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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

4 of 7

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 4

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

Inside Lilith fancy hotel room, Adam’s shadow is shown on a wall. The lights are off.

 

ADAM (not shown and concern)

ELSA?

 

PANEL 2

Adam’s shadow is not shown on the door of a closet.

 

ADAM (not shown and concern)

ELSA?

 

PANEL 3

The closet door is opened and a scared Elsa is shown. She sitting down and has her arms around her legs. She isn’t looking at Adam.

 

ADAM (not shown and concern

ELSA, ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (scared and confused)

ADAM…. I THINK SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME.

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

Adam kneels down to the scared Elsa. Elsa is still not looking at him.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (scared and confused)

I’VE BEEN SEEING THINGS OUTSIDE, STRANGE UNUSUAL THINGS THAT I CAN’T EXPLAIN, AND IT’S LIKE I’M SEEING IT THRU ANOTHER EYE, INSTEAD OF MY OWN TWO EYES.

 

ADAM

IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT INVISIBLE THIRD EYE THAT I REMEMBER YOUR FATHER ONCE MENTIONED OF HAVING.

 

PANEL 2

Elsa is now looking at Adam. A part of Adam is shown.

 

ELSA (stressed and a bit curious)

THIRD EYE?

 

ADAM (partly shown)

IT’S SOMETHING LIKE A THIRD EYE WHERE IT GIVES ONE A NUMBER OF EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTIONS, INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO SEE AURAS, WHICH I’M GUESSING IS WHAT YOU WERE SEEING.

 

ADAM (partly shown)

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING INSIDE THE CITY MUST’VE FORCED YOU TO DISCOVER THIS POWER.

 

PANEL 3

Another showing of Adam and Elsa. Elsa has her head down.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (stressed)

THEN THOSE RED DOTS I SAW IN THE CITY WAS THE VAMPIRES?

 

ADAM

I’D SAY SO.

 

PANEL 4

Elsa is shown. She still has her head down.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (stressed)

ADAM, HAVING ENHANCED STRENGTH, REFLEXES, AGILITY, AND SENSES, AS WELL AS RAPID HEALING, WAS CRAZY ENOUGH, BUT THIS….

 

PANEL 5

Somewhere in the city, a group of vampires are running. They are covered with shadows.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown, stressed, and word box)

….THIS IS A BLOODY INSANE ASYLUM!

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

The group of vampires is shown looking up and is surprised!

 

PANEL 2

Blade, Hannibal King, and Werewolf by Night come from above!

 

PANEL 3

Werewolf by Night is shown attacking one of the vampires! Animal sounds are heard! The vampire is yelling in fear and pain!

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King in partly mist form gets in front of a vampire who is trying to escape!

 

PANEL 5

The now somewhat inhuman looking, and solid, Hannibal uses his claws to behead the vampire!

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

Blade’s silver sword is shown in front of him as he moves at animal-like speed!

 

PANEL 2

Blade has slain the last three vampires even thou it looks like the undead creatures are alright! Blade is giving out a pose that says that he has finished! His cell phone in his coat is ringing.

 

PANEL 3

Blade puts away his sword. Sounds of the vampires falling to the ground are heard.

 

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (not shown)

MAN, IT’S A GOOD THING WE SPOTTED THESE GUYS ESCAPING FROM THEIR HIDEOUT AFTER WE TOOK DOWN THE OTHERS.

 

PANEL 4

Blade reaches for his cell phone that’s inside his coat.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown)

YES, THESE WERE NO DOUBT THE SMARTEST OF THEIR PACK, SINCE THEY KNEW WELL ENOUGH TO LEAVE.

 

PANEL 5

Blade has his cell phone next to his ear.

 

BLADE (talking into his cell phone)

YEAH?

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

Bible John is shown with a phone.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking into the phone)

IT’S 12:00 AND I’M CALLING TO SEE IF YOU’RE STILL ALIVE, SO I DON’T HAVE TO SEND SOMEONE TO FIND OUT WHO DONE IT.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking into the phone)

SO HOW’S THE HUNTING GOING?

