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Night of the Creeps

“Dead Evolving”

(2 of 6)

By

Brian Uhe

 

PAGE 1

 

PANEL 1

It’s night time and at a distance is a woman running for her life.

 

PAGE 2

 

PANEL 1

Some zombies are going after the scared woman as fast as zombies can go and moan while they do it.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at the running woman who looks terrified and is breathing heavy that shows that she’s been running for a while..

 

PANEL 3

The woman finally finds a place to hide which is an abandoned building

 

PANEL 4

The scared woman enters the place and hides behind some debris!

 

PANEL 5

The scared woman hides behind the debris with hope that the zombie will go away.

 

SCARED WOMAN (terrified and low tone)

PLEASE, GOD, DON’T LET THEM FIND ME!

 

PANEL 6

Same as panel 5, but she turns her head when she hears a squealing sound from behind.

 

PANEL 7

A slug comes out of nowhere and a scream is heard!

 

PAGE 3

 

PANEL 1

The zombies that were chasing the girl enter the abandoned building and do some moaning.

 

PANEL 2

For some reason, the zombies start to leave.

 

PANEL 3

The zombies exit the building.

 

PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but the zombies are gone and moaning is heard from within the entrance.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but the woman, who’s now a zombie, exits the building.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown and word box)

BY EXAMINING THE SPECIMENS WE WERE ABLE TO GET….

 

PAGE 4

 

PANEL 1

A hard as nails general is shown in a big view screen.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

WE MANAGED TO LEARN A LOT ABOUT THEIR EXTRATERRESTRIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND THERE WERE THINGS THAT EVEN MODERN GENETIC ENGINEERING WOULD HAVE NEVER CONCEIVED TO BE POSSIBLE.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

WELL, TO EARTH’S LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE THAT IS. I’M SURE OUR FRIENDS ABOVE WOULD PERHAPS SEE THIS AS BASIC OR CLOSE TO IT.

 

PANEL 2

Doctor Hardman is next to an advanced boards with a diagram of a slug while surrounding are big view screens showing military and big corporate people who are looking and listening to all this from somewhere else. Doctor Hardman uses a pen as a pointer to the diagram.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (serious and a little nervous)

BESIDES THAT, LET US FOCUS ON THE REASON ON WHY WE’RE ALL HERE, OR SORT OF HERE.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (serious and a little nervous)

AS WE KNOW, A SLUG’S MAIN FUNCTION, IT’S NATURE, IS TO USE OUR BRAINS AS NOURISHMENT, AS WELL AS A PLACE TO BREED, AND AT THE SAME TIME CAN REANIMATE THE CORPSE WHICH WE DISCOVERED IS THRU THE SLIME IT PRODUCES.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (serious and a little nervous)

THE SLIME IS WHAT WE’RE INTERESTED IN.

 

PANEL 3

One of the view screens with the corporate people is the main focus. He’s looking at a piece of paper.

 

CORPORATE MAN #1 (serious, arrogant, and from view screen)

IT SAYS HERE THAT YOU THINK THE SLIME CAN BE USED FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES, AS WELL AS MILITARY.

 

CORPORATE MAN #1 (serious, arrogant, and from view screen)

NOW I BELIEVE I CAN UNDERSTAND THE MILITARY PART, I MEAN SENDING THESE SLUGS TO AN ENEMY TERRITORY WOULD SURELY WIPE THEM OUT, BUT SOMETHING THAT SIMPLY REANIMATES DEAD TISSUE WHICH REMAINS DEAD DOESN’T SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD CALL MEDICAL IN ANY MEANS OF THE TERM.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

TRUE….

 

PANEL 4

Doctor Hardman looks around at the view screen.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (serious and a little nervous)

BUT I BELIEVE THRU GENETIC ENGINEERING ON THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE SLIME WILL MODIFY IT’S EFFECTS WHICH WILL LEAD TO A STEP UP TO SIMPLY FORCING DEAD CELLS TO BECOME ACTIVE, BUT TO BRING THEM BACK TO TRUE LIFE AS WELL AS PROLONG THAT LIFE, LIKE SOME TYPE OF ELIXIR, AND THE BOOSTED VITALITY WOULD GIVE A SOLDIER IMPRESSIVE PHYSICAL ABILITY AND ALERTNESS WHICH IS IMPORTANT WHILE IN THE BATTLE FIELD DURING WAR.

