Friday, February 1, 2013
Electro - The Spark - J.D. Coughlan
SET-UP: Max Dillon has just escaped from prison again. To make a bit of cash, he has decided to rob a diner.
Panel 1: All of the diner patrons crouched on the floor. Dillon stands over them, in his Electro suit, his hand outstretched to them and sparking. He addresses the manager behind the counter, who gets money from the till. A female customer, Jenny, looks up at him with recognition.
DILLON: C'mon! C'mon!
Panel 2: Dillon looks down at her, surprised. Jenny smiles nervously
JENNY: I mean, I know you were Electro, obviously, I just didn't expect--
Panel 3: Dillon now looms more menacingly over Jenny, both his hands sparking violently. Jenny winces and the rest of the crowd are terrified.
DILLON: To see me again!? After you stabbed me in the back and ditched me!?
JENNY: M-Max, I'm sorry. It... It was just a job.
Panel 4: Over Jenny's head. Dillon looming over her, angry and sparking. Jenny shields her face with her arms.
DILLON: I loved you, Jenny! And you used that against me!
DILLON: So give me one good goddamn reason why I shouldn't fry you right here, right now!
Panel 5: Close on Jenny, cowering in fear.
JENNY: Be-because you still love me.
Panel 6: Dillon standing upright again, no electrical energy coming off him. His face says it all: She's right and he hates that it's true.
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