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Dramatis Personae

 

Eclipse (James Suarez )

Son of Cold War Superheroes.

 

Abilities: Non-Powered crime-fighter. Strategy and various tools to engage opponents.

 

Frontline- (David Kwan)

Injected with a super-serum by his father who was killed while trying to defect to the United States from North Korea. The CIA took him in and raised him up. He is the current leader of “Horizon”

 

Abilities: “Near-Perfect reflexes, Speed and Problem Solving. His suit regulates his body temp and can take a beating. He has tazer-esque gloves which was given by Eclipse.

 

Dark Tide- (Syrien Aciaya) Land-Bound name (Asima Gale)

Undersea Operative of the Nation of 'Cael A'quor'. A socialist nation that has un-easy ties to the United States and other nations due to the fact it is Underwater and 'Communist' the people of Cael have begun to open up their doors to outsiders. Dark Tide is part of goodwill mission on behalf of her nation.

 

Black Bushido- (Ray Takeda)

Son of a Jiujitsu Master and a Navy Corpsman. Has been trained in the art of Ninjitsu and other forms of combat. Is the only certifed medic on the team.

 

Cold Fury- (Ashley Cross)

 

Adopted at a very young age. All-American girl. Not much is known about her past. At the age of 13 she begun to develop unusual abilities. She had the power to manipulate ice out of nowhere and the ability to fly. Currently the team's ambassador and P.R. Rep.

 

Also used to date Eclipse.

 

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The Dark Ark: Part 1

 

Title:             “As Were the Days of Noah”

 

Setting: San Francisco. Much like ours but a little bit different.

 

 

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

 

 

 

 

 

A masked warrior covered in Kevlar and a cape is watching various screens.

 

The HORIZON headquarters is filled with various screens, weapons and equipment for crime-fighting and Peacekeeping operations.

 

 

Eclipse radios to Cold Fury in codenames.

 

Eclipse: “Shadow-Prime to Ice Queen. Whats your sit-rep?”

 

 

Cold Fury and Dark Tide are shown in a outside a Japanese Island trying to use Ice Barriers and Whales to slow down the rush of a Tsunami. Dark Tide rescues a small, yet shady fishing crew stranded at sea.

 

' kill more than what you need to live. If I see you out here with nets again. It won't be the a lost catch you have to worry about.Dark Tide (to the frightened fishers): You '

 

Cut to:

 

Cold Fury: “This all strikes me as strange. There have been no reports of seismic activity and as far as I know, no large objects have crashed into the sea. Not to mention it's the same time as these surges in chaos around the globe.”

 

Dark Tide: “And I thought Eclipse was the paranoid one.”

 

Eclipse: “Intuition is always right in at least two important ways.”

 

“ It is always in response to something, and it always serves your best interest.”

 

 

The panel cuts to Frontline cracking down on a shipment of narcotics in Latin America.

 

 

 

Frontline (talking on the comm link.): “In case anyone is not busy. I need assistance in my neck of the woods. ”

 

 

The panel cuts to Frontline evading gunfire by lobbing a stun grenade into the driver seat of a drug truck

 

one.”Frontline: “I thought this was just a routine exchange. They came prepared for a fight. It's almost as if they

 

 

 

The hero throws small explosives at the tires of a big rig carrying a trailer full of cocaine and weapons. The driver gets out with a sub-machine gun and begins to open fire. Frontline with inhuman speed and fury launches a chop to the gun-mans neck. The electricity in the masked avenger's glove keeps the attacker immobilized.

 

 

 

 

Cut to: Eclipse trying to radio Latin Crime-fighters in the region.

 

     A screen appears showing the status of various Superheroes in Latin America.

 

Eclipse: “El Wray. (deceased.) La Reina De Luz (missing in action).”

 

Eclipse: (Inner dialogue) [“Someone has been doing their homework on masked operatives in the Michoacan area.”]

 

Eclipse (Cont'd Inner monologue):

[“These are run of the mill bottom feeders. Half of them are paid-off Mexican Special Forces and Professional pushers. They won't run when things heat up, most of them have families who will be found hanging off the overpass if the shipment is lost.”]

 

     (Artist uses close of shot of Eclipse with a grim and undaunted look on his face.)

 

(next thought) [“So, why aren't we protecting those families first?”]

 

     cut to:

Eclipse to Frontline: “There are currently no one in the Area of Operations. Even Speed-Soldier couldn't get to you in time. Can you make do?”

 

Frontline: “It's what I was born for dawg.”

 

Frontline jumps in one of the abandoned trucks and breaks through the blockade. He notices something dark and fluid hitting the dashboard. A bullet hit his shoulder.

 

Frontline (inner monologue): [“The suit and serum took most of the damage. My dopamine will have to take care of the rest.”]

 

 

Eclipse (inner monologue):

 

[“I can sense the fear in his voice, but he doesn't quit. Even without the serum, his strength is inhuman. its something no government lab can replicate.”]

 

 

Cut to Eclipse looking over-viewing web articles on various reports.

 

 

,Eclipse: “

 

 

The Computer uploads various articles. Eclipse uses his spare time and begins to investigate.

 

Eclipse(inner monologue): [ Avalon, One of the most advanced Super Computers on the planet.]

 

[Makes what the C.I.A has look like a paperweight.]

 

[ One of the last great gifts Magnum left for us. Well that and the satellite.]

 

Cut to news articles:

 

German Researcher removed from E.T. Debate.”

 

Abnormal Skeletal Remains found in Aztec Ruins”

 

 

Japanese Authorities Baffled by 'Resurrected' Satellite”

 

 

 

 

Eclipse( Inner Dialogue): “There's been recent talk in web forums among conspiracy theorists about strange visitations from beings from another world.”

 

“They are rapidly appearing in hot regions of the Earth.”

 

Cut to Avalon uploading a News Update. A shipyard in Northern California is shown in flames. The orange and yellow blaze overshadows the black stillness of the ocean.

 

was coming to port in the Oakland area, has been hit by a security breach...”Newsreporter: “... As of right now details have been kept under wraps. We do we know is the International Prison Ship infamously known as

 

Newsreporter(in the background): Authorities have advised people to remain calm and report any suspicious characters to local police...”

 

“In other news, the royal scandal of the year is heating up in London..”

 

Eclipse (inner monologue): “The world may be crumbling beneath us and all the people care about is the King's new mistress.”

 

“This was more than a mere breach of security, this was well planned and thought out.”

 

“Who was it the Kami Rèn?.. or maybe S.H.A.R.D.?”

 

“With the various crisis's around the globe, This couldn't have happened at a better time, or could it”

 

Cut to Eclipse gearing up for battle. First his utility belt, then small explosives and gadgets. Before leaving, the masked warrior looks at a memorial in the hallway. It's HORIZON's fallen member Mr. Magnum.

 

Eclipse: [“Wherever you are old friend, we could sure use you now.”]

 

 

 

End of Part 1


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Settings: San Francisco.  Black Bushido, HORIZONS Medic and Jiujitsu Master leads Eclipses protege 'Nite-Sabre' on  RAGAROK. The Multi-National Prison-Ship. Eclipse is currently in route.

 

     Bushido and Sabre observe from the darkness. the heat and light from the fires glaze across their faces.  Sabre watches in horrible as the guards try to restore order .

 

Nite-Sabre: "Have you ever seen anything like it?"

 

Bushido: "Not since the the insurrection in Folsom Prison. Half the guards couldn't even be identified thru dental records."

 

     (Eclipse over the comm-links): "And they were the lucky ones.."

 

Eclipse(continued): "Nite-Sabre, this is the real-deal. You are here to assist Bushido in anyway he see's fit, you are not here to test your mettle."

 

Nite-Sabre: "I thought you said to never blindly follow orders?"

 

Eclispe: "Then you have been paying attention after all this time."

 

 

     Cut to: Bushido and Sabre enter the water using high-tech re-breathers and modified wetsuits. Their Night-vision goggles provide some light in the eerie abyss. Sabre bumps into the body of a riot guard. His corpse appears to be hacked to death.

 

Bushido (Over comm-link): "This is no place for a child Suarez."

 

Eclipse: "Kids younger than her fought in the Crusades and even now fight in third world war-zones."

 

 

Bushido: "First of all those accounts her highly inaccurate, and child-soldiers are illegal through most of the world."

 

 

Eclipse (Still over comm link): "No one forced her."

 

"She enlisted, just like the rest of us.."

 

 

     Cut to: Bushido and Sabre enter through a small escape hatch.

 

Bushido: "The primary objective to see prevent them from finding the armory, and to assist the guards in any way possible."

 

"Local law enforcement will have to deal with escapees for now. We're merely damage control."

 

 

     Sabre does a second weapon check as she listens to his instructions.  

 

 

Sabre: "Isn't the armory under lock and key 24/7 with several checkpoints."

 

Bushido: "This place isn't county hold up."

 

"The most dangerous criminals are here. Half of them are advanced scientists, the other half can bend bars with their thoughts."

 

 

       Cut to: various super-criminals using powers, (i.e. fire, magnetism and telepathy)  to open the armory. others are using makeshift de-coding devices.

 

 

Bushido: "Your going to see a vast array of things. From a blade wielding inmate claiming to be Jesus returned to a man having his head caved in..."

 

"So now is the time to throw out everything you seen in the movies or fantasized about playing hero."

 

 

     Cut to: Sabre moving through the ventilation system when she notices a rookie guard trying to talk down an inmate in a psychotic-delirium who he also slashing the air with a blade made from a shard of broken glass. His toliet is overflowing and there's strange brown spots on the walls.

 

Inmate: "The first person to cross this line gets slashed!"

 

Guard: "Put down the blade now!"

 

Inmate: "The end is a-comin!&*^&**&&*!!"

 

     The guard fumbles for a can of mace while the inmate gets more frantic.

 

Guard: "Put the blade down or this will get ugly!"

 

 

Sabre:"He's caught in the loop."

 

"His brain will keep doing the same thing over and over again until he gets killed or someone intervenes."

 

 

     The night warrior reaches for four small devices. Two say "SMOKE" Two say "BANG".  The smoke fills the room causing confusion. And the other pellets explode, causing the inmate to momentarily freeze, just enough to bring him down with a tazer.  The guard just stares in dis-belief.

 

Sabre: "Well...? what are you standing around for he-man? cuff him up."

 

 

     Cut to: Bushido seeking concealment as inmates try to get to the gun rack.