 

BLADE (not shown and from the phone)

FOUR DECOYS AND I CAN’T SAY I’M SURPRISED.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking into the phone)

WELL, IT DOES SEEM LIKE BASIC DRACULA STYLE WHEN IT COMES TO NOT WANTING TO BE FOUND.

 

BLADE (not shown and from the phone)

YEAH, BUT IT’S LIKE THE MAIN LEECH IS BEING RECKLESS FOR SOME REASON, BECAUSE OF HOW MANY NEW AND WILD VAMPIRES ARE BEING MADE.

 

BIBLE JOHN (talking into the phone)

AGREED…. AND WILL YOU NEED ANYTHING FROM HOME BASE?

 

PANEL 2

Blade is shown on the right side of the panel with his cell phone. Hannibal King is in the background and looking elsewhere. Werewolf by Night’s body is somewhat point away from Blade and is crouching down, but has his head turned to look at Blade. Werewolf by Night looks angry at Blade.

 

BLADE (talking into his cell phone)

A BETTER HUNTING DOG WOULD BE NICE.

 

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (angry)

I AM NOT A HUNTING DOG, I AM A WEREWOLF WHO’S TRYING TO DO HIS BEST HERE, SO (savage) BACK OFF!

 

PANEL 3

A closer look at Blade with the cell phone.

 

BLADE (talking into the cell phone)

WE’LL BE HEADING BACK.

 

PANEL 4

A closer look at Hannibal. His back is shown, but he has his head turned to look at the others.

 

HANNIBAL KING (concerned and thought balloon)

GOOD, BECAUSE THERE’S A PHONE CALL I NEED TO MAKE.

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

An office of a C.I.A. agent is shown. It’s empty, because the user is out. The phone rings.

 

PANEL 2

The answering machine is shown and active.

 

ANSWERING MACHINE

YOU HAVE REACHED THE OFFICE OF TATJANA STILES OF THE C.I.A. I’M NOT IN RIGHT NOW SO PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE SOUND OF THE BEEP.

 

The answering machine makes a beeping sound.

 

HANNIBAL KING (from answering machine)

IT’S ME, HANNIBAL…. LISTEN…. I DON’T KNOW TO SAY THIS, BUT I NEED YOU TO USE YOUR RESOURCES TO FIND OUT IF ANYTHING HAS HAPPENED THAT’S CONNECTED TO DRACULA.

 

PANEL 3

A woman names Tatjana Stiles is shown next to an open window. A shadow mostly covers her.

 

HANNIBAL KING (from the answering machine which isn’t shown)

I KNOW THIS SOUND CRAZY, BUT I ASSURE YOU IT’S IMPORTANT.

 

PANEL 4

Tatjan’s lips are shown and she’s about to wipe the blood on it.

 

HANNIBAL KING (from the answering machine which isn’t shown)

THANKS, I’LL EXPLAIN THE SITUATION LATER.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

The book store is shown again.

 

PANEL 2

The back of the building of the book store is shown. A moving truck is there.

 

PANEL 3

The driver of the moving truck is shown going to the driver’s door. He’s happy as he counts his bundle of cash.

 

PANEL 4

The moving truck starts to leave.

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Blade and Jack Russell are in the basement. On the floor are body bags that have the vampires that they took down. The two incinerators are being used.

 

JACK RUSSELL

MAN, THIS IS REALLY A BIG HAUL.

 

BLADE (not really paying attention)

IF YOU SAY SO.

 

JACK RUSSELL

SAY, YOU MIND IF I ASKED YOU A PERSONAL QUESTION?

 

BLADE (not really paying attention)

YEAH, BUT I DOUBT THAT’LL STOP YOU.

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Blade and Jack. Blade is carrying a body bag on his shopulder.

