The Grim Rider: Issue Two: The Weirdness Begins

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The second installment of the Grim Rider series, where the events thatead up to the final battle are about to begin.

Submitted: October 06, 2016

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Submitted: October 06, 2016

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PAGEONE (six panels)

Panel 1.Early morning in Nebraska, a small house with two people standing outside the front door and another person, a teenage boy is standing in the doorway.

CARTER (NARRATION):

“You ever have one of those days, when you feel like the world is against you. Like you just can’t win. I’ve had a lot of those days especially since the night this bullshit started.”

Panel 2. Same panel closer with the text boxes.

CARTER (NARRATION):

“And since then it has gone from bad to worse to getting wanged in the beanbags with a sledgehammer by the Incredible Hulk then getting punched in the teeth bad.”

Panel 3. Same panel but closer up, with the text boxes.

CARTER (NARRATION):

“And I can trace all of it back to the day where two angels came to my doorstep.”

Panel 4. It is now closer with Carter standing in the doorway with him grabbing the bridge of his nose with his fingers in a confused fashion.

Panel 5. Carter is staring at the two people with a confused look on his face.

CARTER:

“Sorry, what was that again?--”

Panel 6. A close up on the two people talking to Carter, one is a man with brown hair wearing a black suit and tie. The other one is a black woman wearing a white pantsuit with blonde hair and has a permanent scowl on her face.

THE FIRST MAN:

“I said that we are here to collect you and that the other Horsemen are waiting.--”

THE BLONDE WOMAN:

“--Which part of that do you not understand, primate.”

 

PAGETWO (six panels)

Panel 1. Is a close up of Carter responding to them, He has an angry look as he responds and points at the woman. He has his other hand on the door.

CARTER:

“The part where there are two crazy people are standing on my doorstep talking about horsemen, collecting, and this douche calling me primate.--”

FIRST MAN:

“--Do you know that you have to come with us?”

Panel 2. Carter squeezes the bridge of his nose irritated, while saying something.

CARTER:

“No, I did not, I’ve had a rough night, and I don’t want to deal with this. And it may look like I’m closing the door, but that’s because…… I am.--”

Panel 3. Carter slams the front door with a loud slam, and it cracks the glass on the top part of the door.

SFX:

“SLAM!!”

Panel 4. Carter hops over the couch, sits down, and starts watching T.V., he’s pointing the remote at the television.

Panel 5. Back outside the woman is pounding on the door angrily, Carter responds off-panel from inside the house.

BLONDE WOMAN:

“Open this door Gray, face us!--”

CARTER:

“--What! I can’t hear you the T.V. is too loud! How about you come back later when I want to be annoyed by crazy people.”

Panel 6. The two are now talking to each other to figure out what to do next. The man lays his hand on the woman’s shoulder, the woman has a furious look on her face, her eyes wide and teeth gritted.

BLONDE WOMAN:

“Insolent little prick, I will break this damn door down!--”

FIRST MAN:

“--Calm yourself Uriel, we can’t just attack him, we don’t know how strong he is.”

URIEL:

“Well Gabriel, he does not know that does he, I can break the door down, and then he’ll come with us.--”

Panel 7.  They are facing each other talking; Gabriel is talking with his hands downward and palm facing downward. Uriel is pointing her hand to the front door and has an angry look.

GABRIEL:

“True, but we don’t know his true power and he has to trust us, so forcing him won’t help.--"

URIEL:

"--What do you suggest we do he's  ignoring us.”

 

PAGETHREE (six panels)

Panel 1. A close up of Gabriel where he explains his plan. He has a confident smile on his face and uses a explanatory hand gesture.

GABRIEL:

“When his powers begin to manifest, and when he can’t control them he will be desperate for answers, and we’ll be there when it happens.--"

Panel 2. Both Gabriel and Uriel are still talking but are now walking away from Carter’s house.

URIEL:

“Hmm, seems like it will work.--"

GABRIEL:

"--Of course it will, then we can do our duty.”

Panel 3.The two are surrounded by a bright flash of light; inside there is a silouhette of them with angelic wings.

Panel 4. The two have disappeared without a trace.

Panel 5. A little box that says three hours later at the top of the frame and below it is Carter passed out on the couch with the T.V. still on.

Panel 6. He jumps up surprised and looks around to see where the voice came from; the voice of the woman in the last issue.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“Carter!”

 

PAGEFOUR (six panels)

Panel 1. He leans forward and puts his head down; then he places his hand on the back of his neck.

Panel 2. Carter gets up and walks to the fridge to get a glass of water. There’s a cup on the counter, and Carter has opened the fridge.

Panel 3. He pours himself some water from a metal pitcher, he has a bored look on his face.

Panel 4. He then places the pitcher back in the fridge.

Panel 5.  He brings it up to his mouth and there’s a some white mist coming out of his mouth. Ice forms on the surface of the water.

Panel 6. Then the entire glass freezes, and he then drops it and it hits the floor. He had a surprised look on his face, his eyes widened and his mouth open in a yell.

CARTER:

“Whoa, what the hell!”

 

PAGEFIVE (six panels)

Panel 1. Carter looks down at the floor to see the completely frozen glass, and then he hears a voice.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“So, Death is cold.--"

CARTER:

"--What the hell!?”

Panel 2. This shows both Carter and the source of the voice, and it is the same woman from his dream. An incredibly hot middle eastern girl wearing a black leather jacket, a shirt, jeans with holes in the legs, and boots with heals. She's leaning back on his dinner table, her legs are crossed, and she has a mischievous smile.

CARTER:

“It’s you, wait wha…--”

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

"--Hello Carter, speechless as usual.”

CARTER:

“How are you here, you’re not real, you can’t be real.--"

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

"--I know that you're surprised, but stay calm.”

Panel 3. A close up to Carter talking, he has his hands up and his eyes closed. She’s also there and has her hand on her forehead and the other on her arm.

