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Nightstalkers

“Ways of the Supernatural”

7 of 7

By

Brian Uhe

 

ISSUE 7

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

Dracula is shown coming out of the doorway that Blade went thru to enter the room! Shadows partly cover him as he raises his cape covered arms!

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

Dracula is shown turning into a normal-looking wolf!

 

PANEL 2

The normal-looking wolf runs thru the hallway.

 

PANEL 3

A closer look at Dracula’s wolf head and it has a ferocious look!

 

PANEL 4

The normal-looking wolf Dracula leaps and gives off a ferocious growl!

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

A part of the unconscious Blade is shown thru the hole in the wall.

 

PANEL 2

Blade’s head and shoulders are shown.

 

PANEL 3

Blade’s hand is shown and is starting to move. A moan is heard.

 

PANEL 4

Blade is shown trying to get up as best as he can in his weaken state. His grinding fanged teeth are shown.

 

BLADE (tough, angry, weak, and determine)

GET…. BACK HERE!

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

The somewhat inhuman looking Hannibal King is shown fighting a vampire who has small bat wings coming out of his arms, but not big enough for flight!

 

HANNIBAL KING (determine)

SOME OF THESE NEW VAMPIRES ARE STARTING TO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN DO!

 

PANEL 2

Frank Drake is firing his gun at vampires!

 

FRANK DRAKE (determine)

NOT EXACTLY GOOD NEWS, HANNIBAL!

 

PANEL 3

The somewhat inhuman-looking Hannibal King is fighting another vampire!

 

HANNIBAL KING (determine)

IT’S NOT LIKE I’M TEACHING THEM PERSONALLY!

 

PANEL 4

Frank Drake just realized something! Shroud is in the background using martial arts on a vampire!

 

FRANK DRAKE (determine and concern)

WAIT!.... WHERE’S ELSA?!

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

The female vampire crashes into some furniture, while Elsa gets back on her feet with her enhanced agility!

 

PANEL 2

Elsa Bloodstone is ready to fight!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (ready for action)

WELL?…. GET UP ALREADY!

 

PANEL 3

The female vampire gets up and throws away the furniture pieces that were on her!

 

PANEL 4

The female vampire swings one of her arms to attack, but the confident Elsa grabs that arm!

 

PANEL 5

The female vampire swings the other arm to attack, but again Elsa grabs that one and now has both arms!

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

The female vampire struggles to free herself, but sadly for her, Elsa’s strength surpasses her own and shows it!

 

PANEL 2

Elsa’s eyes are shown and they show confidents and determination!

 

PANEL 3

The female vampire’s eyes are shown and they are starting to show fear

 

PANEL 4

Elsa kicks the female vampire in the stomach while still holding her arms!

 

PANEL 5

Elsa throws the female vampire away!

 

PANEL 6

Elsa’s arm is shown grabbing a wooden chair!

 

PANEL 7

The wooden chair is shown being slammed into a wall which breaks it!

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

Elsa is shown with a leg of the broken chair which she plans to use as a weapon!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (annoyed)

I HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THIS, SO LET’S GET THIS OVER WITH, SHALL WE?

 

PANEL 2

The female vampire attacks at animal-like speed!

 

PANEL 3

With skill and enhanced reflexes, Elsa stakes the female vampire in the heart with the wooden chair leg! The female vampire is shocked by this!

 

PANEL 4

Elsa’s feet are shown and the slain female vampire is on the floor! In the female vampire’s place, is a skeleton with her clothes and has the wooden chair leg in the chest!

 

PANEL 5

Elsa is shown and looks relieved that it’s over!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (relieved)

NOW THEN, TIME TO JOIN THE OTHERS!

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Frank Drake, Hannibal King, Shroud, and Adam are shown fighting vampires!

 

PANEL 2

Suddenly, the vampires are going away!

 

ADAM (confused)

WHY ARE THEY GOING AWAY?

 

PANEL 3

Elsa appears and notices that the vampires are leaving.

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (confused)

WHAT’S GOING ON?

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (confused)

DID WE LIKE WIN OR SOMETHING?

 

FRANK DRAKE (serious)

THEY’RE MOVING OUT OF THE WAY FOR SOMEONE.

 

PANEL 4

A reflection of the top of the stairs is shown on Shroud’s shades. He’s looking at Dracula, but since Dracula is a vampire, there’s no reflection of him.

 

SHROUD (mysterious and serious)

YOU ARE QUITE RIGHT, MR. DRAKE, BECAUSE OUR PREY IS HERE.

