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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

5 of 7

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 5

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

The book store is shown.

 

SHROUD (not shown and word box)

SO THEY STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE HE IS?

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown and word box)

HE MAY BE AN EVIL BASTARD, BUT HE ISN’T STUPID.

 

PANEL 2

Inside, Shroud and Bible John are sitting down and playing cards on the counter.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

THE LAST THING HE WANTS IS HIS ENEMIES TO KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE PLACE THAT HE REST IN DURING THE DAY, SINCE VAMPIRES ARE USUALLY IN COMA-LIKE STATES DURING THAT TIME.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and focused on his cards)

I SEE.

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

Shroud, with cards, is shown. A part of Bible Johns head is shown.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and focused on his cards)

JUST OUT OF CURIOUSLY….

 

PANEL 2

Shroud’s shaded eyes are shown.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and suspicious)

YOU WOULDN’T HAPPEN TO BE USING YOUR PSYCHIC POWERS RIGHT NOW, WOULD YOU?

 

PANEL 3

Bible John is shown.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

THIS FORESIGHT OF MINE DOESN’T HAVE AN ON/OFF SWITCH.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

IF IT DID, I WOULD PROBABLY BE RICH AND IN ANOTHER LINE OF WORK.

 

SHROUD (not shown)

GOOD POINT.

 

PANEL 4

Another view of Shroud and Bible John.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

SO, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

NO ONE HERE HAS SEEN YOU FOR HOURS.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and focused on his cards)

I WAS AROUND…. I WAS STUDYING YOU PEOPLE WITHIN THE SHADOWS, SO TO HELP ME DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXCEPT MISS LILITH’S INVITATION IN JOINING YOU.

 

PANEL 5

Another view of Bible John and Shroud.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

DON’T TRUST US YET, HUH?

 

SHROUD (mysterious and focused on his cards)

I ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT KNOWLEDGE OF A CERTAIN PERSON SHOULD COME BEFORE THE TRUST OF THAT PERSON.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on his cards)

I GUESS THAT MAKES SENSE.

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

Lilith is shown walking in a hallway angry.

 

LILITH (angry and thought balloon)

SOMETIMES FRANK CAN GET ME SO MAD WITH HIS HIGH AND MIGHTY OPINIONS!

 

LILITH (angry and thought balloon)

IF IT WASN’T FOR BLADE AND HANNIBAL BEING AROUND, I WOULD’VE USED HYPNOSIS TO MAKE FRANK SEE THINGS MY WAY!

 

PANEL 2

Above Lilith is a normal-looking bat that’s hanging upside down.

 

LILITH (angry and talking to herself)

OF ALL THE NERVE OF THAT MAN!

 

PANEL 3

Lilith is caught unaware and turns her head.

 

NORMAL-LOOKING BAT (not shown)

I GUESS STUBBORNNESS RUNS IN THE FAMILY.

 

PANEL 4

The normal-looking bat that hanging upside down is shown.

 

NORMAL-LOOKING BAT

THE KIND WHERE YIELDING IS NOT AN OPTION.

 

PANEL 5

The normal-looking bat transforms into Hannibal King.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

WE NEED TO TALK.

 

LILITH (not shown and annoyed)

I’M NOT IN THE MOOD FOR YOUR….

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

IT’S ABOUT A CASTLE.

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

Lilith knows that she has been found out, but tries not to show it. Hannibal is there and looks at Lilith with a suspicious look.

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed)

AND DON’T THINK I FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT TIME WHEN YOU TRIED TO MAKE ME A GENERAL OF YOUR VAMPIRE ARMY OR USING THAT ZOMBIE, A YOUNG WOMAN’S FATHER, AGAINST ME AND SPIDER-MAN.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I DON’T QUITE REMEMBER THAT TIME.

 

PANEL 2

Another view of Hannibal and Lilith.

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed and in slight disbelief)

OH’ REALLY?

 

LILITH (annoyed)

THERE WAS THAT TIME WHEN I WAS HELPING BROTHER VOODOO IN AN INVESTIGATION BASED ON STOLEN CORPSES THAT WERE BEING REANIMATED BY SOMEONE NAMED SCARECROW, IN EXCHANGE TO HELP ME WITH THE UNBEARABLE BLOODLUST THAT I WAS HAVING AT THE TIME.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

THE MAGIC HE WAS USING SOMEHOW SUPPRESSED THE PROBLEM, BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT MADE ME LOSE EVEN MORE CONTROL OF MY BLOODLUST, AS WELL AS MY SANITY, WHICH IS WHY I DID THOSE HORRIBLE THINGS.