CARTER:

“I am calm, because this is just … a dream, I fell asleep on the couch and now I am dreaming.--"

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

"--You’re not dreaming.”

Panel 4. Both of them talking to each other, Carter is pointing to the cup on the floor.

CARTER:

“How do you know because you were in my other dream, and my dreams are always weird? I mean how is this not a dream, that cup just froze and you’re here. And you're in my dream and saying that I'm not dreaming is exactly what you'd say.--"

Panel 5. The woman has an impish smile on her face and says something to Carter.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“If I prove to you that this is not a dream, will you listen to what I have to say. If I can’t then I’ll leave you alone.--"

Panel 6. Carter accepts her proposition with a smug smile while crossing his arms.

 

PAGESIX (six panels)

Panel 1. Carter then gets a confused look on his face; the woman says something off panel.

CARTER:

“Heh, okay you’re on… wait wait what are you doing.--"

Panel 2. The mysterious woman walks up to Carter and grabs the back of his neck, she gets close to his face.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“There’s no sense of touch or feeling in dreams. I think this will convince you, remember this?--"

Panel 3. She passionately kisses him; Carter has a surprised look on his face as she does. Carter’s eyes are widened and hers are closed.

SFX:
“SMEKK….;”

Panel 4. She lets go of him, Carter has a blank look on his face and is hunched over.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“Do you believe me now?--"

CARTER:

“(incomprehensible mumbling)”

Panel 5. The woman has an irritated look on her face; Carter is nodding.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“You’ve got to be kidding me, Okay nod if you can hear me.--"

Panel 6. He nods with a blank expression on his face, the woman now has a smile on her face.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“Good, and nod if you want to sit down and talk. Great let's talk at the table.--"

 

PAGESEVEN (six panels)

Panel 1.Carter and the mysterious woman sit down at his kitchen table and talk after Carter comes out of his blank state.

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“Okay, ask whatever questions you want answers to.--"

CARTER:

"--Can’t say that I don’t have questions.”

MYSTERIOUS WOMAN:

“Well go ahead and ask.--"

CARTER:

"--First, who are you? two, why are you stalking me? and three why did you have to kiss me?”

Panel 2. The woman's eyes are widened a little bit, but is still smiling.

LILITH:

“Wow straight to the point. Well to start, my name is Lilith.--"

Panel 3. Carter and Lilith are still talking at the table, Lilith leans back in her chair and has the same impish smile. Carter is sitting straight with his arms crossed and a serious face.

CARTER:

“That answers that, so “Lilith” what else do you have for me?--"

LILITH:

"--You are very persistent person aren’t you Carter.”

CARTER:

“Only when I want answers, and the person I’m asking is obviously stalling.--"

Panel 4. Lilith shrugs her shoulders and smiles with her eyes closed with the same smile. Carter is talking off panel.

LILITH:

“Fair enough, I am here to help you with your problem.--"

CARTER (OP):

"--That problem being?”

LILITH:

“The magic scythe that you are hiding in your bedroom and those tattoos that are grafted onto your skin.--"

Panel 5. Lilith and Carter are both talking at the table, she leans forward and reaches her hand out to Carter.

LILITH:

“By the way, can I see them; there’s a certain symbol that I’d like to see.--"

CARTER:

"--I’d rather you didn’t.”

Panel 6. They are still talking at the table, Lilith has an angry/playful look on her face. Carter has a curious look on his face.

LILITH:

“Fine. Any more questions?--"

CARTER:

"--Yeah, why did you kiss me earlier, both times really?”

LILITH:

“First time was so I can track you and for me it's in my nature to do stuff like that, the second time was for fun.--"

 

PAGEEIGHT (six panels)

Panel 1. Carter still has a curious look on his face, and Lilith is smiling again.

CARTER:

“Why's it in your nature?--"

LILITH:

"--I’ll tell you later, but not now, also are you just not good with women. Because the first time we met you could barely talk, and just happened again.”

Panel 2. Carter has a serious look on his face as he says something to Lilith. She answers off panel.

CARTER:

“The first time I got surprised by what you looked like, and this time you took me by surprise.--"

LILITH:

"--Yeah well with my experience I know when some…”

Panel 3. Lilith's eyes widen as she stands up, her smile gone she asks Carter something.

LILITH:

"--Did anyone come here before me?”

CARTER:

“Yeah two people came here a few hours ago.--"

LILITH:

“--It must have tracked them here. I have to go; I can’t explain everything now, but I'll be back. Now you better get out of here.”

Panel 4. Carter is yelling at Lilith, with a freaked out look on his face. Shadows begin to surround Lililth

CARTER:

“Wait, what the hell’s happening! Get away from what!--"

Panel 5. Lilith gets surrounded by shadows and disappears.

Panel 6. He is left alone with an annoyed look on his face.

CARTER:

“Swear to god, I am not going to get used to that anytime soon.--"

 

PAGENINE (five panels)

Panel 1.Then he hears a loud guttural roar coming from the outside of his house. Carter has an “ohhhh” type of look on his face, like he just understood something important.

???:

“Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!”

CARTER:

“OOOOOOOOOhhh, that’s what she was running from.”

Panel 2. A large demonic looking creature has crashed through the roof of his house and is standing there while Carter is hiding behind his kitchen island. He has a worried expression on his face as he sits there thinking.

SFX:

“CRASH”

Carter (thoughts):

“Guess that’s what she was running from. Damn, if she can’t handle it how do I? Maybe the police can handle it… or national guard.”

Panel 3. He looks over the left side of the island and looks for the phone on the counter only to see the way blocked by debris. His fists are balled angrily, the demon is looking around the house.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Crap! There goes that plan. Okay, how about if I make go for the front door one, and maybe neighbors can help me?”