 

PANEL 5

On the top of the stairs, Dracula, in the form of a normal-looking wolf, is looking down and looks angry.

 

SHROUD (not shown)

THOUGH I BELIEVE HE SEES IT THE OTHER WAY.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

The normal-looking wolf starts to transform!

 

PANEL 2

It’s now obvious that he turning into a man-bat!

 

PANEL 3

Dracula is now a man-bat and ready for battle! He makes a terrifying animal sound as he spreads his wings!

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Man-bat Dracula flies towards his enemies and look like he’s about to attack!

 

FRANK DRAKE (loud)

LOOK OUT, EVERYONE!

 

PANEL 2

Man-bat Dracula quickly flies by his enemies who try to move out of the way!

 

PANEL 3

The man-bat Dracula flies out thru the damaged front doorway!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (not shown)

HE’S RUNNING AWAY?!

 

PANEL 4

Hannibal King is shown near the damaged doorway. Frank Drake and Shroud are also shown.

 

HANNIBAL KING (alert)

NO, DRACULA IS A MASTER STRATEGIST AND IS NO DOUBT MAKING SURE THAT THE ADVANTAGE IN THIS BATTLE IS HIS.

 

PANEL 5

The man-bat Dracula is shown outside in the yard waiting for his enemies.

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

HE’S WAITING FOR US….

 

HANNIBAL KING (not shown and word box)

AND I’M PRETTY SURE THAT HE PLANS TO USE THE OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE TO WORK FOR HIM.

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

All the Nightstalkers, minus Blade and Werewolf by Night, are shown near the doorway. They’re getting ready for action.

 

FRANK DRAKE (serious)

“SIGN.” NO CHOICE…. ON THREE!

 

PANEL 2

The Nightstalkers with weapons are getting ready for action. Making sure the guns are loaded and other things. Clicking sounds are heard.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown)

ONE….TWO….

 

PANEL 3

The Nightstalkers run out of the damaged front doorway!

 

FRANK DRAKE (loud and direct)

THREE!

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

Man-bat Dracula goes up in the air a bit, while the Nightstalkers fire silver bullets or green rays at him, as well as holy water balloons!

 

PANEL 2

Some of that hit man-bat Dracula, but not at a vital point! Man-bat Dracula refuses to look weak to his enemies!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, enraged, insane, and loud)

DO YOUR WORSE, HUNTERS, BUT YOU’LL FIND DRACULA IS AN ENEMY THAT YOU SHOULD NOT TRIFLE WITH!

 

PANEL 3

Adam grabs the flying Man-bat Dracula to pull him down!

 

PANEL 4

Frank Drake tries to shoot man-bat Dracula with the exorcist, but misses and Dracula tries to get Adam to let him go!

 

PANEL 5

Man-bat Dracula manages to swat Adam away with his wing! Elsa, with her guns aiming at Dracula, notices this!

 

ELSA BLOODSTONE (concerned and loud)

ADAM!

 

PANEL 6

Blade is shown in the hallway of the mansion. He’s weak and has his hand on the wall as he walks.

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Hannibal King, in man-bat form attacks man-bat Dracula!

 

HANNIBAL KING (determine and angry)

IT’S OVER, MADMAN!

 

HANNIBAL KING (determine, angry, and direct)

IT’S OVER FOR YOU!

 

PANEL 2

Hannibal King, as well as the other hunters, gangs up on man-bat Dracula and tackle him! A battle cry is heard! Shroud uses his living shadow to blind Dracula!

 

PANEL 3

All of them, except Elsa, are trying to hold man-bat Dracula down to the ground! Elsa has a silver knife and is about to stab man-bat Dracula in the heart!

 

FRANK DRAKE (loud and determine)

DO IT NOW, ELSA!

 

PANEL 4

At the last second, Dracula turns into mist and Elsa’s silver knife stabs the ground!

 

FRANK DRAKE (loud and angry)

DAMMIT! NO!

 

PANEL 5

Dracula returns to man-bat form and swats his enemies with his wings!

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone is on the ground!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and not shown)

ELSA BLOODSTONE!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and not shown)

I’M SURPRISED TO SEE YOU HERE AND INVOLVED IN ALL THIS!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and not shown)

NOT VERY WISE!

 

PANEL 2

A close look at man-bat Dracula’s angry face!

 

DRACULA (arrogant and angry)

ESPECIALLY SINCE I’M NOT LIMITED TO BITING WHEN IT COMES TO KILLING!

 

PANEL 3

Elsa, who’s on the ground, is shown looking at something!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and not shown)

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU LOOKING AT, CHILD?

