More of the ol’ X-Men script sample as sent to me by a long-gone X-ed.
Now’s a good time to mention, I know nothing about these two new characters Dr. Reyes and Marrow. Neither was terribly likable, but I did my best. As far as the former of the two, I had NO clue what the Doc could do. The plot had no details (nor did the Internet at the time) save for something about a forcefield (mentioned in the previous X-post) but that was it. On the second page below, the final script indicates some other power—some kind of empathic ability it seems. But it’s unclear, and I just avoided any reference to her powers in my script sample as a result.
I seem to recall that I was asked to send this as well, so perhaps I was mistaken in my last post…I guess I was asked to dialogue 5-10 pages or something. It was a while back, it’s hard to recall.
So, with much ado about nothing, here’s more of X-Men 70 by Keith
I’ve color-coded my script, to show, visually, how I extrapolated info from the plot.
BLUE TYPE = LINES DIRECTLY FROM STORY PLOT
WHITE TYPE = COMPLETELY NEW LINES BASED ON CONCEPTS IN PLOT
RED TYPE = LINES SIMILAR TO THOSE SUGGESTED IN PLOT
: ‘NEVER THOUGHT ANY PLACE I LIVED ’DSMELL THIS NICE. DO YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT, BRIGHT ONE?
2 MARROW: I BET YOU TAKE ALL THIS FOR GRANTED. THIS LAND
IS YOUR LAND.
3 MARROW: WELL, CONSIDER ME THE—WHAT IS IT?—HATFIELD TO YOUR MCCOY, ‘CAUSE AH’M AIMIN’ T’ TAYK A PIECE O’ YOAH LAND…
4 MARROW: …AND YER HIDE.
SFX: (top of panel) B-WOOSZZH!
5 STORM: I WOULD ENJOY A MOMENT TO EXPLAIN THE FOOLISHNESS OF YOUR THREAT–
6 STORM: –BUT THE SITUATION WITH CYCLOPS IS A GRAVE ONE.
7 STORM: UNTIL THEN, MORLOCK, YOU MAY WANT TO THINK AGAIN UPON THIS CHALLENGE.
8 MARROW: HM. I’M THINKIN’ ‘BOUT IT ALLLLLREADY!
1 CAPTION: AND IN WHAT IS ONCE AGAIN—-THANKS TO THE RESOLUTNESS OF DR. REYES—THE MEDLAB…
2 CECILIA: COME ON…COME ON, SCOTT! JEAN IS HERE, WAITING FOR YOU! WE CAN DO THIS!
3 CECILIA: (small) CAN YOU KEEP HIM STILL?
4 JEAN: …TRYING…BUT THE STRAIN OF…HOLDING HIS BODY TOGETH-ER…AND NANO-TECHS APART…T- TOO M-MUH-MUCH…
5 CECILIA: HE’S BURNING UP! DRAKE, CAN YOU HELP WITH THAT?
6 ICEMAN: UH…YEAH. YEAH, OF COURSE.
7 ICEMAN: (thought bal.) C’MON, SCOTT…
7 CANNONBALL: AM AH IN TIME? I GRABBED AWL AH COULD!
8 CECILIA: PERFECT! LET’S HAVE ‘EM!
9 CECILIA: THIS IS GREAT! HOW’D YOU GET IT ALL?
10 CANNONBALL: WELL—
11 CANNONBALL: [CAPTION] —YOU SEE…
12 MAN: (small) HEY!
13 WOMAN: (slightly bigger) WHAT THE—?!
14 CASHIER: (normal) UH, COME…AGAIN?
15 CECILIA: ALRIGHT, GOT THE IDEA. NEED ROOM HERE!
16 CECILIA: HOW ABOUT THAT WATER?! SHE’S TAKING SOME SWEET TIME WITH THAT!
17 ICEMAN: STORM’LL BE HERE ANY SECOND– SHE’S NOT THE TYPE TO LEAVE IOUs.
1 STORM: ‘SHE’ IS HERE, DOCTOR! I DO NOT APPRECI—
2 CECILIA: SAVE IT!
3 CECILIA: SAM! PULVERIZE THOSE ANTIBIOTICS, WE’LL USE THEM TO BATHE HIS BODY CAVITY WHEN I MAKE THE INCISION!
4 CANNONBALL: YES’M.
5 WOLVERINE: YOU ALRIGHT, ‘RORO? YOU GOT THE ATTITUDE OF A RAGIN’ BEAR CAUGHT ’N A TRAP.
6 STORM: SOME MINOR DIFFICULTY WHICH WILL SOON REQUIRE MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION—
7 STORM: —THOUGH I MAY FIRST…DISCUSS IT WITH BOBBY.
8 CANNONBALL: OH UH, DOC, AH COULDN’T SEEM T’ LOCATE THOSE BLADES YOU NEEDED. DO Y—
9 CECILIA: FORGET IT! HEY! “LOGAN”! YOU’VE JUST BEEN ELECTED HUMAN SCALPEL!
10 CECILIA: NOW…STERILIZE!
11 WOLVERINE: (this is a guttural scream: small and gets smaller as it continues into PANEL FIVE) NNGGHHHRRRRR!!
SEE ABOVE (PANEL 4)
12 CECILIA: FROM THERE TO THERE. DEEP ENOUGH TO GET THROUGH THE MUSCLE—
13 CECILIA: —BUT DON’T HIT ANY ORGANS. CAN YOU DO IT?
14 WOLVERINE: LADY, THESE AIN’T EXACTLY PRECISION TOOLS…MAYBE I—
Buh-dyuh, buh-dyuh, Th-th-that’s all, folks!