Panel 4. He looks over the right side of the island only to see that when the monster crashed through the ceiling, it threw the couch blocked the door. He places one hand on the corner of the island the demon smashes the television, in the living room.

Carter (thoughts):

“Goddammit, I can't catch a break today. Okay, come on man, think what do I do.”

Panel 5. Carter is thinking, while the monster is still looking for him in the background. He looks to the hallway and sees the door to his room. The demon smashes through the door to the bathroom.

Carter (thoughts):  

“Lilith said that the scythe is magic, I can use it to fight back or...break open a window to escape. But I need a distraction to get past him.”

 

PAGETEN (four panels)

Panel 1.  He looks toward his still open fridge to see that the the water pitcher is still there.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Okay, when I breathed on the cup it froze, maybe I can use that. When he's not looking I'll grab the pitcher and then run to my room. Then I’ll dump the water and freeze it, when he's sliding then get the scythe, and do… something.”

Panel 2. He grabs the pitcher, as he does it slightly dents inward as if it were being crushed. Some water pops out of the sides of the pitcher.

SFX:

“KRINK”

Panel 3. He quickly stands up and he yells something at the monster. The monster is close up while Carter yells at it from the background.

CARTER:

“Hey you ugly piece of shit, come over here so I can kick your scaly ass!”

Panel 4. The monster charges toward the island while roaring Carter stands there with the pitcher in his arms. He has a determined/fierce face, like he's preparing to do something bold… or stupid.

 

PAGEELEVEN (four panels)

Panel 1.At the last minute Carter jumps out of the way, and the monster smashes through the wall behind Carter. He tumbles to one side and comes up on one knee. The pitcher still in hand, he still has the bold look on his face.

Panel 2.Carter dashes away from the monster and makes a beeline towards his room. The pitcher is still in his arms.

Panel 3. He stops at the front of the hallway; he has a determined look on his face.

Panel 4.  The monster has turned around and is looking at Carter; there is a reflection of Carter in its eye.

Panel 5. It begins to charge for Carter, and he then spills the water. The water hits the hardwood floor with a splash.

 

PAGETWELVE (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter quickly gets down and breathes on the water, a whisp of white mist flows out of his mouth as he breathes out.

Panel 2. The water quickly begins to freeze over, the monster is closing in on the frozen puddle. He charges over his arms flung up as he runs, its tail flailing behind.

Panel 3. The monster steps on ice and slips forward and hits face down on the ice. The monster falls flat on its face, cracking the ice.

Panel 4.  Carter jumps up and runs back to his room, he has a triumphant smile on his face.

 

PAGETHIRTEEN (four panels)

Panel 1. He gets to his room and picks up the scythe. With a fierce look on his face, his eyebrows furled down.

CARTER:

“Okay, now to get out of here before hornhead gets past my skating rink.”
Panel 2. The monster then smashes through his wall Carter covers up his face with his arms.

SFX:

“KA-RASH”

Panel 3. He makes a threatening stance and points the scythe in the beast’s face. Carter has angry look on his face.

Panel 4. The monster is looking at Carter with a face that could mean ¨ I can't believe this guy¨ rolling his eyes.

CARTER:

“Hya! Get back I know how to use this thing, and don't make me hurt yo--”

 

PAGEFOURTEEN (four panels)

Panel 1. The monster backhands him, sending Carter flying through the ceiling. Carter’s eyes are closed and his teeth gritted in a pained expression.

CARTER:

“Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii--”

Panel 2. He's flying over the other houses, his eyes closed and a pained look on his face.

Panel 3. He's flying low over the highway and gets hit by a truck Carter smashes right through the windshield.

CARTER:

“iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!”

SFX:

“KIIRSH!!!!”

Panel 4. He smashes through the truck's windshield missing the driver. The driver has a surprised look on his face.

 

PAGEFIFTEEN (five panels)

Panel 1. The driver is kneeling over Carter shaking him, Carter says something in a strained voice.

TRUCK DRIVER:

“Oh my god! Are you dead.--"

CARTER (weak):  

"--Don’t know, what do you think.”

TRUCK DRIVER:

“Oh thank god you’re alive. You okay.--"

CARTER:

"--Strangely yes, but your truck is completely screwed.”

Panel 2. The truck driver looks up and says something. Then you hear the monster's roar.

TRUCK DRIVER:

“Ahh crap. You stay here and don’t move, I’ll go see what's happening then I’m taking you to a hospital.--"

MONSTER:

“RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGG!”

CARTER:

“Hows about we put a pin in that… because I’m about to get my ass kicked, again.--"

TRUCK DRIVER:

"--What was that?”

SFX:

“BOOOM!!!”

Panel 3.The monster is on the highway and is flipping cars over as he charges at the truck. People are running away from it and screaming.

TRUCK DRIVER:

“What the hell is it!?--"

Panel 4. Carter slowly gets up off the truck’s floor. The trucker is giving him an angry look while yelling at Carter.

CARTER:

“Don’t know but he’s after me he smashed up my house and bitch slapped me into your truck. Now I have to do something before someone gets hurt, but not without uuuuummmm did you see something fly past me earlier?--"

 

PAGESIXTEEN (four panels)

Panel 1. The truck driver gives him an answer and Carter is about to get out of the truck. Then both of them begin to argue.

TRUCK DRIVER:

“No you just flew straight into my windshield, and how are you even walking or alive?--"

CARTER:

“Great, just perfect.”

Panel 2. A shot of everything through the monster’s eyes bright, orange eyes, he looks to see Carter and the trucker arguing.

Panel 3. Smoke is billowing from behind the monster, he’s standing there arms at his sides. The monster opens his mouth,  an orange glow emanates from its mouth.

Panel 4.The trucker is yelling at Carter while pointing at the monster with an angry look on his face.