 

JACK RUSSELL (curious)

WELL, I HEARD THAT YOU’RE IMMUNE TO VAMPIRE BITES AND COULDN’T BECOME ONE, BUT DURING OUR HUNT I NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE FANGS AND SEEM TO BE AS STRONG AND FAST AS ONE…. SO WHAT HAPPENED?

 

BLADE (not really paying attention)

THE IMMUNITY DIDN’T EXTEND TO FAKE VAMPIRES LIKE MORBIUS.

 

PANEL 3

Jack’s head is shown and he looks surprised.

 

JACK RUSSELL (surprised)

MORBIUS?

 

BLADE (not shown)

BIT ME ON THE ARM DURING ONE OF MY HUNTS, THEN A WEEK LATER I CHANGED INTO WHAT I AM NOW.

 

BLADE (not shown)

I PLAN TO TAKE HIM DOWN ONE OF THESE DAYS, SO HE WON’T DO IT TO ANYONE ELSE.

 

PANEL 4

Blade has already put down the body bag. Jack has walked towards him. Blade’s back is facing him.

 

JACK RUSSELL (trying to reason with Blade)

LISTEN, MAN, IT’S HIS CONDITION THAT MAKES HIM DO IT, ONE HE’S BEEN TRYING TO CURE, BUT HE’S A GOOD MAN WHO ONCE HELPED ME CONTROL THE BEAST WITHIN ME.

 

JACK RUSSELL (trying to reason with Blade)

HE NEEDS HELP, NOT A SLAYING.

 

BLADE (to the point)

HIS “CONDITION” IS A PLAGUE, WHICH ONE DAY WILL BECOME AN OUTBREAK THAT WILL CREATE AN ARMY OF LIVING VAMPIRES WHO FLY AROUND LOOKING FOR BLOOD.

 

PANEL 5

Blade is walking away and a part of Jack is shown.

 

BLADE

A VERY POSSIBLE FACT WHICH OUT WEIGHS ANY GOOD DEED.

 

JACK RUSSELL (slightly in disbelief)

WELL, YOU SEEM OK, IF YOU DON’T COUNT THE POWERS AND FANGS.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

Blade is now next to a table that his silver sword is on. Jack has caught up with him.

 

BLADE

THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE MY UNIQUE BODY CHEMISTRY AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST.

 

BLADE

I MAY ONE DAY BECOME ONE OF THOSE THREATS.

 

JACK RUSSELL (annoyed)

LISTEN, MAN, THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL….!

 

PANEL 2

At animal-like speed, Blade grabs his silver sword, takes it out of it’s holding, and brings the blade at Jack’s throat before he knows what just happen!

 

BLADE (tough, mean, and direct)

YOU LISTEN!

 

PANEL 3

Blade and Jack are shown. Blade still has the silver sword at Jack’s throat. Jack looks nervous as he looks down.

 

BLADE (tough and mean)

THIS…. IS MADE OUT OF SILVER…. AND I KNOW HOW TO USE IT!

 

BLADE (tough and mean)

REMEMBER THAT…. AND WE’LL GET ALONG JUST FINE, BUT IF YOU DON’T….!

 

PANEL 4

Blade’s shades-like goggle show the reflection of the nervous Jack.

 

BLADE (tough, mean, and direct)

THEN ONLY “ONE” OF US WILL BE GETTING ALONG JUST FINE!

 

PANEL 5

Blade now walks away from the still nervous Jack. He has his sword leaning on his shoulder, while carrying the holder in the other hand.

 

BLADE (tough and mean)

WE STILL HAVE VAMPIRE BODIES AND HEADS TO BURN TO ASHES, SO LET’S GET IT DONE.

 

BLADE (tough and mean)

AND JACK….

 

PANEL 6

The still nervous Jack is shown.

 

BLADE (not shown, tough, mean, and direct)

MAKE SURE YOU PUT A GARLIC CLOVER INSIDE THE MOUTHS BEFORE BURNING THE HEADS.