 

PANEL 3

Lilith’s angry eyes are shown.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

AND DON’T THINK I DON’T REGRET WHAT I DID, HANNIBAL, BECAUSE BELIEVE IT OR NOT EVEN I HAVE PRIORITIES.

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King is shown.

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed)

THEN WHAT ABOUT YOUR FATHER’S CASTLE?

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed)

WERE YOU UNDER THIS “MADNESS” WHEN YOU DESTROYED IT?

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed)

WERE YOU EVEN CAPABLE OF THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCES THAT IT WOULD HAVE ON OTHERS WHO GOT IN THE WAY OF HIS RAGE?

 

PANEL 5

Lilith is shown, but isn’t looking at Hannibal.

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

I DIDN’T NEED TO BE UNDER ANY MADNESS TO HAVE A REASON TO DO THAT!

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

NOT AFTER WHAT THAT MONSTER DID TO ME…. AND MY MOTHER!

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

Hannibal king is shown.

 

HANNIBAL KING (annoyed)

I AM WELL AWARE THAT YOU AND YOUR MOTHER WERE VICTIMS OF DRACULA, BUT YOU ARE ONLY TWO OUT OF SO MANY THAT FELL BEFORE HIM.

 

LILITH (not shown and somewhat angry)

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!

 

PANEL 2

Lilith’s back is shown, but she has her head turned. Her grinding fanged teeth are shown.

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

MY FATHER ONLY MARRIED MY MOTHER OUT OF FAMILY OBLIGATIONS, NOT LOVE!

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

WHEN GRETCHIN USED A MAGICAL SPELL TO TRANSFORM ME INTO AN ADULT VAMPIRE, OUT OF REVENGE FOR THE MURDER OF HER SON, SHE MADE SURE THAT MEMORIES OF MY INFANCY WERE REACHABLE SO TO REMEMBER WHAT KIND OF MAN MY FATHER IS, EVEN BEFORE BECOMING A VAMPIRE!

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

MEMORIES LIKE WHEN DRACULA FORCED MY MOTHER, WHILE SHE WAS HOLDING ME IN HER ARMS, TO HIS BALCONY SO SHE COULD SEE WHY HE WAS KNOWN AS VLAD THE IMPALER, AND IT WAS ALL BECAUSE HE DESPISED HER!

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

BUT THAT WASN’T THE WORSE OF IT, BECAUSE AFTER HE FULFILLED HIS OBLIGATIONS TO THE ARRANGED MARRIAGE, HE BATTERED HER, STRIPPED HER OF HER ROYAL STANDINGS, AND GAVE HER ONE NIGHT TO LEAVE THE CASTLE WITH HER BELONGINGS, AND WITH ME!

 

LILITH (somewhat angry)

HE INTENDED FOR HER TO LIVE OUT HER DAYS AS A PENNILESS PEASANT, BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE HAD THE RIGHT TO DO THIS TO HER AND ANYONE ELSE!

 

PANEL 3

Hannibal King is shown and his facial expression says that he never realized how evil Dracula was before becoming a vampire and lord of all vampires.

 

LILITH (not shown and somewhat angry)

HAVING NO PLACE ELSE TO GO, MY MOTHER FLED TO A NEARBY GYPSY CAMP AND SOUGHT OUT THE ELDER, GRETCHIN!

 

LILITH (not shown and somewhat angry)

IN EXCHANGE FOR HER REMAINING GOLD PIECES, GRETCHIN PROMISED TO CARE FOR ME AS LONG AS SHE LIVED!

 

PANEL 4

Lilith is shown and looks calmer.

 

LILITH (a little less angry)

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, MY MOTHER COMMITTED SUICIDE IN DEFIANCE OF DRACULA’S INTENT, AS A WAY TO TELL HIM THAT HIS HOLD OVER OTHERS WASN’T AS GREAT AS HE WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and somewhat compassionate)

LILITH…. THIS HATE HAS GONE ON FOR 500 YEARS, DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME TO LET GO?

 

LILITH (a little less angry)

YOU DON’T GET IT, DO YOU, HANNIBAL?

 

PANEL 5

Lilith’s angry face is shown.

