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Tess-1 #24

Final Showdown

Part 4

by

Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

Inside the Forward Strike base, a very close view of one of Sage's eyes which are filled of anger and hate that even a self-controlled woman like her is having a hard time keeping at bay.


VIBRANIUM MAN (not shown)

YOUR EYES SEEM TO INDICATE THAT YOU KNOW OF ME BECAUSE OF THE HATRED THEY SHOW.


VIBRANIUM MAN (not shown)

HAVE WE MET BEFORE?


SAGE (angry, but trying to stay in control)

NOT DIRECTLY, BUT PRETTY CLOSE TO IT.


PANEL 2

Past scene, Afghanistan, a scared teenage Sage is hiding under a pile of dead bodies.


PANEL 3

Close to her is the back of the man responsible of killing these people that she's hiding from. The man is the Vibranium Man when he was a soldier.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

Back to the present, Sage and Wicked Evil are surrounding the Vibranium Man and Sage has her gun aimed at him. They're in the control room.


SAGE (business-like and deadly serious)

DO NOT MOVE YOUR EYES AWAY FROM HIM. GIVE HIM AN OPENING AND HE WILL DEFIANTLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AND KILL YOU BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.


SAR (careful)

I TAKE IT THAT THIS GUY IS MAJOR BIG LEAGUE, RIGHT?


SAGE (business-like and deadly serious)

ENOUGH TO MAKE EVEN WOLVERINE TO TAKE SERIOUSLY.


SAR (careful)

WHO'S WOLVERINE?


PANEL 2

A somewhat close look at Vibranium Man as he looks around. In the background is Sage still pointing her gun at him.


SAGE (business-like and deadly serious)

NEVER MIND THAT. THIS MAN IS A COLD BLOODED KILLER AND PROFESSIONAL, A CONSIDERABLE BAD COMBINATION, AND NOW THAT HE CAN ABSORB KINETIC ENERGY, THE ODDS ARE SERIOUSLY NOT IN OUR FAVOR.


SAGE (business-like and deadly serious)

DESPITE WHAT YOU HEARD ABOUT SUPER-HERO/VILLAIN FIGHTS, THIS MAN WON'T WASTE TIME WITH TOUGH TALK OR SPEECHES.


PANEL 3

The Vibranium Man begins to rush!


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

AGREED!


PANEL 4

The somewhat surprised Sage begins to fire her gun!


PANEL 5

Vibranuim Man's running feet are shown as bullets drop to the floor as if they lost their momentum, as if something took their kinetic energy!


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Vibranium Man grabs Sage!


PANEL 2

Irga reveals her deviant power as her arms stretch and wrap around Vibranium Man and pulls him away from Sage! Her hands still holds the drum sticks!


PANEL 3

like a whip, Irga gets Vibranuim Man in front of Sar who's deviant power is a sonic scream that he uses on him, but has no effect!


SAR (annoyed)

OH' COME ON! I MIGHT AS WELL SPIT ON HIM AND HOPE HE CATCHES SOMETHING!


PANEL 4

Bawol gives Vibranuim Man a super-punch in the face which is absorbed and has very little effect!


PANEL 5

Gahon reveals his deviant power which is fire breath which Vibranuim Man desperately avoids!


GAHON (happy)

HA! HA! IN YOUR FACE, PEOPLE! THE GUY'S AFRAID OF MY SERIOUSLY BAD BREATH!


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Vibranuim Man's arm and hand are shown with a gun which is firing at Gahon who desperately avoids the bullets! A little flame is coming out of Gahon's mouth!


GAHON (scared)

@#$%!!!


PANEL 2

Sage, Bawol, and Zanda are shown. Gun firing is heard!


SAGE (business-like and serious)

WE NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!


BAWOL (a little confused)

WHY? I THOUGHT THE PLAN WAS TO BE HERE!


ZANDA (moody)

BECAUSE WE'RE LIKELY TO BREAK SOMETHING, LIKE THE CONTROLS.


SAGE (business-like and serious)

SHE IS CORRECT! EVERYONE OUT NOW!


PANEL 3

Sage and the rest leave the control room and are now outside in the hallway! Bawol is shielding them from the bullets that bounce off him and says “OW!” for each hit!