 

PANEL 5

The view screen with a general is shown.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

SOMETHING I BELIEVE YOU MILITARY PERSONALS WILL NEED IF THE OTHER COUNTRIES DECIDE TO PROCEED WITH THEIR THREATS OF WAR BECAUSE OF THE SLUG PROBLEM THAT THE UNITED STATES IS HAVING.

 

PAGE 5

 

PANEL 1

The view screen showing the generals and corporate people.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

IF SUCCESSFUL, NOT ONLY CAN WE PERHAPS PROLONG THE HUMAN LIFE SPAN MANY TIMES OVER, BUT CREATE THE SUPERIOR SOLDIER WHICH NO FOREIGN POWER WILL WANT TO FACE.

 

PANEL 2

Ten minutes later, a relieved Doctor Hardman leaves the room.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (nervous and relieved)

THANK GOD…. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BLOW IT AND GO BACK TO THAT JOB OF CATALOGING SPECIMEN SAMPLES.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (not shown)

NICE WORK, DOCTOR….

 

PANEL 3

Director O’Dea is shown with her arms around her that shows that she’s in charge of the base.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

NOW THAT FUNDING HAS BEEN IMPROVED, WE, MEANING YOU, CAN NOW GO TO THE NEXT STEP OF CREATING A NEW ERA FOR THE HUMAN RACE.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

BUT THERE WILL NEED TO BE YEARS OF TESTING BEFORE WE CAN GET A SAFE AND WORKING SAMPLE,

 

PANEL 4

The backs of Director O’Dea and Doctor Hardman are shown as they walk away.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THAT THOSE GENTLEMEN YOU WERE GIVING THE PRESENTATION TO AREN’T KNOWN FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND THE LONGER YOU MAKE THEM WAIT, THE LESS WILLING THEY’LL LIKELY BE TO SUPPORT YOUR PROJECT, ESPECIALLY IN THE TIMES WE’RE LIVING.

 

PANEL 5

A nervous Doctor Hardman seems to regrettably plan to do something that will end in disaster.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (not shown)

I SUGGEST YOU FINDS WAYS TO PRODUCE FAST RESULTS, DOCTOR, AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY WILL PLEASE THE INVESTORS.

 

PAGE 6

 

PANEL 1

Director O’Dea and Doctor Hardman enter an elevator.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little nervous)

BUT, DIRECTOR O’DEA, WE ARE EXPERIMENTING ON A BIOLOGICAL LIFE FORM THAT’S EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN NATURE AND DIFFERS IN MANY WAYS TO OUR OWN SLUGS WHICH SHOULD BE OBVIOUS BECAUSE OF THE WALKING CORPSES THAT THEY PRODUCE.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little nervous)

RUSHING THINGS WITH THESE CREATURES, ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR DNA, COULD LEAD TO DISASTER WHICH I DOUBT EVEN I COULD GUESS WOULD BE.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

THIS IS WHY WE’RE IN A HIGHLY SECURED BASE WITHIN THE WALL IN CASE SOMETHING DOES GO WRONG WHICH GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

 

PANEL 2

Doctor Hardman and Director O’Dea are now about to ride down in the elevator. On the wall of the elevator is an eye scanner for security purposes that Director O’Dea uses.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little nervous)

I STILL DON’T LIKE WHERE THIS IS GOING.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

YOU’RE NOT HERE TO LIKE IT….

 

PANEL 3

The elevator doors open to the room that Doctor Hardman works in that was shown in issue #1 and the slugs there are shown in their glass cages.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

YOU’RE HERE TO MAKE SOMETHING FROM IT.

 

PANEL 4

A close look at one of the slugs that’s sticking on the glass.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

BUT WHAT THAT “SOMETHING” WILL BE IS WHAT I’M WORRIED ABOUT.

 

PAGE 7

 

PANEL 1

At a distance, Chris Romero and Julie Russo are now outside walking with their gear. It’s night time and the area seems clear. Above them is the alien ship flying by.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

CAN I ASK YOU SOMETHING?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

THRILL ME.

 

PANEL 2

A closer look at Chris and Julie.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

IT’S ABOUT YOUR LAST NAME AND THE FACT….