TRUCK DRIVER:  

“Like hell you are, definitely not to fight that thing!--"

 

PAGESEVENTEEN (four panels)

Panel 1. The trucker is still yelling at Carter, but he gets distracted by an orange glow coming from behind. Carter has an urgent look, like he needs to get away from danger while yelling back at the trucker.Czech

CARTER:

“Well that’s too bad cause I feel fine and GET DOWN!--"

Panel 2. We see the monster has fire coming out of his mouth in a concentrated blast.

Panel 3. Carter jumps in front of the trucker and gets consumed in the flames. There’s a dark silhouette of the two in the flames.

Panel 4. The monster looks with a face of shock, like he saw something he definitely didn't expect.

 

PAGEEIGHTEEN (five panels)

Panel 1. The trucker and Carter  are standing there okay, Carter is still in front of him trying to protect the trucker. The trucker says something while cringing.

Panel 2.Carter and the trucker separate and Carter has a look of shock on his face while the trucker has a look of awe.

Panel 3. Carter is standing there looking down at his shirt with a look of shock. He's touching his shirt with a “what is happening” look.

CARTER:

“What the hell? How am I alive and--”

Panel 4. He looks up and yells at the monster with a furious look and points to the monster.

CARTER:

“SINCE WHEN THE HELL DO YOU BREATHE FIRE!--"

Panel 5.The monster readies himself to breathe fire again, he moves his head back while breathing in. His mouth is open with the same orange glow.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Shit he’s about to do it again. I have to find the scythe before he does it again and hurts someone. Maybe this time I can use it, instead of just threatening, but right now I have to keep him distracted while I search.--"

 

PAGENINETEEN (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter is talking to the monster with hands out like he’s trying to calm a bunch of people down, while he looks for his scythe and the trucker still looks awestruck.

Carter:

“WAIT,WAIT,WAIT! How about we don’t do that now, huh. I mean I don’t even know why you’re here dude, so hows about we just try talking this out man to man or man to monster if you'd prefer it?--"

Panel 2. The monster gets an angry look on his face at that last comment, but Carter calms him down. The monster is standing behind a bunch of wrecked cars.

CARTER:

“Wait! Sorry about that I-I-I didn’t mean that, let’s just go with man to man, there’s no need to kill me.--"

Panel 3. Carter keeps talking, you can see the scythe a few feet ahead of him. Part of it in a car door, with the blade end sticking in the door. Carter is stepping toward the monster slowly his hands out, the monster is standing there with his arms down and fingers spread out and curled.

CARTER:

“Okay big guy, how about we stop all of this right now and you can help me find out what’s happening, because I have a lot of questions. Then…--"

Panel 4. At the last minute he dives towards his scythe, he rips the scythe right out the side of the car, causing sparks to fly. The demon is standing in the background with an incredibly angry look.

CARTER:

“Then … YOU CAN SUCK IT.--"

SFX:

“WRENK”

Panel 5. The monster roars at the top of his lungs, flipping his head up and blowing fire out of his mouth.

MONSTER:

“RAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!”

SFX:

“FWOOSH”

 

PAGETWENTY (five panels)

Panel 1. The monster smashes a car in anger, slamming both fists into the car. Fire explodes from the car's sides.

MONSTER:

“RAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!”

SFX:

“KA-BOOOOM!!!”

Panel 2. Carter is still hiding behind the car. He's crouching there with a planning face, while formulating a plan in his head.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Talk about anger issues. Alright I have the scythe, now I can take this asshole out. But I can’t just charge him or else these people might get hurt, I need to be smart.”

Panel 3. He looks over the car and looks at the rest of the wreckage. Several cars have either been crashed or have exploded, people are behind the monster hiding from it.

Panel 4. There’s another blast of fire going over the car, Carter has a pissed look on his face while ducking down. While this is happening, Carter is thinking out a plan.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Crap I’m pinned down, I need to find a way past. I can get behind cars and use ‘em for cover. But if I try some will get hurt, mainly me, I need a distraction.”

Panel 5. He looks over and sees a bunch of large chunks of road that was knocked out. and gets an idea, He grabs one in his hand.

CARTER (thoughts):  

“Maybe I can use these. I’ll toss it near him, distracting him and while he’s distracted, I'll get close.”

 

PAGETWENTY-ONE (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter stands up and then he chucks the rock at the monster, he has a calm look on his face, but strained, like when you're really trying hard to keep calm.

Panel 2. Instead of landing near it, the rock hits the monster in the face knocking its head back and a tooth out.

Carter thinks off-panel.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Wow, apparently super strength is one of the things I have now. To hell with the old plan, I’ll just drill him and when he’s knocked out it’ll give everyone else time to get away. Then I’ll kill him while he’s down.”

Panel 3. The monster comes back to his senses, he has his hands close to his face, and he looks out toward the where Carter would be with an angry face, one of the cars was still smoking next to him.

Panel 4. Carter yells from behind his current hiding place, waving his hands over his head.

CARTER:

“Over here dipshit.”

 

PAGETWENTY-TWO (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter lobs rock and lobs it at the monster hitting it between the eyes. The monster falls over as it was hit, black blood spurting from its forehead.

Panel 2. Carter jumps up and yells something to the people across the way.

CARTER (OP):

“RUN!!!!”

Panel 2. The people run in Carter’s direction and they charge right past him.He runs through the crowd scythe in hand, he has a determined look on his face.

Panel 3. The monster is on the ground,its arms are spread out and bent, it’s forehead still oozing black blood. Carter is standing over the monster,he raises his scythe overhead about to swing down.

Panel 4.Carter swings downward with the scythe, the monster’s catches the scythe with one hand and with his eyes closed, the weapon was about to hit his face.

 

PAGETWENTY-THREE (four panels)

Panel 1. Same panel as before except its orange eyes are open as it does this.

Panel 2. Carter has a strained smile on his face, he says something nervously then it goes to annoyed face.

