Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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The Script For Today's Comic!
Iím going to break tradition for this one, just so you can get an idea of how I view it and how it fits. We can talk, but this is a panel-by-panel breakdown to give you an idea; the layoutís in flux.
The scene is a very comic-booky wide panel (crossing the entire page width) of Voldemort, wand in hand, standing against a snowy field with a couple of tombstones on it. It should look bleak and easy to draw, with a handful of black splotches where spells have obviously taken place.
Voldemort is triumphant. He is so close to winning. Harry, on the other hand, looks small and defiant under Voldemortís shadow, his clothes torn. This is obviously after a long and climactic battle, and Harry should look like he has gotten the worst of it. He holds his wand in one hand, and it is smoking. Voldemort is untouched.
VOLDEMORT: I always knew it would come down to this, Potter. Just us. Alone. In the graveyard.
VOLDEMORT: You have no hope of beating me. I didnít fear Dumbledore, and youíre no Dumbledore Ė so what makes you think you have a chance? Give up.
HARRY: I have one hope left.
A close-up of Harry. His right hand holds the right end of the wand, and his left hand holds the left end, and he is beginning just to apply pressure so it is beginning to bow and flex as he starts to snap it. This should be at the bottom of the panel.
HARRY: Itís true; I canít beat you at sorcery. Youíve always been a stronger wizard.
HARRY: But in my time away from Hogwarts, I have discoveredÖ greaterÖ powers than magic.
Same close up of Harry, except he snaps his wand in two dramatically. He holds one piece in each hand, looking heroic and defiant. One piece is just slightly longer.
Another wide shot, except now itís Harry whoís looming over Voldemort, their positions reversed (so Harry is now on the left-hand side of the page), very clearly holding up the two halves of his snapped wand into an impromptu cross, and before him is glowing a gigantic crucifix (perhaps with a Christ on it?) Ė and huge, anime-style GOUTS of power are flowing out of it that are incinerating poor Voldemort.
HARRY: THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU, VOLDEMORT!
HARRY: TRULY, HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO SHALL NOT SUFFER A WITCH TO LIVE!
VOLDEMORT (tiny): Mercy!
A close-up of Harry as he looks terrifying, holding up the cross and talking with the overblown confidence of a revival preacher:
HARRY: And when Iím done with you, Iíll find Hermione and sell her to a nunnery, and then slaughter every unbeliever in Hogwarts as THE LORD commands me to!
CUT TO: Tom, acting this out to Karla. He is enthused, ablaze with happiness; she is disgusted.
TOM: Itíd piss off everyone! The Christians would have to read through six books of witchcraft to get to the payoff, and everyone else would be furious at Harryís conversion!
KARLA: We are not talking about this any more.