PANEL 4

Vibranuim Man comes out of the control room with a bigger gun and looks around for his preys.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE SETTING UP A TRAP.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Somewhere else in the Forward Strike base, Thomas and Mary are inside Doctor Myers's lab which has the equipment for his super-soldier process. Doctor Myers is there. Thomas is starting to take off his clothes for the purpose of going through the process.


DOCTOR MYERS (concern, serious, and in disbelief)

SIR! I MUST RECOMMEND NOT GOING THROUGH THIS BECAUSE OF HOW DANGEROUS IT IS!


DOCTOR MYERS (concern, serious, and in disbelief)

BEFORE HAVING SOMEONE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, WE HAD TO SERIOUSLY SCREEN AND TEST EACH SUBJECT TO DECREASE THE CHANCES OF FAILURE AND EVEN THE ODDS THROUGH THAT WASN'T PERFECT SINCE SOME DID DIE FROM IT, WHILE YOU SUGGEST WE GO AHEAD NOW BEFORE KNOWING IF WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL WORK ON YOU!


MARY SANDMON (concern)

SIR, I THINK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM.


THOMAS GRAVETON (angry and in charge)

ENOUGH! DO YOU PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THE ENEMY IS OUTSIDE AND ARE DETERMINED TO GET IN THIS BASE WHICH COULD HAPPEN ANY MINUTE WHICH MEANS THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY TO PLAY IT SAFE?!


PANEL 2

Upfront, Thomas drinks a veil of serum. Doctor Myers and Mary are shown in the background.


THOMAS GRAVETON (angry and in charge)

IS THIS THE STUFF YOU HAVE THE SOLDIERS TAKE BEFORE PUTTING THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS?


DOCTOR MYERS (concern and feeling helpless)

YES.... YES IT IS, SIR.


PANEL 3

Thomas has already drunk the serum and is now feeling sick. Mary is helping him get somewhere.


THOMAS GRAVETON (sick, determined, and in charge)

HELP ME GET INTO THE CHAMBER.


MARY SANDMON (concern and feeling helpless)

YES' SIR.


PANEL 4

With Mary's assistance, Thomas manages to get into the chamber through the door. Doctor Myers is behind the controls for the process.


THOMAS GRAVETON (sick, determined, and in charge)

DOCTOR MYERS. I WANT THE LIMITERS TURNED OFF WHILE I'M GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE.


DOCTOR MYERS (in disbelief and shocked)

EXCUSE ME, SIR?! DOING THAT WOULD BE INSANE!.... AND WE DON'T DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO TO YOU IF BY SOME ONCE IN A LIFETIME MIRACLE THAT YOU SURVIVE!


THOMAS GRAVETON (sick, determined, and in charge)

I'M WILLING TO TAKE THE RISKS SIMPLY BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BECOME JUST A SUPER-SOLDER....!


PANEL 5

Thomas is shown behind the glass window of the chamber that he's now in.


THOMAS GRAVETON (sick, determined, in charge, and direct)

I WANT TO BECOME AN AVENGING GOD!!!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Back to the battlefield where the deviants/super-villains are fighting the super-soldiers and winning.


SUPER-VILLAIN (excited)

YEAH! WE'RE WINNING! “WE ROCK!”


PANEL 2

The super-villain who said that turns around when he notices something! A huge shadow is on him!


SUPER-VILLAIN (worried)

UH' GUYS? I THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE!


PANEL 3

The source of the shadow is revealed to be Tess-1. The worried super-villain is looking up.


ANOTHER SUPER-VILLAIN (not shown)

DON'T WORRY! ACCORDING TO THE BOSS, THAT GUY IS ON OUR SIDE!


PANEL 4

A few minutes later, both deviants, super-villains, and super-soldiers are on the ground beaten up! Tess-1's back is shown as it walks away. A hot rod engine sound is made.


SUPER-VILLAIN (groggy)

WHO'S SIDE IS HE ON AGAIN?


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Somewhere else inside the Forward Strike base, a hallway is shown.


PANEL 2

Someone peeps out from the corner to see if the coast is clear and it is revealed to be Jake.


PANEL 3

Jake tips-toe through the hallway as he looks around for any trouble he wants to avoid.


JAKE (careful, a bit spooked, and thought balloon)

OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING BIG AND INCONVENIENT IS HAPPENING TO THESE NUT JOBS AND “OBVIOUSLY” THIS IS WHERE I GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!