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

The mansion where Dracula is staying is shown.

 

DRACULA (not shown, arrogant, and word box)

IT IS DONE!

 

PANEL 2

Dracula is walking in a hallway. The lights are off, so moonlight is the only source of light.

 

DRACULA (arrogant and thought balloon)

THE SPREADING OF THE RUMOR THAT I HAVE CREATED HAS STARTED AND IT WILL SOON REACH MY ENEMIES!

 

PANEL 3

Another view of Dracula.

 

DRACULA (arrogant and thought balloon)

THIS RUMOR WILL BRING THEM TO ME, THERE BY GIVING ME THE ADVANTAGE, BUT IT WILL TAKE DAYS TO WEEKS FOR THEM TO FIND THIS PLACE, BECAUSE I COULDN’T GIVE AWAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION OR THEY WOULD SUSPECT A TRAP!

 

PANEL 4

Dracula is now outside on a balcony.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

I SHALL USE THIS TIME TO PREPARE, TO MAKE SURE LILITH REALIZES WHAT A GRAVE MISTAKE IT WAS TO DESTROY THE CASTLE OF MY NOBLE BLOODLINE, AS WELL AS FINALLY RIDDING MYSELF OF THE LAST THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF QUINCY HARKER’S VAMPIRE HUNTERS!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

AS FOR THEIR NEW ALLIES….!

 

PANEL 5

A closer look at Dracula’s head.

 

DRACULA (arrogant, annoyed, and thought balloon)

THEY WILL WISH THAT THEY HAD MADE DIFFERENT CHOICES IN THEIR FINAL MOMENTS OF THEIR LIVES!

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

Frank Drake and Lilith are shown walking in a hallway of the building of the book store. Frank kind of seems to be trying to walk away from Lilith, but she keeps up.

 

LILITH (arguing)

WILL YOU JUST LISTEN, FRANK!

 

FRANK DRAKE (arguing)

NO, LILITH, I’M NOT GOING TO PUT THAT GIRL IN DANGER, BECAUSE YOU THINK SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO DO THIS KIND OF WORK!

 

FRANK DRAKE (arguing)

ELSA SHOULD AT LEAST BE ALLOWED TO HAVE THE CHANCE FOR A NORMAL LIFE, INSTEAD BEING MADE TO BE PART OF THIS MADNESS!

 

PANEL 2

Lilith is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and arguing)

AND DON’T TELL ME YOU’RE DOING THIS FOR HER, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE REAL REASON YOU WANT HER HERE IS THE SAME REASON YOU WANT US ALL HERE!

 

LILITH (annoyed and slightly snobbish)

WELL, YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUB IT IN!

 

PANEL 3

Frank and Lilith walk pass Hannibal King. Hannibal is on the phone and looks annoyed at the two for bringing their argument here.

 

LILITH (arguing)

SO WHAT IF MY REASONS ARE SELFISH, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF HER HAVING A NORMAL LIFE IF DRACULA ISN’T STOPPED?

 

FRANK DRAKE (arguing)

NO, LILITH, AND THAT’S FINAL!

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King is show with the phone.

 

LILITH (not shown, background, and arguing)

DON’T GIVE ME THAT “FINAL” $#%@, WHO DO YOU THINK IS FUNDING THIS HUNT?!

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into the phone)

UH, YES, THAT WAS LILITH AND FRANK WHO ARE MAKING SURE THAT MORAL IN THIS GROUP IS HIGH.

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into the phone)

PLEASE, CONTINUE.

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Tatjana Stiles is sitting next to her desk. The computer screen on her desk is showing information on the destruction of Castle Dracula. She of course is on the phone.

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

WELL, FROM WHAT I COULD FIND FROM THE REPORT FILES, CASTLE DRACULA WAS DESTROYED BY A HUGE EXPLOSION.