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

DON’T.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

WHAT? YOU DIDN’T EVEN LET ME FINISH.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

IT’S ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT I EVER NOTICED THAT MY LAST NAME BEING ROMERO AND THAT WE’RE LIKE LIVING IN A NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIE, RIGHT?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

WELL THE ANSWER IS YES, I HAVE NOTICED, AS WELL AS A LOT OF OTHERS AND IT’S GOTTEN REALLY OLD THAT IT ANNOYS ME, SO LET’S DROP IT, OK?

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

OK, JEEZ, NO REASON TO MAKE IT A MAJOR ISSUE.

 

PANEL 3

Another view of Chris and Julie.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

ANOTHER QUESTION?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

SURE, WHY NOT?

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

THE BARTENDER SAID THAT YOU’RE LIKE ONE OF THE BEST AND I HEARD FROM OTHERS THAT IT’S LIKE YOU’RE POSSESSED OR SOMETHING WHEN IT COMES TO HUNTING SLUGS. SO ARE YOU LIKE POSSESSED OR SOMETHING?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

 IT’S NOTHING LIKE THAT, I’M JUST SIMPLY DETERMINED.

 

PANEL 4

Cynthia Cronenberg from the movie is shown.

 

JULIE RUSSO (not shown and word box)

DETERMINED?

 

PANEL 5

A close look at the front of Chris’ masked face.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

YEAH…. DETERMINED.

 

PANEL 6

Chris and Julie stop and look around the area they’re in.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

OK, ACCORDING TO THE Z.L.I, SOME ZOMBIES WERE SIGHTED IN THIS AREA.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little boring)

WHAT’S THE Z.L.I.?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

JEEZ, DIDN’T THEY TEACH YOU ANYTHING IN THAT TRAINING PROGRAM THEN JUST HOW TO USE A GUN?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

IT’S THE ZOMBIE LOCATION INVESTAGATION. USING SATELITE UPLINK, THEY FIND OUT FOR US WHERE THE ZOMBIES ARE.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little bored)

THESE GUYS ARE FROM OUTSIDE THE WALL, RIGHT?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

YEAH, THEY’RE THE ONES WHO TELL US TO SIC’EM.

 

PANEL 7

Chris and Julie turn their heads to the left when they hear someone.

 

JOHN HINZMAN (not shown and loud)

HEY!

 

PAGE 8

 

PANEL 1

Four people are shown with the same gear (mask, shotgun, and flame thrower).

 

CHRIS ROMERO (not shown and low tone)

AH’ CRAP…. IT’S JOHN HINZMAN AND HIS KIDS.

 

PANEL 2

John is now next to Chris and Julie and is pointing at Chris in an angry way. Chris looks unimpressed as if this is repeated history.

 

JOHN HINZMAN (angry)

THIS HERE IS MY TURF, NOT YOUR’S, MINE, SO GET LOST, ROMERO!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (unimpressed)

YEAH, AND A NICE HELLO TO YOU TOO.

 

PANEL 3

John is the main focus, while Chris is partly shown. John is still pointing at Chris in an angry way. Julie is shown in the middle.

 

JOHN HINZMAN (angry)

WE WERE HERE FIRST, WHICH MEANS THAT IT SHOULD BE US TO GET THE SPOILS, SO TAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND BEAT IT!

 

JULIE RUSSO (annoyed and low tone)

GIRLFRIEND?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chiliing)

YOU KNOW AS MUCH AS THE NEXT THAT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO TAKES DOWN THE SLUGS AS LONG AS IT’S DONE, WHICH MEANS MAKING A CLAIM WOULD BE A WASTE OF TIME.

 

PANEL 4

A close look at the front of John who points his thumb at his “grown up” kids who are behind him.

 

JOHN HINZMAN (tough and confident)

NOT IF ME AND MY THREE SONS HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT. HELL, I WOULD SAY IT WOULD DEFINATLY BE TIME WORTH SPENDING.

 

SARAH HINZMAN (a little nervous)

UH’ DAD? I’M ACUALLY YOUR DAUGHTER.

 

PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but John looks back at his kids and the daughter looks scared.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (angry and loud)

DON’T YOU EVER CORRECT ME!!!

 

SARAH HINZMAN (scared and low tone)

YES, SIR.

