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FIRST TEASER – ORIGINS – “INVOLUNTARY DETENTION”

——THE FOLLOWING IS A DRAFT TEASER FROM WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY A VOLUNTARYIST FILM SCRIPT——

NEXT FEW DAY’S MONTAGE

Cap is seen helping around the farm in great spirits. Doctor is checking conditions and everything appears normal. In the background, a construction crew is fixing the burnt radio tower.

4 days later (before the lab tests come back), Cap is out in the field when a black SUV limo pulls up in front of him on the field. 4 men in black suits step out the back doors with automatic weapons. A fifth comes from the front passenger and says loudly,

MAIN AGENT

Mr. Lloyd. I’m Agent Roberts of the U.S. Department of Homefront Safety. I need to speak with you.

CAP (O.S.)

Am I being detained?

MAIN AGENT

Ha! Someone knows their rights. Yes, you are being detained, in fact, you’re coming with us.

CAP (O.S.)

On what grounds?

MAIN AGENT

I think you know. Pulls warrant from front pocket as other agents surround and cuff Cap.

CAP (O.S.)

Whoa whoa whoa! Take it easy. You need to talk to my parents.

MAIN AGENT

That won’t be necessary.

CAP (O.S.)

I want my attorney.

MAIN AGENT

That won’t be necessary either. (Agent smacks CAP across the back of the head with the butt of the gun, knocks Cap out).

SCENE: CAP  is placed in the car and a bag is placed over his head. The agents drive him to a nearby post office. The post office has a secret entrance to a government interrogation room. Cap awakens as he is being taken into the building.

Cap is placed into a chair in the room. The room is set like a Doctor’s office with medical instruments. A Doctor is present with a nurse. The guards surround Cap and strap him to a chair. Cap regains full consciousness.

CAP (O.S.)

What the hell are you doing? Why am I here?

MAIN AGENT

Mr. Lloyd. It has come to our attention that you may have undergone some trauma lately?

CAP (O.S.)

I’m not speaking to you. Get me my attorney.

MAIN AGENT

Mr. Lloyd, if you haven’t gotten the clue yet, this is off the books. We’re not the local police or the FBI. We’re here to do business. You are the business.

CAP (O.S.)

You’ve already lost my interest. Let me go.

MAIN AGENT

I think we can regain it. You see, we happen to know that you may have been affected by some burns – burns caused by some radiation out of the sky.

CAP (O.S.) –(Stays silent, looks at agent).

MAIN AGENT

We think that you look awfully good for someone who just went through a fire pit. Care to explain your unscathed condition?

CAP (O.S.)

Nothing has changed. Still waiting for my attorney bud.

MAIN AGENT

That’s fine. Mr. Lloyd, I do apologize that we had to meet under these stressful circumstances. I didn’t want to have to contact you this way, but recent developments have left me with no choice.

You see, your country needs you Mr. Lloyd. I need you. You have a gift now that can be used to fight evil. You can help us take down terrorism and save your friends and family from attacks like that on 9/11. Does that interest you now Mr. Lloyd?

CAP (O.S.)

Pretty ironic considering the way you terrorized me. Could’ve just sent me a text.

MAIN AGENT

Hahah! I knew you had some humor Mr. Lloyd. Good. What we are asking is if you would, voluntarily, like to participate in our top-secret program to use your abilities in the war on terror.

CAP (O.S.)

And what if I am not interested in volunteering?

MAIN AGENT

I think we won’t have to worry about that. I think we can come to an arrangement where you and your mother and father are taken care of. You want to see your father healed and your farm kept, right?

CAP (O.S.)

Seriously? That’s creepy.

MAIN AGENT

Oh come on Mr. Lloyd. You’ve got to know by now that we, the government, know everything. And, with knowing everything, comes the ability to know that we can help you and you can help us. What do you say we work together?

CAP (O.S.)

Hmmm….As it stands, I’m gonna have to say “No!” I don’t like where this is going.

MAIN AGENT

Shucks. Well, you can’t say I didn’t try, right guys? (Turns to other guards). Doctor, would you please load the serum?