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

NO ONE KNOWS WHY, OR UNDERSTANDS THE REASON, OF DESTROYING A TOURIST ATTRACTION THAT HAS NEVER BEEN OPENED FOR BUSINESS, BECAUSE OF SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and from the phone)

YES, BUT IT DOES PROVE A HUNCH I HAVE.

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

WAIT A MINUTE!.... DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE STRANGE RUMORS IN MANHATTAN?

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

ARE YOU SAYING THAT DRACULA, THE VAMPIRE, IS REAL?

 

PANEL 2

Hannibal is once again shown with the phone.

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into the phone)

NOT THE ONE FROM THE NOVEL, IF THAT’S WHAT YOU MEAN, BUT THERE IS A DRACULA WHO’S STILL AROUND AFTER 500 YEARS AND IS VERY DANGEROUS, PERHAPS EVEN MORE THEN EVER.

 

PANEL 3

Tatjana Stiles is shown with the phone.

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

SOUNDS SERIOUS, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO COME OVER FOR ASSISTANCE?

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Another look at Hannibal King with the phone.

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into the phone and a little worried)

I…. I DON’T THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA, TATJANA.

 

TATJANA STILES (not shown, a little confused, and from the phone)

WHY NOT?

 

PANEL 2

Another look at Tatjana Stiles with the phone.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown, a little worried, and from the phone)

BECAUSE OF OUR CERTAIN “RELATIONSHIP” WE HAVE.

 

TATJANA STILES (talking into the phone)

YOU MEAN THE ONE WHERE YOU TURNED ME INTO A VAMPIRE?

 

PANEL 3

Hannibal King with phone.

 

TATJANA STILES (not shown and from the phone)

I ASKED YOU TO DO THAT WHEN I WAS DIEING FROM THE VAMPIRE TOXIN, YOU DIDN’T FORCE YOURSELF ON ME.

 

HANNIBAL KING (talking into the phone and a little worried)

I’M AFRAID THAT BIT OF REASON WON’T BE ENOUGH FOR THE OTHERS.

 

TATJANA STILES (not shown and from the phone)

THEN WE WON’T TELL THEM.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown in the basement working with the body bags.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

BELIEVE ME, WE WOULDN’T NEED TO TELL THEM, BECAUSE A PARTICULAR MAN I KNOW WOULD SENSE IT AT THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVED.

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

In Lilith’s fancy hotel room, Elsa Bloodstone is still in the closet and her forehead (invisible third eye) still has that soft glow. Elsa looks like she isn’t aware of her surroundings, even to Adam who’s kneeling next to her. Adam looks concern, but knows that there’s nothing he can do.

 

PANEL 2

In a dream-like world, Elsa is falling. There are square pieces of glass that amplifies the appearance of Elsa’s face. She is mentally traveling to one of the astral planes of existence.

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Elsa has now landed on something that is the ground. She is on all four limbs and looks tired. Also, her clothes have change. She is now wearing a simple ceremony-looking robe and the colors of her hair, skin, and soon to be revealed eyes are now a lighter color. The soft glow that was on her forehead now surrounds her whole body.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice, dazed, and low tone)

OH’ BOLLOCKS.

 

PANEL 2

The tired Elsa head is shown going up as she caught unaware by a voice.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and not shown)

ARE YOU QUITE ALRIGHT, YOUNG LADY?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and surprised)

WHA….?!

 

PANEL 3

Quincy Harker is shown on his special vampire slaying designed wheel chair. A part of Elsa’s head is shown. Some somewhat formless spirits are flying around in the background.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF, MY NAME IS QUINCY HARKER.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

ONCE PROFESSIONAL VAMPIRE HUNTER, NOW SPIRIT WHO’S AT YOUR SERVICE.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and a bit confused)

UM, HELLO, I’M ELSA BLOODSTONE.

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone is looking at herself. Quincy is there. There are more spirits flying around in the background and for the rest of the spirit plane scenes.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and a bit confused)

SAY, WHAT’S WITH THIS GETUP I’M WEARING AND WHY AM I GLOWING?