 

LILITH (angry and direct)

HE WASN’T “TURNED” EVIL!.... HE WAS BORN EVIL!

 

LILITH (angry)

DO “YOU” WANT TO STOP HATING A MAN LIKE THAT?!

 

PANEL 6

Hannibal King is shown and speechless. Lilith is heading out of the room.

 

LILITH (annoyed)

I THOUGHT NOT.

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

Back to Bible John and Shroud who are still playing cards.

 

PANEL 2

Thru the mail slot of the front door, an envelope appears.

 

PANEL 3

Bible John and Shroud are shown. Bible John is getting up and Shroud is looking in the direction of where the front door is. Bible has another envelope in his hand.

 

BIBLE JOHN

EXCUSE ME, SHROUD, I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THIS.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and curious)

I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT THE MAILMAN CAME THIS LATE.

 

PANEL 4

Bible John is putting the other envelope thru the mail slot.

 

BIBLE JOHN

MORE LIKE AN INFORMANT WHO LIKES TO KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM OUR WORK, BUT LIKES THE PAY.

 

PANEL 5

Bible John is opening the envelope, while Shroud is in the background sitting.

 

BIBLE JOHN

LET’S SEE WHAT GOSSIP WE HAVE TODAY.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

Bible John is reading the letter.

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on the letter)

IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE RUMORS GOING ON THAT SOMEONE SEEMS TO BE TRYING TO TAKE OVER PARTS OF MANHATTAN AND THE ONE RESPONSIBLE MAY PERHAPS BE OPERATING OUTSIDE THE CITY.

 

SHROUD (not shown)

COULD THIS BE A CLUE TO START WITH PERHAPS?

 

BIBLE JOHN (focused on the letter)

YEAH, BUT THERE’S PROBABLY A LOT OF HOUSES, SMALL TOWNS, AND MANSIONS OUT THERE TO LOOK OVER, AND FOR ALL WE KNOW, DRACULA IS USING A CAVE.

 

PANEL 2

Shroud is shown and he is still sitting.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

BUT THIS WILL BE SOMEWHAT EASY COMPARE TO LOOKING FOR HIM IN THE CITY.

 

BIBLE JOHN (not shown)

DEPENDING ON HOW CLEVER HE’S BEING.

 

PANEL 3

Bible John is shown with the letter, as well as the front door.

 

BIBLE JOHN

WE’LL NEED TO TELL THE OTHER’S ABOUT THIS.

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Elsa Bloodstone has just entered thru the door and slams it. Bible John is surprised by the slamming of the door. Elsa looks exhausted.

 

BIBLE JOHN (surprised)

EEP!

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Elsa is kneeling down to catch her breath, as well as having her head up. Bible John has his eyes turned to Elsa’s direction and looks confused.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (exhausted and a little desperate)

I KNOW WHERE DRACULA IS!

 

PANEL 6

Same as panel 5, but Elsa now has her head down.

 

BIBLE JOHN (confused and low tone)

OK.

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Blade, Frank Drake, Bible John are shown. Bible John is looking at the other two.

 

BIBLE JOHN

SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS WHERE DRACULA IS.

 

FRANK DRAKE (in disbelief)

UH’ HUH.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

I’M NOT KIDDING YOU!

 

PANEL 2

The annoyed Elsa Bloodstone is shown pointing to her forehead.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (trying to explain)

LISTEN, I HAPPEN TO HAVE THIS THIRD EYE, WHICH ISN’T REALLY THERE, AND IT SENT ME TO THIS PLACE WHERE I MET THREE OF YOUR MATES!

 

BLADE (not shown and annoyed)

LISTEN, GIRL, WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME FOR THIS CR….!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (trying to explain)

THEY’RE NAMES ARE QUINCY HARKER, RACHEL VAN HELSING, AND TAJ NITAL, THE ONE WITH THE SCAR ON HIS THROAT!  

 

PANEL 3

Blade and Frank Drake are shown and are surprised that she knows these names and the scar on Taj Nital’s throat.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

YEAH, HOW THE BLINKIN HELL WOULD I KNOW THOSE PEOPLE AND THAT SCAR, UNLESS I’M TELLING YOU THE BLOODY TRUTH!

 

PANEL 4

Elsa’s hand is shown getting something in her luggage bag.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown except the arm)

YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE EASIER TO CONVINCE YOU PEOPLE OF THESE THINGS, SINCE IT’S PART OF YOUR LINE OF WORK!