 

Bushido (inner thoughts): "the corridor is small enough, could use knock-out gas."

 

"But there's no physician in the area. if someone dies, thats a nice lawsuit once this is all over."

 

     The masked avenger backtracks to a small room and finds a riot gun sitting underneath a table.

 

 

Bushido (inner thoughts): "Electroshock rounds??"   

 

     (While grinning)

 

"nasty.. but it's still non-lethal"

 

     Bushido grabs a few shells and stalks his targets down the hallway. He throws two canisters of tear gas, as the vapor disperse he fires the electric rounds into the marauding prisoners. A few start to convulse others are barely affected.

 

Bushido: "With their adrenaline pumping a hundred miles an hour.. all I did was piss them off."

 

 

     Black Bushido drops the shotgun, preferring his nightsticks. he lightly wraps his fingers around them. Sweat drips from under his mask, the warrior stands fearful yet strong. Before he can engage an invisible force lifts him off the ground and drags him into the blackness of the hallway.

 

 

     Bushido (inner thoughts): "A tight grip comes from out of nowhere." 

 

"I can't swing at it because nothing is there."

 

"I've encountered telekinetic wielders before... none of them ever felt like death before."

 

    A silent voice creeps into Bushido mind.

 

"come here brave soldier."

 

     Cut to: The deck of the ship in utters ruins and chaos. half of the railing is missing and a lifeless sniper hangs in the shadows off the tower. A Mysterious woman holds Black Bushido up in the air with an invisible wave of her hand.

 

 

Temptress: "My, My we still have a lot of fight in us."

 

"I can literally taste your Despair.. and your Defiance. However, you are not the one I'm looking for."

 

"Of course.. I can still see what's useful inside that beautiful mind of yours."

 

     The woman draws Bushido closer and presses on finger on the top of his head while he is in a semi-trace.

 

Bushido(inner thoughts): "Losing my will to resist. She's in my head looking for something, using pleasure points to weaken my resolve."

 

"Safe-houses...Passwords.. Identities!!"

 

 

Temptress: "Oh what a naughty boy we are on the weekends.."

 

 

     Suddenly from the shadows a swift and surgical attack comes from Eclipse.

 

Eclipse(inner thoughts to aid his engagement):  "When the enemy is at ease, be able to weary him"

 

 

     The masked warrior throws small explosive grenades at the sorceress. 

 

 

"Move as swift as a wind, stay as silent as forest, attack as fierce as fire."

 

 

     Eclipse releases two 'Fog' grenades into the air. The Super-villain 'force-pushes' the cloud revealing no one.

The most dangerous man on earth proceeds to fire an electroshock weapon into the woman's shoulder. The high-voltage sends her reeling to her knees.  She smiles and telepathically forces the dart out of her body.

 

Eclipse(inner thoughts): That had enough power to take down a  Bull.

 

     Cut to: The woman using telekinesis to drag Eclipse towards her.

 

Tempress: "Now that was quite a thrill.. no one's got the jump on me since the Bolshevik Revolution."

 

 

Eclipse: (inner thoughts): "For the first time in years.. I freeze."

 

"I tell myself to Strike.. Escape.. even Run! they are now just mere words."

 

 

     The temptress examines him closer.. she is heavily impressed and begins to 'scan' him by licking the air.

 

Tempress: "No Super-Speed, Flight capabilities or Freeze rays."

 

"You are just an ordinary man.. and yet you caused even me to shiver.."

 

"However, I must go. We found what we came for."

 

 

     Cut to:Three fulled armed and masked agents appear from the ruins. Nite-Sabre is unconscious and tied up awaiting transport.

 

Eclipse: "NOOO!"

 

     The crime fighter tries to break free from the woman's spell but her grip is too powerful. He manages to move three feet before the pressure from the force brings him to his knees.

 

     Temptress: "Impressiv,e I thought Indomitable Willpower died out in the War."

 

"I was given orders to leave you alive. But in cases with most grown men in costumes your ego will persuade you to look for this child no matter where she is."

 

    Her smile quickly fades.

 

"That simply cannot do."

 

     The woman flings Eclipse off the side of the ship. The armed vigilante aims and fires his grappling gun on to whatever is left of the side railing. He throws tactical projectiles and stun grenades.. attacking the villains and freeing Nite-Sabre.

 

 

      the scene quickly disappears. Eclipse is still falling towards the abyss. His heroic escape never happens it was all in his head.

 

 

Eclipse:"it was a nice thought..."

 

    The brave warrior prepares for the cold plunge into the ocean. His cape flaps defiantly in the wind.

 

Eclipse: "Carmen.. I'm so sorry"

 

     He closes his eyes and the page goes black...

 

 

End of Part 2


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The Dark Ark: Part 3 "A Tear in the Curtain"

by Ben Cerasi on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:58pm

  Page 1.

 

              "But as sure as God made black and white

                  What's done in the dark will be brought to the light.."- Johnny Cash

 

 

     Setting: Eclipse falls down below the depths of the Oakland Shipyards.

 

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts): "They say when your close to death your life flashes before your life."

 

"I think because your trying to find something similar to deal with it."

 

"All I can think of is her lips.."

 

 

  Cut to: Eclipse reaching for a re-breather.

 

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts): "This device will give me about thirty-eight minutes worth of air, with the temperature dropping i'll be dead in 27."

 

"God, we haven't spoken in years. If you can hear this... Please.. Save me."

 

 

Page 2.

 

   Cut to: the panel begins to fade.

 

Then a small burst of light comes over the weary warrior.

 

     A voice calls out over from the surface.

 

"He's over here!"

 

 

     Suddenly a net catches Eclipse and brings him back to the realm of the  living.

 

Eclipse( inner thoughts): "I feel the hand of God feels like thick itchy rope. Nothing like I expected..."

 

     He is pulled onto the boat. Black Bushido and an unknown female cut the cords and bring him inside a small watercraft.

 

"But I'm not one to complain."

 

Page 3.

 

 

     Cut to: Nite-Sabre inside a Mysterious facility. She is just waking up from her sedation.

 

Nite-Sabre(Thinks to herself): "I am currently being held captive by an unknown enemy force.'

 

"I know they came, hard fast and out of nowhere. They are definitely professionals."

 

"I have to keep my head in the game."

 

"Fatigue.."

 

"Isolation."

 

"Fear."

 

"Three factors rapidly working against me."

 

"Have to fight through it. That's what Eclipse taught me to do."

 

     Sabre reaches for her equipment. her utility belt and other gadgets have been taken. She does however find something useful.  Its a glow stick. She snaps it, the illuminating light reveals shes in a area filled with people trapped in 'Pods Most of them are of the Superhuman community. On both sides of the law.' Somehow she is the only one aware and let loose. Nite-Sabres training begins to kick in. She starts to evaluate her situation like a true soldier.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"This is like 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' or 'War of the Worlds'

 

     As she investigates she begins to recognize some familiar faces from her crime-fighting networking.

 

Page 4.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Captain Chaos, Speed-Soldier, La Reina de Luz*,"

 

[* Editors note. See Issue 1 for La Reina De Luz's whereabouts]

 

     Suddenly two doors open from across the room. Sabre hides her glow-stick in her uniform and hides behind a Pod containing a superhero with an Ion-Glove. Two unidentified men enter. One is a Japanese geneticist the other is a Tall and muscular man. His height ranges over six feet tall. He carries a katana on his waist and a detailed dragon tattoo across his back. two ebony gloves cover his pale hands.

 

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Are the targets en-route?"

 

Kaimetsu: 

"The warrior with ice powers was apprehended with relative ease... As for the fish woma, she put up more of a fight, but ultimately she was subdued by our forces."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"And your sure they did not send out a distress call?"

 

Kaimetsu:

"Our operatives were able to jam any signals before they were sent out."

"Not that it would do any good. Our forces in Latin America and the San Francisco region have executed their orders as well."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"What about the Satellite? If the UN or other Masked Forces start snooping around.. it could put a large delay in your Ministers designs.

 

Kaimetsu:

"Our Rite currently has different outlets putting a spin on it as we speak. With Global War and Financial Ruins on the horizon, they won't notice a small satellite being put to use. But it doesn't hurt to cautious. What does hurt is waiting for a new body to be made."

 

"I grow tired of these feeble manifestations. My abilities are not even able to max out in these shells."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Soon my Lord. Even with the help of your advanced technology and resources, the fact that we remain hidden drains much needed time to be used for testing."

 

Kaimetsu:

"A mere thorn in our side. Soon the time is coming where not even the Great I am. will prove much of a challenge." 

 

 

Page 5.

 

 

Nite-Sabre:

" Thank God for those endless Japanese language lessons over the summer."

"I have to get out of here to warn the others! but who? I just might be the only hero left on the roster?"

 

     The two men leave the hallway. Nite-Sabre grabs the Ion-Glove and tries to find an alternative escape route.

 

 

 

Eclipse wakes up from his sedation, he is wrapped in a blanket. There is hot tea and chicken on the side of his bed. He is un-masked for the first time in this series. He notices this and begins touching his face to confirm this. It is one of Eclipse's safe houses as the area is small and the equipment is not as advanced as HORIZON"S headquarters. Black Bushido enters from another room with a heating pad.

 

Bushido:

 

"Your temperature was below 95 degrees when we found you. I don't know how you made it. But i'm glad you did."

 

Eclipse:

"We?"

 

Roshanna:

"Me and your associate Mr. Takeda were sure we almost lost you."

 

Eclipse (thinks to himself):

"She knows his last name. I wonder what else she knows about him, or me. Maybe she's just fishing for information."

 

Roshanna:

"The agency I work for is highly effecent. There's very little we don't know."

 

"James Suarez."

 

Eclipse:

"A telepathic? Maybe a mystic? either way I better play along and find out exactly what she knows."

 

Roshanna:

"I know you must have alot of questions. I don't have time to answer them all. But i am here to tell you that the situation you've faced is quite unlike any other and the ripples stretch across this world.. and others.

 

 

Page 6. 

 

     Nite-Sabre finds a a ventilation shaft small enough for her to fit through. it goes right over an operating room. A Super-Criminal still in his prison fatigues. A team of doctors wearing masks and protective gear have him strapped to an operating table. The criminal is Captain Chaos, a small-time foe of Black Bushido.

 

Assistant:

"Which procedure do you want with this one?"

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Captain Cold. Real name Aiden Smith."

