These are pages 1-10 from Dwayne’s script for the DC Comic book Justice League of America Wedding Special #1 – published in 2007. The script had to be converted to post online, so any typos are probably my fault.
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JLA WEDDING SPECIAL #1 "Injustice League" Dwayne McDuffie Second Draft, 04/26/07 Page 1 PANEL 1 THIS PAGE IS A PARODY OF PAGE ONE OF THE JLA RELAUNCH. IT SHOULD EVOKE THE ORIGINAL SEQUENCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Copy page 1, panel 1 of JLA #1, the stairs are metal instead of stone. We're in a high-tech hideout, but we don't know that yet. BANNER CAPTION (as in JLA #1) An undisclosed location. BANNER CAPTION (CONT'D) The Hall of Injustice. BANNER CAPTION (CONT'D) Today. OFF-PANEL JOKER You look good, Lexie. OFF-PANEL JOKER (CONT'D) You too, sexy. PANEL 2 We're looking at the JOKER'S chest, instead of Batman's. Joker is idly fingering his flower lapel. OFF-PANEL CHEETAH I'm not to be trifled with, clown. JOKER Lighten up, funbags. Everyone's to be trifled with. PANEL 3 Close on LUTHOR'S chest. He's wearing a green and purple battlesuit, recognizable as the classic version, but much cooler, because you redesigned it. LUTHOR That's enough. We've come together to accomplish something as a group. Let's not fall victim to the cliché of "the villains can't get along." OFF-PANEL CHEETAH One more childish joke at my expense and I'll slit his throat. PANEL 4 On CHEETAH'S CHEST. OFF-PANEL JOKER I don't think she's listening to you, Lexie. CHEETAH And quit staring, my eyes are up here! OFF-PANEL JOKER I know where your eyes are but I'm obviously more interested in your-- OFF-PANEL LUTHOR (overlapping previous balloon) --Let's ...begin, shall we?... Page 2 and Page 3 DOUBLE PAGE SPLASH Evoking the across the fold 2/3 splash in issue #1, with an amused and relaxed JOKER substituting for Batman, A battlesuited and put-upon LUTHOR substituting for Superman and a still very irritated CHEETAH substituting for Wonder Woman (she's holding a photo of DR. LIGHT). Note Luthor's gauntlets have multicolored pieces of kryptonite in the knuckles. They are at a table in "The Hall of Injustice" (this should be as close to the cartoon "Hall of Doom" as we can get without George Lucas suing us for stealing Darth Vader's head). LUTHOR Dr. Light? CHEETAH He's a rapist and a murderer. JOKER I like him. He's sunny. LUTHOR To be fair Cheetah, if we limit our membership to men of good character... CHEETAH All right. Point conceded. TITLE UNLIMITED, Chapter One TITLE (Justice League Logo font?) "Injustice League" CREDITS Dwayne McDuffie Writer Mike McKone Penciller Andy Lanning Inker Alex Sinclair Letterer Rob Leigh Colorist Adam Schlagman Assistant Editor Eddie Berganza Editor Page 4 PANEL 1 See GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL this scene continues from story page 17, panel 2. Hal Jordan is sticking his head in the door, talking to an unhappy-looking group of strippers. BANNER CAPTION Name of city TK. BANNER CAPTION 20 minutes before the bachelor party. HAL Thanks ladies. We're all good. I'll send you a check. PANEL 2 One of the strippers (choose a prominent one from the Green Arrow Black Canary Special) is wagging her finger in a distressed Hal's face. Stripper #2 is holding out her palm. A check hangs limply from Hal's hand. STRIPPER Check my ass. If you don't want us to work your party, fine. But we still get paid. STRIPPER #2 And this is a cash business. PANEL 3 Hal is sheepish. HAL I've only got about thirty bucks on... HAL >sigh< HAL I'll be right back. PANEL 4 We're in the Hall of Justice (are we calling it that?). Batman is on the phone, frowning. BATMAN Why do you need Thirty six hundred dollars? TALKING CONSOLE (radio balloon) Cash, Batman. I need it in cash. PANEL 5 Back on Hal, he's outside the hotel now. He has his hand cupped over his JLA COMMUNICATOR, trying to keep anyone from hearing him. HAL It's for Ollie's bachelor party. Some of the entertainment-- TALKING PHONE (radio balloon) The strippers. Page 5 PANEL 1 Closer on Hal. HAL Okay, fine. The strippers need their money. And I have to keep Ollie from finding out about it because-- TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) He doesn't want strippers at his party. PANEL 2 On Batman, almost smiling. TALKING CONSOLE (radio balloon) Yes. How could you possibly know that? BATMAN I'm Batman. PANEL 3 Wider on Batman, he's working on a computer console with. JOHN STEWART is supporting the huge console with a beam from his ring. BATMAN I'll have the money messengered over to you in fifteen minutes. TALKING CONSOLE (radio balloon) That's really nice of you Bruce, especially considering you're not even coming to the party. PANEL 4 Hal looks puzzled. TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) No need. The odds are excellent that the party's coming to me. HAL Huh? TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) See you later. SFX klik PANEL 5 ROY HARPER is tapping Hal on the shoulder from behind. Hal is