VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #3 - (Script)

PREVIOUSLY: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #2 - (Script)

"Spirit V Omega-God" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

A massive fireball. Moon Knights are thrown aside.

VENGEANCE: RRRAAAAAAA

1.2

Vengeance stands alone, a scorch mark around him. His jacket is slashed up, and his skull is actually damaged.

VENGEANCE: Huh

VENGEANCE: I… this hurts…

VENGEANCE: A lot

1.3

Khonshu hovers behind Moon Knight Lockley and the other Moon Knights, they stand before Vengeance.

KHONSHU: That is because the Moon Knights are blessed.

KHONSHU: The foot soldiers are competent enough to handle themselves… but my most precious children deserve that extra protection.

KHONSHU: Once they EARN IT like the TRINITY.

1.4

Vengeance looks at Khonshu, clearly tired. Almost defeated.

KHONSHU: Today was a special exception.

VENGEANCE: hah

VENGEANCE: hah

VENGEANCE: you’re sick

VENGEANCE: I can taste the sick on you

1.5

Lockley holds up his sword.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Yes… do it.

Page 2

2.1

Marc has his mask off, he’s clutching his bleeding throat with a clear look of shock and horror.

MARC: Khh

MARC: You

MARC: Ghk

MARC: You

2.2

An angry Marlene stands, she’s dropped the bloody glass on the floor.

MARLENE: “All the comforts of home.”

MARLENE: You idiot.

MARLENE: Of course I’d break a MIRROR and make a WEAPON.

2.3

Marc with his back to the glass cell’s wall, he’s starting to lean downward.

MARC: I

MARC: I

MARC: I huh

MARC: Hate

2.4

Marlene walks past the dying Marc, through the open door, toward Blaze’s cell.

MARLENE: He’d never have been distracted without you. So, thanks.

BLAZE: Damn, lady.

BLAZE: I like the way you work.

MARLENE: Stop.

MARLENE: He and I…

BLAZE: Gotcha. No flirting.

BLAZE: Sorry ma’m.

Page 3

3.1

Blaze walks out of the open cell as Marlene stands, holding the door open.

BLAZE: Even if I was kidding.

MARLENE: We have to get out of--

3.2

Marlene and Blaze are both looking toward off panel, Marlene is shocked, Blaze is ready for a fight.

MARLENE: no

MARLENE: no way

BLAZE: I’ve dealt with this kind of sh*t.

BLAZE: You let me handle it, ma’m.

3.3

Marc is standing at the doorway, leaning against it, his eyes glowing red. His wound just keeps bleeding, an unnatural amount now, like a waterfall of blood. He’s holding a crescent dart.

MARC: I am of the TRINITY.

MARC: I CANNOT DIE!!!!

Page 4

4.1

Vengeance ducks right, avoiding Lockley’s sword.

VENGEANCE: HHUH

4.2

Lockley’s focused eyes.

4.3

Vengeance doubles back, avoiding a downward slash.

VENGEANCE: GHH

4.4

Khonshu and the mob of Moon Knights watch.

KHONSHU: Your flame is dying.

KHONSHU: Burning out.

KHONSHU: It will drown in blood.

4.5

Vengeance’s face.

VENGEANCE: F**k yourself birdie

Page 5

5.1 Splash Page

Lockley’s sword slashes Vengeance’s left arm clean off, dying embers spark out of the wound.

VENGEANCE: GGHAAAA

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: BLASPHEMERS!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: WILL!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: DIE!

Page 6

6.1

Blaze giving Marc a right cross to the face. Marlene is standing back, watching with horror.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I can’t… believe it.

6.2

Marc’s turned to face Blaze, his nose is bleeding.

MARC: CANNOT DIE

6.3

Blaze’s focused eyes.

6.4

Blaze uppercuts Marc.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I should. I should believe it.

Page 7

7.1

Ketch Ghost Rider stands, affected by the missile strikes, but not that bad.

GHOST RIDER: Hrg… ow…

7.2

Grant Moon Knight rushes at Ghost Rider with his crescent dart.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: I assure you.

7.3

Grant slashes Ketch across the chest.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: YOU WILL DIE SCREAMING!

