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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

3 of 7

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 3

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

A restaurant is shown. It’s called Marion’s Diner.

 

PANEL 2

The door at the back of the restaurant is shown.

 

WORKER (not shown)

HEY, EARL, WHERE YOU’VE BEEN?

 

WORKER (not shown)

THE BOSS LADY IS ANGRY WITH YOU, BECAUSE YOU’VE BEEN GONE FOR THREE DAYS, AND THOSE WERE THE DAYS THAT YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO WORK.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2. Growling sounds are heard.

 

WORKER (not shown and worried)

EARL?

 

WORKER (not shown and slightly more worried)

EARL?

 

PANEL 4

Suddenly, the worker and his friend Earl go thru the door, because Earl attacks him! Earl is a vampire!

 

WORKER (loud and afraid)

EARL?!

 

PANEL 5

As if looking thru the eyes of the worker, Earl is shown with fangs and is crazy with hunger! He is about to bite his friend!

 

WORKER (louder and in panic)

EARL?!!

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

The book store is shown.

 

PANEL 2

Bible John and Jack Russell are shown. Jack is still sitting and being quiet, but looks bored. Bible John throws the newspaper aside, because he has finished the cross word puzzle.

 

BIBLE JOHN

DONE.

 

PANEL 3

In the basement, Blade is shown making wooden knives with his tools. Machine sounds are heard.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown again, but in the background. Hannibal King is shown leaning on a wall with his arms crossed. He is quietly waiting.

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal’s face is shown. He notices that someone has arrived.

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

Lilith, Frank Drake, Shroud, Elsa Bloodstone, and Adam are shown going down the steps. Lilith and Frank are a bit of a mess thanks to the fight they had at the park.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and being sarcastic)

WELL, YOU TWO LOOK LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHT.

 

LILITH (not amused)

PLEASE, HANNIBAL, WE’RE NOT IN THE MOOD FOR YOUR DELIGHTFUL CHARM.

 

PANEL 2

Hannibal King and Shroud are shown. Shroud brings his hat up to say hello.

 

HANNIBAL KING

I TAKE IT THAT YOU ARE THE ONE THAT THEY WENT OUT TO MEET, CORRECT?

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

SHROUD…. MASTER OF DARKNESS, AS WELL AS A SUPER-VILLAIN PRETENDER, AT YOUR SERVICE.

 

HANNIBAL KING (a little confused)

SUPER-VILLAIN PRETENDER?

 

PANEL 3

Another view of Hannibal and Shroud.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

A RUSE TO MAKE THE CRIMINAL ELEMENTS TAKE DOWN THEMSELVES.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

ONE, I’M AFRAID, THAT NO LONGER WORKS, SINCE I’M NOW CONSIDERED A JINX.

 

HANNIBAL KING

NO DOUBT BETTER THEN THAT, THEN LEARNING THE TRUTH.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

NO DOUBT.

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

Lilith is about to leave. Some of the others are show, especially Blade who is focused on his work.

 

LILITH (tired)

SINCE THE SUN IS COMING UP, THERE NO NEED TO CONTINUE THE HUNT UNTIL NIGHTFALL.

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

TAKE THE KID AND PATCH-UP GUY WITH YOU.

 

PANEL 2

Lilith is looking at Blade who is still focused on his work. Elsa and Adam are shown. Elsa has the facial expression that says “better stay quiet”.

 

LILITH (annoyed and tired)

EXCUSE ME?

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

THIS ISN’T A BED AND BREAKFAST, SO THEY’RE YOUR PROBLEM.

 

PANEL 3

Another view of Lilith and Blade. Lilith is pointing at Elsa.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

DO YOU REALIZE WHO THIS IS?

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

NOPE, I’VE NEVER MET THE GIRL.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

SURELY YOU’VE HEARD OF ULYSSES BLOODSTONE…. THE FAMOUS MONSTER HUNTER!

 

LILITH (annoyed)

THIS IS HIS DAUGHTER!

 

PANEL 4

Lilith is looking at Frank who is walking towards Blade.

