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Old 01-05-2018, 09:08 AM   #1
SSTiger
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Post HELLBOY & HULK: MONSTERS (DW Group Project)

Okay, this is an eight-page short story written for the Hellboy Group Project that we're currently doing. The artist who was attached to the short has cancelled, and it was suggested that I post the script here, so that other artists would be able to take a look at it and decide if they want to develop it instead.

If you're interested it drawing this, please reply here or let me know via PM. Even if you're only interested in contributing one or two pages and not the whole eight, that's fine.

(For those who don't know, the basic premise is that Hellboy encounters a portal that is tossing him through various dimensions, where he runs into different characters from different franchises. This particular short was supposed to be Red's foray into the Marvel U, resulting in a brief encounter with everyone's favorite Green Giant).

Feedback is of course welcome.


PAGE ONE


A portal opens up in the middle of a city (any place OTHER than New York, because we can't t have interference from other super-people) and Hellboy appears from it. He sees with surprise that Hulk and the Abomination are in a no-holds-barred throwdown.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

CLOSE UP on the portal opening up in the streets of a city. We can't see much else; the portal takes up the whole panel.
No Dialogue.
Panel 2:

Same scene. HELLBOY appears through the portal.
No Dialogue.
Panel 3:

Same camera angle. The portal has closed and Hellboy has landed gracefully on his feet.
No Dialogue.
Panel 4:

CLOSE UP on Hellboy's face. A look of "Oh, shit", surprise.
No Dialogue.
Panel 5:

Splash, bottom half of page. If possible, use this panel as the background for the full page and set the other panels inside it to carry a big sense of scale.

Reverse angle; OVER-THE-SHOULDER shot from behind Hellboy. We see what he's looking at: In the empty and deserted streets, HULK and ABOMINATION are going at it without holding back their punches. Cars have been tossed around, a BROKEN FIRE HYDRANT is spewing water upwards in a torrent, and a POLICE CAR is lying upturned, busted up in the fight.
No Dialogue.
PAGE TWO


Hellboy coolly takes a breather and lights up a cigar. He then draws the Samaritan and tries to decide which one to shoot.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

CLOSE UP on Hellboy's face. He's got that "Yeah, whatever, I've seen it all" look.
1. HELLBOY:
Huh.
Panel 2:

Same camera angle. Hellboy has half a CUT of a CIGAR in his normal, left hand and is bringing it towards his lips.
No Dialogue.
Panel 3:

Same camera angle. The cigar in his teeth, Hellboy lights up.
No Dialogue.
Panel 4:

CLOSE UP on the holster as Hellboy draws the Samaritan.
No Dialogue.
Panel 5:

Back up the camera bit for a medium shot, waist up. Heroic pose of Hellboy pointing the gun at the two fighters, who are off-panel.
No Dialogue.
ART NOTE: Now these next two panels are a bit tricky. They should look like screenshots from a FIRST PERSON SHOOTER video game; with the camera placed just behind the Good Samaritan in Hellboy's normal hand and pointing at the two giants in turn.

LETTERING NOTE: There's one piece of dialogue and it should be placed in a balloon exactly in the MIDDLE of the next two panels.

Panel 6:

FPS-style behind the Good Samaritan; the sights are trained on the HULK.

Panel 7:

Another FPS-style panel. This time the gun is aimed at the ABOMINATION.
2. HELLBOY:
Exactly which of these freakshows should I shoot here?
Panel 8:

Wide shot of the fight; the Abomination has landed a powerful PUNCH on the Hulk and is sending him FLYING towards an overturned car.
No Dialogue.

PAGE THREE


Hulk crashes into a car behind which are revealed two civilians. As the Abomination picks up a car and throws it at them, the Hulk shields them from getting hurt.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

Hulk is CRASHING into the car, which is crushed against his weight.
No Dialogue.
Panel 2:

Close on A MOTHER AND CHILD, huddled together behind the car, expressions of terror in their faces.
No Dialogue.
Panel 3:

CLOSE UP on the Hulk's face. A mix of surprise and some human emotion; a hint that Banner's in there, deep inside his mind?
No Dialogue.
Panel 4:

CLOSE UP on Hellboy's face. Shock. Anger.
No Dialogue.
Panel 5:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's face. A malicious grin of pure spite.
No Dialogue.
Panel 6:

The Abomination picks up a car...
No Dialogue.
Panel 7:

...and THROWS it at the mother and child.
No Dialogue.
Panel 8:

The HULK is SHIELDING the civilians with his body as the car crashes into his back.
No Dialogue.
Panel 9:

Close on Hellboy's face. Eyebrows narrowed in understanding.
No Dialogue.

PAGE FOUR


Hellboy shoots out the Abomination's eye and proceeds to beat the shit out of him. Hulk watches in surprise.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's head; he is half-turning in response to Hellboy's line:
1. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Hey, buddy.
Panel 2:

MEDIUM SHOT of Hellboy, waist up (he still has the cigar in his teeth). We see what the Abomination sees: Hellboy is pointing the Samaritan at the Camera. Think James Bond pose.
2. HELLBOY:

Y'got somethin' in yer eye, pal.
Panel 3:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's face; he's REELING back as his LEFT EYE takes a shot from the Samaritan. His green blood is spurting out.
No Dialogue.
Panel 4:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's left knee, which is also getting SHOT OUT by Hellboy, who's still off-screen.
No Dialogue.

