AGENT 247

In need of help!

Agent 247, private eye for hire, is in the middle of a slump. He hasn't had a case in months, and he and his partner-in-fighting-crime Dick are slowly going stir-crazy. When a man strolls through their door offering them hundreds to search down a fictional monster in the depths of the ocean, they're on it immediately. This seemingly minor act sets into motion a year filled with supernatural baddies, human megalomaniacs and globetrotting adventures for 247 and his ever-growing team.

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I’m in need for an artist on a webcomic I’m working on. I had an artist lined up, but plans have changed (though she will contribute creatively to the comic). I’m going to be posting a scene from a screenplay version of the comic I wrote for practice purposes, and I’d like anyone who’s interested to send character sketches of the two main characters (from the scene) as well as examples of color work if applicable to either this tumblr or to thegamerdon@gmail.com. I’d prefer a western comic book style look; as much as I enjoy anime-style, it’s not necessarily what I have in mind. I’m open to creative interpretation on that regard, in any case.

Keep in mind that the characters’ outfits in this scene do not reflect the outfits they wear for most of the series.

Without further ado…the scene!

EXT. GROUNDS OF OFFICE BUILDING

We fade in on a cloudy night. A few stars are scattered across the night sky. The camera pans down to show a tall office building. It goes down all the way to the bottom floor, extending out to show grounds with a fence, and officers patrolling. Two shadows dart across the frame. We zoom into a guard, looking startled. Another walks behind him.

DAN

What’s the matter, Frank?

FRANK

I-I thought I heard something.

DAN

I didn’t hear a peep aside from our boots meeting the grass.

Frank looks out into the area where the shadows were, and sighs. He turns around.

FRANK

Yeah-

A shadow looms over him.

FRANK

-I guess you’re ri-

We see-from below the eyes-an arm rush out and cover Frank’s mouth. We cut back up to his now startled eyes.

FRANK

MPH!

Dan has not yet turned around.

DAN

Frank, you ok?

He turns back around, speaking as he does so.

DAN

You fall or someth-

He sees the shadow muffling Frank and we go back to him starting to pull out a gun.

DAN

Hey! Put the guy do-

The second shadow reappears and hits Dan on the back of the head with something, possibly a brick.

DAN

-ooouuuughhhh…

Dan falls to the ground, unconscious.

Frank tries to squirm out, but the second shadow walks up to him with the bashing implement, still shadowed.

247

Sweet dreams.

With a thwack, Frank goes down, as 247 picks his cap up. The bottom of his face is unshadowed now, but the top half is due to the security cap. 247 grins.

INT. OFFICE BUILDING HALLWAY

Two men in security outfits walk down a hallway. A third passes them.

JACK

Yo.

DICK

Evening.

The two keep walking, while the third stops.

JACK

Hey!

The two stop, frozen in position as the third is a fair distance behind them.

JACK

Drive safe tonight, ya hear? It’s gonna be slick out on the roads.

247

Gotcha. Thanks.

The two keep walking as the third goes about his merry way.

INT. SAFE ROOM

The two walk down a stairwell into a room which, on the opposite end, contains a large, bank-style safe. A man, dressed in street clothes, is trying to press buttons on the keypad.

247

(coughs)

The safecracker freezes.

DICK

I’m gonna have to ask you to step away from the safe.

SAFECRACKER

And what if I say…no?

247

We’ll have to kick your ass then.

The safecracker begins to raise one hand, using the other to draw a gun out of his jacket, out of sight of the two.

SAFECRACKER

Yeah... yeah, wouldn’t want it to come to that.

He turns his head slightly.

SAFECRACKER

Don’t worry…I’ll come along quietly.

He grins. The taller of the duo tenses up. The shorter…doesn’t.

247

Oh! Sweet. See, Dick, I told you-

The safecracker wheels around, firing the gun. Dick darts to the other side. 247, still looking in his direction, doesn’t move.

247

-you just gotta be resonab-

The bullet tears through his shoulder.

247

-oooOOOOWWWWWW!

The safecracker fires again at Dick, who ducks under the bullet and tackles him down. The safecracker hits the floor with a thud, getting knocked out as his head hits the tile floor.

Dick looks back.

DICK

24, you alright?

247

(offscreen)

I’m fine, except for the GOD DAMN

BULLET IN MY SHOULDER!

Dick gets up, heading over to him.

DICK

Lemme see it.

247

Ooooh no, I’m seeing a doctor this time. The last time you took a bullet out, my leg hurt for a month!

Dick looks annoyed, then worried as the sound of footsteps fill the room.

247

(offscreen)

At least the doctors have knockout gas.

DICK

24.

Behind 247, the guards from earlier-with some co-workers-are all in varying “going to kick your ass” positions.

247

Plus, they got those hot nurses.

Cut back to Dick, who’s visibly getting more annoyed.

DICK

24.

247 continues rambling as the cops look from him, to Dick.

247

And they got free cable. I’m telling you, Dick, I really, REALLY need to go to a hos... what’re you looking at?

The screen freezes, with a red box being drawn around 247.

NARRATOR

Ladies and gentlemen... our hero.