PANEL 4

Jake notice shadows that seem to be soldiers.


JAKE (worried and thought balloon)

@#$%! LOOKS LIKE NOT EVERYONE JOINED THE PARTY OUTSIDE!


SOLDIER #1 (shadow only shown)

MAN, I AM SO GLAD WE'RE NOT OUT THERE FIGHTING THOSE MONSTERS.


SOLDIER #2 (shadow only shown)

YOU SAID IT.


PANEL 5

The extremely nervous Jake desperately lock-picks a cell door!


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

Jake makes it on time and is now behind the holding cell door. He gives out a sign of relief.


SOLDIER #1 (not shown and from door)

I JUST HOPE OUR GUYS CAN KEEP THOSE THINGS BACK SO THEY DON'T GET IN HERE WITH US.


SOLDIER #2 (not shown and from door)

THAT WOULD SUCK.


PANEL 2

Jake turns around to see what's behind him! Something fast comes toward him and it's like the reader is looking through the eyes of that something!


PANEL 3

Part of Jake is shown as he gets tackled by that “something”!


PANEL 4

Jake is now on the floor and that “something” which is on him is revealed to be Atelidae!


ATELIDAE (excited and happy)

PAPA!


JAKE (a bit surprised and confuse)

ATELIDAE? HOW?


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

A tear drops on Jake's shirt.


PANEL 2

A bit surprised Jake who still on the floor is shown.


ATELIDAE (not shown and crying sounds)

    1. I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN. THAT YOU WERE GONE FOREVER.


PANEL3

Atelidae is shown and crying with her eyes closed.


ATELIDAE (crying)

  1. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE ALL ALONE AND SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE AROUND PEOPLE WHO SEE ME AS A FREAK WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF NEVER BORN, AS IF I WAS NOTHING MORE THEN A TERRIBLE MISTAKE.


PANEL 4

Jake's hands are holding Atelidae's.


JAKE (hands only shown)

HEY, IT'S ALRIGHT, I'M HERE, AND I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.... AND YOU ARE NOT A MISTAKE, YOU'RE MY LITTLE GIRL.


PANEL 5

Jake and Atelidae are fully shown


JAKE (trying to be cheerful)

NOW LET'S TRY TO GET OUT OF THIS NUT HOUSE BEFORE IT STARTS FALLING ON OUR HEADS JUDGING FROM THE SOUNDS OUTSIDE, OK?


ATELIDAE (feeling better)

OK.


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Elsewhere in the base, major big doors are shown.


PANEL 2

Tess-1's fist goes through the doors! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 3

Built in automatic defense weapons of the base come out of their housings!


PANEL 4

The left side of Tess-1 is shown as it walks. Lasers hit it which it ignores as it continues. Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spots. Alarms sounds are heard, as well as a computer voice repeating “INTRUDER ALERT”.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


PANEL 5

Elsewhere in the base, Vibranium Man is walking in a dark hallway with his rifle looking for his prey. The noise of the racket from where Tess-1 is dim, but noticeable.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, tough, and thought balloon)

SOME OF THE OTHER SIDE MUST HAVE BROKEN THROUGH SINCE THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE AUTO DEFENSES.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Vibranuim Man looks around in the dark corridor and seems to sense his preys are around thanks to his experience as a soldier.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

I KNOW YOU'RE HERE.... AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO SET UP A TRAP.


PANEL 2

Sage walks out of the shadows with her gun aiming at the direction where Vibranium Man would be.


SAGE (business-like and devilish smirk)

OF COURSE YOU DO. A MAN LIKE YOU WHO'S LIFE IS NOTHING BUT WAR, DEATH, BETRAYAL, AND PAIN WOULD ALWAYS EXPECT THESE KIND OF THINGS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE AND FELT NO REMORSE FOR.


SAGE (business-like)

SOONER OR LATER SOMEONE WOULD WANT REVENGE ON YOU. A FATHER, SON, MOTHER, OR DAUGHTER BECAUSE YOU WEREN'T LIMITED TO JUST ENEMY SOLDIERS. NO, EVERYONE WAS A TARGET WHEN IT CAME TO THE SUCCESSION OF THE MISSION, INCLUDING YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS, SO SOMEONE WAS BOUND TO WANT TO PAY YOU BACK, AS YOU WERE BOUND TO ALWAYS LOOK BEHIND YOUR BACK.