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

NICE TO KNOW HE FOUND TIME TO HAVE A KID.

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

TAKE THEM WITH YOU.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

FRANK, WILL YOU PLEASE….?

 

FRANK DRAKE (has other concerns)

SORRY, LILITH….

 

PANEL 5

Frank walks pass the slightly disappointed Lilith.

 

FRANK DRAKE (has other concerns)

BUT SEEING THE WAY THOSE VAMPIRES WERE DRESSED, I WOULD SAY THAT THEY CAME FROM THIS CITY AND ARE NEW, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY DIDN’T SEEM TO KNOW ALL THEIR POWERS OR HAVE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CONTROL OF THEIR BLOOD THIRST.

 

FRANK DRAKE (has other concerns and low tone)

ALTHOUGH SHE HAS SHOWN SOME TALENT, THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME TO BRING IN AN UNDERAGE GIRL, IF THERE IS SUCH A TIME IN THIS KIND OF BUSINESS.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

EXCUSE ME, BUT ISN’T THAT A GOOD THING?

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

Elsa is shown as well as a part of Adam.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (curious)

I MEAN, SINCE THESE VAMPIRES DON’T KNOW HOW TO SHAPE-SHIFT YET OR HYPNOTIZE PEOPLE, WOULDN’T THAT MAKE THEM LESS DANGEROUS?

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown)

IT WOULD, BUT THE HUNGER OF A NEW VAMPIRE IS IMMENSE…. UM.

 

PANEL 2

The back of Elsa is shown. Hannibal King is shown looking at her. Some of the others are shown in the background. Frank is still walking towards Blade.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

ELSA.

 

HANNIBAL KING

ELSA.

 

HANNIBAL KING

WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS THAT THE SAID HUNGER IS SO POWERFUL THAT IT SURPASSES THE INSTINCT TO SURVIVE, WHICH IN WAYS MAKES THE NEW VAMPIRE MORE DANGEROUS THEN THE EXPERIENCE VAMPIRE.

 

PANEL 3

Lilith is about to leave. Blade is shown in the background.

 

LILITH (eager to leave)

I’M SURE THAT THIS IS VERY INTERESTING AND ALL, BUT I DO NEED TO GET SOME SLEEP, SINCE THOSE NEWBORN VAMPIRES TOOK A LOT OUT OF ME.

 

BLADE (focused on his work)

LILITH….TAKE THEM.

 

PANEL 4

Lilith walks towards Elsa and Adam.

 

LILITH (gives up)

FINE…. I HAPPEN TO HAVE A COUCH IN MY HOTEL ROOM THAT THE GIRL CAN USE AND THE BIG GUY CAN SLEEP ON THE FLOOR.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (trying to explain)

BUT I’M SUPPOSE TO BE HERE SO THAT I CAN LEARN TO BE A MONSTER HUNTER, WHICH IS WHAT THE ORB SHOWED….! 

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (depressed)

OH, GREAT…. AFTER SAYING THAT, YOU PROBABLY THINK WE’RE ESCAPEES FROM A LOONY BIN.

 

PANEL 5

Lilith smiles at Elsa.

 

LILITH (trying to cheer Elsa up)

NOT AT ALL, SINCE I MYSELF HAVE SEEN STRANGE AND UNUSUAL THINGS IN MY LONG UN-LIFE, AND DON’T LET THIS BRING YOU DOWN, BECAUSE NOT ALL DRAWBACKS ARE A DISADVANTAGE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU GET YOUR TIMING RIGHT.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (confused and nervous)

UN-LIFE?

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

Lilith puts her arm around the somewhat confused Elsa and leads her out.

 

LILITH (trying to ease Elsa)

NOT TO WORRY, CHILD, I DON’T BITE, UNLESS I HAVE TO.

 

PANEL 2

In the background, Lilith and Elsa are leaving. Adam is looking back and looks worried.

 

HANNIBAL KING

DON’T WORRY; YOU CAN TRUST HER, SORT OF.

