Issue 39

The script for the 39th issue of Rapid City has just been posted. With this issue, the series comes together as a team book with the formation of The Rapid Citizens. Read it here.

Panel 1 Smaller shot of a weary and well pissed off Knuckleduster tearing the rear wheel off of a motorcycle.

Panel 2 Larger shot of Knuckleduster holding the dismembered bike by its rear forks, she smashes it to the ground. The Dead Men are reeling at the sight.

Panel 3 Tight shot on Knuckleduster, streaked with rain, grease, and soot.

We clear?

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Issue 38

The script for issue #38 of Rapid City has just been posted. You can read it here.

Panel 3 Flamethrower using two huge flame arms to pick up a nearby car. Sidekick now yelling.



Panel 4 Flamethrower smashing the car down at Heikkous, who is deftly slicing the car in half. Again, Sidekick is yelling.



Panel 5 Sidekick grabbing Flamethrower roughly to get her attention.


It’s not working!

Panel 6 Possibly inset over panel 5. Small tight shot of Sidekick looking very concerned.



Honey, it’s not working.

Issue 37

The script for issue #37 of Rapid City has just been posted. Read it here.

Attitudes towards crime, and crime-fighters, have been changing in Rapid City. Switchboard starts to wonder if the city still needs superheroes just as a human villain ignites an extra-dimensional invasion.

Panel 2 Heikkous atop a mound of cars. She has clearly pushed all of the cars in a medium sized lot into a large pile and has gotten on top of it to gloat.

I am Heikkous, war-born. I mark the end of all that you have known.

Panel 3 Flamethrower charging across the cleared lot toward Heikkous.

Rejoice! Your last days are at hand!

Yeah? Maybe you should rejoice.

Panel 4 Flamethrower using one huge flame arm to vault herself high in to the air, and using the other to form a huge flame fist.

Because your last day is at hand!

Panel 5 Sidekick standing up from the rubble, looking surprised and impressed with the action in front of him.

Kick her ass, Flamethrower!

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Issue 36

The script for Rapid City #36 has just been posted. Read the whole script here.


Panel 1 Wide shot of the bleak, wintery, lake-lot. Coil stands at the far left of the panel. He is facing the reader, but far away. He is tense and ready for war. ICICLE’s feet are just barely in the panel at the far right.

Panel 2 Tight shot on COIL’s eyes, maybe some more of hisface. He looks angry.
Your arm… what is that?
Panel 3 Wide shot of the two of them facing off like gunslingers. Icicle is on the left and Coil is on the right. Each fills their own side of the panel. This panel has no borders, and bleeds out across theentire page.
Why did you come here, Coil?
To kill you.
Panel 4 Mirror of panel 2. Tight on Icicle’s eyes. Looking icy.
No you didn’t, you coward, you-
Panel 5 Mirror of panel 1. Icicle far away, facing the reader. She is at the far right side of the panel. At the far left are Coil’s feet. They look like he is running toward her.

Catch up on all of the previous Rapid City scripts here.

Issue 35

The script for issue #35 of my super-villain revenge epic, Rapid City, has just been posted. Read it here.

Panel 4. Shannon walking out into her hall, holding the bat out in front of her. There is light coming from a door that is open a crack.


Hey! There someone in here?

Panel 5. Largest panel on the page. Shanon has opened the bathroom door and discovered Coil in there. He has no shirt, just some sparse wires wrapped here and there. He is bruised and bloody.. but not badly injured. He is hunched over and vomiting in the toilet.


Coil! What are you doing here?

Panel 6. Small shot of Coil’s face. He is looking back at Shannon. His humanity is gone. There is vomit on his lips and bloody scrapes on his face. His expression is that of a sick, injured, dog.

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Issue 32

The script for the 32nd issue of my superhero villain comic book, Rapid City, has just been posted.

Panel 3 Icicle turning away, she looks disgusted and disappointed. Templar is still steady and serious.

You can’t say things like that. You don’t say “you can trust me”.

They’ll all know it’s a lie, because everything anyone says here is a lie.

Or worse, for you, they’ll think you’re telling the truth.

That’s a weakness to them, and all they know how to do is attack.

I’ve got no loyalty to Coil. That’s all I meant.

You can tell me about him and it’ll stay between you and me.

Panel 4 Wide panel with Templar at the left and Icicle at the right. This is a pause. She is sizing him up. Her balloon is at the far right.

You don’t need to do this. This isn’t who you are.

Panel 5 Templar looking grim and holding up his hand to showoff his magic ring.

I thought that, too. I thought that for years, and I was wrong.

Read it, and my previous scripts, here.

Issue #31

The script for the 31st issue of Rapid City has just been posted.

In this issue, the heroes and villains of Rapid City are searching for Templar, the recently returned superhero. Icicle finds him and learns about her own quest for revenge.

Panel 1. Coil and Hector sitting around in Coil’s “office”. They are both relaxed.


Coil, you’ve seen The Wild Bunch?


Of course.


The scene with the ants and the scorpion is real. I’ve seen it happen, and the ants always win.


They’ve got numbers.

Panel 2. Hector leaning forward to speak more seriously.


Numbers and organization. They have a unified strategy that uses their smaller size to an advantage. They win.

Panel 3. Closer on Hector and more serious.


But you switch that scorpion for a boot heel, and that advantage disappears.

Panel 4. The two of them talking. Coil leaning forward now, curious about Hector’s serious posture.


What are we talking about here, Hector?


The Syndicate in Rapid City. Our advantage until now has been our organization and our strategy.


But this guy we fought today, he seemed like he could be a boot heel.

Read issue #31 and all of the previous Rapid City issues here.

Issue 30

The script for the 30th issue of my supervillain drama Rapid City has just been posted. Read the full script here.

Panel 2 Stretcher and the old hippie in profile in each other’s faces. Behind them we can see Icicle charging forward in a frustrated rage.




No. You don’t know what you’re doing.

Panel 3 Icicle stepping between the two. She is grabbing the old man’s wrist with an icy claw.


Stretcher, when they’re this crazy you just take it.

Panle 4 Tight shot on the iced-up wrist. It is clear that the hand cannot move. With her other hand, she is sliding the ring off of his finger. There are small lightning bolts following the ring down his finger.

Panle 5 Shot from outside the train. Beams of brilliant light blast from inside the car.

Panle 6 SWITCHBOARD inside her command bunker looking at a bright monitor. She looks intrigued.


Well, this can’t be right…

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Issue #28

The script for the 28th issue of my supervillain drama Rapid City has just been posted. Read the full script here.

Panel 1. Later that night, Icicle walks along the side of concrete bridge where a main road is crossing a set of railroad tracks. She is carrying the gym bag. Her clothes are in rough shape after running through the brush.

Caption: The cold never bothers me. But hunger does. Exhaustion does.

Caption: Cars just pass me by.

Panel 2. We can see a hint of the bridge she was crossing in the background. In the foreground, she is hunkered down behind a long-unused set of newspaper boxes. She is sliding a few bills out of the cop’s wallet that she took. The way it is flopped open, we can see the cop’s badge.

Caption: Twenty six bucks. That’s it.

Panel 3. Icicle is caught in the lights of a passing car, she raises her arm to shield her face. We can see rips and smears of dirt on her sleeve.

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