 

PANEL 6

Chris faces John without fear.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (tough and unimused)

THEN TELL “THEM”.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (a little spooked)

“THEM”?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (tough and unimused)

YEAH…. “THEM”.

 

PAGE 9

 

PANEL 1

The back of John’s head is shown as Chris looks down at him face on.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (tough and unimused)

YEAH, SEND “THEM” YOUR COMPLAINTS AND WAIT FOR A REPONSE THAT WILL NEVER COME WHILE THE REST OF US GET THE GOOD SLUGS.

 

PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but John looks like he’s thinking it over. Julie seems unimpressed by the two.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (tough and unimused)

GO ON! I DARE YOU! I “DOUBLE” DARE YOU!

 

JULIE RUSSO (unimpressed and low tone)

WOW, WE’RE REALLY BE MATURE HERE.

 

PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but John gives out an tough act and points at the unimpressed Chris.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (acting tough)

OK…. I’LL ALLOW YOU TO HUNT HERE JUST ONCE, BUT THAT’S IT, JUST ONCE, BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS WITH ME, PAL.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (acting tough)

I’M THE KIND OF GUY WHO WHEN HE HAS A FEUD WITH SOMEONE, I STIKE TO IT UNTIL THAT PERSON PAYS FOR SCREWING WITH ME.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (unimpressed)

YEAH, YEAH, WHATEVER, JUST MOVE ASIDE SO WE CAN GET SOME WORK DONE BEFORE SUNRISE.

 

PANEL 4

On the left side is John and his kids who are watching Chris and Julie walk away. Julie points her thumb behind her shoulder at John’s direction.

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody)

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody)

THAT GUY LIKE MADE ABSOLUTLY NO SENSE!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

THAT WAS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A PATHETIC AND DESPRATE ATTEMPT AT BEING TOUGH, OR AT LEAST ACTING LIKE IT.

 

PANEL 5

Chris and Julie contiue walking and is looking around.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

OLD JOHN JUST WANTS PEOPLE TO THINK HE’S IMPORTANT IN THESE PARTS, BUT DON’T WORRY, HIS BARK IS WORSE THEN HIS BITE.

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody)

JUST HOW WORSE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

WELL, THERE WAS THAT TIME I LOST IT AND PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE BECAUSE OF HIS MOUTH.

 

PANEL 6

Chris points to something. Julie is in the background.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling)

HM, I THINK I SAW SOMETHING RIGHT OVER THERE. HAND ME THE BINOCULARS, WILL YA?

 

PAGE 10

 

PANEL 1

Looking thru the binoculars, a zombie is shown waliking aimlessly.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (not shown)

OK, YOUNG LADY, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET YOUR FIRST EXERINCE ON TAKING DOWN A ZOMBIE IN THE REAL WORLD.

 

PANEL 2

Julie looks eagered and is ready to use her weapons as she walks towards the direction where the zombie is.

 

JULIE RUSSO (a little excited)

ALL RIGHT! THEN LET’S TAKE DOWN THAT SMELLY WALKING CORPSE!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling and in charge)

HOLD ON, RAMBOETTE, YOU’RE HEADING TOWARDS A VERY EMBARRASING AND GRUESOME DEATH IF YOU GO OUT THERE ALL GUN-HO AND STUFF.

 

PANEL 3

The back of the heads of Cris and Julie are shown. Julie looks at Chris.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling and in charge)

NOW REMEMBER…. NO LONG RANGE SHOOTING, YOU HAVE TO BE CLOSE SO YOU CAN GET ALL THE SLUGS WITH THE FLAME THROWER WHEN THEY COME OUT OF THE HEAD AFTER YOU BLOW IT AWAY WITH THE SHOTGUN.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling and in charge)

BE SURE TO BE QUICK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I ASURE YOU THAT THOSE LITTLE CREEPS WILL BE ANYTHING BUT SLOW.

 

PANEL 4

Julie and Chris start walking. Chris is behind her.

 

 

CHRIS ROMERO (chilling and in charge)

STAY ALERT IN CASE THAT GUY ISN’T ALONE. THE LAST THING WE NEED IS TO BE SURROUND BY A LARGE GROUP OF THE DESEASED WITH NO ESCAPE ROUTE.

