By waezi2 19 Comments
So, you got a 2003 comic book script for me?
Yes sir, I do! It’s a graphic novel about super-villains called “Wanted.”
Sounds cool! What happens in it?
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!
Oh, assholes are TIGHT!
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.
How did they do that?
I don't know!
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.
What IS Wesley’s superpower?
He has the ability to end all life!
What does that mean?
It means he can kill anyone thanks to plot convenience!
Neato! Also, it sounds like you are aiming at making a more adult super-hero, or rather super-VILLAIN comic book story.
Yeah, it’s gonna be edgy!
How will you make it edgy beside the plot premise?
By having characters in it who are made out of evil people’s feces. That and have characters who likes child prostitutes.
Man, you're trying too hard.
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.
Sounds like Wesley is gonna be in trouble. Stopping Rictus is gonna be very difficult if most of the villains are on his side.
No, it’s actually super easy, barely an inconvenience.
Yeah, because Wesley has guns, which is apparently the best way to kill super-powered people. And he has them plot-convenience powers!
Sounds like the war is gonna be one heck of a letdown.
Damn straight! Also, Wesley’s dad is alive!
Yeah, he faked being dead so Wesley could become as good as him.
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.
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.
That doesn’t answer my question.
So he planned to stage his death so Wesley could become his replacement in the super-villain society.
Are you just gonna ignore my reasonable question?
And when he was sure that Wesley was a good enough villain, he would ask him to kill him.
Yeah, you go on and ignore that I pointed out a mayor flaw in the plot.
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.
Because it's edgy!
Again, trying WAY too hard.
So, what do you think?
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.
Yeah, one that is VERY faithful to the source material.