GHOST RIDER: GHA

7.4

Khonshu is forming above the fight between Ketch and Grant, like a dark cloud.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I…

Page 8

8.1

Marc hits Blaze in the face with brutal force.

BLAZE: GH

MARC: CANNOT

MARC: DIE

CAPTION: MARLENE: That’s it.

8.2

Marlene looks angry.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Screw this.

8.3

Marlene punches Marc in the face.

MARLENE: RAAAA

8.4

Marc stumbles back, falling toward the glass.

MARC: HHK

8.5

Marc’s back against the glass.

MARC: CAN…CANNOT…DIE

MARLENE: Johnny!

MARLENE: THE GLASS!

BLAZE: M’am!

8.6

Blaze’s foot kicking the bloody mirror shard from earlier toward Marlene.

MARC: CANNOT…?

8.7

Marlene’s hand holding the glass.

MARLENE: No, Marc.

Page 9

9.1

Marlene violently stabbing Marc through his right eye.

MARLENE: YOU

MARLENE: CAN!!!

MARC: HHHUKKKHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

9.2

Blaze is taken aback.

9.3

Marlene holding the glass above her, about to strike again.

MARLENE: I!!!

MARLENE: HATE!!!

MARLENE: YOU!!!

MARLENE: MARC!!!!

9.4

Vengeance’s jaw unhinged. A storm of chains lash out.

VENGEANCE: PAY FOR YOUR SINS!!!

9.5

Moon Knight Lockley is impaled by the chains, through his stomach. He’s holding the sword up, as if he was just about to lash down again and try to strike Vengeance’s other arm off.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Hhh

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Kkhh

Page 10

10.1

Lockley turns his head toward Khonshu.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: My… lord…. It… hurts…

10.2

Khonshu’s face. He looks surprised.

KHONSHU: It… hurts, my son?

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Ye-yes

KHONSHU: Impossible.

10.3

Marc’s face. His eyes are gone, gore leaks down his face from his eyes like tears.

KHONSHU: You can’t FEEL hurt.

KHONSHU: I took that AWAY!

MARC: M…marlene…

10.4

Marlene is shocked that he can speak, and she looks down at him.

MARLENE: …

MARLENE: Marc?

10.5

Marc’s mouth as he whispers his last word.

MARC: sorry

10.6

Marlene. She’s in shock.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That was his voice.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Not the voice he had been using ever since he’d lost it.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That wasn’t Moon Knight.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That was Marc.

10.7

A crescent dart. It sits against a black background. It serves to show us the power of the Cult of Khonshu. It has a crack running down the middle.

Page 11

11.1

Moon Knight Grant’s eyes. They’re wide open.

11.2

Ketch Ghost Rider punches Grant across the face.

GHOST RIDER: HA!

11.3

Moon Knight Lockley’s eyes. They’re wide open.

11.4

Vengeance reels his head back, and the chains come toward him, with bloody ends.

Page 12

12.1

Moon Knight Lockley has fallen to his knees. He holds his leaking guts in his hands, in complete shock. The sword has fallen to his side.

KHONSHU: NO!

KHONSHU: MOON KNIGHTS! KILL HIM! KILL THE SPIRIT!

12.2

Vengeance.

VENGEANCE: HA!

VENGEANCE: HAHAAHAHAA!!!

VENGEANCE: NOW YOU’RE SCARED!

12.3

Back shot of Vengeance. He faces a horde of oncoming Moon Knights.

VENGEANCE: Ah

VENGEANCE: Feeling’s mutual

12.4

Blaze stands next to Marlene. There’s a blanket over Marc’s body, from Marlene’s cell.

BLAZE: You alright?

MARLENE: No.

MARLENE: Tell me how to kill Khonshu.

Page 13

13.1

Moon Knight Lockley has fallen onto his side. His eyes are closed, a massive pool of blood surrounds him. The stampede of Moon Knights around him is like a blur.

13.2

The crescent dart against a black background. There are two cracks.

13.3

Vengeance in the swarm of Moon Knights, at the center. His flame is an ember. He’s clearly dying.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: can’t hold them off.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: their blades cut the spirit.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: coming to eat me.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: damn. this is it.

