE WHY WE COULDN’T USE THE DJINN TO GET HERE.

 

PANEL 4

Elsa Bloodstone and Adam are now out of the bus. Adam is wearing shades, a (Doctor Who) scarf, and a baseball cap to hide his face, as well as a jacket. Elsa is wearing a sweatshirt with a hood that she has over her head that covers her true identity, as well as blue jeans and tennis shoes. They’re both carrying luggage bags. A shadow kind of covers them.

 

ADAM

THE DJINN IS POWERFUL MAGIC AND SHOULD BE ONLY USED WHEN REALLY NEEDED, NOT FOR CONVENIENCE SAKE.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (irritated)

GREAT…. DID THAT ORB FROM MY FATHER’S COLLECTION GIVE YOU THE ADDRESS TO GO ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO HANG AROUND WITH THESE GUYS TO LEARN THE FAMILY BUSINESS?

 

ADAM (doesn’t really have an answer)

UM, NO.

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone and Adam start to walk. Although the hood she’s wearing is hiding her identity, the bloodstone strap around her neck is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

YOU DO REALIZE THAT MANHATTAN ISN’T WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A SMALL TOWN, RIGHT?

 

ADAM

WE COULD ASK DIRECTIONS.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at the bloodstone neck strap.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (trying not to hurt Adam’s feelings)

UM, MAYBE I SHOULD DO THE ASKING.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (trying to not hurt Adam’s feeling)

YOUR “SIZE” DOES SEEM TO SPOOK PEOPLE.

 

TO BE CONTINUED