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ROUND ONE: ANIMAL MAN AND LOBSTER JOHNSON VS. NOBODY

Son of BeyonderSon of Beyonder From BeyondBeyondRegistered User regular
edited August 2007 in Graphic Violence
Team Lobster Johnson (Bob the Monkey/Spectre-X)
(Indy Cred)
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Team Animal Man (Charmy)
(skrull-o-rama!)
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Bob the Monkey/Spectre-X:

    SCOTT PILGRIM, YES!


    Charmy:
    "YOUR" NOT "YOU'RE". GODDAMN IT.


    It's a shame neither of you guys had opponents to show up, so that you could curbstomp them in real votes.

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    Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Animal Man, hands down.
    Love the sprite look, and the cameo by Barry.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2007
    Here is the script I worked up and couldn't execute. There was another script I was working on involving Galactus eating the Skrull homeworld while they were fighting, but I didn't get it done.
    Script One:Oh My God, He's Still Talking

    I honestly don't know what I think about this one yet, so let me know if you have any problems with it. The basic idea I had for this is that both Animal Man and Shadowcat are normally not the kind of people you'd see in a fighting tournament. And there always seems to be some big overdramatic introduction speech for fights like this. So, I figured that the two of them would kind of strike up an awkward conversation while waiting for the announcer (who is a Skrull, to keep with the theme) to finish, with the fight ending rather anticlimactically with an assist from Kitty's dragon. And, because I want to fuck with the canon of the tournament, I want to finish with a surprise reveal that Animal Man has been replaced with a Skrull.

    Also, if I refer to Animal Man as Buddy, it's because I'm too lazy to type out Animal Man. Just a warning.

    PAGE ONE
    Splash: A headshot of a Skrull, looking out of the panel, in heavy shadows, a sneer on his face.

    Skrull: KATHERINE PRYDE, SHADOWCAT
    Skrull: BUDDY BAKER, ANIMAL MAN
    Skrull: YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN

    PAGE TWO:
    Splash: Animal Man and Kitty stand awkwardly in front of the Skrull, who is sitting regally and smugly on a throne. Lockheed is perched on Kitty's shoulder, looking away like he's bored with the whole idea.

    Skrull: THIS BATTLE
    Skrull: THIS CHALLENGE
    Skrull: WILL TEST YOU AS NO CHALLENGE HAS EVER TESTED YOU BEFORE
    Kitty: THAT'S DEBATABLE.

    PAGE THREE: The Skrull continues t drone on as Kitty and Buddy begin to have a conversation. I don't really care how the panels are aligned, although I've tried to figure it out for myself (it didn't go well). Each panel should have a line from the Skrull, to show just how long he is talking. This could maybe be stretched out over two pages if you need it to.

    Panel One: Kitty's brow is furrowed and her arms are crossed. Animal Man is standing with his back to the camera.
    Kitty: OR FRIGHTENING
    Kitty: I HAVEN'T REALLY DECIDED
    Animal Man: YEAH, I MEAN, I'M PRETTY SURE I WAS KILLED BY SPACE ZOMBIES A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO
    Skrull: YOU WILL FACE DEATH
    Skrull: AND FATES WORSE THAN DEATH

    Panel Two:Reversing the view from Panel One, we now see Animal Man running a hand through his hair, with Kitty's back to the camera.
    Animal Man: I DON'T REALLY WANT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD BE MORE DIFFICULT THAN THAT
    Kitty: YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS KIND OF WONDERED WHAT THAT'S LIKE.
    Animal Man: WHAT, DYING? IT'S NOT FUN.
    Kitty: NO
    Kitty: COMING BACK
    Skrull: AND FATES WORSE THAN THAT EVEN!

    Panel Three Kitty and Buddy are standing next to each other. Buddy's got his hands in his jacket pocket, and Kitty's arms are folded across her chest. Neither are really looking at each other. Lockheed seems, if possible, even more bored than he did at the beginning of this. He's a dragon of action, not talking.

    Animal Man: WELL, I MEAN
    Animal Man: IT'S NICE TO BE NOT...DEAD, AND ALL
    Animal Man: BUT I THINK IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE
    Kitty: YEAH, I GUESS
    Kitty: I MEAN, HALF OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE DONE IT
    Kitty: HELL, MY BOYFRIEND JUST RESURRECTED HIMSELF
    Skrull: YES, THERE ARE TERRIBLE FATES TO BE HAD INDEED

    Panel Four: Panel Three repeated, only Lockheed is flying away. Kitty doesn't seem too concerned.
    Kitty: I MEAN, IT'S BASICALLY THE LAST STEP TO BECOMING A FULL X-MAN
    Animal Man: HEY, YOUR...UH...DRAGON JUST...
    Kitty: OH, DON'T WORRY ABOUT LOCKHEED
    Animal Man: Lockheed?
    Kitty: HE'LL BE BACK
    Kitty: EVENTUALLY
    Skrull: BUT THE WORST FATE OF ALL WILL AWAIT THE LOSER OF THIS MATCH

    Panel Five: Kitty and Buddy are standing awkwardly. Animal Man is rubbing the back of his neck, and Kitty is looking up at nothing in particular. The Skrull is still talking.
    Skrull: THE WINNER WILL BE SPARED
    Skrull: TEMPORARILY
    Skrull: FOR ONE DOES NOT ESCAPE THE SKRULL EMPIRE FOR LONG
    Skrull: NO, NOBODY DOES
    Skrull: NOT EVEN THE MIGHTY X-MEN (this is where a reference to the old X-men story could go, but I'm still a little fuzzy on the details of that, so this is in your wheelhouse, I guess.)