 

PANEL 3

Blade is shown still working and Frank is behind him. Frank looks determined.

 

FRANK DRAKE (determine)

BLADE, I’M GOING TO NEED YOUR WORKSHOP.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown turning his head and is calm.

 

PANEL 5

Frank is shown and looks determine.

 

PANEL 6

Blade leaves to allow Drake access to the tools.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

By now everyone has left the basement. Frank is now alone and has his exorcist gun on the table.

 

PANEL 2

Frank’s hand is shown grabbing a tool on the wall.

 

PANEL 3

Frank’s hand is shown again putting his disconnected mechanical hand on the table.

 

PANEL 4

A compartment of the gun is open. It’s now revealed that the science of the gun is being powered by a small green mystical orb. Green static electricity is coming from the orb, as well as a green glow that fills the room.

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

The sun is shown about to set in the city. Like in the Forever Knight TV series.

 

PANEL 2

Jack Russell is still sitting on the chair, but is now in the back room, since a book selling business is being run in the other room. He’s asleep and is snoring like a slob. 

 

PANEL 3

Blade’s hand is shown slapping, somewhat softly, at Jack’s face to wake him up. The waking, but still dazed, Jack is mumbling.

 

BLADE (not shown)

WAKE UP.

 

PANEL 4

As if looking thru Jack’s eyes, Blade and Hannibal king are shown.

 

BLADE (ready for serious work)

IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE JOB.

 

 

PANEL 5

A somewhat open area of the city is shown. There’s a basketball court in it.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

More of the somewhat open area is shown. Blade, Hannibal King, and Jack Russell are shown. Blade’s black 69 Shelby is with them, which shows how they got there. Blade is leaning on it.

 

JACK RUSSELL (somewhat confused)

SO, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

 

HANNIBAL KING

WE WANT YOU TO USE YOUR HEIGHTEN SENSES TO TRACK DOWN A CERTAIN VAMPIRE.

 

BLADE (relaxed)

DRACULA.

 

PANEL 2

Jack starts to take off his clothes starting with his jacket.

 

JACK RUSSELL (slightly impressed)

WOW, YOU GUYS ALREADY GOT ME DOING THE BIG JOBS.

 

PANEL 3

Blade and Hannibal are shown waiting.

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown, singing, and being humorous)

DON’T PEEK WHILE I’M GETTING INDECENT!

 

PANEL 4

Jack is now naked, with shadows covering the private parts, and is crouching down. He is starting to breathe in a heavy way, focusing on starting the transformation.

 

PANEL 5

Jack’s eyes are shown and they’re starting to get wild!

 

JACK RUSSELL (getting wild)

IT’S SHOW TIME!

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Jack’s hand is shown and it changing! Hair is growing and claws are forming! The fingers are getting a little longer! Animal sounds are heard!

 

PANEL 2

His foot is shown and it’s becoming a hind leg! The animal sounds are still going on!

 

PANEL 3

Jack’s chest is shown getting hairy and somewhat changing form in some ways! More animal sounds!

 

PANEL 4

Jack’s human ear is becoming wolf-like! More animal sounds!

 

PANEL 5

A snout with sharp teeth is coming out of Jack’s face! Even more animal sounds!

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

Jack is now Werewolf by Night! He has his head up and is howling! Blade and Hannibal King are shown and don’t look impressed.

 

PANEL 2

Werewolf by Night is now calm.  A neighbor is yelling from the noise, but is being ignored.

 

NEIGHBOR (not shown, angry, and loud)

HEY! SHUT THE HELL UP DOWN THERE!

 

PANEL 3

A closer look at Werewolf by Night’s face! He starts sniffing, because he’s caught a scent!

 

PANEL 4

Werewolf by Night starts running off in all fours and at an impressive speed! He seems lost in the hunt! Blade and Hannibal prepare to move!

 

BLADE (ready for action)

WE’RE OFF!

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Back in the basement of the book store where Frank is working on his gun and mechanical hand, Frank is still working. The green glow from the gun is still shown.