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody and a little impatient)

YEAH, YEAH, LET’S JUST SHOW THIS GUY WHAT BEING DEAD IS REALLY ABOUT AND GO HOME VICTORIOS OR SOMETHING.

 

PANEL 5

Julie’s hand that’s holding the shotgun is shown.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (not shown)

OK, HERE WE GO FOR YOUR FIRST, UM, KILL.

 

PANEL 6

Chris’ hand that’s holding the flame thrower is shown.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (hand only shown)

BE SURE TO FOCUS…. I MEAN IT…. I SO DO NOT WANT TO END UP HAVING ONE OF THOSE THINGS INSIDE MY HEAD.

 

PAGE 11

 

PANEL 1

The zombie target notices that someone is here and moans.

 

PANEL 2

Chris and Julie are shown on the left side of the panel, while the zombie is shown on the right. The zombie is slowly heading towards them and moaning a little bit louder.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (ready and in charge)

NOW JUST LET HIM GET A LITTLE BIT CLOSER SINCE IT’S THE SLUGS THAT ARE THE TARGETS.

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody and a little impatient)

SURE, WHATEVER.

 

PANEL 3

Chris and Julie look behind them because they hear more moaning from behind. Their target zombie is shown in the background.

 

PANEL 4

Chris and Julie are now surround by a bunch of zombies.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (annoyed and a little worried)

AH’ POOP!

 

JULIE RUSSO (really annoyed)

HEY, MISTER BEST OF THE BEST, WHATEVER HAPPEN TO STAY ALERT IN CASE THIS GUY WASN’T ALONE?!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (annoyed and a little worried)

MAN, THIS BEING A MENTOR FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS REALLY PUTTING ME OFF MY GAME, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY’RE MOUTHY TO THEIR ELDERS!

 

JULIE RUSSO (really annoyed)

$@%& YOU!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (annoyed and a little worried)

THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!

 

PAGE 12

 

PANEL 1

The zomibies look eager at impregnating the two living one’s heads with slugs!

 

PANEL 2

Chris shoots one of the zombies’ heads and slugs come out! Julie is also firing! Thye’re driven with fighting for their survival!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (loud and determined)

JUST FOCUS ON SHOOTING THE ZOMBIES DOWN! IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE’RE GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE ALIVE!

 

JULIE RUSSO (loud and annoyed)

YOU REALLY SUCK!

 

CHRIS ROEMRO (determined)

YEAH, MOUTHY!

 

PANEL 3

A zombie gets a hold of Julie and pushes her against a wrecked building wall!

 

PANEL 4

A part of Julie is shown as she watches a slug drop off the zombie’s mouth!

 

JULIE RUSSO (partly shown, grossed out, and low tone)

OH’ GAG!

 

PANEL 5

Julie’s gun is being aim at the zombie’s head that brings it up abit!

 

JULIE RUSSO (hand only shown)

YEAH, I’D SAY THAT DEFINITELY DESERVES A HEAD EXPLOSION!

 

PANEL 6

Chris is kicking back a zombie! More is walking towards him! The sound from Julie’s shotgun is heard!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (thought balloon, annoyed, and determined)

I JUST KNOW EVERYONE IS GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THIS SCREW UP OF MINE BECAUSE THAT GIRL IS GOING TO MAKE SURE THEY DO IF WE GET OUT OF HERE ALIVE!

 

PAGE 13

 

PANEL 1

Julie is using her flame thrower on the slugs that came out of the head of the zombie she just took down.

 

JULIE RUSSO (moody and determined)

FILTHY BASTARDS! YOU DESERVE TO BURN IN HELL FOR GROSSING ME OUT!

 

PANEL 2

Chris grabs the surprised Julie’s arm and runs off!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (determined and in charge)

I TOLD YOU TO FORGET ABOUT BURNING THE SLUGS AND FOCUS ON GETTING OUT OF HERE ALIVE! NOW RUN!

 

PANEL 3

Chris and Julie are running for their lives!

 

PANEL 4

Chris and Julie stop because they see something that they don’t like!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (low tone)

AH’ CRAP.

 

PANEL 5

More zombies are show and one of them is the lady from the beginning of this issue.

 

PANEL 6

Chris pushes Julie back while aiming the flame thrower at the zombie’s direction!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (determined and in charge)

TIME TO GET CRUDE AND MESSY HERE!