CARTER:

“H-hey there you, you know how I called you a dipshit. Well I didn’t mean that, so how about…aw screw it.”

Panel 3. Carter yanks the scythe out of the monsters hand, then he kicks it in the crotch as he does it. The monster has a look on his face that someone who just got kicked there.

CARTER:

“CROTCH KICK!”

Panel 4.The monster smacks Carter into a car, the car practically wraps around him when he hits the car.

 

PAGETWENTY-FOUR (four panels)

Panel 1. The monster grabs a semi truck trailer, when he grabs it the metal crunches and he lifts it overhead.

Panel 2. He swings the truck down, Carter has his back toward the car. He says something while stirring, Carter is touching his head in pain.

CARTER(weak):

“ERGHHH, did anyone get the number of that truck?”

Panel 3. Carter’s eyes widen as the trailer comes down, he catches the trailer with both hands and has a stressed look on his face.

CARTER:

“Oh shit!”

Panel 4. Carter pushes the trailer upward with the same strained look. The monster gets knocked off balances as the trailer flies up.

 

PAGETWENTY-FIVE (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter charges the toward the monster, the monster is stumbling around while it has the semi trailer over its head.

Panel 2. Carter jumps toward the monster his fist cocked, then punches it in the face, the monster head is knocked back and teeth come flying out of its mouth.

SFX:

“KRAKK!!”

Panel 3. Carter catches the trailer as it come down, then he sees the monster getting up. It says something in a strange language.

MONSTER (in a different language):

“They said killing you wouldn’t be a challenge, guess they were wrong.”

Panel 4. Carter says something send something with confused face, his eyebrows furled. The scythe is on the ground right behind him.

CARTER:

“I have no idea what that meant, but… CATCH!”

 

PAGETWENTY-SIX (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter throws the trailer at the monster, it charges while the trailer is flying towards it.

Panel 2. Carter to the scythe as the monster punches the trailer away out of his way. Carter has an urgent “come on, come on” look on his face.

Panel 3. Carter grabs the scythe in a flying tackle as the monster is right behind him. The monster has a furious look on his face and Carter has the same face from before.

Panel 4. He quickly turns while on the ground, swinging his scythe, an angry look on his face. Black liquid spurts in front of him, where the scythe hits the monster.

SFX:

“SKLORPSKX!!”

 

PAGETWENTY-SEVEN (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter is still on the ground with specks of black blood on his face, and angry look on his face. The monster is standing up with a blank look on his face. Carter’s scythe is covered with the black blood.

Panel 2. The monster falls forward and hits the ground, and its head rolled off. Carter is standing up and has a slightly grossed out look on his face while he says something.

CARTER:

“Well that could’ve been worse… or gross.”

Panel 3. Carter gets up using the scythe as leverage, he has a confused look on his face. The monster starts to smoke, Carter says something with a confused look.

CARTER:

“What the hell…”

Panel 3. The monster's corpse bursts into flame, the head still intact, Carter is there with his a annoyed facial expression.

CARTER:

“If all that crap didn’t happen earlier, I might’ve been surprised.

Panel 4. Nothing of the monster is left but its head, sirens go off in the distance. Carter looks at the scythe in his hand. He's surrounded by wrecked cars and his clothes are covered in the monsters black blood. And there are a few police lights coming from behind him.

CARTER:

“Well this looks really bad.”

 

PAGETWENTY-EIGHT (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter is sitting in an interrogation room handcuffed to the table; he's wearing prison scrubs. There's a little box at the top frame that says two hours later.

Panel 2. Two sheriffs come in to interrogate Carter, one drops a file on the table.

SHERIFF ONE:

“Evening son. Now can you tell me why you were at the highway today?--"

CARTER:

"--Why, aren’t there witnesses you can talk to about this, why me?”

Panel 3. The other sheriff opens up the file and says something with an accusatory look and points at Carter.

SHERIFF TWO:

“We already talked to them and all of the eyewitnesses place you there at the scene. And when we picked you up, you had a deadly weapon and was surrounded by destroyed cars, that’s suspicious to me.”

Panel 4. Sheriff one says something to Carter with his hands on his table. The second sheriff leaves the room with an annoyed look on his face.

SHERIFF ONE:

“Maybe you can make sense of some of these stories for us, a trucker named Arthur said that you flew into his windshield, and survived. Then everything else is just crap about a monster, think you can explain? --”

Panel 5. Carter then looks down, not saying anything. He has a serious look on his face. The detectives are talking off panel.

SHERIFF TWO:

“Are you not going to say anything… (sigh) fine stay here while we process your prints.--”

 

PAGETWENTY-NINE (five panels)

Panel 1.The sheriff's leave the room and leave the file with Carter. He's still looking down at the table.

Panel 2. Carter jumps back in his chair and says something, a surprised look on his face. A strange voice says something to him in his head.

STRANGE VOICE:

“Carter.--”

CARTER:

“--Aaa! What the hell! Who said that!”

STRANGE VOICE:

“An ally, you must leave this place now it is too dangerous for you to be here.--”

CARTER:

“--Oh HELL! When will this day end!”

Panel 3. Carter listens in waiting for the sheriffs to get far enough away.

Panel 4. Carter easily breaks his handcuffs while getting out of the chair. He has an irritated look on his face as he does this.

SFX:

“KRINK”

Panel 5. He goes to the door and finds that it’s locked he has an urgent face.

 

PAGETHIRTY (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter pounds his fist on the wall, the fist goes through the drywall.Then a voice in his head starts talking to him.

CARTER (thoughts):

“Dammit, locked. I’ve got to get out of here!--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--And do what exactly.”

Panel 2. Carter look down with an irritated look on his face, his hand is still in the wall. The voice responds in his head.

CARTER:

“Oh come on, really I do not need any more weirdness!--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Too bad, you have to deal with me. It just so happens I can help you get out of here.”

