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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

2 of 6

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 2

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

A mansion that looks kind of like a castle, because of its age, is shown. This place is a few miles away from Manhattan.

 

PANEL 2

Looking thru a window, Dracula is shown sitting on a fancy chair. There are other vampires there and two of them are the owners who just been turned.

 

PANEL 3

The two vampires are a married, and rich, couple who seem eager to please their new master.

 

HUSBAND VAMPIRE (trying to please his master)

DOES THE GREAT AND NOBLE DRACULA NEED ANYTHING?

 

WIFE VAMPIRE (trying to please her master)

PERHAPS YOU WANT MORE WOMEN TO FEED ON?

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

The backs of the vampire rich and married couple are shown. The sitting Dracula is shown in front of them and seems to be ignoring them, but the two doesn’t seem to notice.

 

HUSBAND VAMPIRE (trying to please his master)

YES, BECAUSE NOTHING IS TOO GOOD FOR THE MASTER.

 

WIFE VAMPIRE (trying to please her master)

EVERYTHING WE HAVE IS FOR YOU FOR THE ASKING TO PROVE OUR LOYALTY, MY LORD.

 

PANEL 2

Dracula’s face is shown and he seems to be getting annoyed by this two.

 

HUSBAND VAMPIRE (not shown, confused, and trying to please his master)

MY LORD?.... IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WISH FROM US?

 

PANEL 3

Suddenly, the husband vampire is staked thru the heart from behind by one of the other vampires there! He of course is surprised by this and has his eyes crossed! The wife vampire is shocked by this!

 

PANEL 4

The scared wife vampire looks down at her slain husband who is now a skeleton in clothing with a stake in the back.

 

DRACULA (not shown and arrogant)

HEAR ME, WOMAN!

 

DRACULA (not shown and arrogant)

THE MOMENT YOU WERE TURNED WAS THE SAME MOMENT THAT YOU, AND EVERYTHING IN YOUR POSSESSION, BECAME MINE TO USE AS I SEE FIT!

 

DRACULA (not shown and arrogant)

SO STOP BOTHERING ME WITH BELIEFS THAT YOU WILL SOMEHOW RECEIVE SPECIAL TREATMENT!

 

PANEL 5

Dracula is shown sitting on the fancy chair. He gives a signal with his hand.

 

DRACULA (arrogant)

NOW LEAVE!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and a little louder)

GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!

 

PANEL 6

All the vampires, including the wife vampire, obey Dracula. The wife vampire facial expression shows that she realizes that she’s been demoted from the life that she had when she was alive. Dracula is shown looking the other way and seems to be thinking of something.

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

Dracula gets up from the fancy chair.

 

DRACULA (arrogant and thought balloon)

SHE TOOK IT FROM ME…., BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T GET RID OF ME WITH A VIRUS.

 

PANEL 2

Dracula is now a few feet way from the fancy chair.

 

DRACULA (arrogant and thought balloon)

IT WAS THE SYMBOL OF MY LOVE AND PROOF THAT SHE ONCE EXISTED.

 

PANEL 3

Dracula’s eyes are shown and they seem to be filled with evil and rage!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and thought balloon)

AND SHE NO DOUBT SAW IT AS NOTHING MORE THEN A THING MADE PAPER AND WOOD!

 

PANEL 4

Dracula’s hands are shown grabbing the fancy chair!

 

DRACULA (arms only shown, loud and enraged)

NOTHING MORE THEN A THING OF NO VALUE!!!

 

PANEL 5

Outside, the fancy chair goes thru a window!

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone and Adam are still looking for the book store where the others are. Adam is walking behind Elsa. They’re still wearing the clothes that are concealing their identities.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

“SIGH” I THINK THAT GUY PRETENDED TO KNOW WHERE THE PLACE IS JUST TO GET RID OF US.

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Elsa and Adam.

 

ADAM

YEAH, HE DID SEEM PRETTY EAGER TO LEAVE.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed and low tone)

I’M FEELING PRETTY EAGER TO LEAVE MYSELF.

 

PANEL 3

Elsa stops walking.