PANEL 3

Sage is aiming her gun at Vibranium Man who keeps his rifle down.


SAGE (business-like and devilish smirk)

YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO BE ON OUR SIDE.


PANEL 4

A close look at the Vibranium Man.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

I BELIEVE I KNOW WHO YOU ARE NOW.


PANEL 5

Past scene, Afghanistan, A part of Vibranium Man is shown as a soldier as he notices the back of a teenage Sage, as a soldier as well, walking among other soldiers.


VIBRANIUM MAN (not shown and word box)

JUDGING FROM YOUR POSSIBLE AGE AND LOOKS, YOU WERE NO DOUBT THE CHILD FROM BACK THEN, WHO SEEMED TO COME OUT FROM NO WHERE, WHO STUCK OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB BECAUSE MOSTLY EVERYONE THERE WAS AN ADULT.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

A close look at Sage who is still aiming the gun.


VIBRANIUM MAN (not shown)

ARE YOU STILL AS NAIVE AS A CHILD?


SAGE (business-like and devilish smirk)

NO. I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DID WHAT YOU DID, IT WAS BECAUSE YOU WERE A MERCENARY, AND YOUR ONLY LOYALTY WAS TO THOSE WITH THE HIGHEST BID.


PANEL 2

Past scene, Afghanistan, The Vibranium Man as a soldier starts firing his gun everywhere as if he had more then one target! Some people are shown getting killed!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

SOMETHING WE SHOULD HAVE REMINDED OURSELVES WHILE TRYING TO INFILTRATE A SUPPLY BUNKER WHICH DIDN'T EXIST.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

WE MADE THE MISTAKE OF HAVING OUR BACKS FACING YOU, DESPITE WHAT OUR LEADERS ALREADY KNEW ABOUT YOU.


PANEL 3

Past scene. Vibranium Man as a soldier is shown with other mercenaries.


SAGE (not shown)

IN FACT, I DID A LITTLE DIGGING MYSELF A FEW YEARS LATER AND I LEARNED THAT YOU WERE ONCE PART OF A GROUP OF MERCENARIES.... ONCE.... UNTIL YOU DECIDED TO SACRIFICE THEM FOR CONVENIENCE'S SAKE WHICH MADE ME WONDER IF WHETHER THEY WERE SERIOUSLY DESPERATE OR LAZY WHEN HIRING SOMEONE LIKE YOU.


PANEL 4

Upfront, Sage is aiming her gun at the Vibranaium Man who's in the background.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

AND WOULDN'T THAT HAVE BEEN THEIR FAULT TO BEGIN WITH? IT'S NOT LIKE I HIRED MYSELF TO THEM.


SAGE (business-like and devilish smirk)

THAT I CAN AGREE WITH. THEY BROUGHT THIS TO THEMSELVES, AND TO US, BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T CAREFUL ENOUGH WHEN IT CAME TO WHO THEY WERE DEALING WITH.


PANEL 5

A close look at Sage and the front end of her gun.


SAGE (business-like and serious)

BUT THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACT THAT WITH YOUR ENHANCEMENTS, AND THE FACT THAT FORWARD STRIKE IS A MUCH “MUCH” BIGGER ORGANIZATION THEN A MILITARY GROUP WITH LIMITED RESOURCES, WILL ALLOW A SOULLESS MONSTER LIKE YOU TO DO DESPICABLE THINGS TO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE TO SIMPLY GET THE JOB DONE.


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Upfront is the upper back and head of the Vibranium Man. In the background is Sage who is still aiming her gun at him. Wicked Evil comes out of the shadows behind Sage to attack!


SAGE (business-like, serious, and direct)

WHICH IS WHY YOU MUST BE TAKEN DOWN “PERMANENTLY”!


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Back to Doctor Myers' lab. The equipment seems to be malfunctioning from the overload and alarms are heard! Red lights light up the place and gas is leaking out of the pipes! Doctor Myers is trying to get things under control!


DOCTOR MYERS (desperate and scared)

SYSTEM OVERLOAD! I CAN'T MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE SYSTEMS!


MARY SANDMON (desperate and serious)

YOU HAVE TO REGAIN CONTROL IF MISTER GRAVETON IS TO SURVIVE!