 

PAGE 14

 

PANEL 1

Chris uses his flame thrower on the zombies who act as if they can’t feel it!

 

PANEL 2

Chris pushes Julie while looking back!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (determined and in charge)

THE FLAMES SHOULD MAKE IT HARD FOR THEM TO SEE PROPERLY!

 

PANEL 3

The buring and dazed zombies continue to chase the two living preys.

 

PANEL 4

Chris and Julie run for their lives the other direction!

 

JULIE RUSSO (getting tired and angry)

YOU SO SUCK AT THIS! I CAN’T BELIEVE THOSE IDIOTS ASSINGNED ME TO YOU! I HATE THEM!!!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (getting tired and determined)

YEAH, “PANT” I HATE THEM TOO, THE PART WHERE THEY GAVE YOU TO ME THAT IS!

 

PANEL 5

The burning zombies continue to go after them! One of the zombies’ head explodes and buring and squeeling slugs come out!

 

PANEL 6

Chris and Julie’s feet are shown as they stop now that the last burning zombie, the lady from the beginning, falls after her head has poped! A sign of relief is heard!

 

PAGE 15

 

PANEL 1

Chris’ hand points to a abandon house! Moaing from zombies are heard!

 

CHRSI ROMERO (hand only shown and determined)

SOUNDS LIKE MORE ARE COMING OUR WAY! RUN TO THAT HOUSE AS QUICK AS YOU CAN!

 

PANEL 2

Chris and Julie are now in the abandon house and are prepared to use their weapons if need be.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (alert and annoyed)

I’M THINKING OF MAKING IT MY LIFE’S PURPOSE OF GOING OVER THE WALL AND STRANGLE Z.L.I. FOR THIS FOUL UP! YOU HAVE TO BE A COMPLETE DIMWIT TO MISS THIS MANY ZOMBIES WHEN YOU HAVE A UPPER POINT OF VIEW THAT A SATELITE PRODUCES!

 

PANEL 3

Chris and Julie are gone and the zombies enter the abandon house to search for the living hosts.

 

PANEL 4

Chris and Julie are hiding behind some wrecjage and looking thru the peep holes.

 

JULIE RUSSO (whisper and partly shown)

LET’S JUST BURN THEM LIKE YOU DID TO THE OTHERS.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (whisper and partly shown)

INSIDE A HOUSE THAT’S FLAMMABLE? I DON’T THINK SO. ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY DON’T FEEL THE BURNING SENSATION AND WILL STILL GO AFTER US.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (whisper and partly shown)

ZOMBIES, FIRE, AND CLOSED SPACE ARE A REALLY BAD COMBINATION.

 

PANEL 5

Julie is looking at the crawling away Chris.

 

JULIE RUSSO (whisper and annoyed)

OK, MISTER PROFESSIONAL, THEN WHAT ARE WE TO DO TO GET OUT OF THIS MESS THAT YOU PUT ME INTO?

 

CHRIS ROMERO (whisper)

BY SNEAKING AWAY AND BEING VERY “QUIET” ABOUT IT…. AND WITH A MOUTH LIKE YOURS, THAT WILL PROBABLY BE A BIG CHALLENGE.

 

PANEL 6

Julie Follow Chris by crawling as well.

 

JULIE RUSSO (annoyed and whisper)

@%#*!

 

PAGE 16

 

PANEL 1

Chris and Julie are quietly looking out of a doorway in a hallway.

 

PANEL 2

A zombie is shown in the hallway looking the other way and moaning.

 

PANEL 3

Back to Chris and Julie. Julie has her shot gun ready and aiming up.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (whisper and careful)

CHILL WITH THE FIRE ARM. WE’RE TRYING TO GET OUT OF HERE, NOT HELP THEM FIND US.

 

JULIE RUSSO (whisper and annoyed)

HEY, I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING!

 

PANEL 4

Julie accidently pulls the trigger of her shotgun which shoots upward! Julie is shocked by this!

 

PANEL 5

Chris turns his head to look up at Julie who’s looking at her smoking gun.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (low tone and in quiet disbelief)

UN…. BELIEVABLE.

 

PANEL 6

The zombie in the hallway turns his head to the two slug hunters’ direction and moans.