 

PANEL 5

Elsa and Frank are shown facing each other. She is holding the lamp that has the Djinn inside.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

FROM WHAT THEY SHOWED ME, THE EVIL BLOKE IS HIDDEN IN A MANSION.

 

FRANK DRAKE

THEN THANK YOU FOR THE INFO, WE APPRECIATE YOUR….

 

PANEL 6

Elsa’s hand is shown grabbing the surprised Frank’s shirt!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown except for the arm and in disbelief)

OH’ PLEASE!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown except for the arm and in disbelief)

YOU DON’T BELIEVE EVEN ONE WORD OF WHAT I JUST SAID!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown except for the arm and direct)

I WISH FOR US TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET!

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

Elsa and Frank mystically disappear, thanks to the Djinn inside the lamp. Blade and Bible John are surprised by this.

 

BIBLE JOHN (surprised)

WHAT THE HELL?!

 

PANEL 2

Adam comes in thru the front door.

 

ADAM (tired)

MADE IT!

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Adam has his hands on his knees while catching his breath.

 

ADAM (tired)

MAN, VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN DEFINITELY DID NOT PUT ME TOGETHER FOR SPEED!

 

PANEL 4

The exhausted Adam notices that Elsa isn’t here and is confused by this as he looks around by moving just his head.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but the confused Adam stops looking.

 

ADAM (confused)

DID I BEAT ELSA HERE?

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Frank Drake and Elsa Bloodstone are now in China. It’s daytime there and the natives there are surprised by the two’s arrival. Frank is also surprised.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at Frank and Elsa.

 

FRANK DRAKE (surprised)

ARE WE WHERE I THINK WE ARE?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

WELL, IT DOES LOOK LIKE CHINA, MATE, SO I GUESS THAT’S WHERE WE ARE.

 

PANEL 3

Another view of Frank and Elsa.

 

FRANK DRAKE

AND YOU DID THIS WITH THAT LAMP?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

ACTUALLY, THE DJINN INSIDE THE LAMP DID THIS.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

IN CASE I HAD TO TRY HARDER TO CONVINCE YOU THAT I’M NOT SOME DILL WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.

 

FRANK DRAKE

DILL?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

IDIOT.

 

PANEL 4

Frank Drake is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (a bit concerned)

I DON’T THINK YOU’RE AN IDIOT, IT JUST THAT DRACULA….

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

I MET HIM ONCE, YOU KNOW.

 

FRANK DRAKE (a little confused)

WHAT?

 

PANEL 5

Frank and Elsa are shown. Some of the natives of China are shown in the background.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

THIS LAMP ONCE TRANSPORTED ME TO A PLACE WHERE I SPOTTED HIM TEARING THROUGH A GROUP OF MASKED MEN, BUT I DIDN’T KNOW WHO HE WAS AT FIRST.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

HE SOMEHOW KNEW THAT I WAS A BLOODSTONE AND THOUGHT I ARRANGED THE ATTACK, BUT EVEN AFTER HE LEARNED OTHERWISE, HE STILL TRIED TO BITE ME!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

I EVEN SAVED HIM FROM AN ANCIENT VAMPIRE NAMED NOSFERATU WHO WANTED TO INFECT THE MUCH YOUNGER VAMPIRES WITH EBOLA, SO TO CREATE A TYPE OF BLOOD THAT COULD SUSTAIN THE OLD GEEZER.  

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (serious)

AND DON’T THINK I DID IT, BECAUSE I‘M A KID!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (serious)

THE SITUATION DIDN’T LEAVE MUCH CHOICE, SINCE A FRIEND OF MINE WAS BEING HELD THERE AGAINST HIS WILL, AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT NOSFERATU WAS A COMPLETE LOON!

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

I BELIEVE YOU.

 

PANEL 2

Frank and Elsa are shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE

THE OTHERS AND I WERE ONCE IN THE SAME SITUATION WITH A DOCTOR SUN AND I DOUBT QUINCY HARKER EVER FORGAVE HIMSELF FOR THE RESURRECTION OF DRACULA TO STOP THE BODILESS BRAIN, BUT WHAT I’M SAYING IS…..

 

FRANK DRAKE

MEETING DRACULA JUST ONCE DOESN’T ALLOW YOU TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF MONSTER HE IS.