 

ADAM (not shown and concerned)

ELSA?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

I’M TIRED, ADAM.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

I’M TIRED OF TRYING TO LIVE UP TO MY FATHER’S IMAGE, ONE WHO I NEVER MET, WHEN IT SEEMS THAT FAITH IS AGAINST ME.

 

PANEL 4

Elsa is shown on the left side, while Adam is shown on the right. Elsa’s back is facing Adam.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

HOW CAN I BE LIKE SOMEONE WHO WAS BORN ABOUT TEN THOUSAND YEARS?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

WHO SPENT HIS IMMORTAL LIFE IN HUNTING DOWN A MYSTICAL BEING WHO TRICKED HIM INTO LEADING HIS TRIBE TO THEIR DEATHS BY GIVING HIM GREAT POWER AND A FALSE PROMISE THAT IT WOULD GIVE THE SAME TO THE REST.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

AND AFTER MANY CENTURIES, DID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO TAKE DOWN HIS ANCIENT ENEMY.

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

A part of Elsa body and arm is shown, while Adam is in the background.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

I’M NOT EVEN 21 YET AND MOST OF MY LIFE BEFORE THIS WAS CONSIDERED NORMAL.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE SO TERRIBLE THAT IT DISGRACES MY FATHER’S LEGACY?

 

PANEL 2

Adam puts his hand on Elsa’s shoulder.

 

ADAM (trying to comfort her)

YOU WON’T IF YOU DO IT WHILE BEING WHO YOU ARE.

 

ADAM (trying to comfort her)

YOUR FATHER MAY HAVE SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT AND NOBLE MONSTER HUNTER, BUT HE HAD HIS SHARE OF BAD DAYS AND SOME OF THEM WOULD’VE MADE YOU LAUGH.

 

PANEL 3

A part of Adam is shown, as well as his hand on Elsa’s shoulder. Elsa is of course shown.

 

ADAM (trying to comfort her)

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE LIKE HIM TO BRING HONOR TO HIS NAME.

 

ADAM (trying to comfort her and being humorous)

HECK, IF HE WAS STILL HERE, HE WOULD’VE PROBABLY MADE SURE THAT YOU “DIDN’T” BECOME LIKE HIM, BECAUSE OF THOSE EMBARRASSING MOMENTS.

 

ADAM (trying to comfort her and being humorous)

ONES WHICH I’LL ONE DAY TELL YOU ABOUT.

 

PANEL 4

Elsa and Adam continue their walk.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (feeling better)

TA…. AND I’M SORRY FOR GIVING YOU ALL THAT WHINING.

 

ADAM

IT’S LIKE YOU SAID, YOU’RE NOT YET 21, MEANING THAT YOU’RE STILL GOING THRU THE HELL CALLED GROWING UP.

 

ADAM

BESIDES, AT LEAST YOU DON’T HAVE A BRUNETTE WOMAN AND SOME FREAKY “CHILDREN” HUNTING YOU DOWN AFTER DOING A DISAPPEARING ACT TO CARE FOR YOUR FATHER’S PROPERTY.

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

Another view of Elsa and Adam walking.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

SAY, CAN WE GO SOMEWHERE WITH LESS BUILDINGS?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL REAL CROWDED HERE.

 

ADAM

SURE, THERE’S A PARK SOMEWHERE IN THIS CITY.

 

ADAM

WE’LL GO THERE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT.

 

PANEL 2

Elsa and Adam pass by an entrance way of an alley. A mugger with a gun comes out and goes for Elsa!

 

MUGGER (mean and demanding)

YOU!.... GIVE ME YOUR MO….!

 

PANEL 3

Elsa punches the mugger in the face without really paying attention to him! Adam, who’s behind her, seems calm as if he knew what would happen.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

Lilith and Frank Drake are now at the park. They’re still waiting for Shroud to show up and they been doing it for an hour. Frank has his exorcist gun with him and he’s carrying it in a bag holder with a strap.

 

FRANK DRAKE (irritated, but trying to stay calm)

WHERE IS HE?

 

FRANK DRAKE (irritated, but trying to stay calm)

WE’VE BEEN WAITING HERE FOR AN HOUR.