"Australian Super-Criminal, able to to procure and unleash thermo-chemical energy.""A dime a dozen in most circles. he's nothing more than a level-two."

 

Captain Chaos:

"Small-Time hood?! Oye! I'll show you a level two!"

 

     Captain Chaos tries to manifest his powers but the only thing he produces is a massive nosebleed and a concussion. he feels the blood drip down his lips and he feels absolute fear.

 

 

 Dr. Nagashima:

"Mr. Smith, what separates our operation from you and like-minded criminals is we have plotted this way in advance. There's no way you'd still be conscious if I thought your powers were still active. As you were asleep, we implanted a chip inside of you. You have been tagged and bagged. If you showed more promise we'd have used you for genetic experimentation.. but there's still probing that needs to be done."

 

Page 7.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"This just turned to X-Files really fast. Aliens already here on Earth and executing their master plan. This is way above my area expertise and training."

 

     Nite-Sabre crawls her way further down the shaft. She sees different labeled rooms. One for Re-Education, one for Genetics and another for Breeding. She literally has to fight back the tears and suppress the scream in her throat. Instead she vomits on herself and starts to silently weep.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"No, I have to do something. I have to see my advantages". They feel so safe in here. They have no idea I've infiltrated their inner sanctum. It's time to turn the tide. I don't have any powers, but that doesn't mean I'm powerless."

 

the panel closes in on her face. Her eyes are red and her hair is matted with sweat. She is extremely determined to strike back.

 

 

 

Page 8.

 

     Eclipse is blowing on his soup as Roshanna debriefs him.

 

Eclipse:

"So who are we up against? New World Order aficionados or Alien Invaders from Planet X?"

 

"and who was that woman from the Ship. She was unlike any exo-human I ever faced before."

 

 

 

Roshanna:

 

"Indeed she was the fiercest opponent you ever encountered, but in no ways was she merely human." 

 

"Nor is she alone." 

 

 

    The panel goes uses flashback scenes to describe whats going on.

 

 

 

"They have been coming to this world before man went forth and multiplied."

 

    The panel shows the snake coming to the Garden of Eden.

 

 

"The Philistines called them Champions."

 

 

     Pull back to show an of Goliath challenging King Sauls army.

 

 

"The Egyptians called them Pharaohs."

 

   ( An Egyptian Palace with a tall monarch sitting at the throne in full headgear and dress fills the panel.)

 

"The Aztecs sacrificed thousands to please their Dark Gods."

 

    ( A close up shows an Aztec priest holding up a beating heart on top of a pyramid. Behind him are two tall figures standing with their arms crossed.)

 

 

Page 9.

 

Roshanna:

"I know them by a different name.. The Watchers."

 

 

     The panel goes back to Nite-Sabre who has discovered a computer room. Its very advanced, however it is empty she begins to make her move. She rumbles around whats left of her battle-suit and looks for something valuable. A small and metallic object appears out of nowhere.

 

Nite-Sabre thinks to herself:

"Wow they must have really been in a rush because they didn't even check my secret compartments."

 

    She takes the USB  and sticks it in the hard-drive. It begins downloading encrypted information on to the chip.

 

Nite-Sabre: "Kudos to Mr. Magnum for designing the most advanced flash drive in existence. Luckily it's only available to those with the know."

 

   As the screen shows files being downloaded, a figure silently approaches Nite-Sabre who is unaware of her surroundings. A hand quickly covers her mouth and she is yanked to the back of the room.

 

Page 10.

The panel is back at Eclipse's safe-house. he is staring in disbelief. and can't believe what he is hearing. Black Bushido is quite intrigued.

 

Bushido:

"What are watchers exactly? Alien life-forms? And if they are, where do they come from"

 

Roshanna:

"They're aliens, but not in the way you would think. They're not little green men from outer space, they don't travel from different planets, it's more like different plains of reality, or dimensions."

 

Page 11.

 

Eclipse:

"They're something else your keeping out."

 

Roshanna:

"Like what?"

 

Eclipse:

"Like the fact The Watchers are really Fallen Angels who mated with humans, and if that's true. This whole situation has been escalted beyond anything I'm prepared to engage. Also your keeping from us who you really are and how you know our names."

 

     Eclipse, who is very suspicious of the woman reaches for a flashbang grenade and tosses it at Roshanna. She instantly reacts and STOPS it in mid-air. She turns her head before it explodes. Black Bushido falls to the drop rubbing his eyes.

 

Bushido:

"Dude! a little heads up next time!!"

 

Eclipse:

"in that moment right there. I realize I've been touched by an Angel."

 

 

Page 12.

 

    Nite-Sabre has a bewildered look on her face. She is frozen with shock as the figure speaks to her.

 

Voice:

"You are unwise to lower your defenses."

 

    The figure reveals itself. It is of a stunning woman. She is in her late twenties-early thirties. Black and Asian. and long ebony hair. Her suit contains Kevlar reinforcement and smaller gadgets for infiltration.

 

Kanji:

"I thought Eclipse trained you better than that."

 

Sabre:

"How do you.."

 

    The mystery woman releases Nite-Sabre, who is now more interested than afraid.

 

Kanji:

"I'm in the business of knowing. In my world it's worth more than gold."

 

"I'm sure like your mentor, your sizing up both me and the situation at hand. I'll save you the trouble."

 

Page 12.

 

Kanji:

"My name is Kanji, and depending on the situation I am either a spy, anti-hero arms dealer. It's best to think of me a rogue. I've infiltrate this place because one of my own has been captured and I tracked him here."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Did you find him?"

 

Kanji:

"Yes, but he didn't survive the procedures."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"I'm sorry."

 

Kanji:

"Don't weep for him, he died bravely."

"I'd pity those who did it to him."

 

Page 13.

 

Kanji:

"In a matter of minutes, my sisters  will storm this place and to raise it to the ground."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"But you can't."

 

Kanji:

"Those who know me, know it's not wise to tell me what I can and can't do."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"They're are innocent people here."

 

Kanji:

"Then why don't you call your friends at HORIZON?"

 

Nite-Sabre:

"I heard one of the scientists  talking. They've ambushed most of the team, I don't even know what happened to Eclipse."

 

    Kanji's facial expression gives away a small bit of information. The name Eclipse does have some meaning for her.

 

Page 14.

 

Kanji:

"I knew your mentor very well. Our working and personal relationship was hard to say at best. This place is unholy, it must be brought to light."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"How?"

 

Kanji:

"Exposure and Retribution.'"

 

Page 15.

 

     Eclipse has fled to the shadows in an attempt to figure out if she is friend or foe.

 

Roshanna:

"I hoped to avoid this subject altogether. But your paranoia has forced my hand."

 

Eclipse:

"This place does have a self-destruct feature as well. it came as an add-on. So you better start talking."

 

Roshanna:

"I have been called many names through out the ages. But you may call me Roshanna. I am a Servant-Warrior of the Most High. And unless you learn to trust me, there may be little hope for you and your kind."

 

     The next panel shows mysterious cloaked figures taking down various engineers and guards in the facility with extreme prejudice. One of them accidentally trips an IR lazer and triggers rings the alarm.

 

 

                               ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Page 16:

 

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Is that for us?"

 

Kanji:

"No thats the cavalry.."

 

    The next panel shows the a guard monitoring the computer lab.

 

Guard:

"There's a breach in security, we have them pinpointed in the southwing and another hacking into the mainframe in the northwing."

 

    The Japanese Nephilim, Kaimetsu  unsheathes his blade and prepares for battle while smiling.

 

Page 17.

The Nephilim's forces battle Kanji's soldiers. small-arms fire and grenades go flying. Kaimetsu slashes his way across the hallway. His blade leisurely cuts across the armed resistance. His eyes go solid black like a great white sharks.

 

Nite-Sabre who can no longer stand feeling so helpless runs out to defy the malicious devil. She fires a beam of energy and it goes through the abdomen of the warrior causing him to fall to the ground while She and Kanji make their escape.

 

Page 18

 

Eclipse:

"So this is some master plan by the devil himself for once again, world domination."

 

Roshanna:

"Read your text, Adam gave him control of the world by way of original sin. I believe this is a Coup, executed by the fallen ones own minions."

 

Black Bushido:

"Kind of like when Dragon sought the throne and rebelled against God?"

 

    Roshanna has flashbacks about the battle for Heaven and her part in it. Blades and shields bashing against one another. Aerial scenes of hand to hand combat fill the celestial skies.

 

Roshanna:

"Yes."

 

 

Page 19.

 

Eclipse:

"So why us? a combat medic and a guy who throws smoke bombs and boomerangs?"

 

"Why can't the almighty himself just blast them from existence? It would save himself and everyone a who lot of trouble."

 

Roshanna:

"That has been been debated through-out the ages by beings far more wiser and noble than you two. All I can say is free-will. Every creature in existence has the power to choose right or wrong."

 

    Cut to: Kanji and Nite-Sabre are being chased by an enraged Nephilim and his remaining henchmen. They find a service exit. It reveals the entrance of a cave in an island in the pacific. A small hovercraft. appears in the midst. Kanji unleashes a skyhook. a small balloon attached to a cable flies high into the air. A transport plane picks up the two heroines and they get on board safely.

 

Page 20.

 

    Nite-Sabre just sits there quietly. She stares blankly at the floor. Kanji, goes to comfort her.

 

 

Kanji:

"It's not how you pictured it in that movies or in training? is it? No banter. No glory. Just blood and adrenaline."

 

   Nite-Sabre just nods in agreement.

 

Kanji:

"did you vomit?"

 

Nite-Sabre:

 

 "yes."

 

Kanji:

"So did I my first time, ironically which was with your mentor. Speaking of which, he must be worried about you even though his calm demeanor says otherwise."

 

Page 21.

 

Cut to Eclipse who looking at a small computer screen.

 

[Avalon_Search_Files// Coordinates...Nite_Sabre.]

[Searching... Searching... Searching..]

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts):

"Don't worry mija.. I'll find you. No matter how long it takes."

 

Roshanna:

"He's very devoted to his side-kick. More so than most superheroes."

 

Black Bushido:

"If it was your niece missing in action. You'd move Heaven and Earth to find her. And one more thing he hates the term superhero, he likes to think of us as Criminal-Intervention Specialists."

 

Page 22.

 

    Eclipse enters the room. Quiet and determined. His look even causes Roshanna to take a step back.

 

Black Bushido:

"So what's next."

 

Eclipse:

"We find our friends."