 

PANEL 4

Out from nowhere, Werewolf by Night attacks man-bat Dracula from behind! The werewolf takes a bite of Dracula’s shoulder! Dracula yells in pain, while Werewolf by Night does a furious growl!

 

PANEL 5

Man-bat Dracula swirls around to get Werewolf by Night off him!

 

DRACULA (loud and in pain)

GET OFF ME, YOU BEAST!

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Elsa Bloodstone is about to fire at man-bat Dracula, with Werewolf by Night on him, with her guns!

 

PANEL 2

Shroud stops Elsa before she fires the guns!

 

SHROUD (mysterious and direct)

NO!.... THOSE SILVER BULLETS ARE JUST AS DEADLY TO RUSSELL AS THEY ARE TO DRACULA!

 

PANEL 3

A part of Shroud and Elsa’s heads are shown as they watch man-bat Dracula and Werewolf by Night struggle!

 

SHROUD (mysterious and serious)

BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY’RE MOVING ABOUT, THERE’S A CHANCE YOU COULD PERHAPS HIT RUSSELL INSTEAD OF THE VAMPIRE LORD!

 

PANEL 4

Lilith is shown in normal-looking bat form and is hanging upside down on a tree! She is watching the fight and is displeased!

 

LILITH (annoyed)

I DON’T BELIEVE THIS!

 

PANEL 5

Frank Drake and Hannibal King are shown trying to get up!

 

LILITH (not shown, annoyed, and word box)

GET UP AND DESTROY THAT EVIL BASTARD!

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Man-bat Dracula manages to get Werewolf by Night off him and throws him away!

 

PANEL 2

The savage werewolf stops his momentum by using his hands and feet claws on the ground! A part of man-bat Dracula is shown!

 

DRACULA (arrogant and angry)

YOU TOO WILL DIE LIKE THE REST!

 

PANEL 3

At animal-like speed, Werewolf by Night attacks!

 

PANEL 4

Man-bat Dracula swaps the werewolf with his wing!

 

PANEL 5

Werewolf by Night is on the ground dazed! Man-bat Dracula is near him and has his wings spread apart as he looks down at the werewolf!

 

DRACULA (arrogant and angry)

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR WHO YOU ARE, BECAUSE IN THE END DRACULA WILL ALWAYS BE VICTORIOUS!

 

PANEL 6

Man-bat Dracula’s head is shown as he looks behind himself, because he senses someone.

 

DRACULA (arrogant and surprised)

WHAT IS THIS?!

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

A part of man-bat Dracula is shown as he see a weaken Blade standing in a mocking way to Dracula!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, angry, and in disbelief)

HOW?!.... HOW IS IT THAT YOU STILL STAND AFTER A TASTE OF THE MIGHT THAT IS DRACULA’S?!

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at the weakened and determined Blade!

 

BLADE (tough, weak, angry, and determine)

BECAUSE I DESPISE YOU TOO MUCH TO GIVE YOU THAT PLEASURE!

 

PANEL 3

With his last remaining strength, Blade stabs man-bat Dracula in the heart with a wooden knife! Dracula of course is shocked by this!

 

PANEL 4

Blade falls to the ground, while Dracula’s flesh starts to disintegrate form his bones!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, in disbelief, loud, and desperate)

NO!.... THIS CAN’T BE!

 

PANEL 5

The dieing man-bat Dracula takes flight!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, in disbelief, loud, and desperate)

I REFUSE TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

Man-bat Dracula is flying up in the air as his flesh disintegrates some more! He heads for a nearby forest!

 

DRACULA (arrogant, desperate, in disbelief, and thought balloon)

THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING…. FOR I AM DRACULA!

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at man-bat Dracula’s head! His skull is starting to show!

 

PANEL 3

Man-bat Dracula is now mostly a skeleton and starts to fall!

 

PANEL 4

Lilith, in normal bat form and on that same tree, watches her dying father fly away!

 

LILITH (joyful and thought balloon)

YES! DIE YOU BASTARD! DIE!

 

PANEL 5

Dracula falling head first in the sky and he is now a human skeleton with fangs! He now once again has his clothes and a wooden knife in his chest!

 

PAGE 19

 

PANEL 1

Dracula’s skeleton body hits the ground and rolls down the slightly tilted ground!

 

PANEL 2

The Nightstalkers, except Adam and the unconscious Blade, run towards the direction where Dracula fell! Adam checks on Blade!

 

ADAM

GO AHEAD!

 

ADAM

I’LL STAY HERE AND WATCH OVER HIM!

 

PANEL 3

The head and shoulders of Dracula’s skeleton are shown!