Panel 3. He still has the same look on his face. His hand is still inside of the wall.

STRANGE VOICE:

“But you have a choice to make, listen to what I have to say and then do it, or stay here, go home and eventually get killed by the next creature that comes knocking at your door--.”

Panel 4. Carter has a look worry on his face. He is trying to decide which he should pick.

CARTER:

“Fffuck!”

Panel 5.  He rolls his eyes as he is saying something. His hand is still in the wall as he’s doing it.

CARTER:

“Fine, I’ll go with you. Now get me the hell out of here.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--I cannot interfere directly--

CARTER:

“Of course you can’t.--

STRANGE VOICE:

“--everything you do now are your choices, but I can guide you.”

 

PAGETHIRTY-ONE (five panels)

Panel 1. The voice is talking in his head and Carter responds with a bored look.

STRANGE VOICE:

“First, you need to get out of that room.--”

CARTER:

“--Yeah no shit.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Don’t talk back!--”

CARTER:

“-All right all right, calm down.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Good, now grab the door handle and rip it out.--”

Panel 2. Carter grabs the handle and places his foot on the door. His hand is white from the drywall.

Panel 3.  He pulls on it and the entire lock mechanism came out, he has an amazed look. The voice says something in his head.

CARTER:

“Didn’t even think of that earlier.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Everyone makes mistakes, no matter how dumb they are.”

Panel 4. Carter walks into the Hallway and looks for an exit, he looks from the left to the right.

CARTER:

“Okay I’m out what do you want me to do now. Oh and screw you by the way.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Go down the right hallway and make turn left at the end when you reach the second door to your right and go inside.”

Panel 5. He goes exactly where the voice tells him to, then he stops at a metal door.

 

PAGETHIRTY-TWO (five panels)

Panel 1.He enters the room and a man at a computer sees him, the room is well lit with computer equipment. The man in there looks at him with his eyes widened.

OPERATOR:

“Hey what are doing in here?--”

CARTER:

“--Uuuuuuuuuuuh, what do I do now?”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Knock him out and destroy everything in there.--”

CARTER:

“--Okay...sorry about this dude.Hiyaaaaaah!”

Panel 2. Carter lunges at the man.

Panel 3. Carter flies at one of the men, his hands is in a fist and cocked back.

Panel 4. Carter punches the man, knocking him out, his eyes are closed and his glasses came off.

Panel 5. Carter is still talking to the voice in the computer room, the operator on the floor knocked out with a bruise on his face.

STRANGE VOICE:

“Destroy every machine in there we need to erase everything from the past few hours.--”

CARTER:

“--Why? Considering what’s happening right now I don’t think that this’ll matter later, can’t I just leave now.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“No, you have to make sure no one knew that you were here or else you will be hunted by those two men.--”

 

PAGETHIRTY-THREE (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter looks at all of the devices that make up the police department’s database. And argues with the voice on what to do.

CARTER:

“Reasonable, but how do I you know break these things. Plus they would just salvage the parts.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--That is why you need to use your weapon, summon it to you and split the machine in half they can’t fix it if it has been cut.”

Panel 2. He points his hand toward the computer mainframes.

CARTER:

“I can’t summon the thing!--”

VOICE:

“--You have before.”

CARTER:

“Last time was an accident, I can’t  do it again.--”

Panel 3. The voice is talking to him as Carter stands there.

STRANGE VOICE:

“Yes you can summon the scythe to your location no matter where you are, you two are bonded to each other, and will come to you at you call. Just concentrate on it and the weapon will be there.--”

Panel 4. Carter closes his eyes with a calm look on his face, he extends his right arm and has his hand open.

CARTER:

“You said that all I need to do is concentrate on it right.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--correct.”

Panel 5. The scythe materializes in his hand, when it does he has a happy and excited look on his face.

CARTER:

“Hehe oh man, I think I could get use to this. Feels much more different than doing it by accident.--”

 

PAGETHIRTY-FOUR (five panels)

Panel 1. He starts talking to the voice again asking what to do, he looks down at the scythe with a smile on his face.

CARTER:

“Okay… whoever the hell you are. Tell me what to do next.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Take the scythe, force it downward, and cut the machine into pieces. Then go outside and I’ll tell you what to do next.”

Panel 2. Carter tightens his grip on the handle and turns it over his head.

Panel 3. Now he slashes downward and swings back to the side. The machine has red lines going across.

Panel 5. The machine splits and falls down with the sides red hot.

VOICE:

“Impressive, you might just have potential.--”

CARTER:

“--Um, thanks, I guess.”

 

PAGETHIRTY-FIVE (four panels)

Panel 1.Carter walks out of the room, the two sheriffs from the interrogation room are standing at the end of the hallway. They have blank looks on their faces, Carter is facing them and is pointing his thumb at the room.

CARTER:

“Oh! Hey officers, uuuhh how's it going today. You know everything in there’s good and… are you okay?”

Panel 2. He’s walking out in the hallway talking to the voice.

Panel 3. Both of the cops look at Carter, their eyes are glowing an orange color, one of them growls at Carter.

SHERIFF TWO:

“GRRARR!”

Panel 4. Carter has a disturbed look on his face and points at them.

CARTER:

“Oh, you guys aren’t okay, are you?”

 

PAGETHIRTY-SIX (four panels)

Panel 1. They pull their guns on Carter and the one on the left says something. Then they both fire multiple times. Holes appear in Carter’s shirt as he gets shot.

CARTER:

“Whoa whoa whoa… y-y-you guys don’t need those, I haven’t done anything, wrooooo!!!”

SFX:

“BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM

Panel 2. The sheriffs  stop firing their guns, Carter’s on the ground, bullet holes in his clothes. But no blood and the sheriffs have smiles on their faces, one cop

Panel 3. The two are now shocked as Carter sits up with a pained look, and he is grabbing at his head.