 

"Then bring down fire."

 

"Any one who has a problem with that, heavenly or not. Can leave immediately."

 

Roshanna:

"My suggestion is we find Frontline."

 

"So how does Latin-America sound to you boys?"

 

Page 22.

 

Kanji:

"You have skills, skills that could be useful in future operations. so how would you like to be apart of the 47?"

 

     Nite-Sabre's face lights up.

 

Kanji:

"you don't have to answer now. You can tell me when we land South of the border."

 

 

 

Page 23.

 

 Panels fades to: A round table forms in a darkened room various figures sit around it. There means and ends are grand, but less then noble.

 

CAPTION:

"Baldemar Macht. Grand Fuhrer of the Eternal Reich. "

 

Macht:

"The current funds from the drug trade in Columbia and Southern Mexico have provided the resources to further our development of suitcase nukes."

 

CAPTION:

"Shi-Han Feng. Current leader of the Kami-Ren."

 

Shi-Han:

"Our division in the Pacific would have been just as productive if we didn't suffer a major breach in the last twenty-four hours. Data has been stolen and thirty-five members either killed or injured. I demand those responsible be reprimanded for their incompetence."

 

 

 

Another figure rises up to address the Underground Warlord's concerns.

 

"My dear friend. If we spent time cracking down on every infraction due to  human error, then nothing would get done. I shall see that holes in your operation are plugged and your numbers are replenished. For I, like my master is gracious and slow to anger.. "

 

Page 24

 

   The panel reveals the mastermind who is pulling the strings of this shadow societies. It is a handsome man. of obvious mixed heritage. He wears a silver vest and has a cane to his side.

 

CAPTION:

"Ethan Kade. Formerly known as Mr. Magnum, the smartest hero on Earth.""


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The Dark Ark: Part 3 "A Tear in the Curtain"

by Ben Cerasi on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:58pm

  Page 1.

 

              "But as sure as God made black and white

                  What's done in the dark will be brought to the light.."- Johnny Cash

 

 

     Setting: Eclipse falls down below the depths of the Oakland Shipyards.

 

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts): "They say when your close to death your life flashes before your life."

 

"I think because your trying to find something similar to deal with it."

 

"All I can think of is her lips.."

 

 

  Cut to: Eclipse reaching for a re-breather.

 

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts): "This device will give me about thirty-eight minutes worth of air, with the temperature dropping i'll be dead in 27."

 

"God, we haven't spoken in years. If you can hear this... Please.. Save me."

 

 

Page 2.

 

   Cut to: the panel begins to fade.

 

Then a small burst of light comes over the weary warrior.

 

     A voice calls out over from the surface.

 

"He's over here!"

 

 

     Suddenly a net catches Eclipse and brings him back to the realm of the  living.

 

Eclipse( inner thoughts): "I feel the hand of God feels like thick itchy rope. Nothing like I expected..."

 

     He is pulled onto the boat. Black Bushido and an unknown female cut the cords and bring him inside a small watercraft.

 

"But I'm not one to complain."

 

Page 3.

 

 

     Cut to: Nite-Sabre inside a Mysterious facility. She is just waking up from her sedation.

 

Nite-Sabre(Thinks to herself): "I am currently being held captive by an unknown enemy force.'

 

"I know they came, hard fast and out of nowhere. They are definitely professionals."

 

"I have to keep my head in the game."

 

"Fatigue.."

 

"Isolation."

 

"Fear."

 

"Three factors rapidly working against me."

 

"Have to fight through it. That's what Eclipse taught me to do."

 

     Sabre reaches for her equipment. her utility belt and other gadgets have been taken. She does however find something useful.  Its a glow stick. She snaps it, the illuminating light reveals shes in a area filled with people trapped in 'Pods Most of them are of the Superhuman community. On both sides of the law.' Somehow she is the only one aware and let loose. Nite-Sabres training begins to kick in. She starts to evaluate her situation like a true soldier.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"This is like 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' or 'War of the Worlds'

 

     As she investigates she begins to recognize some familiar faces from her crime-fighting networking.

 

Page 4.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Captain Chaos, Speed-Soldier, La Reina de Luz*,"

 

[* Editors note. See Issue 1 for La Reina De Luz's whereabouts]

 

     Suddenly two doors open from across the room. Sabre hides her glow-stick in her uniform and hides behind a Pod containing a superhero with an Ion-Glove. Two unidentified men enter. One is a Japanese geneticist the other is a Tall and muscular man. His height ranges over six feet tall. He carries a katana on his waist and a detailed dragon tattoo across his back. two ebony gloves cover his pale hands.

 

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Are the targets en-route?"

 

Kaimetsu: 

"The warrior with ice powers was apprehended with relative ease... As for the fish woma, she put up more of a fight, but ultimately she was subdued by our forces."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"And your sure they did not send out a distress call?"

 

Kaimetsu:

"Our operatives were able to jam any signals before they were sent out."

"Not that it would do any good. Our forces in Latin America and the San Francisco region have executed their orders as well."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"What about the Satellite? If the UN or other Masked Forces start snooping around.. it could put a large delay in your Ministers designs.

 

Kaimetsu:

"Our Rite currently has different outlets putting a spin on it as we speak. With Global War and Financial Ruins on the horizon, they won't notice a small satellite being put to use. But it doesn't hurt to cautious. What does hurt is waiting for a new body to be made."

 

"I grow tired of these feeble manifestations. My abilities are not even able to max out in these shells."

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Soon my Lord. Even with the help of your advanced technology and resources, the fact that we remain hidden drains much needed time to be used for testing."

 

Kaimetsu:

"A mere thorn in our side. Soon the time is coming where not even the Great I am. will prove much of a challenge." 

 

 

Page 5.

 

 

Nite-Sabre:

" Thank God for those endless Japanese language lessons over the summer."

"I have to get out of here to warn the others! but who? I just might be the only hero left on the roster?"

 

     The two men leave the hallway. Nite-Sabre grabs the Ion-Glove and tries to find an alternative escape route.

 

 

 

Eclipse wakes up from his sedation, he is wrapped in a blanket. There is hot tea and chicken on the side of his bed. He is un-masked for the first time in this series. He notices this and begins touching his face to confirm this. It is one of Eclipse's safe houses as the area is small and the equipment is not as advanced as HORIZON"S headquarters. Black Bushido enters from another room with a heating pad.

 

Bushido:

 

"Your temperature was below 95 degrees when we found you. I don't know how you made it. But i'm glad you did."

 

Eclipse:

"We?"

 

Roshanna:

"Me and your associate Mr. Takeda were sure we almost lost you."

 

Eclipse (thinks to himself):

"She knows his last name. I wonder what else she knows about him, or me. Maybe she's just fishing for information."

 

Roshanna:

"The agency I work for is highly effecent. There's very little we don't know."

 

"James Suarez."

 

Eclipse:

"A telepathic? Maybe a mystic? either way I better play along and find out exactly what she knows."

 

Roshanna:

"I know you must have alot of questions. I don't have time to answer them all. But i am here to tell you that the situation you've faced is quite unlike any other and the ripples stretch across this world.. and others.

 

 

Page 6. 

 

     Nite-Sabre finds a a ventilation shaft small enough for her to fit through. it goes right over an operating room. A Super-Criminal still in his prison fatigues. A team of doctors wearing masks and protective gear have him strapped to an operating table. The criminal is Captain Chaos, a small-time foe of Black Bushido.

 

Assistant:

"Which procedure do you want with this one?"

 

Dr. Nagashima:

"Captain Cold. Real name Aiden Smith."

"Australian Super-Criminal, able to to procure and unleash thermo-chemical energy.""A dime a dozen in most circles. he's nothing more than a level-two."

 

Captain Chaos:

"Small-Time hood?! Oye! I'll show you a level two!"

 

     Captain Chaos tries to manifest his powers but the only thing he produces is a massive nosebleed and a concussion. he feels the blood drip down his lips and he feels absolute fear.

 

 

 Dr. Nagashima:

"Mr. Smith, what separates our operation from you and like-minded criminals is we have plotted this way in advance. There's no way you'd still be conscious if I thought your powers were still active. As you were asleep, we implanted a chip inside of you. You have been tagged and bagged. If you showed more promise we'd have used you for genetic experimentation.. but there's still probing that needs to be done."

 

Page 7.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"This just turned to X-Files really fast. Aliens already here on Earth and executing their master plan. This is way above my area expertise and training."

 

     Nite-Sabre crawls her way further down the shaft. She sees different labeled rooms. One for Re-Education, one for Genetics and another for Breeding. She literally has to fight back the tears and suppress the scream in her throat. Instead she vomits on herself and starts to silently weep.

 

Nite-Sabre:

"No, I have to do something. I have to see my advantages". They feel so safe in here. They have no idea I've infiltrated their inner sanctum. It's time to turn the tide. I don't have any powers, but that doesn't mean I'm powerless."

 

the panel closes in on her face. Her eyes are red and her hair is matted with sweat. She is extremely determined to strike back.

 

 

 

Page 8.

 

     Eclipse is blowing on his soup as Roshanna debriefs him.

 

Eclipse:

"So who are we up against? New World Order aficionados or Alien Invaders from Planet X?"

 

"and who was that woman from the Ship. She was unlike any exo-human I ever faced before."

 

 

 

Roshanna:

 

"Indeed she was the fiercest opponent you ever encountered, but in no ways was she merely human." 

 

"Nor is she alone." 

 

 

    The panel goes uses flashback scenes to describe whats going on.

 

 

 

"They have been coming to this world before man went forth and multiplied."

 

    The panel shows the snake coming to the Garden of Eden.

 

 

"The Philistines called them Champions."

 

 

     Pull back to show an of Goliath challenging King Sauls army.

 

 

"The Egyptians called them Pharaohs."

 

   ( An Egyptian Palace with a tall monarch sitting at the throne in full headgear and dress fills the panel.)

 

"The Aztecs sacrificed thousands to please their Dark Gods."

 

    ( A close up shows an Aztec priest holding up a beating heart on top of a pyramid. Behind him are two tall figures standing with their arms crossed.)

 

 

Page 9.

 

Roshanna:

"I know them by a different name.. The Watchers."

 

 

     The panel goes back to Nite-Sabre who has discovered a computer room. Its very advanced, however it is empty she begins to make her move. She rumbles around whats left of her battle-suit and looks for something valuable. A small and metallic object appears out of nowhere.