DOCTOR MYERS (desperate and scared)

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB, THEN BE MY GUEST ON TAKING OVER THE CONTROLS, BECAUSE THIS WAS YOUR STUPID PLAN TO REMOVE THE LIMITERS AFTER I “WARNED” YOU THAT SERIOUS TROUBLE WOULD FOLLOW!


PANEL 2

Thomas Graveton is shown inside the malfunctioning chamber and is yelling in pain! He's puffing up!


PANEL 3

Elsewhere, Jake and Atelidae are making their escape as they walk though a hallway! They're shocked that the place is shaking like crazy!


PANEL 4

Elsewhere, Sage and Wicked Evil are fighting the Vibranium Man, but are shocked that the place is shaking like crazy!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, Tess-1 is still on the move and doesn't seem to notice that the place is shaking like crazy!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Back to Doctor Myers' lab, Myers makes a run for as Mary watches! Things are still chaotic!


MARY SANDMON (desperate, serious, and loud)

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING?!!


DOCTOR MYERS (desperate and loud)

OUT OF HERE BEFORE THE MACHINE EXPLODES AND TAKES US WITH IT! THIS HAS PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN AND THERE'S NOTHING I OR ANYONE CAN DO TO STOP IT!


PANEL 2

Mary turns around to look at the direction where Thomas would be!


MARY SANDMON (shocked and loud)

MISTER GRAVETON!!!


PANEL 3

The chamber explodes dramatically and the powerful impact pushes Mary away!


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

Back to the fight with Vibranium Man! Sage and Wicked Evil, except Zanda, are fighting him!


PANEL 2

Irga stretches her arms to grab Vibranium Man! Sage is seen.


SAGE (business-like, concern, and thought balloon)

THAT ERUPTION WE JUST FELT MIGHT INDICATE SOMETHING THREATENING MAY COME THIS WAY. WE NEED TO FINISH THIS NOW.


PANEL 3

Sage looks at Zanda. In the background, Gahon is running to avoid the gun fire!


SAGE (business-like and serious)

YOU'RE ON, ZANDA!


ZANDA (moody)

YEAH, YEAH.


GAHON (scared)

DAMMIT! WHY DIDN'T WE BRINGS SOME GUNS?!


PANEL 4

A close look at Vibranium Man's back as he turns his head in reaction to someone's voice!


ZANDA (not shown)

HEY, SOLDIER-BOY!


PANEL 5

Zanda reveals her deviant power which is a long tongue which hits the surprised Vibranium Man's neck like a whip!


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

A part of Vibranium Man is shown as he has his hand on his neck. In the background is Sage and Wicked Evil. Zanda's tongue retracts back into her mouth.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, and tough)

WAS THAT IT? A SIMPLE TONGUE SLASH WHICH COULDN'T POSSIBLY HURT ME BECAUSE OF MY ABILITY? I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING BIG, SOMETHING MAJOR.


SAGE (business-like)

OF COURSE YOU DID, BECAUSE WHAT WOULD ANYONE EXPECT WHEN FACING SOMEONE LIKE YOU AND HAVING THE TROUBLE OF TAKING YOU DOWN. THE SEEMLY OBVIOUS WOULD BE THAT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING BIG, WHICH WAS WHAT GAVE US THE ADVANTAGE OVER YOU.


PANEL 2

Vibranium Man and Sage are facing each other. Vibranium Man is beginning to feel ill.


VIBRANIUM MAN (cold-hearted, indifferent, tough, and feeling ill)

YOU'RE.... YOU'RE NOT MAKING ANY SENSE.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

BUT I'M STARTING TO.... FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER, ARE WE?


PANEL 3

A close look at Sage.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

SADLY FOR YOU, YOU SAW YOURSELF AS SOMEONE WHO WAS INVULNERABLE, INDESTRUCTIBLE, WHICH YOUR POWER TO ABSORB KINETIC ENERGY MADE IT SEEM TO BE, BUT THERE WAS A REASON YOU DODGED GAHON'S “BAD BREATH”, WHICH WAS BECAUSE YOU CAN BURN JUST AS EASILY AS A NORMAL PERSON.


PANEL 4

The sick Vibranium Man falls to his knees.


SAGE (not shown)

AND THAT ALSO INCLUDES GETTING POISONED, WHICH YOU GOT FROM ZANDA'S TONGUE WHICH ABSORBS THROUGH THE SKIN AFTER CONTACT.