    Panel Six: Kitty and Buddy are in basically the same positions as before, only now they are actively looking at the Skrull on the throne. Kitty is incredulous, Animal Man has sunglasses on all the time, so he's a bit harder to read, but he's a little unnerved.
    Kitty: OH MY GOD
    Kitty: HE'S STILL TALKING
    Animal Man: OKAY, THAT'S IT
    Animal Man: HEY, LISTEN MR. GREEN CHINS
    Animal Man: THIS HAS BEEN FUN AND ALL BUT
    Kitty: IT REALLY, REALLY, HASN'T
    Animal Man: OKAY FINE, IT HASN'T
    Animal Man: BUT CAN WE JUST GET THIS OVER WITH SO I CAN GO HOME
    Kitty: UH...
    Animal Man: FINE, SO WE CAN GO HOME

    Panel Seven: A close up on the Skrull. He looks mildly perturbed to be interrupted. He was really into that speech (Skrulls don't get to do a lot of speechifying). He says nothing this panel.

    Panel Eight: A repeat of panel seven, only the Skrull says:
    Skrull: FINE, SURE
    Skrull: WHATEVER

    Panel Nine: The Skrull disgruntedly waves his hand
    Skrull: LET THE FIGHT BEGIN
    Skrull: ASSHOLES

    PAGE FOUR: This is the big anticlimactic fight scene. After the long build up, Kitty and Buddy should be standing around awkwardly for a moment, until Lockheed finally gets tired of the talking and flies in to finish the fight his way, which is to say he lights Animal Man on fire, and good.

    Panel One: Another awkward pause. They've been waiting for this for a while, but now that the time has come to fight, they don't know what to do.
    Animal Man: SO, DO WE, UH...
    Kitty: I GUESS?

    Panel Three: Repeat Panel One, only with no text

    Panel Four: Repeat Panel One, only Kitty is pointing behind Animal Man.
    Kitty: OH HEY, LOCKHEED'S BACK!
    Animal Man: WHAT?

    Panel Five: Close up on Animal Man turning around. Lockheed, and a burst of fire are reflecting in his shades. Buddy does not look thrilled.
    Animal Man: OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE UNPLEASANT

    Panel Six: Big shot (the focal point of the page) of Lockheed opening fire on Buddy. Buddy should be thrown backwards, through the air (and through Kitty, if possible). Kitty should be standing in the middle of the flames smiling at her flying purple friend.
    SFX: FA-THWOOOOOOOOSH!!!

    Panel Seven: Buddy slams into a wall, full on, George of the Jungle into a tree style.
    SFX: KROOM!

    Panel Eight: This and the next two panels should be the same size, with the same basic picture: Buddy's face in close-up, his head smoking (a "tsssssss" SFX maybe coming from his head with the smoke) and his glasses askew.

    Panel Nine: Buddy raises a single finger.
    Animal Man: OW

    Panel Ten: Buddy is out of the frame. A few lines and a SFX (THWUMP!) indicate that he just fell down to the ground..
    Kitty: YOU ARE THE BEST DRAGON NAMED AFTER AN AERONAUTICS COMPANY EVER, LOCKHEED

    PAGE FIVE: The big twist ending. Nothing fancy, just Animal Man waking up to see himself. Most people should know what's up without us having to actively state that he's a Skrull. Above all the panels, in big block text should be the word: LATER

    Panel One: Buddy is sitting in the corner of a bare room. He appears unconscious, his glasses are missing.

    Panel Two: Zoom in on his face for a close up as his eyes open
    OFFPANEL: HELLO, BUDDY

    Panel Three: Buddy's eyes widen
    OFFPANEL: GOOD TO SEE YOU AWAKE

    Panel Four: Side view, Buddy is looking at the speaker, who turns out to be...HIMSELF!
    SkrullBuddy!: IT'S NICE TO KNOW I'VE CHOSEN TO BECOME SUCH A RESILIENT HERO

    Panel Five: Close on Buddy, no talking, just Buddy's shocked (and confused) face.

    Panel Six: Repeat panel five.

    Animal Man: WHAT.

    Text along the bottom of the page: In big block letters is the title: "ANIMAL MAN VS. SHADOWCAT IN:"
    "OH MY GOD, HE'S STILL TALKING"
    with writer and artist credit below.