 

LILITH

HE’S PROBABLY BEEN HERE LONG BEFORE WE GOT HERE AND HAS BEEN WATCHING US SO TO LEARN ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THIS ISN’T A TRAP.

 

LILITH

I DID TELL YOU THAT WE HAD TO EARN HIS TRUST.

 

PANEL 2

Without Lilith and Frank noticing, living shadow starts to form around them and is starting from below.

 

PANEL 3

Like a whirlwind, the living shadow begins to envelop the two who are shocked by this!

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Lilith and Frank are covered with this living shadow. They can’t see a thing.

 

FRANK DRAKE (shocked, but in control)

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

 

LILITH (shocked, but in control)

IT’S HIM!

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Lilith and Frank who are blinded by the living shadow. The two are a little surprised to what they hear.

 

SHROUD (not shown because of the shadow)

TALK.

 

PANEL 3

The blinded Lilith starts to talk.

 

LILITH (a little disturb from the lack of sight)

AS I TOLD YOU ON THE PHONE, WE WOULD LIKE TO HIRE YOUR SERVICES ON AN IMPORTANT MISSION.

 

SHROUD (not shown because of the shadow)

I AM NOT SOMEONE WHO IS LOOKING TO BE HIRED FOR ANYTHING.

 

PANEL 4

Another showing of Lilith and Frank.

 

SHROUD (not shown because of the shadow)

CONVINCE ME THAT THIS MISSION OF YOURS IS WORTH PARTICIPATING AND PERHAPS I SHALL GIVE YOU THE ANSWER YOU DESIRE.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

Frank is shown, while Lilith is in the background.

 

FRANK DRAKE (a little disturb from the lack of sight)

IT’S ABOUT DRACULA.

 

FRANK DRAKE (a little disturb from the lack of sight)

WE’RE PLANNING TO HUNT HIM DOWN AND DESTROY HIM BEFORE MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE, OR WORSE, BECOME VAMPIRES.

 

SHROUD (not shown because of the shadow)

AH, YES.

 

PANEL 2

A wave from the shadow moves behind Lilith and Frank. The two notices this.

 

SHROUD (not shown because of the shadow)

I’VE HEARD RUMORS FROM PEOPLE WHO ROAM IN OTHER SHADOWS IN THIS CITY ABOUT UNUSUAL KILLINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED SO MANY TIMES, THAT IT COULD HARDLY BE IGNORED…. BUT I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THIS WAS BEING DONE BY A “CELEBRITY” FROM A FICTIONAL BOOK.

 

LILITH (a little disturb from the lack of sight)

BELIEVE ME, BRAM STOKER WAS BEING TOO KIND ON THE BASTARD.

 

PANEL 3

The living shadow starts to flow away.

 

SHROUD (not shown)

YOU…. SEEM TO BE HONEST ON WHAT YOU PROPOSE, THOU I COULD BE WRONG.

 

PANEL 4

Shroud’s hat and shades are starting to show as the living shadow continues to flow away.

 

SHROUD (parts of his hat and shades are shown)

BUT EVERY DECISION AND ACTION HAS A MEASUREMENT OF RISK, WHETHER IT’S BIG OR SMALL.

 

LILITH (not shown)

IS THAT A FANCY WAY OF SAYING YES?

 

SHROUD (parts of his hat and shades are shown)

NO, BUT I AM INTRIGUE.

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Shroud is fully revealed and the last remaining living shadow is being absorbed into his body! He stands there calmly! Frank and Lilith are shocked to see that vampires are surrounding them! Some of the vampires are on the ground, while others are in the trees! The vampires are dressed like New Yorkers! 

 

SHROUD (mysterious and calm)

AND I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE IF YOU HAD THE ABILITY TO SEE AGAIN.

 

ONE OF THE VAMPIRES (crazy from hunger)

SHE HAS THE SCENT OF THE MASTER’S BLOODLINE!

 

ANOTHER VAMPIRE (crazy from hunger)

SHE IS THE ONE WE MUST RIP APART!

