So I feel the need to explain this one separate from the rest. This is actually a test page from an idea I have about how to reboot Cass and Steph into the new 52. That wouldn’t offend the current editors and would present them without stepping on Barbara’s toes.
It wouldn’t have to be it’s own full fledged series it could actually be a little 2 or three page extra in comics.
Chronicling the adventures of a teen-aged Stephanie Brown niece of Doctor Leslie Thompkins (yes re-write) as she adjusts to her mom being hospitalized and having to live with someone she doesn’t know very well. To top it off Leslie neglected to mention Cassandra her adopted daughter. Cassandra has very limited speech abilities and communicates mostly in ASL (yeah I threw that in there) due to a traumatic brain injury she experienced a year ago. YES LONG WINDED. But I actually wrote this useless shit down and have started working on concept shizzle for it. I will continue to work on it cause I think it’s actually a highly decent concept. Stephanie and Cassandra are no less bad ass (Cassandra still has all her fighting abilities it’s just a little more complicated now) and I always felt that some psychic guy rearranging her brain was a lame ass cop-out. So anyway the story is about them being obsessed with the Bat-family in Gotham especially Barbara. They occasionally get home grown mini-crimes to solve etc.
Here’s the bit of script if you are interested.
[2 panel setup, exterior Gotham City, night time Doctor Leslie Thompkins stands outside her 1930’s styled brownstone with Stephanie Brown, streetlights illuminate her stoop casting a melancholy glow on both of their faces.
Stephanie is shuffling around with a single suit case and a backpack as she looks sullenly at the door. Leslie is opening the door with a large bunch of keys.
I could lie, and say that everything will turn out for the best.
[snorts] Yeah you could.
Leslie turns her glasses perched halfway up her nose, giving her the look of a less than pleased librarian.
However, I know better than that, and while the two of us have never been close—
[single splash page with 5 small scene by scene panels displaying the interior of Doctor Thompkins house. The room itself is comfortably furnished in a very retro 1960’s Mod style. A single lamp is on over by the couch which seems unoccupied.]
[ Doctor Thompkins sighs]
Small movement near the couch.
But you are my niece and I hope we can at learn-
Great Niece, Mom’s your niece not me.
[Interior of house near the entry way, 6 panels, by panel six characters will be standing near the couch]
Leslie puts her purse on a end table near the door talking to Steph over her shoulder.
Ka-klunk as the purse is placed on the table.
Stephanie please, lets not get into semantics. [she seems to be distracted]
Stephanie facial shot, her eyebrows are drawn together in a slight scowl. She hitches her backpack higher. Leslie speaks off camera.
I’m not calling you Auntie if that’s what your looking to-
Leslie, or Doctor Thompkins is perfectly fine.
Leslie takes off her coat and hangs it on the dimly lit coat rack. A dark indistinct figure moves in the hallway soundlessly. The shot should be through the door arch of the hallway full bodied Leslie, partial face and hand of the figure.
That works for me.
Well now that we have most of the pleasantries out of the way—
Shot of Leslie and Stephanie from behind, Leslie is closer to the couch and looking disapprovingly at the lamp. Shadowy figure is now directly behind Stephanie looking rather sinister.
Forgot to turn it off?
Oh no, I left to get you this afternoon. This is—
Leslie turns around and makes a strangled sound. Surprise motions over Stephanie.
[ none ]
Stephanie turns. Figure partially obscures her.
[3 panels]near the couch lights are still dim three figures now occupy the small space.
Stephanie yelps. Leslie is off Camera.
What the hell?
Leslie facial shot, she looks a bit miffed but not angry.
Cassandra! We had a talk about this—
Stephanie is a bit too close for comfort to a girl near her own age, Asian dressed in a black shirt, and black sweats. We should see all three in this panel, larger reveal panel.
You are not a ninja, and you are NOT to scare our guests!