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

THE GLOW IS THERE BECAUSE YOU’RE ALIVE, AS FOR THE ROBE, I’M AFRAID I CAN’T HELP YOU THERE.

 

PANEL 2

As if thru telekinesis, Quincy “wills” his wheel chair to turn around and to head towards a certain direction. Elsa is surprised by this.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and surprised)

HEY! WHERE ARE YOU….?!

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

NO TIME TO CHAT, ELSA, BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF EXPERIENCE WITH ALL THIS, YOUR HOLD ON THIS SIDE OF EXISTENCE IS VERY UNSTABLE!

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

PLEASE KEEP UP, BECAUSE MY TWO COLLEAGUES AND I HAVE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MUST BRING BACK WITH YOU TO DEFEAT DRACULA!

 

PANEL 3

Elsa Bloodstone starts to run like an athlete.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and in slight disbelief)

BLOODY MADNESS!

 

PANEL 4

Quincy Harker has stopped and is looking back at the running Elsa who is in the background.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice serious, and a little bit loud)

HURRY UP NOW!

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Elsa is now here. She looks a little bit out of breath.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

ELSA…. ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE YOU TO….

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

Rachel van Helsing and Taj Nital are shown. They have been waiting for the two. A part of Elsa and Quincy are shown. Taj Nital has a scar on his throat, while Rachel has one on her forehead.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

RACHEL VAN HELSING…. AND TAJ NITAL.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice)

PLEASE TO MEET Y….

 

PANEL 2

A closer look a Quincy’s shades.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING RUDE, CHILD, BUT TIME IS THE ESSENCE.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

PLEASE LISTEN WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

Rachel van Helsing is shown. Next to her is an image of Dracula who looks somewhat inhuman.

 

RACHEL VAN HELSING (spirit voice and serious)

DRACULA HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH MADNESS…. A MADNESS CAUSED BY LOST PRIDE, WHICH IS MORE LIKE DELUSION, AND NOW HE IS ATTEMPTING TO REGAIN WHAT HE LOST BY TURNING A CITY INTO A LIE.

 

RACHEL VAN HELSING (spirit voice and serious)

A LIE THAT HE KNOWS DEEP INSIDE HIMSELF EXIST, WHICH PUSHES HIM FURTHER INTO THIS MADNESS.

 

PANEL 2

Taj Nital is shown. Next to him is an image of Dracula when he was a living human and warlord.

 

TAJ NITAL (spirit voice and serious)

DRACULA’S EVIL AND ARROGANCE EXISTED BEFORE HE WAS CURSED WITH VAMPIRISM AND HAS ALWAYS BELIEVED HE WAS AT HIGHER STANDERS THEN EVERYONE ELSE.

 

TAJ NITAL (spirit voice and serious)

IT IS THIS THAT HAS MADE THE LOST OF HIS PRIDE EFFECT HIM EVEN MORE THEN IT WOULD WITH OTHERS.

 

PANEL 3

Quincy Harker is shown. Next to him is an image of Castle Dracula exploding.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

THIS “PRIDE” HAPPENS TO BE A CASTLE AND THE BELONGINGS THAT WERE INSIDE, THE LAST REMAINING REMINDERS OF HIS PAST TITLES AS PRINCE OF TRANSYLVANIA, VOIVODE, OF WALLACHIA, SECOND SON OF VLAD THE ELDER, AND AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT WERE LINKED TO HIM WHEN HE WAS ALIVE…. LIKE A PORTRAIT OF HIS SECOND WIFE.

 

PANEL 4

Taj Nital, Quincy Harker, and Rachel van Helsing are shown on the left side, while Elsa Bloodstone’s back/side is shown on the right side. Next to them an image is forming.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

THE MAD MAN IS TRYING TO FILL THE GAP OF HIS DELUSION OF GRANDEUR….

