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JimBob

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Comic Shop Zombies
« on: 12 August, 2002, 05:03:11 pm »
A story I was working on for submission but as Tharg no longer wants submissions I thought I’d post it here, I have a theory of the basic maelolevence of comic shop staff

Mylar Zombies

Frame 1

Three men in the back room of a comic shop, models and books can be seen crowding shelves.

Rob is the shop owner An obese thirty something with a poor excuse for a goatee. He is wearing a Red Dwarf T-shirt
Tom is his employee/disciple late teens early twenties, a quasi-Goth, dressed in black with long lank hair dyed black, he will never admit to others that he was born with the taint of being Ginger.
Jack is a policeman in a torn uniform he’s in his twenties.

PAGE 1

Frame 1
Rob “I THINK THEY REPRESENT THE SOULLESS MARCH OF INTERNATIONAL CAPATALISM.”

Tom “NO IT’S THE BETRAYED WORKING CLASSES TAKING THEIR REVENGE ON BLAIRITE BRITAIN.”

Frame 2
A shopping centre in Southern England we see the shop front to “COMTASTIC” with three people pressed up against it, we can only see them from behind. The people look normal from here.


Frame 3

Rob turns to the police man

“WHAT DO YOU THINK STRANGER?”

Jack  looking out into the shop “IT’S JACK, AND I THINK THEY’RE JUST HUNGRY.”

Frame 4

We see the faces of the Shoppers they are decaying zombies.


Frame 5
Back in the room, Rob starts to talk

Rob “MY NAME IS ROB AND THIS EXCLUSIVE ESTABLISHMENT IS MINE. MY YOUNG GOTH APPRENTICE IS TOM”

Tom waves shyly.

Frame 6

Jack looking anxious

Jack “I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE NOTICED BUT IT’S A MASSACRE OUT THERE, AND ALL YOU’VE DONE SO FAR IS TALK BOLLOCKS.”

Rob, offended “ THE FILMS OF ROMERO AND RAIMI HAVE LONG LED ME TO EXPECT SUCH AN EVENTUALITY, I AM PREPARED.”

Page 2

Frame 7

Jack, looking visibly relieved

Jack “YOU HAVE FOOD? WEAPONS?”

Rob smiling condescendingly “BETTER, I HAVE COLLECTIBLES!”

Frame 8

We see Zombies attacking a shopper outside the shop

Caption Rob Talking  “IN THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD THE PUBLIC WILL CRAVE, NAY NEED ENTERTAINMENT, AND THEY SHALL COME TO ME, AND SOON I WILL BE THEIR KING, OPTIMOUS PRIME TO THEIR AUTOBOTS, LION-O TO…”

2nd caption seperate, possibly different colour text, Jack “BLOODY HELL.”

Frame 9

Jack takes out batton,

Jack “I’M GOING TO MAKE A BREAK FOR THE CAR PARK, MY VAN’S DOWN THERE. IF WE LEAVE NOW WE CAN GET TO THE COUNTRY SIDE. ARE YOU TWO WITH ME?”
Frame 10
Our heroes are in front of shop, Rob and Tom are packing a bag
Jack “LEAVE THAT CRAP.”
Rob and Tom in unison (shared speech bubble) “CRAP?! THIS IS ISSUE 1 OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR!”

FRAME  11
The three men move gingerly outside the shop, in front of them three Zombies are feasting on a shopper lying on the floor.

Frame 12
Rob whispers to Jack, the Zombies have not broken form their meal
Rob “SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD!”
Jack “WITH WHAT YOU TOSSER, I ONLY CARRY GAS.”

Page 3
Frame 13
The three run in the opposite direction.

Frame 14
Side way look at the three running. Jack leading, Tom behind him, Rob lagging behind
Jack “WHATS THE QUICKEST WAY TO THE CARPARK?”
Tom “THERE ARE STAIRS AROUND THE NEXT BEND.”
Rob “NOT THE STAIRS – PANT- , CAN’T WE –PANT-USE THE LIFT LIKE CIVALLISED MEN?”
Frame 15
Jack  is peering round the corner.
We see the door to the stairs with a solitary Zombie standing outside it wearing a Liverpool Football shirt.
Jack “WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RUSH IT”

Frame 16
Front on view of the three charging Jack is waving the batton in the air they are all screaming.

Frame 17
They are battering the Zombies head it snaps off,
Frame 18
They all stand over the corpse breathing heavily. Tom volleys the head.
Tom “ONE THING WORSE THAN ZOMBIES, BLOODY SCOUSE ZOMBIES.”
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Page 4
Frame 19
They are heading down the stair well.
Jack grinning “WAS THAT KUNG-FU TOM?”
Tom “No…why?”
Jack “WHEN THE HEAD HIT THE FLOOR I HEARD A ZOMBIE SHOUT “WHAT KUNG-FU THAT.”
Frame 20
Picture of Robs face red and breathing heavily he is facing Jack
Rob “WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE COUNTRY WILL BE ANY SAFER?”
Jack “WE STAY HERE WE DIE, IT’S THAT SIMPLE.”
Rob “BUT MY STUFF…”

Frame21
Tom raises his finger to his lips.
Tom “SHHH YOU HEAR THAT? IT SOUNDS LIKE SHUFFLING?”

Frame 22
6 Zombies dressed in McDonalds uniform are climbing the stairs toward our heroes.

Rob “I’ll never out run them.”

Frame 23
Rob kicks Tom down the stairs toward the Zombies

Tom “AGGGGGGGHHHHHH”

Rob “MAY THE SILVER SURFER GUIDE YOU IN YOUR NEXT LIFE.”

Frame 24

Rob and Jack running up the stairs, the zombies surround Tom behind them

Jack “YOU BASTARD”

Page 4

Frame 25

Toms hand can be seen pathetically thrusting out form the Zombies surrounding him.

Frame 26

Jack and Rob are back outside the shop.

Rob “I DROPPED THE KEYS BACK THERE.”

Jack furious “STAY HERE, ILL TRY FOR THEM BUT IF THEY ARENT OBVIOUS WE FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE.”

Frame 27

As Jack walks away Rob lets himself into the shop.

Frame 28
Jack banging on the locked door, in the distance we can see the zombies moving toward him.

JACK “LET ME IN”

Rob “ARE SO MY COLLECTABLES AREN’T SO AWFUL NOW THEN? I THINK NOT.”

Frame 29

Rob sitting in his back room.

Caption “HE SCREAMED FOR ALONG TIME. THE OTHERS ARE GONE NOW, DEMAND IS UP, SUPPLY DOWN…”

Frame 30

Rob smiling to himself

Caption “IN MY SHOP OF RARETIES I FIND THAT I AM THE ULTIMATE COLLECTABLE. AT LAST I KNOW HOW MY STOCK FEELS.  I JUST HOPE THEY REALISE THAT IF DAMAGED MY VALUE WILL FALL….”

The End