 

PAGE 17

 

PANEL 1

Chris and Julie dramatically goes thru a window that’s still around!

 

PANEL 2

The zombie from the hallway looks out the window that the slug hunters went thru and reacts as if it wants them!

 

PANEL 3

Zombies that are outside notice the slug hunters even though they act dazed.

 

PANEL 4

Chris and Julie are now once again running for their lives with Julie in the lead!

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and determined)

WHEN WE GET BACK, I’M GOING REPORT YOU TO THE MANAGER AND DEMAND THAT HE TRANFER ME TO SOMEONE WHO ISN’T SO PATHETICALLY INCOMPENTIENT!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (determined and sarcasm)

WHAT A MINUTE, YOU MEAN AFTER I ALMOST GOT YOU KILLED, YOU’RE ACUALLY GOING TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR ME?

 

PANEL 5

The zombies go after them as quick as zombies can go.

 

PAGE 18

 

PANEL 1

John Hanzman and his three kids are walking away and John looks angry.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (angry)

THAT ROMERO…. THINKS HE’S SO HIGH AND MIGHTY THAT HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE PLEASES LIKE TAKE MY CLAIMS!

 

SON #1 (naďve)

BUT, PA, MISTER ROMERO SAID YOU CAN’T….

 

 JOHN HANZMAN (angry)

SHUT UP!

 

PANEL 2

The upper part of John and his kids are shown, while in the background at a distance is Chris and Julie running without their notice.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (angry)

NEXT TIME I WON’T BE SO NICE WITH HIM, YEAH, NEXT TIME I’LL PUT MY FOOT DOWN….!

 

PANEL 3

John has his flame thrower upwards and lited.

 

JOHN HANZMAN (angry and loud)

AND SHOVE THE END OF THIS FLAME THROWER UP HIS @$$ AND LIGHT HIM UP!

 

PANEL 4

The feet of John and his kids are shown as slugs quickly move by!

 

SON #2 (feet only shown and loud)

PA?!!

 

PANEL 5

John and his kids are running off and using their flame throwers on the ground!

 

JOHN HANZMAN (loud and excited)

GET’EM!!!

 

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PANEL 1

It’s morning and the bar, Sanitory, is shown from above.

 

JULIE RUSSO (not shown and loud)

I MEAN IT! I WANT ANOTHER TEACHER TO TAKE ME BECAUSE THE ONE YOU LEFT ME WITH IS A FIRST CLASS LOSER!

 

PANEL 2

Chris’ hand is shown holding a glass while Julie and the manager are in the background.

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and impatient)

WITH MY SCORES I SHOULD BE GETTING THE VERY BEST TO TEACH ME!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (hand only shown)

HERE, HERE.

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and impatient)

SHUT UP!

 

CHRIS ROMERO (hand only shown and low tone)

GEEZ, SORRY FOR HELPING, MOUTHY.

 

PANEL 3

A closer look at Julie and the manager.

 

MANAGER (a little annoyed, but calm)

I ASSURE YOU, MISS RUSSO, THAT CHRIS HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST THAT WE HAVE IN THIS AREA AND WE BEEN GETTING THE MOST SLUGS THEN ANY OTHER TOWN WITHIN THE WALL.

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and impatient)

OH’ BULL! NO PROFESSIONALS WOULD GET THEMSELVES’ IN A MESS WHERE THE ZOMBIES HAVE THE UPPERHAND, THEY WOULD….!

 

MANAGER (a little annoyed, but calm)

THIS ISN’T THE MOVIES, YOUNG LADY, THIS IS REALITY WHERE WE HAVE NOTHING TO RELIE ON WHEN IT COMES TO INTELLIGENCE BUT THE Z.L.I. WHO AREN’T THAT RELIABLE BECAUSE THE OUTSIDE WORLD HAS PRACTICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT US WHEN IT COMES TO ANYTHING BUT SLUGS, SO YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE WORSE AND HOPE YOU’RE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF IT ALIVE.

 

PANEL 4

Chris’ back is shown in the background as he sits at the bar, while the manager’s arm and hand is shown pointing at him. Julie’s head and shoulders are shown as she looks at Chris.

 

MANAGER (hand only shown)

YOU’RE ALIVE BECAUSE OF THAT MAN AND THE FACT THAT HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING EVEN IF IT IS NOTHING FANCY.