 

PANEL 3

Frank is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE

THE REASON I’M IN THIS IS BECAUSE DRACULA ONCE TURNED SOMEONE I REALLY CARED FOR INTO A VAMPIRE AND I WAS FORCED TO PUT A WOODEN STAKE THRU HER HEART.

 

FRANK DRAKE

IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT I’M HIS DESCENDANT OR ANY “GLORIOUS” DESTINY.

 

PANEL 4

The surprised Elsa is pointing at Frank.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (surprised)

YOU’RE RELATED TO….?!

 

FRANK DRAKE

SADLY, YES, BUT WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT FOLLOWING A LEGACY ISN’T GOING TO PROTECT YOU FROM HARM, OR EVEN DEATH.

 

PANEL 5

Elsa Bloodstone is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, BUT I’M NOT DOING THIS AS IF I WAS ONE OF THOSE COSTUMED SUPER-HEROES WHO ACT AS THOUGH THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN SAVE THE DAY AND TREAT THE REST OF THE WORLD AS IF THEY’RE TOO HELPLESS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

I LIKE TO THINK THAT I’M TOO REALISTIC TO BELIEVE THAT, BUT MY FATHER’S “CRYSTAL BALL” SAID THAT I NEED TO BE HERE TO LEARN HOW TO STOP THINGS LIKE DRACULA AND I’M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINK “WHAT IF”, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DIEING AND IF I CAN AT LEAST SAVE ONE PERSON, THEN I’VE DONE WHAT I CAN.

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Frank and Elsa are shown. Frank looks like he’s thinking.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Frank speaks. Elsa looks happy.

 

FRANK DRAKE

ALL RIGHT, BUT NO PROVING YOUR WORTH, YOU WILL FOCUS ON TAKING DOWN THE VAMPIRES BEFORE THEY TAKE YOU DOWN AND DOING WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE SAY IT, NO ARGUMENT.

 

FRANK DRAKE

IT’S AS YOU SAID, YOU’RE NOT DOING THIS TO BE A SUPER-HERO AND DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR WILL JUST GET YOU KILLED.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (happy)

YOU GOT IT!

 

PANEL 3

The Chinese police are shown trying to get thru the crowd.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

NOW GET US OUT OF HERE BEFORE WE GET ARRESTED.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

OH’ NUTTERS! GETTING ARRESTED IS ONE THING, BUT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY IS SOMETHING I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN TO MY MUM!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown and direct)

I WISH FOR US TO GO BACK TO WHERE WE LEFT!

 

PANEL 4

The Chinese police are about to grab the two, but the Djinn in the lamp teleports them out of there!

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

SO, HOW’S RACHEL DOING, IS SHE OK?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (word box)

WELL, EVEN THOU SHE’S S A SPIRIT, SHE SEEMS OK, BUT SHE DID MAKE ME FEEL NERVOUS BEING NEAR HER.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Frank and Elsa are now gone. The Chinese police are confused about what happened.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

YEAH, SHE’S DOING OK.

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Back at the book store, Adam is shown and the end of Blade’s silver sword is on his throat. Adam’s eyes are looking down at the sword.

 

ADAM (a little nervous)

I’M SURE THEY’LL BE BACK.

 

BLADE (not shown and tough)

UH’ HUH.

 

PANEL 2

Frank and Elsa arrive in the book store thru teleportation.

 

PANEL 3

Parts of Frank and Elsa are shown. Blade and Adam are shown in the background. Blade still has his silver sword on Adam. Adam is waving to Elsa.

 

BLADE (tough and angry)

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING, GIRL?!

 

ADAM (a little nervous and low tone)

HI, ELSA.

 

PANEL 4

Frank and Elsa are shown. Frank is in front of Elsa and she looks kind of nervous because of Blade.

 

FRANK DRAKE (reasoning)

CHILL, BLADE, WE’VE HAVEN’T GOT THE TIME TO BE ANGRY WITH EACH OTHER.

 

FRANK DRAKE (reasoning)

SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS WHERE DRACULA IS AND I BELIEVE HER.

 

PANEL 5

Another view of Elsa and Frank, as well as Blade and Adam in the background. Frank turns his head to look at Elsa. Blade still has his sword on Adam.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

THERE’S ONE MORE THING THAT THEY WANTED ME TO TELL YOU.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

SOMETHING THEY SAID YOU NEEDED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING AFTER HIM.

