In this post and the next 2, I'm going to show you some examples. They're scripts which have never been drawn, because they're all essentially fanfic. Two were for writing contests, the other was for an artist's portfolio. I'll give each one a proper intro.
UNTITLED WONDER WOMAN SCRIPT
This one was written for an artist that I know, who wanted a short Wonder Woman script to illustrate for her portfolio. Unfortunately, I wrote a Wildcat script instead. That didn't really work out too well for me.
Page 1, panel 1:
Large panel – most of the page. Wonder Woman coming in to land on the roof balcony of the JSA brownstone (There’s a good view of it in JSA #52, p1 & 5). We see Wildcat looking at her. He is in costume (Please remember to tape up his hands…). He doesn’t look quite as happy to see her as she does to see him. This panel is more about her than it is about him. No dialogue.
Page 1, panel 2:
We are inside the brownstone, walking down a corridor. Power Girl is sticking her head out of her door, looking slyly at Wildcat. Wildcat is walking ahead grimacing, Diana slightly behind.
Ted… and Diana! Something I should know about?
Not NOW, Peege!
Page 1, Panel 3:
Same shot, a beat later. Wildcat and Wonder Woman are a little closer to Power Girl. She looks a little put out to be denied her usual banter. Wildcat looks angry.
I said NOT NOW, OK!
OK, most of the rest of this is set inside Wildcat’s room. I don’t think we’ve seen it before, so I’m making this up. Boxing posters line the walls; there are Boxing trophies on the shelves, along with a few books. Hanging from a nail on one wall are a beat-up pair of boxing gloves. He has a double bed with a book/trophy shelf above it, a small fridge, a small table with 2 chairs… dangling from the ceiling in one corner is a large beat-up looking punch bag.
Page 2, Panel 1:
Wildcat’s room. He is walking towards the fridge. Diana stands in the middle of the room.
Page 2, panel 2:
Close up on Wildcat. He is crouched on the floor with the fridge open. He is reaching back, and handing Diana a bottle of mineral water. He is looking into the fridge.
Suit yourself… here…
Page 2, panel 3:
Wildcat stands at the table, with a bottle in one hand and a tumbler in the other. He is pouring himself a large whiskey. Diana stands midway behind him, nursing her water.
Ted… I’m guessing you’ve got something to say to me…
Got that right…
Page 2, panel 4:
Small panel. Wildcat is knocking back his drink in one. No dialogue.
Page 2, panel 5:
Wildcat has put his glass down on the table. He is taking his mask off and walking towards his punch bag. He isn’t looking at Diana.
Diana, you come over and play Poker every week, and we talk about your Mother…
Page 3, Panel 6:
Wildcat is punching his punch bag.
…but there’s one thing we never seem to get around to mentioning.
Page 3, panel 1:
Wildcat is taking another swing at the bag, still not looking at Diana.
Page 3, Panel 2:
Diana has grabbed the punch bag. Wildcat stops mid-swing.
Your Mother and I…
Page 3, panel 3:
Wildcat has turned away from Diana again. He is looking at the ground. Diana stands behind him.
…we were lovers.
Page 3, Panel 4:
Diana is standing a little closer to Wildcat. She has a hand on his shoulder. He is looking around at her.
Ted… I know.
Page 3, Panel 5:
Wildcat is now looking at Diana.
She told me… back in 1943. I was disguised as Miss America.
You knew? Why didn’t you say?
Page 3, Panel 6:
Diana has her hand on Wildcat’s shoulder. She gives him a tender, caring look.
I wanted you to tell me, Ted. She died before I found out.
Diana… your Mother was an incredible woman.
Page 3, panel 7:
We’re back in the Forties, in a cave. Wildcat and Hippolyta stand together. He has his fists up; she has her shield raised and her sword up. Advancing toward her is Armageddon (Wonder Woman #185), and Per Degaton is advancing towards him.
We fought side by side, her and me…
Page 4, Panel 1:
Still in the Forties, still in the cave. Hippolyta is high-kicking Armageddon in the face, and his head is knocked back. Wildcat is punching Degaton in the face.
Man, could she fight. Probably why we got on.
Page 4, panel 2:
Still in the Forties, but no longer in the cave. We are now in Hippolyta’s bedroom. (Wonder Woman #185, last page.) Hippolyta and Wildcat are locked in a passionate embrace, kissing. He has his mask off.
Eventually, well… one thing led to another…
Page 4, panel 3:
Wildcat in bed with Hippolyta. (If you want to, make it look like panel 4 of the final page of WW #185)
Diana, I don’t want you to take this the wrong way. I loved your Mother…
Page 4, Panel 4:
Back to now, and Wildcat’s room. Wildcat is leaning back with his hands behind him on the table. Wonder Woman stands listening to him.
…but we both knew it would never last. We broke up, I got married, she came back to now…
Page 4, Panel 5:
Diana has her hand on Wildcat’s shoulder again. He is looking down at the floor.
Ted… you could have spoken to me…
I didn’t know quite how to approach it. I was going to talk to you on Thanksgiving… but you remember how that went.
Page 5, Panel 1:
Still in Wildcat’s room. Diana is a little closer to Wildcat now.
Don’t worry about it Ted. You’ve taken the first step. We can talk about it whenever you like.
Page 5, Panel 2:
Diana is hugging Wildcat.
She was so proud of you, Diana. I’m so glad I got to meet you.
Page 5, Panel 3:
Wildcat and Wonder Woman are still hugging. Power Girl pokes her head around the door. She has a look of desperation on her face.
We’ve got an emergency, you guys… guys… am I interrupting?
Page 5, Panel 4:
Wildcat and Wonder Woman are looking at Power Girl.
What is it, Peege? Your cat going wacky again?
Yeah, funny. We just got word – Dragon King’s hordes are massing near the Flatiron. We’re the only ones home.
Page 5, Panel 5:
Wonder Woman is walking toward the door, Wildcat stays where he is.
You coming, Ted?
Yeah… just give me a moment.
Page 5, Panel 6:
Small panel, inset in panel 7. Wildcat is standing in front of a wall of pictures of various fallen JSA’ers. We can see Sandman, Hourman, a picture of Wildcat with his arm around the original Atom (Possible giving the little fella noogies) and the original Black Canary. Bigger than any of these though is a picture of Hippolyta, which Wildcat is gently stroking with one finger.
Page 5, Panel 7:
Large panel. Wonder Woman and Power Girl are flying away from the JSA Brownstone.
You were right, Polly. She’s an amazing young woman.
I miss you.