 

Nite-Sabre thinks to herself:

"Wow they must have really been in a rush because they didn't even check my secret compartments."

 

    She takes the USB  and sticks it in the hard-drive. It begins downloading encrypted information on to the chip.

 

Nite-Sabre: "Kudos to Mr. Magnum for designing the most advanced flash drive in existence. Luckily it's only available to those with the know."

 

   As the screen shows files being downloaded, a figure silently approaches Nite-Sabre who is unaware of her surroundings. A hand quickly covers her mouth and she is yanked to the back of the room.

 

Page 10.

The panel is back at Eclipse's safe-house. he is staring in disbelief. and can't believe what he is hearing. Black Bushido is quite intrigued.

 

Bushido:

"What are watchers exactly? Alien life-forms? And if they are, where do they come from"

 

Roshanna:

"They're aliens, but not in the way you would think. They're not little green men from outer space, they don't travel from different planets, it's more like different plains of reality, or dimensions."

 

Page 11.

 

Eclipse:

"They're something else your keeping out."

 

Roshanna:

"Like what?"

 

Eclipse:

"Like the fact The Watchers are really Fallen Angels who mated with humans, and if that's true. This whole situation has been escalted beyond anything I'm prepared to engage. Also your keeping from us who you really are and how you know our names."

 

     Eclipse, who is very suspicious of the woman reaches for a flashbang grenade and tosses it at Roshanna. She instantly reacts and STOPS it in mid-air. She turns her head before it explodes. Black Bushido falls to the drop rubbing his eyes.

 

Bushido:

"Dude! a little heads up next time!!"

 

Eclipse:

"in that moment right there. I realize I've been touched by an Angel."

 

 

Page 12.

 

    Nite-Sabre has a bewildered look on her face. She is frozen with shock as the figure speaks to her.

 

Voice:

"You are unwise to lower your defenses."

 

    The figure reveals itself. It is of a stunning woman. She is in her late twenties-early thirties. Black and Asian. and long ebony hair. Her suit contains Kevlar reinforcement and smaller gadgets for infiltration.

 

Kanji:

"I thought Eclipse trained you better than that."

 

Sabre:

"How do you.."

 

    The mystery woman releases Nite-Sabre, who is now more interested than afraid.

 

Kanji:

"I'm in the business of knowing. In my world it's worth more than gold."

 

"I'm sure like your mentor, your sizing up both me and the situation at hand. I'll save you the trouble."

 

Page 12.

 

Kanji:

"My name is Kanji, and depending on the situation I am either a spy, anti-hero arms dealer. It's best to think of me a rogue. I've infiltrate this place because one of my own has been captured and I tracked him here."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Did you find him?"

 

Kanji:

"Yes, but he didn't survive the procedures."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"I'm sorry."

 

Kanji:

"Don't weep for him, he died bravely."

"I'd pity those who did it to him."

 

Page 13.

 

Kanji:

"In a matter of minutes, my sisters  will storm this place and to raise it to the ground."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"But you can't."

 

Kanji:

"Those who know me, know it's not wise to tell me what I can and can't do."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"They're are innocent people here."

 

Kanji:

"Then why don't you call your friends at HORIZON?"

 

Nite-Sabre:

"I heard one of the scientists  talking. They've ambushed most of the team, I don't even know what happened to Eclipse."

 

    Kanji's facial expression gives away a small bit of information. The name Eclipse does have some meaning for her.

 

Page 14.

 

Kanji:

"I knew your mentor very well. Our working and personal relationship was hard to say at best. This place is unholy, it must be brought to light."

 

Nite-Sabre:

"How?"

 

Kanji:

"Exposure and Retribution.'"

 

Page 15.

 

     Eclipse has fled to the shadows in an attempt to figure out if she is friend or foe.

 

Roshanna:

"I hoped to avoid this subject altogether. But your paranoia has forced my hand."

 

Eclipse:

"This place does have a self-destruct feature as well. it came as an add-on. So you better start talking."

 

Roshanna:

"I have been called many names through out the ages. But you may call me Roshanna. I am a Servant-Warrior of the Most High. And unless you learn to trust me, there may be little hope for you and your kind."

 

     The next panel shows mysterious cloaked figures taking down various engineers and guards in the facility with extreme prejudice. One of them accidentally trips an IR lazer and triggers rings the alarm.

 

 

                               ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Page 16:

 

 

Nite-Sabre:

"Is that for us?"

 

Kanji:

"No thats the cavalry.."

 

    The next panel shows the a guard monitoring the computer lab.

 

Guard:

"There's a breach in security, we have them pinpointed in the southwing and another hacking into the mainframe in the northwing."

 

    The Japanese Nephilim, Kaimetsu  unsheathes his blade and prepares for battle while smiling.

 

Page 17.

The Nephilim's forces battle Kanji's soldiers. small-arms fire and grenades go flying. Kaimetsu slashes his way across the hallway. His blade leisurely cuts across the armed resistance. His eyes go solid black like a great white sharks.

 

Nite-Sabre who can no longer stand feeling so helpless runs out to defy the malicious devil. She fires a beam of energy and it goes through the abdomen of the warrior causing him to fall to the ground while She and Kanji make their escape.

 

Page 18

 

Eclipse:

"So this is some master plan by the devil himself for once again, world domination."

 

Roshanna:

"Read your text, Adam gave him control of the world by way of original sin. I believe this is a Coup, executed by the fallen ones own minions."

 

Black Bushido:

"Kind of like when Dragon sought the throne and rebelled against God?"

 

    Roshanna has flashbacks about the battle for Heaven and her part in it. Blades and shields bashing against one another. Aerial scenes of hand to hand combat fill the celestial skies.

 

Roshanna:

"Yes."

 

 

Page 19.

 

Eclipse:

"So why us? a combat medic and a guy who throws smoke bombs and boomerangs?"

 

"Why can't the almighty himself just blast them from existence? It would save himself and everyone a who lot of trouble."

 

Roshanna:

"That has been been debated through-out the ages by beings far more wiser and noble than you two. All I can say is free-will. Every creature in existence has the power to choose right or wrong."

 

    Cut to: Kanji and Nite-Sabre are being chased by an enraged Nephilim and his remaining henchmen. They find a service exit. It reveals the entrance of a cave in an island in the pacific. A small hovercraft. appears in the midst. Kanji unleashes a skyhook. a small balloon attached to a cable flies high into the air. A transport plane picks up the two heroines and they get on board safely.

 

Page 20.

 

    Nite-Sabre just sits there quietly. She stares blankly at the floor. Kanji, goes to comfort her.

 

 

Kanji:

"It's not how you pictured it in that movies or in training? is it? No banter. No glory. Just blood and adrenaline."

 

   Nite-Sabre just nods in agreement.

 

Kanji:

"did you vomit?"

 

Nite-Sabre:

 

 "yes."

 

Kanji:

"So did I my first time, ironically which was with your mentor. Speaking of which, he must be worried about you even though his calm demeanor says otherwise."

 

Page 21.

 

Cut to Eclipse who looking at a small computer screen.

 

[Avalon_Search_Files// Coordinates...Nite_Sabre.]

[Searching... Searching... Searching..]

 

Eclipse (inner thoughts):

"Don't worry mija.. I'll find you. No matter how long it takes."

 

Roshanna:

"He's very devoted to his side-kick. More so than most superheroes."

 

Black Bushido:

"If it was your niece missing in action. You'd move Heaven and Earth to find her. And one more thing he hates the term superhero, he likes to think of us as Criminal-Intervention Specialists."

 

Page 22.

 

    Eclipse enters the room. Quiet and determined. His look even causes Roshanna to take a step back.

 

Black Bushido:

"So what's next."

 

Eclipse:

"We find our friends."

 

"Then bring down fire."

 

"Any one who has a problem with that, heavenly or not. Can leave immediately."

 

Roshanna:

"My suggestion is we find Frontline."

 

"So how does Latin-America sound to you boys?"

 

Page 22.

 

Kanji:

"You have skills, skills that could be useful in future operations. so how would you like to be apart of the 47?"

 

     Nite-Sabre's face lights up.

 

Kanji:

"you don't have to answer now. You can tell me when we land South of the border."

 

 

 

Page 23.

 

 Panels fades to: A round table forms in a darkened room various figures sit around it. There means and ends are grand, but less then noble.

 

CAPTION:

"Baldemar Macht. Grand Fuhrer of the Eternal Reich. "

 

Macht:

"The current funds from the drug trade in Columbia and Southern Mexico have provided the resources to further our development of suitcase nukes."

 

CAPTION:

"Shi-Han Feng. Current leader of the Kami-Ren."

 

Shi-Han:

"Our division in the Pacific would have been just as productive if we didn't suffer a major breach in the last twenty-four hours. Data has been stolen and thirty-five members either killed or injured. I demand those responsible be reprimanded for their incompetence."

 

 

 

Another figure rises up to address the Underground Warlord's concerns.

 

"My dear friend. If we spent time cracking down on every infraction due to  human error, then nothing would get done. I shall see that holes in your operation are plugged and your numbers are replenished. For I, like my master is gracious and slow to anger.. "

 

Page 24

 

   The panel reveals the mastermind who is pulling the strings of this shadow societies. It is a handsome man. of obvious mixed heritage. He wears a silver vest and has a cane to his side.

 

CAPTION:

"Ethan Kade. Formerly known as Mr. Magnum, the smartest hero on Earth.""


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he Dark Ark: Part 4        

 

HORIZON

 

Frontline (Status: MIA)

 

Dark-Tide (Status: MIA)

 

Eclipse (Status: Active)

 

Cold Fury ( Status: MIA)

 

Black Bushido (Status: Active)

 

Roshanna (Status: Emergency Affiliate )

 

 

Page 1.

 

 

Panel 1

 

CAPTION

 

“March 5th, 1944.”

 

“As their master spreads his reach across the world. Every resource known and unknown to man is given to find the ultimate advantage.”

 

A team of Nazi researchers are exploring a grotto in an unknown location. They have submachine guns slung over their shoulders and lamps in their hands.

 

Panel 2

 

A blue light illuminates one of the scientists face.

 

Panel 3

“Like Moses and the burning bush, these men find a voice calling out from another world.”

 

Three tall humanoid beings enter from what appears to be a portal/ star-gate. They are completely shadowed but the reader can see the outlining figures of their bodies.

 

 

Panel 4

 

CAPTION

 

“Like children begging for treats, they submit and follow.”