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    CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Charmy:
    "YOUR" NOT "YOU'RE". GODDAMN IT.

    Is... Is this a joke, or does grammar work the exact opposite way I understand it to? I'm pretty sure the contract for "you are" is appropriate in all those cases.

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    CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Also; Special Bonus Behind the Scenes Look!

    An early draft of the script called for the Skrulls to attempt to catch Animal Man and Shadowcat through a series of Wile E. Coyote-esque traps; for example, painting alley on a wall. This was dropped because I was lazy.

    Lockheed is only namedropped, rather than appearing, because I was too lazy to make a dragon sprite.

    Another early draft of the script called for Animal Man to realize that his opponent (Geebs, not Shadowcat) was also the Son of Beyonder, and to defeat Shadowcat by sabotaging Geebs directly. I dropped this because I felt it rather unsporting to have Buddy beat up my opponent.

    I had the hardest time figuring out why these two would even fight. They're both pretty non-violent.

    Barry Allen was originally supposed to give scientific commentary on the match, explaining how the contestants powers worked. Somewhere along the way he became a mad scientist instead. For the record, my dream addition to DC's All-Star line is "All-Star Barry Allen, Police Scientist". He would solve baffling crimes through the power of science of only occassionally appear as The Flash.

    If you actually cared about any of these factoids, you get a cookie.

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Charmy wrote: »
    Also; Special Bonus Behind the Scenes Look!

    An early draft of the script called for the Skrulls to attempt to catch Animal Man and Shadowcat through a series of Wile E. Coyote-esque traps; for example, painting alley on a wall. This was dropped because I was lazy.

    Lockheed is only namedropped, rather than appearing, because I was too lazy to make a dragon sprite.

    Another early draft of the script called for Animal Man to realize that his opponent (Geebs, not Shadowcat) was also the Son of Beyonder, and to defeat Shadowcat by sabotaging Geebs directly. I dropped this because I felt it rather unsporting to have Buddy beat up my opponent.

    I had the hardest time figuring out why these two would even fight. They're both pretty non-violent.

    Barry Allen was originally supposed to give scientific commentary on the match, explaining how the contestants powers worked. Somewhere along the way he became a mad scientist instead. For the record, my dream addition to DC's All-Star line is "All-Star Barry Allen, Police Scientist". He would solve baffling crimes through the power of science of only occassionally appear as The Flash.

    If you actually cared about any of these factoids, you get a cookie.

    Why not use an FF1 sprite and edit it? Seems like it'd be easy.

    Also, I'd read All Star Barry Allen.

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    mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Loved the Animal Man fight, can't vote any other way.

    OLD TEXT: "Of course, the poll seems broken (reporting that the Animal Man has 93% when he has only like 50 or 60-something %)."

    NEW TEXT: "I'm an idiot, this is a multiple-choice poll...too early for me to be this stupid."

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Charmy, you're the best. :^:

    Also, I'm glad I saw that Lobster Johnson comic because I had no idea how to write the guy. Now I need to go change the dialogue in my script.

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    JCMJCM Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Animal Man wins this one, loved the finished pixel art, tried to be original, and didnt have tons of x lines for a non-existent inker.

    And the Barry bit at the end sealed the vote.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    animal man will break the fourth wall and tell the writer to fuck your shit up

    so Animal Man

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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oh god, Barry Allen, Mad Police Scientist? YES.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2007
    Charmy wrote: »
    I had the hardest time figuring out why these two would even fight. They're both pretty non-violent.

    I had the same problem when I was working on mine, so it's good to see I'm not crazy.

    Just bad at getting things in on time.

    By the way, here are antibodies' thumbnails before he had to pull out due to things like having a job and such:

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    And Charmy, your entry is absolutely fantastic, by the way. I'm pretty sure you would have beaten me anyways.

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    JudasJudas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Charmy, your entry was damn brilliant.

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    Situation excellent. I am attacking.

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    Spectre-xSpectre-x Rating: AWESOME YESRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    How does Animal Man win this thing?

    I mean, I'm not a sore loser or anything, since Bob and I aren't losing. There's nothing to be lost. This isn't a poll to decide who wins, you guys. What are you even talking about!

    YOU CONFUSE ME

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    we like charmy more than you, that's why.

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    JCMJCM Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Originality.

    And a bribe.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2007
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    How does Animal Man win this thing?

    I mean, I'm not a sore loser or anything, since Bob and I aren't losing. There's nothing to be lost. This isn't a poll to decide who wins, you guys. What are you even talking about!

    YOU CONFUSE ME

    I voted for both!

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    CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Why not use an FF1 sprite and edit it? Seems like it'd be easy.

    Shit. In retrospect, that's obvious. I even had a folder full of FF1 sprites right there. But for some reason I was convinced I'd need to build a dragon from scratch.
    we like charmy more than you, that's why.

    How can anyone like me more than Spex? All I ever do is lurk.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    shut up I'm trying to make him feel bad and you are ruining everything.

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