 

PANEL 6

Elsa Bloodstone is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (direct)

THE MAN’S UTTERLY INSANE, LIKE “REALLY” INSANE FROM THE WAY THEY SAID IT!

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

Frank, Elsa, Bible John, Blade, and Adam are shown. Blade moves the sword away from Adam.

 

BIBLE JOHN

WE KNOW HE’S INSANE, GIRL, IT IS PRETTY OBVIOUS.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

WELL IT SEEMS THAT HE WENT A FEW STEPS UP, MATE, BECAUSE THEY SHOWED ME AN IMAGE OF A CASTLE AND MANSION IN THE SAME SPOT, AS WELL AS A VILLAGE AND THIS CITY WHICH WERE ALSO IN THE SAME SPOT.

 

PANEL 2

Elsa Bloodstone is shown.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

I’M GUESSING THAT THE BLOKE IS TRYING TO TURN MANHATTAN IN AN NEW TRANSYLVANIA OR SOMETHING.

 

PANEL 3

Blade is shown and Adam is in the background.

 

BLADE (tough and slightly in disbelief)

THAT’S CRAZY, KID!.... EVEN FOR DRACULA!

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown)

THAT WAS TRUE BACK THEN, BLADE, BUT NOT ANYMORE.

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King just entered the room.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

I HAVE RECENTLY LEARNED SOMETHING FROM ONE OF MY CONTACTS THAT EXPLAINS THE REASON WHY DRACULA IS DOING ALL THIS.

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal King is shown in the background, while Frank and Bible John are shown looking at him.

 

BIBLE JOHN (curious)

AND THAT WOULD BE….?

 

PANEL 6

A closer look at Hannibal.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious and direct)

CASTLE DRACULA IS NO MORE.

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Hannibal’s back and side are shown, while the others are in the background.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

AND THAT MAY ALSO INCLUDE HIS PRECIOUS POSSESSIONS INSIDE.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

I BELIEVE THAT DRACULA IS IN DENIAL OF HIS LOSS AND IS DOING ALL THIS TO SUPPORT IT.

 

HANNIBAL KING (serious)

TO CREATE A REPLACEMENT TO REPRESENT HIS SO CALLED TITLE OF NOBLE BLOOD.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (curious)

SO WHO BLEW UP THE CASTLE?

 

PANEL 2

A part of Hannibal’s body is shown, while Lilith is at the doorway that goes to the hallway. She is actually in the hallway looking into the room and has her arms crossed. She looks annoyed.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not fully shown and lying)

WELL, SINCE THE LIST IS LONG, THE IDENTITY OF THE ONE RESPONSIBLE HASN’T YET BEEN FOUND.

 

PANEL 3

Frank Drake is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (serious)

THAT DOESN’T MATTER RIGHT NOW.

 

FRANK DRAKE (serious)

WHAT MATTERS IS MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR BATTLE.

 

FRANK DRAKE (serious and direct)

SO LET’S GET TO IT, PEOPLE!

 

PANEL 4

Everyone starts moving except Hannibal King and Lilith. Elsa Bloodstone looks confused because she doesn’t know what to do. Bible John is shown crumbling the piece of paper he paid for.

 

BIBLE JOHN (slightly disappointed)

WELL, THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A WASTE OF MONEY.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (confused)

UM, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal King turns his head to look at Lilith who isn’t shown. He has a serious look on his face.

 

PANEL 6

Lilith is shown and she looks annoyed.

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Blade and Adam are shown carrying stuff that is like armor add-ons for a car. The kind of stuff that looks heavy for a normal human.

 

ADAM (curious)

SO WHAT ARE THESE FOR?

 

BLADE

CONVERSION.

 

PANEL 2

The inside of a one car garage, which is at the back of the building where the book store is, is shown. Blade’s 69 Shelby is inside.

 

PANEL 3

Blade and Adam are shown putting down the stuff.

 

BLADE

THESE THINGS WERE DESIGN TO BE LIKE A SNAP-ON, BUT THERE’S ONE THING I WANT YOU TO KNOW.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown.

 

BLADE (tough and serious)

IS THAT I’LL TAKE IT “VERY” PERSONAL IF YOU SCRATCH THE PAINT JOB.

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

The 69 Shelby is shown again, but now with the armor. In front it has wooden stakes sticking out. The armor is made out of silver and looks homemade.

 

ADAM (not shown)

COOL!