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

Dracula is looking out the broken window which he threw the fancy chair thru.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

I SENSE THAT MY MINIONS HAVE FOUND MY MOST HATED DAUGHTER.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

NOW SHE SHALL TRULY KNOW JUST HOW DANGEROUS DRACULA CAN BE WHEN ONE HAS DONE A DEED THAT CAN NEVER BE FORGIVEN.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at Dracula.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

SHE OF COARSE WILL THINK SHE IS SAFE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT HER SPIRIT WILL ENTER THE BODY OF AN INNOCENT WOMAN WHO WANTS HER FATHER DEAD AFTER SHE’S DESTROYED, THANKS TO THE GYPSY CURSE.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

WHICH I MYSELF SEES AS A GIFT.

 

PANEL 3

An even closer look at Dracula.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, getting angry, and thought balloon)

BECAUSE I WILL HUNT DOWN THIS NEW HOST AND DESTROY IT!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, getting angry, and thought balloon)

AS WELL AS THE NEXT ONE, (angrier) AND THE NEXT ONE, (even angrier) AND THE NEXT ONE…. UNTIL SHE FORGETS WHAT PEACE IS!

 

PANEL 4

Dracula’s grinding fanged teeth are shown!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, enraged, and thought balloon)

UNTIL SHE SEES THIS CURSE AS HER OWN!!

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Back at the book store, Bible John is behind the counter and is doing a cross word puzzle in a newspaper.

 

PANEL 2

Part of the front door is shown opening. The bells are heard.

 

PANEL 3

Jake Russell is in the book store. He has his hands up in a way of representing himself.

 

JACK RUSSELL (being funny)

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!

 

JACK RUSSELL (being funny and direct)

THE HIRED HELP IS HERE!

 

PANEL 4

Bible John’s face is shown. He has one eye brow up which gives the facial expression that says “Who the hell is this weirdo?”

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Bible John notices Blade coming out of the back room (Blade’s head isn’t shown) and is dragging a chair with him.

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and being cherry)

HEY, BLADE, WHAT’S HAPPENING?

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and being cherry)

NO HARD FEELINGS FOR KILLING ME WHEN YOU WERE THAT DEMON…. “GEORGE”…. WHATEVER THAT THE DARKHOLD ONCE TURNED YOU INTO!

 

PANEL 2

Blade has now put the chair on the floor. Jack is looking at the chair with confusion, while Blade looks at him and points to the chair.

 

BLADE (demanding, but calm)

SIT.

 

PANEL 3

Jack does it, since he’s here for the job promised to him. A part of Blade is shown, the somewhat bottom part., since Jack sitting is the focus point. Jack looks up at Blade.

 

JACK RUSSELL (not looking for trouble)

UH, OK.

 

PANEL 4

In a looking up position, Blade is pointing at Jack, whose face is partly shown.

 

BLADE (demanding, but calm)

DON’T DO ANYTHING…. DON’T SAY ANYTHING.

 

PANEL 5

Blade walks back to the back room. Jack watches him, while Bible John is focused on his cross word puzzle.

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

Jack, who’s in the back ground, looks at Bible John who is focus on the cross word.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Jack is about to speak.

 

JACK RUSSELL (slightly confused)

UM….

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cross word puzzle)

I’D DO AS HE SAYS IF I WERE YOU.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Jack has a facial expression that says that he’ll be quiet and do nothing.

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Back at the park, Frank Drake, Lilith, and Shroud are fighting the vampires! Frank is having trouble with his exorcist gun!

 

FRANK DRAKE (stressed, but staying in control)

DAMMIT! I SHOULD HAVE ADJUSTED LINDA FOR VAMPIRES WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE!

 

PANEL 2

Two of the vampires are about to attack Lilith!

 

PANEL 3

The two vampires go thru Lilith, because she quickly turns into mist!

 

PANEL 4

Frank is on the left side and is trying to finish the adjustments on his exorcist gun, while two vampires are on the right side and is running towards him!

 

FRANK DRAKE (stressed, but staying in control)

$#%@!.... $#%@!.... $#%@!

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Behind Shroud, who is calm, are three vampires who are leaping towards him!

 

PANEL 2

From his right arm sleeve, a blade shoots out!