Panel 5:

The Abomination is ON HIS KNEES, bleeding from the eye and knee and trying to use his uninjured leg to stand up.
3. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

I'm sorry, did that hurt?

4. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Here, lemme kiss the boo-boo and make it all better.
Panel 6:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's face as Hellboy's HAND OF DOOM punches it, likely breaking a few bones.
No Dialogue.
Panel 7:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's non-injured knee as he tries to stand up. Hellboy's foot is KICKING it, making it bend SIDEWAYS.
No Dialogue.
Panel 8:

CLOSE UP on the Abomination's CROTCH as Hellboy's BOOT connects to it, kicking him squarely in the BALLS.
No Dialogue.
Panel 9:

Close on HULK's face. Surprised.
No Dialogue.
Panel 10:

Hellboy violently BREAKS the Abomination's NECK.( NOTE: The cigar is gone at this point.)
5. SFX:

KRAK
PAGE FIVE


Hulk transforms back into Banner, which surprises Hellboy and the two of them talk to each other.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

Hellboy is standing over the Abomination, looking down at him. The camera is above and behind Hellboy's shoulder, with a downward angled view. The Abomination is still ALIVE, his one intact eye is open in a painful look (the other one's bleeding), but he's unable to move, sprawled on the ground.
1. HELLBOY:

Still alive.

2. HELLBOY:

Tough little bastard, aren't ya?
Panel 2:

The woman from Page Three is RUNNING away with her child held in her arms.
No Dialogue.
Panel 3:

CLOSE UP on one side of Hellboy's face as he watches the two of them go. They can be seen in the background, with Hellboy's face the Foreground of the panel.
3. HELLBOY:

You're welcome.

4. HELLBOY (SMALL):

Can't really say I blame ya for running, though.

Panel 4:

HEAD-AND-SHOULDERS shot of the Hulk. Still looking surprised.
5. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

You okay there, big fella?
Panel 5:

CLOSE UP on the Hulk; he is now holding his head in his hands, feeling the transformation coming on.
No Dialogue.
Panel 6:

Hulk is transforming into Banner. Do that Jack Kirby transformation-lines thing if possible.
No Dialogue.
Panel 7:

On Banner, on the ground, holding up his now-too-large pants.
No Dialogue.

PAGE SIX


A short conversation between Hellboy and Banner.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

CLOSE UP shot of Hellboy's face. Surprised by what's he's just seen.
1. HELLBOY:

Oh-kay...

2. HELLBOY:

That's new. So what, you turn into the Jolly Green Giant?
Panel 2:

Reverse angle; HEAD-AND-SHOULDERS shot of Banner.
3. BANNER:

You - you don't know who I am?

4. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Nope. I'm not from around here.

5. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Not from this world, if you can believe that.

6. BANNER:

I... can, actually. That portal, it was an Einstein-Rosen Bridge to an alternate dimension?

7. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

What are ya, a scientist?

8. BANNER:

Yes.
Panel 3:

CLOSE UP on Hellboy's face again. He's rolling his eyes, grumbling to himself.
9. HELLBOY (SMALL):

Sure, why would this world be any less weird than all the others...

PAGE SEVEN


The conversation continues.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

TOP-DOWN view of the Abomination, lying still.
1. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Where the hell is everybody?

2. BANNER (OFF-PANEL):

Army evacuated the neighborhood. How did you know he was the bad guy?

3. BANNER (OFF-PANEL):

People who don't know me look at me and they usually think I'm...

4. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

What, a monster?

5. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

I saw you protecting that woman and her kid. You ain't a monster, pal.

6. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

And trust me...
Panel 2:

CLOSE UP on Hellboy's face; in the background, instead of the street use an image of Hellboy himself with his HORNS GROWN, and HELLFIRE burning between them. His demon form; Anung Un Rama risen.
7. HELLBOY:

I know a thing or two about monsters.

Panel 3:

Long TWO-SHOT of Hellboy and Banner, standing face to face. On the other side of them, the PORTAL is opening up again and they're both looking at it.
8. HELLBOY:

Hate to rescue and run, but that looks like my ticket home.

9. HELLBOY:

<I hope>.
10. HELLBOY:

You gonna be okay?
Panel 4:

On Banner. He looks like a great burden's been lifted.
11. BANNER:

I... think I will, actually.

PAGE EIGHT


Hellboy goes through the portal to his next adventure and we wrap things up.

Panel Layout Suggestion

Panel 1:

CLOSE UP on Banner and Hellboy's HANDS as they shake hands. (Hellboy is using his Hand of Doom).
1. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

You take care of yourself.

2. BANNER (OFF-PANEL):

Thank you.

3. BANNER (OFF-PANEL):

Good luck with, uh... whatever's going on.

4. HELLBOY (OFF-PANEL):

Sure.
Panel 2:

Hellboy going into the portal.
No Dialogue.
Panel 3:

Hellboy is gone, the portal is closing.
No Dialogue.
Panel 4:

The portal is closed, completely gone.
No Dialogue.
Panel 5:

Mid-shot of Banner, smiling a distant smile.
5. BANNER:

Cool.
Panel 6:

Banner walks away from the Camera through the carnage, his back to us.
6. LARGE HEADING (CREDITS):

HELLBOY & HULK: MONSTERS

BY SAHITH S. TIGER AND <INSERT YOUR ARTIST CREDIT HERE>
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