 

The men humbly kneel and bow in submission..

 

The Hybrid stretches out his hand in a gesture of good faith.

 

 

Hybrid:

“Come.. “

 

“..And Discover..”

 

Page 2.

 

CAPTION

 

“Five Days Ago.”

 

 

Panel 1

 

A broken and weary Frontline struggles to stay on his feet as a Hybrid/Watcher dressed in pseudo-Aztec garb, hovers a few feet off the ground in triumph. Blood drips down his nose and forehead.

 

CAPTION

 

“Even heroes die crying for their mothers.”

 

Frontline:

 

“Tunnel vision is kicking in right about now. Three cracked ribs are sending  fire down my chest.”

 

(Staggering) “God.. Please.”

 

 

Panel 2

 

The creature smiles in triumph and steps closer towards the wounded warrior. It’s similar to a hunter collecting his prey to take home and skin it.

 

He picks up Frontline and whispers in his ear.

 

 

Hybrid:

 

“How does it feel.. Relying on a Being who is too uninterested or too impotent to salvage what’s left of  you. I however, would love to hear your pleas.”

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 3

 

CAPTION

 

“But some heroes are either to stubborn or stupid to stay down.”

 

 

Frontline cunningly moves his fingers towards a hidden pouch in his battle suit. His left hand hammer fists the creatures nose while the right hand sticks three darts in him.

 

Panel 4

 

Frontline:

 

“All warfare is based on deception. I just had to play on his  ego in order to bring him close enough to me.”

 

“I’ll have to thank Eclipse for that little trick.”

 

Two of the barb’s electrify the creatures body, causing it to writhe in pain.

 

 

 

 

Panel 5

 

The third device creates a  explosion that engulfs the Nephilim in a combustion . The panel should be covered in fire with a large silhouette in the background.

 

 

Page 3.

 

 

Panel 1

 

 

Frontline:

 

“Baptism by Fire.”

 

The beast slowly recovers and madly lunges for Frontline and uses his near superhuman agility to evade the attack at the last minute.

 

Panel 2

 

The roles are reversed as Frontline stands on the edge of a deep ravine as the Watcher falls below. His flaming body flickering towards the void.

 

 

Panel 3

 

CAPTION

 

“Guadalajara, Mexico.”

 

Black Bushido, Roshanna and Eclipse are inside an unmarked plane heading towards a small airfield.

 

 

Black Bushido:

 

“So what’s the game plan for this conundrum ?”

 

 

Eclipse:

 

“We triangulate on Frontline‘s last known point. .”

 

Black Bushido:

 

“If he’s captured wouldn’t they search for a transmitter .”

 

Panel 4

 

Eclipse is checking AVALON’s database while Roshanna pilots the jet.

 

Eclipse:

 

“They’ll find the one their meant to find.”

 

“If were lucky, they’ll get overconfident and  stop searching.”

 

Panel 5

 

Black Bushido directs his attention to Roshanna’s skill set and beauty

 

Bushido:

 

“So how do you know how to pilot this thing?”

 

“Can’t you just click your heels three times and fly?’

 

 

Panel 6

 

Roshanna:

 

“I always keep intimate catalog of your ever changing technology.”

 

 

Bushido:

 

“Intimate huh? I can dig it.”

 

 

 

 

Roshanna:

 

“Also, being in a physical form limits my abilities. It’s like a checks and balances thing.”

 

“I can glide, summon energy and can take a major beating.”

 

“The whole wings and halo stereotype comes from mythology.”

 

 

 

Page 5

 

 

Panel 1

 

 

Eclipse:

 

“So tell me why can’t you or your boss call in reinforcements, rescue my friends and end this thing?”

 

Roshanna:

 

“The Creator isn’t some genie in a lamp who grants wishes at your every whim. So it’s best you show respect where it’s due.”

 

“Everything he does has been well thought out in advance. He’s wise, patient and enduring.”

 

 

Panel 2

 

Roshanna:

 

“He is everything a master strategist should be.”

 

Eclipse stands up and begins to walk away.

 

“Something a soldier like you should be able understand.”

 

 

 

Panel 3

 

Eclipse:

 

“Until two days ago.. Me and the almighty weren’t even on speaking terms. I haven’t been to a Sunday sermon in months. So I want to know why he dragged me into this Cosmic chess match.”

 

Roshanna:

 

“He chooses the most unlikeliest of candidates, especially those who are  running away.”

 

 

Panel 4

 

A close up of Eclipse’s face gives away his apperent facade. Underneath his Kevlar suit and  high tech goggles, he shows emotion towards the messenger’s words.

 

 

Page 6.

 

 

Panel 1

 

Dark Tide and Cold Fury are being kept in specialized chambers. Tide’s has one that sprays mist. Just enough to keep her alive. But not enough to keep her strength. Fury is kept in a constant hot box. In order to neutralize her Ice-based abilities.

 

The panel shows Dark Tide kneeling in a deep trace-like state.

 

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Survival is more of a mindset than a skillset”

 

Panel 2

 

The mist surrounds her body rushes through her hair and pores.

 

   Dark Tide:

 

“The mist keeps my body regulated and healthy but it weakens my strength and abilities, or so these people think.”

 

“Mistake Number One.”

 

 

Panel 3

 

Dark Tide:

 

“My people have developed sweat glands that act as a fail-safe for our bodies. If our moisture levels drop. The secretions kick in the way some amphibious creatures do in the dry seasons.”

 

 

Panel 4

 

A young guard armed with a Kevlar vest and a electroshock baton  passes by her cell. He can’t but notice his captives exotic figure and glowing eyes.

 

Dark Tide:

 

“It also produces a pheromone most males of any species find resistible. A couple ounces fetches a few thousand dollars on the black market.”

 

 

 

 

Panel 5

 

Dark Tide:

 

“He’s highly trained to be vigilant and of disciplined. But like many men before him. The call of the loins is stronger than the to call of duty.

 

The young guard takes the bait and enters her chambers where she waits to spring the trap.

 

 

 

 

 

Page 7.

 

Panel 1

 

CAPTION:

 

“Even in this day and age, there are places on this planet that even Google Earth can’t find.”

 

 

Ethan Kade is summoned to a private chamber to meet with his mysterious and cunning master.  A  dark silhouette appears in front of him.

 

Panel 2

 

Kade:

 

“Advent , please forgive my failure. There have been some minor hindrances to the cause.”

 

Hybrid:

 

“I have heard the whispers in our midst. Your former allies have managed chip away at our foundation’s longer than expected.”

 

Kade:

 

“Their abilites compensate for their lack of resourcefulness.  They will not overcome the curriculum .”

 

Panel 3

 

Hybrid:

 

“It is not their undersea soldier or their angelic companion that concerns me. It’s Eclipse. His tenacity and cunning approach is something to be sought after.”

 

 

Kade:

 

“As resourceful This endeavor is way out of his expertise. Also. The Japanese satellite* has been reactivated as you requested. Although I don’t know why you chose that one when the Chinese and American ones are much more advanced.”

 

Panel 4

 

* [See part #1 for details]

 

Hybrid:

 

“Secrecy. Tampering with property of the two superpowers only raises red flags on our parts.”

 

 

Panel 5

 

 

Kade:

 

“And how shall I respond to HORIZON‘s war efforts.”

 

Hybrid:

 

“Take the gloves off, they are to either be assimilated or laid to waste.”

 

 

The panel reveals the master planner behind the conspiracy. A tall, muscular built nephilim with long white hair and piercing black eyes.

 

CAPTION:

 

“Emond. Lord of the Watchers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 8.

 

 

Panel 1

 

Nite-Sabre and Kanji step inside a cantina to meet  of the femme fatale’s contacts. Sabre is wearing tennis shoes, denim jeans a black shirt with  a flower in her hair. Kanji is wearing sunglasses. A straw hat, a tank top and running shoes. She is carrying a local newspaper as well.

 

 

Panel 2

 

An operative disguised as a cab driver spots the two and makes a phone call.

 

Agent:

 

“She matches the description of the  woman from the Sea of Japan breach.”

 

Voice:

“Observe them both. A team with be sent shortly to provide assistance. Do not give away your cover.”

 

Agent:

 

“Si, Senor Kade.”

 

Panel 3

 

Nite-Sabre:

 

“But I’m not even twenty-one.

 

Kanji:

 

“It’s Mexico kid. Things are a little different here.”

 

Panel 4

They both sit at a table waiting for service. Kanji is served a tall glass of Horchata while Nite-Sabre is served a bottle of orange pop.

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 5

 

Kanji:

 

“My contact is here. Keep an eye at the entrance and exits. This is a good opportunity to practice your awareness skills. Whatever you do, don’t act like a tourist. I didn’t evade those crazies only to be made a comfort woman for the cartels.”

 

Panel 6

 

A man with blonde hair fading into gray appears. His face is slightly wrinkled and his eyes are blue as the open seas. His age appears to be mid forties. Maybe older. His appearance shows muscular and he walks in a way that shows he knows how to handle himself.

 

Panel 7

 

The young crime-fighter scans and admires the man’s physical appearance.

 

Nite-Sabre:

 

“Not bad for an old-timer.”

 

Kanji:     (As she raises and eyebrow and smirks)

 

“Not bad indeed.”

 

 

Page 9.

 

Panel 1

 

Dark Tide ditches her prison outfit for the guards uniform. The mask covers her face and allows her to move undetected.

 

Dark Tide:

 

“That worked a little too well. It was a minimum security holding cell. Mistake number One.

 

“They don’t see me as a threat because I’m a fish out of water. “Mistake Number Two.”

 

Dark Tide makes her way towards a Level 2 detention center. There are numerous holding cells for various superhumans and non-powered heroes.

 

Panel 2

 

Dark Tide is disturbed and frightened by what see sees. She tries to act natural as she passes by the broken spirits of fellow heroes.

 

Dark Tide:

 

“I have to focus on the task at hand. Find Cold Fury, and make contact with the others.”

 

“I pray they are fairing better.”

 

Panel 3

 

The sun is setting and Frontline hides amongst Mexican citizens on a river ferry Frontline has ditched his clothes for civilian garments in order to blend into the group as best he can for a battered superhuman.

 

 

Frontline:

 

“Normally my Korean features would be a dead giveaway of someone that doesn’t belong.  Luckily my skin has tanned and allows me to blend in with the locals. I haven’t felt so vulnerable and paranoid since my early days with the government. I used to think Eclipse was off his rocker, now I see the methods to his madness.”

