"Wanted" Pitch Meeting

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So, you got a 2003 comic book script for me?

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Yes sir, I do! It’s a graphic novel about super-villains called “Wanted.”

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Sounds cool! What happens in it?

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Well, the main character is Wesley Gibson who is a stereotype loser who then, thanks to plot convenience, becomes a stereotype winner. Only difference between him and other white-bread MCs is that he is an asshole!

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Oh, assholes are TIGHT!

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I will pretend I didn’t hear that. Anyways, Wesley learns that super-villains are real and that they killed all the heroes AND made the world forget about them so they can rule the world in secret.

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How did they do that?

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I don't know!

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Fair enough.

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So one of these villains was Wesley’s dad who recently died, so they decided to make Wesley his replacement since he has his father’s superpower.

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What IS Wesley’s superpower?

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He has the ability to end all life!

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What does that mean?

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It means he can kill anyone thanks to plot convenience!

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Neato! Also, it sounds like you are aiming at making a more adult super-hero, or rather super-VILLAIN comic book story.

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Yeah, it’s gonna be edgy!

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How will you make it edgy beside the plot premise?

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By having characters in it who are made out of evil people’s feces. That and have characters who likes child prostitutes.

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Man, you're trying too hard.

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Anyways, Wesley is now a super-villain and his life is awesome, but then there is this Joker lookalike named Mr. Rictus who thinks it sucks that the super-villains has to be a secret, so he starts a war against the few villains who doesn’t think it sucks.

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Sounds like Wesley is gonna be in trouble. Stopping Rictus is gonna be very difficult if most of the villains are on his side.

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No, it’s actually super easy, barely an inconvenience.

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Oh, really?

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Yeah, because Wesley has guns, which is apparently the best way to kill super-powered people. And he has them plot-convenience powers!

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Sounds like the war is gonna be one heck of a letdown.

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Damn straight! Also, Wesley’s dad is alive!

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Wow!

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Yeah, he faked being dead so Wesley could become as good as him.

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But wait…. One question; why did Wesley’s dad let him grow up as a loser? He could have raised him himself and he would have still become a super-villain.

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You see, Wesley’s dad is getting older, and he knows that he will eventually get killed since he is no longer in his prime.

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That doesn’t answer my question.

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So he planned to stage his death so Wesley could become his replacement in the super-villain society.

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Are you just gonna ignore my reasonable question?

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And when he was sure that Wesley was a good enough villain, he would ask him to kill him.

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Yeah, you go on and ignore that I pointed out a mayor flaw in the plot.

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Because getting killed by someone he considered as NOT inferior would be a bearable death for Wesley’s dad. And then, the comic will end with Wesley having sex with the fourth wall.

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… Why?!

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Because it's edgy!

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Again, trying WAY too hard.

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So, what do you think?

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Well, I think it is a different kind of tale where evil actually wins. A dark and unusual comicbook that could one day become a movie.

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Yeah, one that is VERY faithful to the source material.

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