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

The inside of the church is shown; a priest is heading towards something. The knocking of a door is heard.

 

PRIEST

YES, YES, I’M COMING.

 

PANEL 2

The priest is looking out of the door he just opened.

 

PRIEST (slightly curious)

YES?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

HELLO, FATHER, BIBLE JOHN SENT US.

 

PANEL 3

Elsa Bloodstone and Lilith are shown. Lilith looks suspicious of her surroundings, because of the way she looks around as if she expecting someone is going to attack. Elsa looks cherry. Elsa is holding a sack. On the sack is “ED’S PARTY SUPPLIES”.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE

WE WERE WONDERING IF YOU COULD DO US A LITTLE FAVOR.

 

PANEL 4

The sack that Elsa is carrying is revealed to have unused balloons.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (partly not shown)

IS THERE A CHANCE THAT WE COULD FILL THESE BALLOONS WITH HOLY WATER?

 

PANEL 5

The priest is shown and has one eye brow up.

 

PRIEST (suspicious)

AREN’T YOU A BIT YOUNG FOR THIS KIND OF WORK?

 

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PANEL 1

Jack Russell is shown carrying a box of stuff like wooden stakes, silver weapons, and other things. He seems calm and somewhat unfocused.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Shroud, with a sack on his shoulder, appears and walks pass Russell. Shroud has a grin.

 

SHROUD (kind of amused)

GREETINGS, JACK RUSSELL.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Shroud is gone and Russell just realized who that was which leaves him surprised.

 

PANEL 4

Jack somewhat turns his body around and his head even more to the direction where Shroud went.

 

JACK RUSSELL (surprised and confused)

SHROUD?

 

PANEL 5

The outside of the book store is shown. Also, the armored 69 Shelby is shown, as well as all the Nightstalkers. Elsa Bloodstone is now in her “Bloodstone” outfit.

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

Adam, Shroud, Elsa Bloodstone, and Jack Russell start entering the armored car and into the backseat. Blade and Frank will be taking the front seats.

 

BIBLE JOHN

I ALREADY CALLED THE GATHERING CENTER ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO DO AND THEY’RE INFORMING THE OTHER BRANCHES.

 

PANEL 2

Adam, Elsa, Shroud, and Jack are in the backseat and are crowded in. Elsa has her lamp.

 

JACK RUSSELL (somewhat uncomfortable)

SO WHAT’S THE GATHERING CENTER AND THESE BRANCHES?

 

PANEL 3

Blade and Frank are shown in front seats. Their backs are shown and Frank is looking back.

 

FRANK DRAKE

WE’RE JUST ONE OUT OF MANY GROUPS OF SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS AND THE GATHERING CENTER ARE PEOPLE WHO GATHER INFO FROM ONE GROUP AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO THE OTHERS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL BE WELL INFORMED.

 

FRANK DRAKE

IT’S SOMETHING THAT QUINCY HARKER STARTED WHEN THE ORGANIZATION WAS JUST HUNTING VAMPIRES.

 

PANEL 4

The armored car is shown. Hannibal King and Lilith are shown transforming into normal-looking vampires. Bible John is there.

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and afraid to ask)

UM, YOU GUYS DON’T HUNT WEREWOLVES, DO YOU?

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and afraid to ask)

FRANK?

 

PANEL 5

The two normal-looking bats use the hooks on their wings to hang onto the armored car.

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and afraid to ask)

FRANK?

 

JACK RUSSELL (not shown and afraid to ask)

WHY AREN’T YOU ANSWERING ME, FRANK?

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

Blade’s foot is shown hitting the gas pedal!

 

PANEL 2

One of the back tires of the armored car is shown and is spinning real fast, as well as making a screeching sound!

 

PANEL 3

The armored car is shown speeding away!

 

PANEL 4

Elsa’s lamp is shown and it’s starting to generate mystical energy!

 

PANEL 5

Bible John is shown and uses one of his hands to block the light from the mystical energy!

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

Bible John is shown looking at the emptiness of the street, because the armored car has been teleported thanks to the Djinn in the lamp. Scrap of paper is flying around, thanks the air currents that the process produced.

 

BIBLE JOHN (worried, but hopeful)

GOOD LUCK, YOU GUYS.

 

BIBLE JOHN (worried, but hopeful)

GOD KNOWS THAT YOU’RE GOING TO NEED IT.

 

TO BE CONTINUED