 

PANEL 3

The living shadow flows out of Shroud at an extremely dramatic way!

 

PANEL 4

There is nothing but blackness, but there is the sound of a blade moving at great speeds and the voices of the vampires getting attacked by that blade!

 

PANEL 5

The living shadow is being absorbed back into Shroud. He has taken one of the vampires’ shirts to clean his blade. The three vampires are shown on the ground and beheaded.

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

Lilith is looking somewhat inhuman and has claws! Her claws has the slain vampires’ blood!

 

LILITH (creepy voice and savage)

AMATEURS!

 

PANEL 2

The two vampires are inches away from Frank! Franks knows that it’s too late to finish the adjustments on his exorcist gun!

 

PANEL 3

Frank becomes desperate and hits the vampires with his gun like a club!

 

FRANK DRAKE (loud, desprate, and determine)

BACK OFF!

 

PANEL 4

Frank’s attempts are hopeless as the two vampires get the advantage! Frank yells in determination!

 

PANEL 5

Suddenly, the two vampires are pulled away from Frank!

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

The two surprised vampires land on the ground!

 

PANEL 2

On the bottom right are the two vampires, back of the heads are only shown, who are looking at their attacker. It’s Elsa Bloodstone, who still has her hood over her head, who is standing with confidence!

 

PANEL 3

Elsa’s hooded head is shown!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (ready for action and acting tough)

COME GET SOME!

 

PANEL 4

The two vampires are attacking at animal-like speed!

 

PANEL 5

The hooded Elsa’s head is shown on the left! It seems that by a sixth sense, she knows what to do! “Speed lines” are shown!

 

PAGE 19

 

PANEL 1

One of the vampires tries to claw Elsa, but she dodges it!

 

PANEL 2

Elsa grabs the arm that the vampire used to attack!

 

PANEL 3

Elsa throws that vampire away, thanks to her enhanced strength, while putting her foot on the other vampire’s face!

 

PANEL 4

The thrown vampire is caught by Adam, whose face is still covered!

 

PANEL 5

Adam’s hands are shown on each side of the vampire’s head! He starts to crush the head! The vampire starts to yell in pain!

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

Elsa gets something from her back that’s covered by the sweatshirt!

 

PANEL 2

It’s her father’s specially designed sawed-off shotgun, which she’s now aiming!

 

PANEL 3

It’s revealed that the shotgun is aimed at the worried vampire’s head!

 

PANEL 4

Upwards, the hooded Elsa is shown. The shotgun is heard, but not seen!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (acting tough)

TASTE SOME SILVER!

 

PANEL 5

Elsa Bloodstone doesn’t notice the new vampire leaping towards her from behind!

 

PANEL 6

A beam of green energy hits the vampire and makes him turn to ashes! The surprised Elsa turns her head to see!

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

It’s revealed that Frank made the shot with his exorcist gun! Small amount of green energy is leaking out of the output end of the gun!

 

PANEL 2

The hooded Elsa is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (curious)

SAY, MISTER….

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (curious)

WOULD YOU MIND SHOWING ME ONE OF YOUR HANDS?

 

PANEL 3

Frank is shown and is of course confused by this request.

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but he is showing one of his hands. The left one that’s organic.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

NO, I MEAN THE OTHER ONE.

 

PANEL 5

The confused Frank has moved the gun to the other arm and shows his mechanical hand.

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

Elsa is about to take off her hood.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

SAY, ADAM….

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Elsa’s hood is now down and her face revealed.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

DIDN’T THE ORB SHOW A GUY WITH A ROBOT HAND?

 

PANEL 3

Adam is about to remove his shades and the (Doctor Who) scarf that covered his face.

 

ADAM

HM….

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but the shades and scarf is removed fro his face, which is now revealed.

 

ADAM

I BELIEVE SO.

 

PANEL 5

Back at the bookstore, Jack Russell is still sitting and Bible John is still working on his cross word. Jack looks a bit worried.

 

JACK RUSSELL (a bit worried)

CAN I AT LEAST GO TO THE BATHROOM?

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cross word puzzle)

SURE, IF YOU FEEL LUCKY.

 

TO BE CONTINUED