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but two shadows are shown!

 

VAMPIRE MINION (not shown and creepy voice)

MASTER.

 

PANEL 5

Frank Drake, Hannibal King, Werewolf by Night, Shroud, and Elsa Bloodstone are now in the area where Dracula fell to and are looking at the spot where the werewolf is sniffing.

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

WHEN WE GOT THERE HE WAS GONE.

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

HE MUST HAVE HAD SOME OF HIS MINIONS IN WAIT IN CASE HE WAS SLAIN AND NEEDED TO BE RESCUED.

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

AN OLD TACTIC HE USED BEFORE AND ONE DONE WELL, SINCE RUSSELL CAN’T PICK UP A SCENT.

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

NOT THE KIND OF ENDING WE WERE HOPING FOR.

 

PAGE 20

 

PANEL 1

Lilith is shown on top of a building and looking at the city! It’s the early morning.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

I HAD THOUGHT THAT LILITH WOULD START YELLING AT US AND STUFF FOR FAILING TO DESTROY DRACULA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

BUT I GUESS NO ONE KNOWS BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO FAILING TO TAKE DOWN THE LORD OF THE UNDEAD.

 

PANEL 2

Elsa Bloodstone and Adam are shown preparing Elsa’s room inside the building that the book store is in.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

I’M STILL NOT SURE IF IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE ELSA HERE, BUT FOR NOW WE’LL SEE HOW IT GOES.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

I THINK SHE DESERVES A CHANCE TO PROVE HERSELF, BUT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT IT.

 

PANEL 3

Blade is shown pushing Jack Russell out of the building thru the door in the back.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

THERE ARE STILL VAMPIRES OUT THERE AND WE NEED TO HUNT THEM ALL DOWN.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

NOT JUST DRACULA.

 

JACK RUSSELL (somewhat begging)

OH’ COME ON, MAN!

 

JACK RUSSELL (somewhat begging)

YOU’RE LETTING ELSA AND ADAM STAY HERE, HOW COME I CAN’T?

 

BLADE (tough)

IT’S BECAUSE THEY LUCKED OUT…. AND YOU DIDN’T!

 

BLADE (tough)

COME BACK WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO TO WORK!

 

JACK RUSSELL (annoyed and low tone)

JERK!

 

PANEL 4

Bible John is about to open the book store.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

AND THAT INCLUDES OTHER BEINGS OF GREAT EVIL.

 

PANEL 5

Hannibal King is in a room of the building alone. The room has no windows that would allow sunlight to enter. He is doing some deep thinking.

 

FRANK DRAKE (not shown and word box)

IT’LL BE LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

 

PANEL 6

Frank Drake and Shroud are shown outside the book store. Shroud is about to leave.

 

FRANK DRAKE (word box)

TOO BAD THE GOOD OLD DAYS SUCKED BIG TIME.

 

FRANK DRAKE (curious)

SHROUD, BEFORE YOU GO, DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER ABOUT LILITH’S OFFER YET?

 

FRANK DRAKE (curious)

HAVE YOU “LEARNED” WHAT YOU FELT YOU NEEDED TO LEARN?

 

PAGE 21

 

PANEL 1

A part of Frank’s back is shown. Shroud is in the background.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

I HAVE LEARNED THAT IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE FLYING WITHOUT WINGS, ABLE TO LIFT WEIGHTS THAT ARE BEYOND IMAGINATION, AND OTHER WONDROUS THINGS REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE THINGS THAT BUMP INTO THE NIGHT, AND THAT SOME OF THEM ARE THE GREATEST OF ALL EVILS.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

THIS LACK OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ONLY GIVES THEM GREAT FREEDOM TO DO AS THEY PLEASE.

 

PANEL 2

Frank Drake is shown.

 

SHROUD (not shown and mysterious)

YOU ARE MUCH NEEDED HERE, MISTER DRAKE, YOU AND THIS GROUP OF ODD, BUT MAGNIFICENT, PEOPLE TO SAVE THE INNOCENT FROM A THREAT THAT THEY’RE NOT AWARE OF.

 

PANEL 3

The right side of Shroud’s face is shown and is grinning.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

THIS…. IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED.

 

PANEL 4

The left side of Frank Drake’s face is shown.

 

FRANK DRAKE (curious)

AND WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER TO THE OFFER?

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

Shroud’s back is shown as he walks away. Frank watches him leave.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

THE ANSWER IS YES, MISTER DRAKE.

 

SHROUD (mysterious)

I HAVE LEFT MY CELL PHONE NUMBER ON THE COUNTER.

 

THE END