beginning to turn towards him. ROY We've got a problem, Hal. HAL Huh? No. Everything's fine, Roy. Just keep Ollie out of the hotel for another fifteen minutes or so... PANEL 6 Roy is frowning. ROY That's not the problem... Page 6 PANEL 1 Roy and Hal are on the roof of the hotel, looking down. HAL There must be dozens of them. ROY I count one hundred and six. PANEL 2 Reverse angle. In front of the hotel there are dozens of PAPARAZZI staked out. OFF-PANEL HAL Somebody must have tipped them off. PANEL 3 Back on Hal and Roy, looking down at the crowd. HAL We can't let them take pictures of us going to Green Arrow's bachelor party. ROY Not unless everyone in the League wants to kiss their secret ID's goodbye. PANEL 4 Hal and Roy have turned their heads to look at each other. ROY Plan B? HAL I'll start making the calls. PANEL 5 Back in the Hall, Batman is still working. TALKING CONSOLE (radio balloon) Bruce? Hal again-- BATMAN You just figured out if you have the party in a public place, you'll endanger the guests' secret identities-- Page 7 PANEL 1 On Hal, on the Communicator. TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) --And you want to move the party to the Hall. HAL Kind of annoying, Bruce. TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) But accurate. PANEL 2 Wider. Roy is grinning at Hal's discomfort. HAL Okay, yeah. Can you put John on? TALKING COMMUNICATOR (radio balloon) No, he's out getting decorations for your party. SFX klik PANEL 3 Hal is pocketing his Communicator. HAL I hate when he does that. ROY What, solves all of your problems but is ever so slightly smug while doing so? PANEL 4 Favoring a smiling Hal. HAL The older you get, the more you remind me of Ollie. ROY That's a compliment, right? HAL Sure. PANEL 5 Establishing the Hall of Justice. BANNER CAPTION The Hall of Justice. TALKING BUILDING Go ahead and say it, Bruce. Page 8 PANEL 1 BIG PANEL. The Hall is decorated for the Bachelor party. Everyone is at the party, and in costume. Batman and Hal/Green Lantern are prominent. CONNOR HAWKE, RED ARROW, NIGHTWING, SUPERMAN, ALAN SCOTT (what's his superhero identity now, if he has one, he should be in costume), PLASTIC MAN, GUY GARDNER, HAWKMAN, FLASH, JOHN STEWART, RED TORNADO, BLACK LIGHTNING, Ollie is in his civvies. Eddie, Mike, feel free to add more characters to your taste. Many of the heroes are drinking, eating, et cetera, throughout this sequence. BATMAN Go ahead and say what? HAL "I told you so." BATMAN I did, didn't I? PANEL 2 Closer on GL and Batman. Batman has turned his back on Hal and is walking away, suppressing a tight smile. Ollie is clapping Hal on the back. John Stewart is drinking and passing by. OLLIE Great job on the decorations, Hal. JOHN STEWART You're welcome. PANEL 3 Red Arrow is hugging a surprised Ollie. RED I love you, old man! OLLIE When did you start drinking, we just got here? Page 9 PANEL 1 Red Arrow has Ollie by the shoulders, holding him at arms length, post-hug. Connor Hawke watches the scene, amused. RED ARROW You know, for a touchy-feely, granola-eating, Prius-driving child of the sixties, you're awfully uncomfortable with expressions of real emotion. CONNOR It's part of how he suppresses his homosexual side. PANEL 2 Connor and Red are talking. Panel right Ollie is speaking sharply. RED Really? What's the other part? CONNOR Sleeping with Black Canary. Repeatedly. OLLIE All right, that's practically your mother you're talking about! Show some respect. PANEL 3 Smiling Ollie has one arm around Red Arrow's shoulders and the other arm around Connor's shoulders. OLLIE And a bit of jealousy and awe, while you're at it. PANEL 4 Nearby, John is talking to Jay Garrick. Hal/GL is interrupting. HAL John, you got a minute? I want to talk about that thing... JOHN Sure. Excuse me Jay. PANEL 5 Hal and John are off in a corner. JOHN Still thinking about taking some time off from the League? HAL Yeah. I don't have to tell you how demanding this job can be. I'd feel better giving my GL work my full attention. Page 10 PANEL 1 Favoring John. Hal is uncomfortable. JOHN Look, with both of us on Earth, I think it makes good sense for us to divide up the work. HAL I appreciate it, John. I just don't want you to get stuck... HAL How do I say this? PANEL 2 Favoring Hal. HAL You always end up having to take a lot of crap. My backup. The "Black Lantern." All of that. JOHN Other people's problem. Not mine. PANEL 3 Wide on both men. HAL I just don't want you carrying more than your share of the weight. JOHN It doesn't matter who's carrying how much, just that somebody's got it. PANEL 4 Favoring Hal. HAL On top of everything else, it's a lot of baggage. JOHN Says "the greatest Green Lantern of them all." HAL I'm not real comfortable with that, you know. PANEL 5 Favoring John, smiling. JOHN I know. JOHN Don't make it a big deal. We'll take turns with the League membership for a while. PANEL 6 John and Hal shake hands. HAL Thanks, John. I actually need to get going right now-- JOHN Go with my blessing. Give Shark Man a good one for me.