 

 

Panel 4

 

 

A team of Marine’s in unusual outfits block the raft that is ferry Frontline.

 

Panel 5

 

The panel shows a bird’s eye view of the river and the two boats heading directly towards one another.

 

CAPTION: Frontline.

 

“Great.”

 

 

 

Page 10.

 

 

Panel 1

 

Eclipse and the remaining members of Horizon are have converted a small rental space into a makeshift area of operations. Weapons are on the table and computer monitors are placed in the center of the room.

 

Eclipse:

 

“I’m monitoring Frontlines movement’s he can’t be far now.”

 

Bushido:

 

“What if he’s captured. We’ll need various assistance from either the DEA or local authorities.”

 

Panel 2

 

Eclipse:

 

“We don’t know who’s on the Watcher’s payroll or the cartels. For all we know the Hybrids have multiple agencies in their payroll, maybe even The President of Mexico.”

 

 

Bushido:

 

“Been spending time on conspiracy-codes.com much?”

 

Roshanna:

 

“Eclipse is right. Their reach goes far. That’s how they’ve been so successful for centuries. They offer men promises of riches and power in exchange for obedience and allegiance.”

 

Panel 3

 

Eclipse:

 

“Where does the devil come into play. I’m sure he knows better than anyone the dangers insurrection can bring to a kingdom. The  Old and New testaments briefly explain his claim to this world.”

 

 

 

Roshanna:

 

“He is a cunning and destructive enemy. But unlike the creator he is not omnipresent.  Whatever these rogue players are up too goes way off the grid.”

 

Panel 5

 

A view of three enormous asteroids streak across the endless void of space. Emond’s malicious grin is seen faded in the background.

 

 

Page 11.

 

 

Panel 1

 

Kanji talks shop with her mature and attractive contact.

 

CAPTION:

 

“Heinrich ‘Lance’ Kloth.”

 

Kloth:

 

“So what do you have that you risked both of us being caught out in the open?”

 

Kanji:

 

“This.”

 

Panel 2

 

Kanji slips a USB flash drive into her napkin and passes it to her contact.

 

Kloth:

 

“Is this what I think it is?”

 

Kanji:

 

“Yes. Detailed information on the Eternal Reich’s recent operations. Uploaded straight from the source.”

 

Kloth:

 

“You mean straight from one of the facilities?”

 

Kanji:

 

“Bingo.”

 

 

Kloth:

 

“You have no idea what this means to me as well as countless others .”

 

 

Kanji:

 

“No I don’t. But you can image how much compensation for services rendered means to me.”

 

 

Panel 3

 

Kloth:

 

“Always  business before ideals.”

 

Kanji:

 

“Alwa---”

 

Panel 4

 

CAPTION:

 

“The Trujillo Cartel.”

 

Suddenly two black vans appear in front of the cantina. A squad of armed gunmen with advanced armor and weapons surround the front and the back exits. They all appear to be similar.

 

Panel 5

 

Kloths and Kanji’s instincts instantly react. Kanji grabs Nite-Sabre and they follow Lance behind the bar.

 

Kanji:

 

“Someone or something spotted us come this way. I should have ran better counter-surveillance.”

 

“They won’t come in guns a blazing. That will attract too much attention from any cops not on the payroll. And dead cops make for bad business dealings.”

 

Page 11

 

Panel 1

 

Caption: (Kanji)

 

“Have to get the girl to safety. Couldn’t look Suarez in the eye if I got her killed in a firefight.”

 

(OUTLOUD) “Sabre! Follow Kloth upstairs!”

 

Sabre:

 

“I can fight. I have some-what field experiance.”

 

Panel 2

 

Kanji:

 

“These aren’t street-thugs boosting sports cars. They are professional killers.”

 

“Now GO!!!”

 

Panel 3

 

Kloth:

 

“Trust me missy. If anyone can get out of a mess like this. She can. ”

 

Panel 4

 

Kanji fires off two blasts from a sawed off shotguns before making a hasty retreat up the stairs.

 

 

Page 13

 

 

Panel 1

 

Kanji, Kloth and Nite-Sabre run up the stairs and appear on a the rooftop. A small helipod is  revealed. It has enough room for two passengers.

 

 

Panel 2

 

Kloth:

 

“Call me an old timer. But woman and children go first.”

 

Kanji grabs Nite-Sabre and straps her in.

 

Kanji:

 

“Lucky you. Getting get to fight another day.”

 

Panel 3

 

A sniper in the distance fires at the craft and hits the fuel line.

 

(SNAP!!!!)

 

Panel 4

 

CAPTION: Kanji

 

“The shot was  clear-cut. The signature of a professional .”

 

Panel 5

 

The team of gunmen run up the stairs and blow open the door.

 

Gunman:

 

“Matamos!”

 

 

Panel 6

 

Kanji knows every exit is blocked and the hit team will be swarming them any minute. The situation is dire at best.

 

Kanji:

 

“No tricks. No ammo. No comebacks. This is where we all bite the dust.”

 

 

Page 14.

 

 

Suddenly a dark figure appears to hope a glimmer of hope in the freedom fighters situation.

 

Panel 1

 

A shadow-like apparition moves from the rooftops above. His figure and ever expanding cape blots out the fading sun.

 

 

Panel 2

 

CAPTION: Kanji

 

“In that instance. My cold and disparaging attitude is gone.”

 

Eclipse throws Fog capsules at the air causing mayhem and a chance to buy some time. One produces a black mist the other produces a blue one.

 

Panel 3

 

Kanji:

 

“After everything that’s happened. The fights.  The harsh words.  James-San has come back for me.”

 

The masked warrior throws electro-shock projectiles into the drug enforcers.

 

Panel 4

 

The blasts from the fog pellets have winded down.  Eclipse examines the men in his proximity.

 

Eclipse:

 

“They’ll be back with greater numbers soon. We’d  better be ghosts by then.”

 

Panel 5

 

Eclipse takes a good hard look at Kanji and Nite-Sabre. Partly is relief and the other is resurfaced tension.

 

 

Eclipse:

 

“We’ll discuss why you two are mixed up in this, later.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 15.

 

Cold Fury is being held in a cell that appears to have a furnace on the other side of the wall.

 

Panel 1

 

The scene closes up on the sweat beads dripping down her eyebrows. Her skin has gone from white to tanned.

 

Cold Fury:

 

“It’s hot alright. Not enough to kill me. Just enough to keep me from using anything like my spit or sweat as a weapon.”

 

Panel 2

 

“If James was here. He’d fake a heat stroke and hold a shank made from a bar of soap up to the guard’s throat as a means of breaking out.”

 

“Too bad I opted out of his Escapology courses.”

 

“Also it’s too bad I ended our grade school games of cat and mouse.”

 

Panel 3

 

CAPTION:

 

“Too bad for whoever locked me in here!”

 

The panel reveals that Cold Fury’s cell does not have a furnace. It’s a small observation room with a bed, t.v. and sink. Her captors are using a telepath to project the image of her being guarded and held against her will inside a fiery room. The Panel reveals a beautiful African-American woman with long legs and a black ponytail.

 

Telepath:

 

“Now that we have you all nice and settled. Let’s see what other secrets you have in store.”

 

 

Page 16

 

 

Panel 1

 

 

Eclipse, Kanji, Kloth, Bushido, Roshanna and Nite-Sabre are in the small observation room. The tension can be felt all around

 

Panel 2

 

The warrior vixen points her finger directly at Eclipse’s chest.

 

Kanji:

 

“Before you start to get high and mighty on us. Just remember it was me who saved her niece’s tail back in Japan.”

 

CAPTION: Eclipse

 

“Amira Kurosawa. Also known as Kanji. Leader of  what’s left of the Forty-Seven Ronin.”

 

“If Cold Fury is the All-American Girl Next Door. Kanji would be the Playmate of the Year.”

 

 

Panel 3

 

 

CAPTION: (Eclipse)

 

“Having her here complicates things. Especially where personal matters are concerned.”

 

Eclipse hugs Nite-Sabre but keeps his distance away from Kanji. Perhaps of fear of intimacy or fear of re-opening old wounds.

 

Eclipse:

 

“Your both safe. For now that’s all that matters. I’ll debrief you in a minute, but your friend has not been screened for security clearance.”

 

 

Panel 4

 

Kloth:

 

“That will not be necessary. We are both after the same thing.  Preventing a Global Holocaust.”

 

 

 

 

Page 17

 

Panel 1

 

The aquatic  agent finds Cold Fury trapped in a deep trance. Her captor is none other then Mindwinder. A  telepathic specialist.

 

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Mindwinder. Whoever can afford her has big pockets. Her procedures don’t aren’t bargain basement priced . I can’t telegraph my thoughts or she’ll trap me and Fury in mental limbo.”

 

Panel 2

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Bruce Lee educated people on letting ones thoughts and actions be formless like water. Fortunately for me water is all I know.”

 

Panel 3

 

Dark Tide covertly sneaks up behind Mindwinder and puts her in a sleeper hold.

 

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Should hold her down for a few minutes. Thank Bushido for jiujutsu lessons.

 

 Thank the creator for giving me effective reflexes and strength.”

 

Panel 4

 

Cold Fury’s mind is snapped out of the trance. She opens her eyes to a pleasant and familiar sight. A friend.

 

Cold Fury:

 

“What’d I miss?”

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Me rescuing you for the fifty-eighth time. No biggie.”

 

 

Panel 5

 

Dark Tide pours a bottle of water all over her body. The water makes her body very attractive and voluptuous. It also enhances her capacity for combat.

 

CAPTION: Dark Tide

 

“Some warriors draw their powers from the Sun, others centuries-old amulets. My talents from the giver of life.”

 

 

Panel 6

 

Cold Fury drenches herself in water as well. A blue aura surrounds her body; This is her in full form. She is also ready for battle as well. The reader can see her eyes shining sky blue and an icy mist forming around her mouth as she breathes.

 

Cold Fury:

 

“I think it’s time we show our hosts a debt of gratitude.”

 

 

Page 18

 

Panel 1

 

A team of armed guards approach a sealed door. Their weapons have lazer sights which are aimed at the metallic entrance.  A few have riot shields a few others have batons.

 

Panel 2

 

The begins to become covered in Ice. The floor as well. Everywhere the Ice can see is permeated with solid ice. Even the guards breath freezes as they exhale.

