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Modern Colossi, Issue 1 draftModern Colossi
Issue 1 Script
By Daniel Kalban
Story and characters copyright Daniel Kalban ©2016
NOTE: While historical characters appear throughout this series, this is wholly a work of fiction.
Splash Page. The Lower East Side of New York City, in the year 1900. Tenements stretch to the East River. Laundry lines criss cross alleyways and over streets. Shops can be seen in the distance. In the foreground stands a strapping young man, late teens/early 20s, with sandy blond hair. He’s wearing a tanktop, suspenders, pants, socks, shoes, and a newsie hat. He’s sketching what he sees on a piece of scrap paper with a cheap pencil.
CAP: Lower East Side.
CAP: New York City.
CAP: A bustling city full of possibilities in a bright and shiny 20th century.
Jake Gold, the young man we see drawing on page 1, turns from his reverie at the sound of a voice.
Eli Gold: *off panel* Jake! Aren’t you coming
Sean Fleming, Issue #1 script
Issue 1 Rough Draft
By Daniel Kalban
The exterior of a hospital in a baroque building. A sign out front labels it “Hôpital Royal Monaco”. Rain is pouring down, and well-dressed people are rushing past it.
Caption: Monaco, 15 Years Ago.
A beautiful woman with long dark hair is holding a new baby boy in her arms. She is lying in her hospital bed in a richly appointed room. Sitting nearby in a chair, in shadow, is an impeccably dressed man that we will know as “Shieldbearer”. Her name is Valencia Ombra.
Shieldbearer: He’s beautiful, Valencia.
Valencia: My baby boy…my first born.
Shieldbearer: Agent Alpha sends his regards, and his apologies.
Valencia: He couldn’t be here for the birth of his son?
Shieldbearer: The situation in the Middle East has…
Valencia holds her baby close to her
Valencia: He should have been here, for this. Or is he busy having dalliances with another
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