CARTER:

“HOLY CRAP! That hurt like, crazy bad, and I think I got whiplash.--”

Panel 4. Carter points at the two and says something as he’s getting up, he has one hand on the scythe. The sheriffs are still shocked.

CARTER:

“I don’t know what's wrong with you assholes, but you’re about to get a major asskicking.”

 

PAGETHIRTY-SEVEN (four panels)

Panel 1. The voice is talking again, and Carter responds with a very angry look, on that means that those guys are screwed. He's hefting up his scythe while talking to the Strange voice.

STRANGE VOICE:

“You can't hurt them.--”

CARTER (thoughts):

“--Well they just tried to kill me, so I think I can hurt them.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“They are not in their right minds, but you can save them if you do what I say now.--”

CARTER (thoughts):

“--Fine what do I do.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Slam the hilt of your scythe on the floor, and that wil--”

Panel 2. Carter slams down the scythe and sends out a white shockwave of energy. The two sheriffs are knocked back by the shockwave, their eyes are now glowing pale green.

Panel 3. It clears out and some walls are ruined, and the ground is scorched, Carter is standing there unscathed by the blast, he looks around with a surprised look on his face. The two sheriffs are passed out on the ground.

CARTER:

“Whoa…”

Panel 4. Carter looks at the scythe with amazement, the voice talks again.

CARTER:

“I think I’m gonna keep you around awhile.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Carter, you must go outside, get out of there now!”

Panel 4. Carter steps back and falls down on his knees, he grabs his head. The voice is still talking in Carter’s head.

CARTER:

“Oh god, I don’t feel good.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Don’t worry it’ll pass, now go.”

CARTER:

“I know I probably should have asked this before, but why are you helping me.--”

VOICE:

“--You have been chosen for something special, an event that will rock the foundations of your world.”

 

PAGETHIRTY-EIGHT (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter get’s up using the scythe to pull himself up, he has a sarcastic smile on his face.

CARTER:

“That sounded incredibly nerve-racking and foreboding. Another thing why me what the hell do I have to do with this.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--You are a player in this event, and I am here to help you so you can begin your training.

CARTER:

“Training?--”

Panel 2.He’s still walking down the hall talking with the voice, there is smoke and rubble all around him.

STRANGE VOICE:

“Yes, Carter, you will need training for this event and it starts now.--”

CARTER:

“--The event or my training? Because you could’ve phrased that better.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Your training. Now turn left and go out the back door into the alley.--”

Panel 3. Carter walks through the door and it opens up to a sidewalk between the police station and the street. There are holes in the wall next to him and he is surrounded by smoke.

Panel 4. Carter is standing out there, grabbing his head with a pained expression on his face. He says something to the voice.

CARTER:

“Okay what do I do next.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Concentrate on getting transportation out of here, now imagine a way out of here.”

CARTER:

“Why?--”

VOICE:

“--Just do it.”

Panel 5. Carter looks down and imagines it, concentrating on a single thought.

 

PAGETHIRTY-NINE (five panels)

Panel 1. Just like that a large horse, pale green horse with markings on its body is standing there in the alley in front of Carter. It's reared up on its hind legs, Carter is jumping up as this happens.

SFX:

“FWOOOSH!!!!!!!!”

Panel 2. A side view of Carter fallen on the ground with his eyes widened and part of his face being covered with his forearm. His eyes are widened in surprise, the voice says something to Carter.

CARTER:

“Holy crap!--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Get on it.”

Panel 3. Carter is standing while arguing with the voice and pointing at the horse.

CARTER:

“Like hell I am going to get on that thing noooooooooo! no way.”

Panel 4. Carter is standing there listening while the horse stand there waiting.

STRANGE VOICE:

“It won't harm you, the horse is not only your transportation, it is a companion that is tied to you. Like the scythe you are it’s master and wherever you are it shall follow you be at your ready.”

Panel 5. Carter is there squeezing the bridge of his nose agitated. The horse is nuzzling him affectionately.

CARTER:

“Okay Okay, I get it! The horse won’t hurt me you don’t get Shakespeare on me.--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--Then get on the damn horse!”

 

PAGEFORTY (five panels)

Panel 1. Carter is standing up saying something the voice.

CARTER:

“If he kills me, it's your fault.”

Panel 2. The horse walks up to him and places its head on his hand. Carter has a nervous look on his face.

CARTER:

“Uhhhhh, I guess you’re friendly then, don’t know how to ride a horse, now would be a good time to learn. Or guess the absolute shit out of this.”

Panel 3. Carter mounts the horse and is confused in what to do.

Panel 4. He kicks the inside of the horse’s leg, with a curious look on his face.

CARTER:

“How do you do this, do I kick the inside of his leg. That didn’t work.”

Panel 5. Carter snaps the reins  and the horse took off, incredibly fast leaving a pale green glow behind it.

CARTER:

“How about snapping the reins, that usually works- ooooooohhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooo sshhiiiiiiit!”

 

PAGEFORTY-ONE (four panels)

Panel 1. The horse with Carter on it’s back is now bursting through the city, it is moving incredibly fast and the background is just a blur. Carter is gripping it’s neck holding, trying not to fall off.

CARTER:

“HOLY SHIT! HEEL, SLOW DOWN, UH... STOP DAMMIT!--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--You have to pull on the reins Carter, or else he won’t stop.”

CARTER:

“Right, right, right got it!--”

STRANGE VOICE:

“--It’s common sense.”

CARTER:

“Oh fuck you dude!--”

Panel 2. Carter grabs the horse's reins and pulls back with a strained look on his face.

Panel 3. The horse stops and both it and Carter are out in the middle of nowhere with the lights of the city of Lincoln behind them. They are standing by an abandoned gas station lot, there are drag marks in the dirt behind the horse.