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and impatient)

BULL!

 

PANEL 5

Julie puts her finger on the manager’s chest in a demanding kind of way.

 

JULIE RUSSO (angry and impatient)

I’M COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS IDIOT’S ABILITY AND I EXPECT YOU TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

 

PANEL 6

Same as panel 5, but Julie looks shocked as the manager disrupts with yelling!

 

MANAGER (loud and angry)

SHUT…. THE $#%@.... UP!!!

 

PANEL 7

The shocked Julie is shown as she watches the manager walk away. Chris is shown in the nackground still sitting at the bar.

 

MANAGER (calm)

THERE…. I DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

 

CHRIS ROMERO (thought balloon and annoyed)

AH’ CRAP! AND HERE I WAS SO FULL OF HOPE THAT I WAS GOING TO BE RESCUED FROM THAT GIRL!

 

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PANEL 1

A virtual image of DNA chains are shown with virtual hands manipulating them.

 

PANEL 2

Doctor Hardman is in his lab and has virtual reality gloves and head gear.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little confused)

WHAT A MINUTE….. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS?

 

PANEL 3

Doctor Hardman takes off the head gear as he heads towards a computer console.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (serious and a little confused)

I GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT.

 

PANEL 4

Doctor Hardman is typing the keyboard of the computer as he looks at the monitor.

 

PANEL 5

Doctor Hardman’s face shows that he worried about something based on this paticular slug.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little worried)

THE GENE STRANDS OF THIS PATICULAR SLUG.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little worried)

THIS…. THIS CAN’T BE GOOD.

 

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PANEL 1

Director O’Dea is walking in a hallway and she notices someone calling for her.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (not shown)

DIRECTOR O’DEA?

 

PANEL 2

Director O’Dea looks behind her and see a worried Doctor Hardman quickly walking towards her.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

AH, DOCTOR HARDMAN, HOW GOES YOUR WORK ON THE SPECIMENS?

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

I DO HOPE OUR LITTLE CHAT HAS ENCOURAGED YOU ON GETTING THOSE RESULTS REAL SOON.

 

PANEL 3

Doctor Hardman is no walking aside with Director O’Dea.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little worried)

I DO BELIEVE I HAVE A WORKABLE SPECIMEN TO USE IN A DEMONSTRATION, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little worried)

DURING ONE OF MY EXPERIMENTS  ON THE SLUGS, I DISCOVERED THAT ONE WAS DIFFERENT THEN THE REST. THIS ONE HAD A PICTICULAR GENE, THAT’S DORMENT RIGHT NOW, BUT I BELIEVE ONCE ACTICE, THE SLUG WILL GO THRU A METAMORPHIC CHANGE.

 

PANEL 4

The front of Director O’Dea and Doctor Hardman are shown.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA(cold and in charge)

COULDN’T IT BE BECAUSE OF YOUR MANIPULATION OF THEIR DNA? YOU ARE TRYING TO CAUSE A MUTATION.

 

DOCTOR HARDMAN (a little worried)

NO, WHAT I FOUND WAS ALREADY HARDWIRED INTO THEIR GENETIC MAKE-UP, OR AT LEAST THIS ONE WHICH WORRIES ME AS IF THIS IS SOME SORT OF SECOND STAGE OR SOMETHING.

 

PANEL 5

Director O’Dea is about to leave Doctor Hardman by opening a door.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (cold and in charge)

HM, LET’S KEEP THIS BETWEEN OURSELVES FOR THE MEANTIME AND I’LL ARRANGE A DEMONSTRATION OF WHAT YOU HAVE COME UP WITH THRU YOUR ALTERATION OF THE SLUGS IN YOUR LAB.

 

PAGE 22

 

PANEL 1

Doctor Hardman’s lab, the one slug is shown in it’s own glass cage, while the other slugs are together in another.

 

DIRECTOR O’DEA (not shown and word box)

BUT AFTERWARDS I WANT YOU TO LOOK INTO THIS FURTHER IN CASE OUR ALIEN FRIENDS FROM ABOVE HAVE LEFT A NASTY SURPRISE FOR US WHICH WOULD NO DOUBT BE ANYTHING BUT DELIGHTFUL.

 

TO BE CONTINUED