 

PAGE 19

 

PANEL 1

Below are the three spirits and Elsa Bloodstone. They’re real small in this one. Above them is a huge image, four images to be exact. The first two images are Castle Dracula and the mansion that Dracula is staying in. They are transparent and in the same space. The same for the two other images which are a village that was near the castle and Manhattan city.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice, serious, and direct)

….BY MAKING MANHATTAN THE NEW TRANSYLVANIA!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice, in disbelief, and low tone)

OH’ NUTTERS!

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

Rachel van Helsing is shown.

 

RACHEL VAN HELSING (spirit voice and serious)

FRANK, BLADE, AND HANNIBAL HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT DRACULA’S PRESENT STATE OF MIND OR IT WOULD BE SUICIDE TO GO AFTER HIM.

 

PANEL 2

Quincy Harker is shown.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

THE BEST WEAPON THAT A VAMPIRE HUNTER CAN HAVE IS PREPARATION WHEN FACING A POWERFUL VAMPIRE.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

I KNOW HOW STUBBORN THOSE THREE CAN BE, BUT YOU MUST MAKE THEM LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE JUST LEARNED.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice, serious, and direct)

DO NOT TAKE “NO” FOR AN ANSWER!

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING, CHILD?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown, spirit voice, and a little confused)

I…. I BELIEVE SO, SIR.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

GOOD GIRL.

 

PANEL 3

Elsa Bloodstone begins to become transparent. The three spirits are shown. The surprised Elsa looks at her hands.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (spirit voice and surprised)

HEY! WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME?!

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

IT SEEMS THAT WE HAVE JUST BARELY MADE IT, ELSA, BECAUSE YOUR HOLD ON THIS SIDE OF EXISTENCE IS NOW TOO WEAK FOR YOU TO REMAIN.

 

QUINCY HARKER (spirit voice and serious)

REMEMBER WHAT WE HAVE TOLD YOU.

 

PANEL 4

On the left side is Elsa’s spirit side, while the right side is her physical side that has the soft glow on her forehead. It’s like she’s morphing from one side to the other.

 

PANEL 5

Elsa has now returned in the physical world and she looks like she was shocked into waking up. The soft glow on her forehead is gone.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (surprised)

WHA….?!

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

Elsa is trying to get her bearings. The concern Adam is next to her.

 

ADAM (concern)

ARE YOU ALRIGHT, ELSA?

 

ADAM (concern)

YOU KIND OF BLANKED OUT FOR A SEC.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (confused and a little dazed)

A SEC?.... YOU MEAN ALL THAT HAPPENED IN A SEC?

 

ADAM (confused)

EXCUSE ME?

 

PANEL 2

Elsa gets up, while Adam is still kneeled down.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (determine)

WE GOT TO GO BACK, ADAM.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (determine)

GO BACK TO THAT BOOK STORE WHERE THE OTHERS ARE.

 

ADAM (a little confused)

OK, BUT LILITH SAID WE SHOULD WAIT FOR HER TO CALL US.

 

PANEL 3

Elsa’s back is shown as she picks up her luggage bag. A part of Adam’s head is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (determine)

CHANGE OF PLAN, MATE, BECAUSE THINGS ARE CRAZIER THEN WHAT EVERYONE THOUGHT.

 

PANEL 4

Adam is in the process of getting up.

 

ADAM (a little confused)

WELL, OK, YOU SEEM TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING, SO I’LL GO WITH YOU AND SHIELD YOU FROM THEIR HARSH WORDS THAT THEY’LL PROBABLY HAVE FOR YOU.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown and determine)

THANKS, ADAM.

 

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PANEL 1

Elsa bloodstone is now heading out of the fancy hotel room with her luggage bag, because of what’s in it. Adam is following her.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (determine)

THOSE BLOKES ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO ME, EVEN IF THEY BADGER ME TO DEATH!

 

TO BE CONTINUED