 

PANEL 2

Frank’s hand is shown closing the lid on the compartment of the gun.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and relieved)

DONE!

 

PANEL 3

Frank’s hand is shown putting his mechanical hand on his right arm.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

NOW IT’S TIME TO TEST IT OUT.

 

PANEL 4

Frank’s hand is shown taking a hold on the handle of the gun.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but parts of the gun and mechanical hand is glowing, as if they had lights installed.

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Frank’s eyes are shown, but are closed.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but the eyes are opened. The pupils of the eyes are glowing green.

 

PANEL 3

The gun, mechanical hand, and glowing eyes are shown.

 

SHROUD (not shown)

IMPRESSIVE.

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

As if looking thru Frank’s eyes, Shroud is shown. Instead of normal vision, we see green readings of Shroud’s mystical aura and other stuff.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

I TAKE IT THAT THIS WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MANUALLY ADJUSTING YOUR UNIQUE WEAPON, CORRECT?

 

PANEL 2

The green lights from the mechanical hand and gun are off, as well as his eyes going back to normal. Shroud is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE

THE MODIFICATIONS WILL ALLOW ME TO HAVE CYBERNETIC LINK TO LINDA, SO THE NECESSARY CHANGES IN FREQUENCY WILL BE MADE AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT.

 

FRANK DRAKE (slightly suspicious)

YOU SEEM TO BE TRYING TO KNOW THIS PLACE AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE IN IT.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and impressed)

VERY PERCEPTIVE, MR. DRAKE, ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU BEEN DOWN HERE WORKING ALL DAY.

 

FRANK DRAKE

I’VE LEARNED HOW TO READ BODY LANGUAGE, SO TO KNOW WHEN A VAMPIRE IS ABOUT TO SHAPE-SHIFT OR ATTACK.

 

FRANK DRAKE

THAT SKILL CAN WORK ON OTHER KINDS OF PEOPLE.

 

PANEL 3

Shroud is shown, as well as parts of Frank.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

SINCE I HAVEN’T YET SAID YES TO YOUR OFFER, I DECIDED TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY YOU AND YOUR GROUP, SO TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE YOU ARE AND WHAT YOUR TRUE PLANS ARE.

 

FRANK DRAKE

WELL, WE DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO FINISH OUR NEGOTIATIONS AT THE PARK, BECAUSE OF THE RUDE INTERRUPTION, SO I GUESS YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT, UNLESS YOU TURN OUT TO BE THE BACK STABBER.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

THEN LET’S HOPE THIS ENDS WITH US TRUSTING EACH OTHER….

 

PANEL 4

Werewolf by Night’s face is shown as he moves at animal-like speeds! The hunt excites him!

 

SHROUD (not shown and word box)

….BECAUSE IT MAY BE THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT THIS EVIL THAT INFESTS THIS CITY.

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Hannibal King, in man-bat form, is shown flying above the buildings.

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into a special communication device in his ear)

THE MAN SEEMS TO REALLY GET INTO HIS WORK.

 

PANEL 2

Blade is shown running, and thanks to his living vampire nature, he is moving at animal-like speeds. He is also showing animal-like agility.

 

BLADE (talking into a special communication device in his ear)

AS LONG AS HE GOING FOR THE PREY, INSTEAD OF A FIRE HYDRANT, THEN HE CAN HAVE ALL THE FUN HE WANTS FROM THIS.

 

PANEL 3

A man in his fifties comes out of the front door of the building that he lives in. He’s carrying a bag of garbage and looks really annoyed.

 

MAN (angry and loud)

ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! I’LL TAKE OUT THE DAMN GARBAGE!

 

MAN (angry and low tone)

JUST COULDN’T WAIT UNTIL THE GAME WAS OVER, COULDN’T YOU!

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but most of it is cover with a part of Werewolf by Night who running by! Animal sounds are heard! The man’s head is shown and it’s filled with fear and surprise!

 

MAN (shocked and scared)

OH, $#%#!!!

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Werewolf by Night is gone and the man has dropped the bag of garbage while running back into the building!