CAP (O.S.)

That does not sound like a good time. How about you let me go and we can follow up later over coffee.

MAIN AGENT

Sorry Mr. Lloyd. It was a 1-time offer. Thanks for playing.

DOCTOR draws serum to sedate Cap. Doctor approaches Cap with needle in hand. Cap looks anxiously, his heart races and blood pumps. Suddenly, as the needle draws near, Cap feels a sudden rush of power throughout his body. He gets the instinct to try to pull out of the chair. At that moment, the lights in the room flicker. Suddenly…

RIP- CRASH! Cap breaks out of the chair as if he was breaking out of a cardboard box.

MAIN AGENT

Stop him!

Guards turn to grab him, but Cap runs straight for the double-doors and runs straight through them, bending the metal and blowing them open. The guards halt out of the display of force and power.

MAIN AGENT

HOLD ON! (Thinks to himself, “well that was unexpected”). “Let me call in the satellite.”

Pulls out mini-phone device.

On Phone Hello! This is Agent Roberts, get me the x-54 satellite field for post sector 32b. What? It’s currently on another site? DAMN IT!

(Turns to guards). Well, go get him! We’ll have to get the satellite feed when we can.

SCENE: Guards give chase but it is no use. Cap’s speed was like a cheetah and he is far away on foot. The guards run to the truck to try to chase him. By the time they are driving up, Cap is a mile away.

Cap runs down a side road into town. He briskly passes some people walking by. Suddenly, a new Camaro screeches out in front of him and he stops. The door opens and a man shouts,

MACK

“Cap! Get in! I can save you!”

CAP

Who are you and why should I trust you?

MACK

I don’t have time for detail. Your life depends on it – it’s up to you, but you need to get in NOW if you want to live.

CAP

Eff my life right now.

Cap jumps into the other side of the car. Mack drives off with great speed out of town and toward the countryside.

MACK

Listen carefully. Right now, government agents are trying to use you as I am sure you saw. They will stop at nothing to exploit you, well, at least your body. I was working to save your ass but I ran a little late due to some unforeseen circumstances. Right now we have temporary cover from satellites thanks to my scrambler. We are going to a safe location.

CAP

I just blew through solid metal. If you are lying to me, I will do to you what I just did back there.

MACK

Fair enough. We don’t have much time – I need you to put on an eyepiece under your seat.

(Cap finds puts on glasses. Glasses are actually a special type of infrared).

CAP

So what are these for?

MACK

To help you confirm our hideout location. I would be wearing them, but right now I need to focus on whether we are being tracked. What is it telling you?

CAP

It’s pointing to a micro-map. Says we are 10 miles from the drop point and the arrow is facing Southwest.

MACK

Good. Just confirm with me when it gives you the turn signal.

CAP

What’s that look like?

MACK

It will be a signal that says, “Turn.” Easy enough?

CAP

Got it.

(Signal goes off.)

Ok! TURN!

Car comes to a screeching stop an d turns to a narrow dirt path not readily visible from the forested main road. Car barrels down the path.

MACK

How far to the opening.

CAP

It says 1,000 feet.

MACK

Alright. Tap the blue button on the right side when it says 100 feet.

CAP

Ok. What’s that do?

MACK

You’ll see.

CAP

Glasses say “100 feet.”

Cap hits blue button. Instantly, road drops down and car goes into underground tunnel.

“Holy crap that was scary.”

MACK

Drives car another mile underground in what looks like an old mine shaft.  Eventually car comes to landing pad in room with computers and weapons. A stream runs across the side of what appears to be an underground bunker.

CAP

Where are we?

MACK

Safe. We are in the safe zone for now.

(Car doors open and unlock, Mack steps out).

 

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2 responses

  1. Wow…now I REALLY can’t wait to read the rest.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    • Thank you Johnathan!

      What you just read was a part of the origins saga, originally written for film, but being adapted for comics.

      We will be posting more of the origins story from the film script so you and others can learn how Voluntaryist came to be.

      October 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

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