PANEL 5

A part of Sage is shown upfront, while in the background is Zanda and Bawol.


BAWOL (a little annoyed)

IT'S THE MAIN REASON WE NEVER KISS.


ZANDA (moody)

NO, IT'S THE 18TH OR 19TH REASON.


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Sage stands and faces the Vibranium Man up close who is on all four and throws up.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

DON'T WORRY. IT'S NOT THE KIND OF POISON THAT LEADS TO DEATH, JUST WEAKENS YOU GREATLY, WHICH IS WHAT I WANTED BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO FACE WHAT YOU DID AND DEATH WOULD BE NOTHING MORE THEN AN ESCAPE.


PANEL 2

A close look at the sick and angry Vibranium Man as he tried to look up at where Sage would be.


SAGE (not shown)

AND AS YOU CONTINUE TO LIVE, I HOPE YOU ROT IN THE CELL THEY'LL LOCK YOU IN FOR LIFE WHILE ONE DAY BECOMING HAUNTED BY THE FACES THAT YOU COLD-HEARTEDLY WIPED OUT FROM EXISTENCE.


PANEL 3

In the background, the Vibranium Man lose conscious and falls flat on his face and into his vomit. Upfront, Sage walks away while Wicked Evil watches her.


SAR (a little confused and curious)

SO, UM, IS THAT IT?


SAGE (business-like and in charge)

NO, THAT WAS MERELY AN OBSTACLE TO OVERCOME, WHILE NOW WE RETURN TO CONTROL ROOM AND FREE THE PRISONERS, AS WELL AS TURN OFF THIS BASE'S SECURITY, SO OUR SIDE CAN TAKE OVER.


PANEL 4

Sage and Wicked Evil are surprised by the shaking as they look up.


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, a blob-like creature moves about in a hallway.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THAT DIDN'T SOUND GOOD.


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Jake and Atelidae continue to sneak out of the place and are careful not to be spotted. Atelidae is upside down as she's hanging onto something on the ceiling.


ATELIDAE (cautious)

THE COAST SEEMS TO BE CLEAR, PAPA.


PANEL 2

Jake stops and Atelidae notices it.


JAKE (frustrated)

SIGN. ATELIDAE. YOUR MOTHER IS HERE.


ATELIDAE (a little confused)

WHAT?


JAKE (frustrated)

THEY HAVE HER.... AND SHE'S NOT EXACTLY IN THE BEST OF CONDITIONS.


PANEL 3

A close look at Atelidae.


ATELIDAE (a bit worried and confused)

WELL, I GUESS WE NEED TO RESCUE HER.... SINCE IT WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO.


PANEL 4

Jake is shown and behind him is the blob creature.


JAKE (a bit frustrated)

YEAH, ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS GHOSTS, AND THE LAST THING I NEED IS YOUR MOTHER'S AVENGING SPIRIT HAUNTING ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.


PANEL 5

A really worried Atelidae is pointing at the direction where the blob creature would be!


ATELIDAE (really worried and scared)

PAPA! THERE'S SOME KIND OF LARGE GOOEY THING BEHIND YOU!


PAGE 20


PANEL 1

The shocked Jake turns around and sees the giant blob that is ready to attack! Atelidae is just as shocked!


BLOB CREATURE (creepy voice, hateful, loud, and enraged)

ABOMINATION!!!


PAGE 21


PANEL 1

As if looking through the “eyes” of the blob creature, the creature quickly heads towards the shocked Atelidae! It's made tentacles are already ready to grab her!


PANEL 2

The surprised Atelidae is pushed aside by what seems to be Tess-1's hand!


PANEL 3

A part of Atelidae's head is shown as she looks up and see Tess-1 who looking at the direction where the blob creature would be!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 4

Like a mad river, the blob creature passes the saved Atelidae, while Tess-1 is shown inside the creature as it continues to move on!


ATELIDAE (shocked and loud)

TESSY!!!


PANEL 5

The blob creature, with Tess-1 inside, goes through a wall and enters a room with generators!


PAGE 22


PANEL 1

Big explosions happen in that room!


PANEL 2

Destruction everywhere as the Blob creature faces Tess-1 who's ready to fight! The savage and enraged Thomas Graveton's head is revealed, still human-size, as it is attached to the blob creature with a long thin neck that moves like a snake! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


TO BE CONTINUED