 

MAN (panicking)

MARY!.... CALL THE POLICE!.... AND THE ANIMAL CONTROL!

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

In an abandoned building, there are some new vampires, dressed like New Yorkers, with victims that they’re feeding on.

 

PANEL 2

One of the vampires’ faces is show and “she” seems to sense danger coming their way.

 

PANEL 3

The door of the room that the vampire’s are in is shown.

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Werewolf by Night goes thru the door and it so fast and powerful that he’s already inside and with all four limbs touching the floor, before the debris and dust settle! Werewolf by Night is looking ferocious!

 

PANEL 5

Some of the vampires are shown looking down and giving off a serious hiss!

 

PANEL 6

Werewolf by Night is shown looking up and responding by giving them a ferocious growl!

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

The bottom parts, the legs and feet, of Blade and Hannibal King are shown as they enter the trashed doorway.

 

HANNIBAL KING

WHAT DOES YOUR 6TH SENSE TELL YOU, BLADE?

 

BLADE

HIS ESSENCE IS HERE, BUT HE ISN’T.

 

BLADE

I’M THINKING DECOY.

 

HANNIBAL KING

AGREED.

 

PANEL 2

The vampires are shown ready to fight! They’re ignoring their seemly dead victims that they been feeding on!

 

PANEL 3

Hannibal King, Werewolf by Night, and Blade are shown. Blade has his silver sword out and Werewolf by Night is still crouching down ready for action.

 

HANNIBAL KING

THERE IS THE MATTER OF THESE VAMPIRES AND THEY DO SEEM EAGER TO HAVE A BRAWL.

 

BLADE

WELL, EVEN THOU I HATE THEM, AND WANT TO SLAY THEM AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE, I THINK I CAN BE NICE ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM THEIR LAST REQUEST.

 

PANEL 4

The vampires are shown ready to attack!

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal King, Werewolf by Night, and Blade are shown ready to attack!

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

The hunters and vampires start to head towards each other to begin a ferocious battle! Hannibal King is looking somewhat inhuman! All the characters in this panel are revealing that they have animal-like athletic abilities! A very loud battle cry is heard!

 

PAGE 19

 

PANEL 1

The back of Dracula is shown on top of the Empire State building, the very top, and is hanging on the antenna with one arm. His cape is reacting to the wind and some of the city is shown below.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

FOOLS!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

HAVE NOT THE PAST OF HUNTING ME NOT TAUGHT THEM THAT I ALWAYS MAKES PREPARATIONS TO SECURE MY PROLONGING EXISTENCE?!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

THEY’LL JUST KEEP LEADING THEMSELVES TO ONE DECOY TO ANOTHER…. BUT PERHAPS A CHANGE IN STRATEGY IS WHAT’S NEEDED HERE!

 

PANEL 2

Dracula’s face is shown.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

IF I CANNOT DELIVER VENGEANCE TO YOU, MY DAUGHTER!

 

PANEL 3

Dracula’s eyes are shown.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, direct, and thought balloon)

THEN I SHALL HAVE YOU COME TO ME TO RECEIVE IT!

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

Blade, Werewolf by Night, and Hannibal King are shown fighting the vampires and are winning! It’s intensive!

 

PANEL 2

Outside, the building that the hunters are fighting the vampires is shown.

 

PANEL 3

The building is shown again, but smaller, because more buildings are shown.

 

PANEL 4

A lot of the city is now shown.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but everything is blue and red dots are shown which are the vampires roaming the city. Note: This is what Elsa Bloodstone is seeing.

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

From above and outside, Elsa Bloodstone is shown looking out the window from Lilith’s fancy hotel room. She has her right hand on the glass.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but a close look.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but an even closer look.

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

From outside again, but like inches away from the reader, she is still looking out the window. There’s a reflection of the city on the glass. There’s also soft glow on Elsa’s forehead. It’s the invisible “third eye” that her father once had, but never knew about. She’s confused and scared.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (worried and confused)

WHAT’S.... WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME?

 

TO BE CONTINUED