13.4

The Moon Knights stand around Vengeance’s crumpled, burning body.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: i really wanted to finish that pie.

13.5

Khonshu stands over Vengeance. The spirit of vengeance from Vengeance’s body is rising up toward Khonshu.

Page 14

14.1

Blaze doubles over in pain.

BLAZE: AAH!

14.2

Khonshu with his head reared back. He breathes fire from his mouth. A ghostly after-image of Vengeance’s spikes can be seen on his head.

KHONSHU: AAAHHHAHAHAAHAAHAAHAAAAA!!!

14.2

Ghost Rider ducking under a slash from Grant.

GHOST RIDER: NO!!!

CAPTION: KETCH: Alone.

14.3

Blaze looks up at Marlene, who’s at his side.

MARLENE: Are you alright?

BLAZE: I…

BLAZE: Danny.

BLAZE: Danny’s the last Ghost Rider.

BLAZE: We’re f**ked.

MARLENE: But…

14.4

The bloody shard of glass is on the ground, peeking out from the blanket that covers Marc. It’s on the palm of his hand, which is also peeking out.

BLAZE: The idea I had… absolute last resort.

MARLENE: What? What was it?

BLAZE: We’re fueled by hate. By vengeance. By loss. By pain.

BLAZE: And, I guess, since we’re being wiped out… we’ve gained some kind of low telepathy. We can feel each other dying.

14.5

Marlene looking at Blaze like he’s lost it.

MARLENE: No.

MARLENE: You CAN’T mean THAT!

Page 15

15.1

Grant slashes Ketch Ghost Rider across the face. Several bony teeth and chunks of bone fly out.

CAPTION: KETCH: oh god

CAPTION: KETCH: this is it

15.2

Blaze kneeling down next to Marc.

BLAZE: My brother is out there alone, and dying.

BLAZE: I have to. There’s just enough of the spirit left inside for this to work. It’s almost gone.

BLAZE: I can’t wait and decide on another plan. This’s it.

15.3

Marlene stands there, watching, but yelling at the same time.

MARLENE: WHAT ABOUT ME?!

MARLENE: You-- WE WERE GOING TO GET OUT! WE NEED A PLAN!

BLAZE: This is the plan, ma’m.

15.4

Blaze’s hand picking up the glass shard from Marc’s hand.

BLAZE: I’ve been to the pit of hell before.

BLAZE: When this is resolved… chances are I’ll turn again.

BLAZE: And then I’ll rip my way out.

BLAZE: I’ve done it before.

15.5

Ketch has thrown a punch, but Grant’s caught it.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: Though the trinity is hurt…

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: I am fueled by the loss of my brothers.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: You do not know such loss.

15.6

The glass shard close to Blaze’s throat.

BLAZE: He’ll come for you.

BLAZE: Khonshu lives here. That’s why Moon Knight kept you here.

BLAZE: Probably wanted me alive to torture Danny and I together. Sickos are so predictable.

BLAZE: But Danny’s even more predictable.

BLAZE: He’ll come for you.

Page 16

16.1

Ketch Ghost Rider is on his knees. Grant is holding his fist, forcing him down.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: Your fire is dying, spirit.

16.2

Marlene crying out.

BLAZE: This is gonna work.

BLAZE: Look away.

MARLENE: FOR F**K’S SAKE, JUST—PLEASE!!

BLAZE: Ma’m.

BLAZE: It’s been fun.

16.3

Blaze slashing his throat open.

BLAZE: Sorry.

16.4

Side shot. Blood shoots out of Blaze’s neck.

Page 17

17.1

A bright flash of light.

GHOST RIDER: JOHNNY!!!!!

17.2

Side shot of Grant and Ketch. Ghost Rider’s flames are brighter than ever.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: WHAT-

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: WHAT IS THIS?!

17.3

Khonshu above Grant and Ketch.

