Script-To-Completion: A Unique Look At "Sea Of Red" #2

Wed, March 2nd, 2005 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

With the debut issue of the new Image Comics series "Sea of Red" landing in comic shops later this month (if you're not familiar with the series check out our feature interview with Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer), we thought we'd whet your appetite a bit by giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what the collaborative process on "Sea of Red" is really like.

Image Comics and the "Sea of Red" creative team of Rick Remender, Kieron Dwyer and Salgood Sam have provided CBR News with a seven-page preview of "Sea of Red" #2. But this isn't your run of the mill preview, no. Below you'll find the script to the first seven pages of "Sea of Red" #2, along side of which we have the breakdowns by Kieron Dwyer followed by Salgood Sam's finished artowork without the lettering. This way you get to see each member of the creative team's work in its purest form. Click the images below to enlarge and start reading away.

Sea of Red
Issue two

Story/Script - Rick Remender


Story/Breakdowns - Kieron Dwyer


Finishes/Color work - Salgood Sam

Page One

P1


Open on from behind Marco tied to ship.

Marco caption
"There was once a small ray of light cast on this vile existence."

P2


Now closer to Marco, a pin prick of light is visible in the distance in front of him.

Marco caption
"A sound, the only sound I've heard for long years, a family of whales crying in the distance.

Beat

"It was deafening, beautiful."

P3


The light is larger and closer

Marco Caption
"If this is light I see before me now it is painful, unwelcome..."

P4


The light from the submarine is very close and very bright. Marco turns his head away from it, his eyes squinting in pain.

Marco Caption
"…unreal, a hallucination."

Page 1 Breakdowns
Page 1 Finishes
Page two

Title and splash page

Side shot. Marco is 15 feet away from a yellow rover submarine. Through the glass of the sub we see Joel Cameron, wide eyed leaning against the glass looking at Marco in shock and disbelief. He has his toady/assistant Ian Reynolds next to him as well as the beautiful intern Jennie Kirkpatrick and brilliant camera man and heavy stoner Matt Tollsworth.

Joel Cameron
"What the FUCK am I looking at?"

Page 2 Breakdowns
Page 2 Finishes
Page Three

P1


Inside the submarine. Joel is still leaning onto the round glass window port in the front of the sub.

Joel Cameron
"Get us closer, Ian, I wanna get a look at this."

Beat

"How is this corpse not completely decomposed?"

P2


Joel turns to his assistant, Ian who is piloting the vessel. His back is turned to the window and to Marco. Camera man Matt Tollsworth begins filming the scene.

Matt
"Man, this could be a tits opener to the Poseidon sequel, Joel."

Joel Cameron
"Can you use the arm to grab him?"

Ian
"I dunno, I mean I think so."

P3


Joel lords over Ian while he barks orders at him. Jennie also has her back turned to the scene. Only Matt continues to look on at Marco as he films.

Joel


"Thinking so is what bullshit PA's like Miss. D cups over there feeds me-- not up and coming executive producers."

Beat

Joel
"Get it done."

P4


Jennie approaches Joel, Joel looks over his shoulder half acknowledging her.

Jennie
"Please don't bring that in here Joel, please it's disgusting."

Joel
"It's Mr. Cameron, dear. PA's earn the right to call me by my first name post coital. Got it?"

Jennie
(Under her breath)


"No roll is worth that fate."

Page 3 Breakdowns
Page 3 Finishes
Page four

P1


Outside the ship Marco turns his head and opens his eyes to a squint.

Marco Caption
"There are men behind the light."

P2


Matt pulls away from the camera in a sedated amazement after seeing Marco face him.

Matt
"Whoa."

P3


Joel is back to bossing around Ian. Jennie is in the back looking away from the view in front. Matt is in front of Joel and Ian with his head now turned in their direction.

Joel
"So what if you break an arm off? Just grab it."

Ian
"I'm licensed to pilot this sub, Joel I never trained for the grasping arm I…"

Matt
"His head moved."

P4


Joel goes over to Matt.

Joel
"Matt, I love you. You're the best cinematographer in the business."

Matt
"Thanks, Joel really I…

Joel interrupts Matt

Joel
"But you're a disgraceful burn out. You've smoked yourself into seeing corpses move."

P5


Joel points at Ian

Joel
"Grab that fucker!"

Page 4 Breakdowns
Page 4 Finishes
Page 5

P1


Outside we see the mechanical arm grabbing Marco

Marco Caption
"Salvation… "

Beat

"…damnation."

P2


Small panel-The arm has broken Marco free from the ropes that bound him to the ship.

P3


The arm places Marco in the water holding tank on the side of the sub.

P4


From inside we see Jennie in the corner frightened to the point of panic. Joel eagerly waits at the air lock door.

Joel


"Ian my boy, you're a skilled hand when your piss-shit career is on the line."

P5


Inside the airlock chamber we see the water stream out and Marco lies limp on the metal floor

Page 5 Breakdowns
Page 5 Finishes
Page 6

P1


Joel begins to open the swivel door to the chamber. Behind him Matt films in anticipation, and Ian stands close behind Joel.

Joel
"Whadda get."

Ian
"This is going to sell IMAX tickets."

Joel
"Shut up, Ian."

P2


Big panel- The door opens and Marco bursts inside insane with confusion, hunger, rage.

Marco
"Eerrgh!"

Ian
"Fuck me."

P3


Joel manages to deflect Marco by slamming the door.

P4


With Joel pushing on the door Marco's focus is now turned to Jennie who is frozen is disbelief.

Jennie
"No, not me…"

Page 6 Breakdowns
Page 6 Finishes
Page 7

P1


Marco lunges at Jennie his face planting on her neck.

Jennie
"ARGH!"

P2


Jennie kicks and fights as Joel, Matt and Ian look on in horror. Maybe Matt still has the camera facing the action on instinct.

Jennie
SCREAM

Joel
"Oh, God…"

beat

"Get him off her!"

P3


Close up on Marco's face his teeth attached to Jennies neck feeding, his eyes rise freezing the three men standing over him.

P4


The three men back up too afraid to do anything and lacking weapons.

Joel
"Film it."

Matt
"Jesus Joel, he's coming for us next we need to fucking stop him!"

Page 7 Breakdowns
Page 7 Finishes

 
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