 

Panel 3

 

CAPTION:

 

“The guards have numerous years of stress inoculation and battle experience. That does not prevent a very novice chill from running down there spines.”

 

Cold Fury creates Ice Armor and engages in close-quarters combat with various sentries as Dark Tide fires away with firearms confiscated from immobilized guards.

 

 

Panel 4

 

Cold Fury:

 

“So what’s the next step?”

 

Dark Tide:

 

“Run and Gun. We keep using your ice abilities to smash down the wall and anything that gets in our way.”

 

Cold Fury:

 

“I have a better idea.”

 

 

Panel 5

 

The Ice Maiden grabs a fallen guard and wraps her hands around his throat. A layer of Ice forms around his neck.

 

Cold Fury:

 

“Which way out?”

 

 

Guard:

 

“The take the waste chute down the hall. It pours out into the gulf.”

 

 

Page 19

 

CAPTION: Cold Fury

 

“Waste Chute. Aka Poop.”

 

 

Panel 1

 

Kloth:

 

“I’m sure our angelic friend here has debriefed most of you on the dire situation at hand.”

 

 

Roshanna:

 

“How did you know what I was”

 

Kloth:

 

“I’ve been around your variety for longer than I care to admit.”

 

 

 

Panel 2

 

The scene flashes back to the 1940’s

 

CAPTION: Kloth

 

“I worked for the Third Reich’s Extra-normal Research Department. While Himmler and his cronies were playing with black magic in to impress the Furher. I was in the field making first contact with extraterrestrial sentient .”

 

A young Kloth offers a legions of Nazi associates  to a warrior hybrid.

 

 

Panel 3

 

CAPTION: Kloth

 

“They presented us with technology years beyond our own capability. V-2 rockets, jet fighters.”

 

 “Even Super-Soldiers. The pinnacle of Hitler’s majestic ideology.”

 

The panel shows a hairless and genderless human body afloat in a tank of mysterious liquid. High Ranking german scientists can be seen doing tests and making notes in the background.

 

 

Panel 4

 

“It was everything needed to push back the allies and expand the fatherland across the globe.”

 

 

Rows of people are shown being lined up trains. The ground is matted with snow and more keeps pouring down on the hard earth.  Armed guards are loading people up like pieces of cargo.

 

“What they asked for in return was. A Final Solution.”

 

 

 

Page 20

 

 

 

Panel 1

 

CAPTION: Kloth

 

“People can argue about the numbers or the figures to this day. But they fail to realize was more than just systematic slaughter. It was  Ritualistic Sacrifice on a mass scale.”

 

 

 

The panel shows malnourished and skeletal people dressed in striped prison  garb. Their bodies are piled up inside a deep hole .

 

A tall hybrid in a Long black trench stands above the pit with the look of triumph and amazement on his face.

 

 

Panel 2

 

Kloth is seen heading towards an Allied outpost with both hands raised in a Northern European forrest. Both his hands are  placed on his head.

 

CAPTION: (Kloth)

 

“I soon realized the Furher and the Anakim would not be content with just expanding the fatherland, but plunging the world into darkness.”

 

“After the Invasion of Normandy, I contacted an OSS operative and was given a safe-passage to America in exchange for sensitive intel. In order to save my country. I was forced to betray it.”

 

 

 

Panel 3

 

Bushido:

 

“In the words of Nate Dogg. Hold up, wait.”

 “I’m digging this crypto-history lesson as much as everyone else. But if this  all happened during World War II, shouldn’t you be in your eighties by now.”

 

Kloth:

 

“The Anakim as we called them didn’t rise to prominence in Hitler’s Empire by smoke and mirrors. They delivered on their promises.”

 

Panel 4

 

CAPTION: (Kloth)

 

“They injected us with bio-enhancers as a gesture of good faith. It’s similar to the one your Korean associate is equipped with. It would ensure we would  to see the pinnacle of  Hitler‘s Empire. Although I am over eighty years old but I will not succumb to my mortality for quite sometime.”

 

A series of tubes is shown hooked up to Kloth as he lays on a medical bed. A white blinding light permeates the room.

 

 Page 21

 

Panel 1

 

CAPTION: (Kloth)

 

“I have spent the last sixty years tracking their movements and operations. They’ve played a part of every major event from Roswell to the Collapse of the Soviet Union. They use half-truths and extraordinary powers to seduce the most powerful figures on this planet to do their bidding, not realizing their true agenda.”

 

A transparent Hammer and Sickle (A symbol used by the Soviet Union) hangs above the scene of a crash landing made in a New Mexican desert.  A transparent image of top ranking figures meeting in a war room can also be seen as well.

 

CAPTION: (Eclipse)

 

“Which is?”

 

 

 

 

Page 22

 

 

Panel 1

 

CAPTION: (Kloth)

 

“The enslavement of mankind. All it takes is some catastrophic event and they will come in and replace superheroes as would be saviors of man. It happened once and it will happen again.”

 

The panel shows Lord Emond along with other Hybrids being worshipped on the front lawn of  the ruined remains of the White House while U.S. citizens bring offerings of praise and worship. Various heroes like Eclipse, Frontline and others are shown crucified in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 2

 

Roshanna:

 

“But the creator wouldn’t allow something like that to happen, not at least before the time.”

 

 

Eclipse:

 

“Damn right sister, that because we’re going taking the war to their doorstep.”

 

Panel 3

 

Eclipse:

 

“As of now, we just made the shift from Sentries to Soldiers.”

 

 

 

Page 22

 

Panel 1

 

Emond watches on as a Newscaster announces plans of a major political event in Asia. He is tending to an exotic flowers. Giving it water is it basks in the sunlight. It is merely a green stem at this point.

 

Telecast:

 

“In  major in Pan-Pacific events. Officials from the People’s Republic of China have accused the Japanese government of using an orbital satellite to spy on restricted areas for military and espionage purposes.

 

A photo of a satellite in orbit is presented in the backdrop.

 

 

Panel 2

 

CAPTION: (Telecast. Cont’d)

 

“Due to recent political upheaval that has spread from the Middle-East to Central Asia. The People’s Republic has been put on high-alert. A political move like this hasn’t been seen from Japan in over sixty years.  Can a nation still recovering from a large scale disaster manage to hold it’s own against a superpower like China?  And will other nations get involved as well? We‘ll just have to see how this event plays out.”

 

The demonic puppet master shifts his attention back to the flower.

 

CAPTION: (Telecast)

 

“In other news. Despite hopeful predictions the U.S. financial system is continuing to take a nose-dive once again. Outraged citizens have begin rioting in cities like Oakland, Kansas City and even Washington D.C. and without so much as an early warning--”

 

The panel shows footage fire spreading across the Golden gate Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 3

 

Emond:

 

“Foolish creatures. There is always an early warning.”

 

“This realm is in dire need for a change in ownership. As  the Morningstar and his acolytes wage a war of attrition with the Heavens..  I will be the one to steer this world in a new direction. Soon My breed and I will no longer be slaves to an age old enmity .”

 

The panel shows Emond with a magnificent sword in his hand. He stands defiant between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Realm in Hell. His hair blows towards the right side of his face.

 

 

Panel 4

 

CAPTION:

 

“The stub turns into a beautiful violet and blue flower. It is glorious and blooms in the sunshine. It will be just one of many changes The New Dawn will bring.”

 

Panel 5

 

Ethan Kade calls in from a secure location.

 

Kade:

 

“Great Dawn. The Eternal Reich have a fully functional  surprise ready for it’s initial test launch so we can begin mass production as structured.”

 

“As you know from the reports that conditions for numerous socio-political climates will ensure its effectiveness. The Kami-Ren will make sure the Japanese will not back down from China’s threats. Old scars from battles past will resurface between the two nations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 6

 

Emond:

 

“The American’s will not be able to get involved to subterfuge my designs. They can barely afford to pay their own soldiers. The Chinese will attack first. Giving Japan no option then to retaliate. Just like in The Trench skirmishes in Europe, other nations will soon pick sides.

 

Mushroom clouds are shown in the distance as Emond explains his final plan.

 

 

“After the ashes have settled. We shall step in and reign over the lost and downtrodden.

 

“ I shall be their Radiance and their Savior.”

 

 

 

Page 23

 

 

Panel 1

 

 

Cold Fury and Dark Tide make it out to the ocean.. A platoon of Naval operatives from Dark Tide’s home world appear.

 

CAPTION:

 

“Nie’Hal. Senior Officer for Surface Recon and Intelligence.”

 

 

Dark Tide:

 

“As usual you S.R.I. type’s are all the same. always out of the current.”

 

Nie’Hal:

 

“And as usual, your links with the American’s has squandered more resources from the realm.”

 

 

Panel 2

 

Dark Tide:

 

“So what do I owe the pleasure of this rescue party.”

 

Nie’Hal:

 

“When you failed report back an account of the anomalies in Japan, the worse was feared for your safety. At first, we were unable to lock in to your core. But as soon as you submerged  in a body of water that went out to sea our analysts were able to pick up on your position.”

 

 

 

 

Panel 3

 

Nie’Hal:

 

“Along the way we picked up one of your associates.”

 

Panel 4

 

Frontline appears, he has recovered from his wounds and is in higher spirits than when he was last seen him. Both Fury and Dark Tide warmly embrace him.

 

Panel 5

 

Fury:

 

“David you look like hell.”

 

Frontline:

 

“Don’t worry about me. They didn’t rough me up too bad.”

 

 

Page 24

 

 

Panel 1

 

Dark Tide:

 

“How did you find him Nie’Hal? Last time I checked HORIZON and our nation didn’t have direct ties other than through the goodwill initiative.”

 

Nie’Hal:

 

“Our sector has significant intel on the surface world’s heavy hitter’s. Including their

scent. Call it an insurance policy. His aroma was picked up by our tracker’s which hoped would lead us to you.”

 

Panel 2

 

Frontline:

 

“We need to make contact with the others. For all I know they have been kidnapped as well, maybe even worse.”

 

 

Nie’Hal:

 

“We have everything you’ll need access to in our realm. Where Syrien will be taken for her debriefing. The Assembly has great concern for what’s going on above the tide’s.”

 

Panel 3

 

 

CAPTION: Nie’Hal

 

“Starting with this..”

 

The panel reveal’s the charred body of a Hybrid laying on top of a cargo raft. It’s armor has been removed and his left eye is virtually non-existent. only the torso and up can be seen by the reader.

 

 

[Next…. “Bad vs. Evil.”]


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