PAGE ONE (one panel)
Panel 1. It is the London skyline at noon (according to Big Ben), busy as always. A thick grey cloud hangs over-head. Sirens sound all over the city. An obscene amount of airplanes are hanging in the sky. The sun is blocked out
In the near future, Mankind has been at peace for thirty years. The first ten were peaceful, and then came "The Great Religious Surge" - Unified, peaceful religious activity centred around a single man. But no one saw it for what it was the quiet before the storm.
PAGE TWO (five panels)
Panel 1. A TV is showing a BBC News 24 report. It is showing a massive crowd running along either side of the street in Canary Wharf; the street is barricaded off.
Panel 2. A young black man with long brown hair and dressed in plain clothes is being lead down the street. He has a group of six police officers escorting him.
Panel 3. JESUS' head is thrown back. Blood is spraying from the back of his head.
Panel 4. A female newsreader with flame-red hair, large hoop earrings and far too much eye shadow on is sitting behind her desk delivering a report. The news screen shows the body of JESUS, blood still pouring from his head wound.
Public opinion is split as to whether the stories surrounding the victim are true or not...
Panel 5. A family (mother, father, young daughter) are sitting silently in front of the TV watching BBC News 24, it is showing the same footage of the dead man in the street -- it is in Canada Square (Canary Wharf). Their home is clearly ex-council and has no sense of personality. It looks just like a page from the "Ikea - Good Homes" catalogue. The mother is jovially plump with short wavy brown hair: she is wearing a beige blouse with denim jeans under a rather dirty apron. The father is heavily over-weight, bald, wearing thick-rimmed glasses, a dirty white vest and suit-trousers being held up by braces. The daughter has wavy blonde hair, a black t-shirt under a thee-quarter length tweed skirt and black, baggy jeans; she is lying on the floor transfixed by the news report.
PAGE THREE (four panels)
Panel 1. People are rushing about Piccadilly Circus. There is panic everywhere. There is a single policeman being shoved to and fro. The roads are completely jammed, cars are trying to drive on the pavements but there are too many people. It is chaos. If people are not dragging suitcases and bags behind them, they are looting the shops. Dead cats and dogs lay everywhere, along with abandoned dead newborn babies.
Widespread panic has gripped the nation as the first murder in twenty years is broadcast to the world
Panel 2. A small group of people are parading through the streets preaching passages from The Bible.
...And the seas boiled and the sky fell...
A hairy religious nut dressed in Preacher’s clothes. He is screaming at people through a megaphone.
The Wrath of God is nigh! The Armageddon is coming! Repent! Salvation lies with The Lord!
Panel 3. Extreme close-up on the RELIGIOUS NUT.
The wicked shall be punished!
Panel 4. A bus is trying to get through the street; it is half on the road and half on the pavement. The bus honks its horn and revs it's engine. From one of the drain covers there is a strange goo oozing up from the sewers onto the street. Frogs and flies swarm around the goo.
PAGE FOUR (four panels)
Panel 1. The bus driver (55 years old and weather-worn) screams at the pedestrians.
GET OUTTA THA FUCKIN' WAY!
Panel 2. The bus driver hits the horn. Chaos can be seen through the bus windshield.
Panel 3. One of the passengers runs up to the driver; she is in her 30's, looking angry, wearing her hair in a bun and a pin-stripe suit.
JUST DRIVE THROUGH THEM!
Why don'cha shut up!
Panel 4. The PASSENGER pulls out her wallet.
I'll give you a grand if you get us to Waterloo now!
PAGE FIVE (one panel)
Panel 1. The bus continues moving. Pedestrians get knocked out of the way and a woman carrying a baby in her arms gets knocked to the ground. People are screaming and yelling. The strange goo continues to rise to the street.
PAGE SIX (three panels)
Panel 1. The apartment is elegantly furnished but most of it is blocking the front door. A man dressed in a black suit (AGENT WILLIAMS) is kneeling down on the floor in front of a large TV. A busy, crazy street can be seen out of the window. BBC News 24 is playing the same footage of JESUS lying dead in the street.
Such unified mourning and sorrow have not gripped the nation since the death of Lady Diana.
Panel 2. AGENT WILLIAMS is crying.
Panel 3. AGENT WILLIAMS has tears rolling down his face.
Oh God... What have I done?
Knock! Knock! Knock!
PAGE SEVEN (three panels)
Panel 1. The front door is being smashed in from the outside. AGENT WILLIAMS can be seen in the background.
MAN AT DOOR: (OP)
Open this door, you fuckin' traitor!
Panel 2. AGENT WILLIAMS pulls a black gun from his pocket.
So far there has been no word as to who the assailant is and no information has been released regarding what funeral arrangements will be made
Panel 3. AGENT WILLIAMS aims at his right temple
PAGE EIGHT (one panel)
PAGE NINE (one panel)
Panel 1. AGENT WILLIAMS is lying on the floor with blood pours from his head. The news report continues. The front door has been smashed through. A man's face is peering through.
London is in turmoil. Chaos rules the streets with the public doing anything they can to escape of the city. Tube and bus services are over-run.
PAGE TEN/ELEVEN (two panels)
Panel 1. Thousands of people are cuing up to get into Heathrow Airport. The roads are totally blocked up. People are cutting through the perimeter fence. The Police and Army have set up blockades but they are over-run. Some people have been trampled to death and they are just being squashed into the ground under the crowds.
Thousands of people are fleeing the country, citing that "religious terrorism will strike soon".
Panel 2. A nearby church is totally packed out. People are desperately trying to get into the grounds, they're on every piece of ground surrounding the church, many of them are preying.
Others have reportedly taken refuge in religious buildings and grounds.
PAGE TWELVE (one panel)
Panel 1. It is a large church and completely full. There are people standing along the sides and at the back of the church, most of the people have luggage with them. The Reverend is standing in front of the congregation leading them in The Lord's Prayer.
... And lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever, Amen.
PAGE THIRTEEN (three panels)
Panel 1. BOB is about 30 years old with short black hair. He looks in good shape and wears a white shirt with black suit trousers. He is packing a bag at his table while the TV is showing the news of the dead man. People are milling around outside BOB'S front window. There is a half-empty bottle and a tumbler of whiskey next to BOB. A black gun lies on the table next to an ID tag. The room is bare and there are packing boxes everywhere.
Others are simply going about their business.
Everyone gone crazy! It'll all blow over!
I ain't religious. Don't botha me none.
Panel 2. BOB spits out a mouthful of blood. The whiskey tumbler is stained with blood.
Elsewhere, the Cold War seems to have begun again on a truly global level. Trust is at an all-time low. Many countries have closed their borders and there is rumour-
Panel 3. The TV is switched off. BOB'S reflection can been seen in the screen.
To be continued