KHONSHU: Clever, Blaze…

17.4

Ghost Rider’s flames spread onto Grant’s hand.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: HOW--

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: GHHAAAAAAAAAA

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: FIRE

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: MY HAND ITS ON---

17.5

Side shot. Ghost Rider’s reared his head back, his jaw unhinged. A massive fireball shoots out of his mouth, covering the top half of Grant’s body.

GHOST RIDER: FIRE!

17.6

The crescent dart against a black background. There are three cracks now.

Page 18

18.1

From inside one of the mooncopters. The MK Mercs are freaking out.

MK MERC 1: ATTACK! ATTACK IT! THROW EVERYTHING AT THE SPIRIT!

18.2

Ghost Rider turning his head, looking up.

GHOST RIDER: I need a ride.

18.3

Chains lashing out from the fire.

MK MERC 2: ITS HEADED RIGHT FOR US

MK MERC 3: MOVE MOVE MOVE

18.4

The sky is on fire. 11 mooncopters are hurtling toward the ground, burning.

Page 19

19.1

The door that Marc entered through opens.

19.2

Marlene looks toward it.

MARLENE: You.

19.3

Khonshu stands there.

KHONSHU: You can’t stop me.

KHONSHU: You can’t even touch me.

MARLENE: I thought that about Marc a few minutes ago too.

KHONSHU: Shut up, b*tch.

KHONSHU: I’m talking.

19.4

Side shot. Marlene facing Khonshu.

KHONSHU: I’m going to skin your face off.

KHONSHU: And I’m going to eat it.

KHONSHU: And then I’m going to storm Asgard and start killing every God that ever was.

KHONSHU: You can’t stop me.

KHONSHU: Do you understand?

19.5

Khonshu screaming out.

KHONSHU: YOUR HUSBAND IS DEAD, I KILLED HIM.

KHONSHU: I MADE HIM HATE YOUR F**KING GUTS.

KHONSHU: AND NOW I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!!

KHONSHU: I HATE YOU!!!

Page 20

20.1

Marlene is looking up.

20.2

A panel of fire, with a skull burning.

GHOST RIDER: TAKE

GHOST RIDER: YOUR

GHOST RIDER: VENGEANCE

20.2

A panel of fire.

MARLENE: AAAAAAAAAAA

20.3

Khonshu is astounded.

MARLENE: I…

20.4

Marlene’s transformed into a Ghost Rider. Everything around her is burning. Including Marc’s body.

MARLENE: I… HATE… YOU… MORE...

Continued in: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #4 - FINALE - (Script)

4 Comments
4 Comments
Posted by Deranged Midget

O_O HELL YES! (Pun intended)

That scene when Marlene brutally murders Marc was intense! You displayed her anger perfectly and it exuded off the page and the way you made Khonshu actually seem worried was brilliantly written. Extremely badass how you made Ketch completely incinerate Grant's body as his fist was still hold in a death grip. You have an incredible sense of action and it's interesting to see how you aren't afraid to kill off characters to progress the plot.

Amazing ending! :D

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Posted by Jackson_Hartley

Good god man. If you don't work in comics, you need to get yer butt in there.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Great installment, mate. Not sure how Khonshu's going to get out of it next issue haha 
 
I liked that you had the Ghost Rider put up more of a fight this issue with Danny bringing the pain. That was solid.  
 
Great pacing and weaving of multiple plot threads as always, really not much more to say. Just a great job ^_^

Posted by InnerVenom123

@Deranged Midget said:

O_O HELL YES! (Pun intended)

That scene when Marlene brutally murders Marc was intense! You displayed her anger perfectly and it exuded off the page and the way you made Khonshu actually seem worried was brilliantly written. Extremely badass how you made Ketch completely incinerate Grant's body as his fist was still hold in a death grip. You have an incredible sense of action and it's interesting to see how you aren't afraid to kill off characters to progress the plot.

Amazing ending! :D

@Jackson_Hartley said:

Good god man. If you don't work in comics, you need to get yer butt in there.

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Great installment, mate. Not sure how Khonshu's going to get out of it next issue haha I liked that you had the Ghost Rider put up more of a fight this issue with Danny bringing the pain. That was solid. Great pacing and weaving of multiple plot threads as always, really not much more to say. Just a great job ^_^

^_^ Thanks.