Panel 4. Carter gets off of the horse urgently, the scythe dropping on the ground.

 

PAGEFORTY-TWO (five panels)

Panel 1. He bends forward and he is walking weird, he takes very wide steps. He has a very painful look on his face.

CARTER:

“OH MY GOD,THAT HURTS! ow, how do jockeys ride these things, auuu gggghhhh, it feels like someone got a jackhammer on top speed and continuously slammed it on my crotch. GOD THAT HURTS!”

Panel 2. He looks up and says something to the voice.

STRANGE VOICE:

“It takes getting used to after your first time, after you have been taught how to ride, that pain will no longer be a problem.--”

CARTER:

“--Oh really maybe I won't because they'll be nerve dead, from the constant abuse.

STRANGE VOICE:

“You’ll be fine, now get back on that horse and come to our location. My associates and I will be waiting for you.--”

Panel 3.Carter still standing in the strange position with his head down continues to talk to the voice.The horse is still there standing idly while Carter is talking.

CARTER:

“--How about you come here, because I’m not getting back on that horse without padded pants or a cup.”

STRANGE VOICE:

“Fine, stay there and we’ll come to you.--”

CARTER:  

“--Thanks, and bring an ice pack.”

Panel 4.Carter is at the gas station sitting down next to his horse tossing rocks across the pavement. His scythe is set down at his side, there is a text box at the top of the frame that says “one hour later”.

Panel 5. A close up on Carter his eyes widened, as someone says something behind him off panel.

GABRIEL (OP):

“Nice to see you again.”

 

PAGEFORTY-THREE (four panels)

Panel 1. He grabs his scythe, jumps up, and swings to the left of him. With a battle ready face, Gabriel is standing there with an, “oh shit” look on his face.

Panel 2. Uriel stops the scythe with a sword that she somehow brought out, the two blades hit and sparks fly as they do. Gabriel is standing there with a frightened look on his face, and Uriel is gritting her teeth in anger.

SFX:
“CLANG”

Panel 3.Carter yells something to the two with a furious look, his blade is still locked in with Uriel’s. Uriel and Gabriel are talking off panel.

CARTER:

“What the hell are you two doing here?!--”

URIEL (OP):

“--You dare attack us!”

GABRIEL (OP):

“Why would you swing at us Carter--”

CARTER:

“--I’ve had a long day, my house has been smashed, I was tossed into windshield, almost incinerated, arrested, shot at, and had my nut smashed by a horse. In other words fuckyou for sneaking up on me.”

Panel 4. Uriel breaks off from their hold and lunges at Carter yelling, Gabriel is reaching his hand out in the background.

URIEL:

“Insolent little wretch!--”

GABRIEL:

“--Uriel don’t!”

 

PAGEFORTY-FOUR (four panels)

Panel 1. Carter dodges her blade and cocks his fist ready to punch Uriel. Carter says something with a furious look and his eyes are glowing pale green.

CARTER:

“BRING IT ON PSYCHO!--”

Panel 2. Carter punches Uriel and sends her flying, then she hits a tree and causes it to splinter.

SFX:

“POW!!”

Panel 3. Carter with his scythe runs toward her and jumps up, he launches into the air and is about to swing his scythe down,

Panel 4. Carter is still in the air about to swing down with his eyes still glowing pale green. He’s about to strike Uriel down, when another blade blocks his path

CARTER:

“--What the hell?”

 

PAGEFORTY-FIVE (five panels)

Panel 1. We see a old but incredibly ripped man with a gray hair and beard, wearing black tactical clothes. He has a calm look on his face as he blocks Carter's blade .

OLD MAN:

“You probably shouldn’t do that, Uriel isn't popular where I’m from and killing her wouldn’t be making a good impression. You’d get respect as a warrior, from me especially because you have no experience and believe me she would deserve it.--”

CARTER:

“--Who the hell are you.”

Panel 2.  The old man and Carter are still talking, while Gabriel is helping Uriel is up from the ground.

RAZIEL:

“I am Raziel your new pedagouge, and you already know Gabriel and Uriel I assume.--”

CARTER:

“--You assume right.”

Panel 3. Carter has a curious look on his face as he asks Raziel something.

CARTER:

“You, you’re the voice that helped me escape.--”

RAZIEL:

“--I am.”

CARTER:

“You seem a lot nicer in person than in my head.--”

Panel 4. Gabriel is helping Uriel off of the ground and says something to Carter and Raziel. Raziel are talking off panel.

GABRIEL:

“Raziel, do you mind helping out.--”

RAZIEL (OP):

“--Well it serves you right for trying to be mysterious, you sneak up on someone and it can end badly. You have to handle these situations with absolute finesse. Oh, by the way Carter I brought this for you as per your request.”

Panel 5. Raziel tosses Carter and ice pack, Raziel has a smile on his face as he does and Carter has his eyes widened and catches the ice pack.

CARTER:

“Uh thanks dude, really need this.”

 

PAGEFORTY-SIX ( five panels)

Panel 1. Raziel looks to Gabriel and Uriel and says something to them. Carter asks Raziel something, he has the icepack on his crotch.

RAZIEL:

“So are you two done or are we gonna be stay for a whole hour?--”

GABRIEL:
“--Yes Raziel.”

RAZIEL:

“Carter are you ready to go.--”

CARTER:

“--Do you have beds where we’re going.”

RAZIEL:

“Yes?--”

CARTER:

“--Then yes.--”

Panel 2. Raziel, Carter, Gabriel, and Uriel all walk to the middle of the road, Raziel looks to Carter and says something.

CARTER:

“--So what happens now.”

RAZIEL:

“Just don’t freak out.--”

CARTER:

“--Why would I?”

Panel 3.  A bright light shines on them, Carter looks up as it shines on them.

Panel 4. The light intensifies

Panel 5. They have disappeared without a trace.

 

End of Issue #2

 








 


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