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Some questions bubbled up in my mind while reading Gargoyles Clan-Building, first about the Timedancer arc.
1)Is Fu-Dog's gold collar affected by the humility spell?
2)Does Katana speak English? I note that she had no lines in "Phoenix" and in the non-canon Radio Play…is the reason she doesn't speak because she can't speak English?
3)Somewhat related to question 2, is Brooklyn able to understand the languages of times/places he goes automatically, or does he need to learn them?
1. It's up to him.
2. She speaks English.
3. I haven't fully decided, but I'm leaning toward the Phoenix compensating magically.
G2009 Radio Play - Act Two
BIG MAN STANDS.
Act Two. The Big Man of Crime enters his offices, but finds he's not alone…
248. BIG MAN
You spend so much time here, I'll need to buy you your own chair. So you'll stay out of mine.
Green Goblin STANDS.
249. GREEN GOBLIN
Surprised to see me?
250. BIG MAN
251. GREEN GOBLIN
Then you won't be surprised to learn I'm still running things…
252. BIG MAN
If you can run them from a hospital bed…
Catching Gobby off guard, Lincoln punches him right through the window…
254. GREEN GOBLIN
The goblin-glider swoops in and catches the Goblin, who pulls out a Pumpkin Bomb.
PUMPKIN BOMB STANDS.
256. GREEN GOBLIN
Ever the gracious host. And ever the gracious guest, the Goblin must show his appreciation. Here. I brought a gift.
Gobby throws his "gift", but Goliath swoops in, catches it and throws it back.
Goliath and Spider-Man STAND.
258. PUMPKIN BOMB
259. GREEN GOBLIN
Not far away…
No, no, no, no, no… I was hoping I'd never hear that trademark Pumpkin Bomb shriek again…
Spidey swings in to find Goliath and a recovering Gobby together…
So that's what these gargoyles are… more of the Goblin's Halloween creations…
Spidey swings into action against Goliath.
265. GOLIATH, SPIDER-MAN
<ad-lib battle sounds>
The Bugle was right about you: you are a threat and a menace!
Wait, you can talk? And read?! And what you read is the Jolly One's editorials?!
268. GREEN GOBLIN
I know I should assassinate Mr. Lincoln. But I'm so enjoying the show. Really, someone should make more Gargoyles. I know: I'll call Walt Disney.
Green Goblin, Spider-Man, Goliath, Pumpkin Bomb and Big Man sit. ANGELA, BROOKLYN, BROADWAY and LEXINGTON STAND.
Meanwhile, atop the Eyrie Building, Brooklyn, Lexington and Broadway watch Angela playing with Brooklyn's son Nashville…
That's great, Nashville. This time try the axe…
Wow, Angela looks so adorable playing with Gnash. I mean, Gnash is cute too…
Thanks. I know he hatched in another decade, but Katana and I discussed it, and we want the whole clan to be Gnash and Egwardo's Rookery parents…
We'd be honored…
I still can't quite take it all in. I go to Britain for a few weeks, and everything changes…
At least you were gone for weeks. Try adjusting in forty seconds.
Hey, I had forty years to get ready for this, and it's still strange…
But, dude. You're so… old.
Older than Goliath.
Almost Hudson's age.
I get it. I'm old.
It's not that. Everything about you is different.
Oh, come on…
No, he's right. The way you talk. The way you move. All those weapons you carry now. It's like you've outgrown us.
That's not fair. I can't tell you how much I missed you both.
We get that. And we're not mad. But…
Look, this isn't all on me. As I recall, things were already changing. Broadway spent all his time with Angela.
Not all my time.
Uh… pretty much.
Yeah, well, you're practically on the internet non-stop.
It's addictive! Do you know they have porn on that thing? There's this one website, Blue Mug Prod—
I don't wanna know. The point is we've all gone through some changes. That's just life.
I guess our Three Musketeer days are over…
Zafiro and Obsidiana STAND.
Gargoyles of Manhattan!
We need you're help!
At just that moment, the sun rises, turning Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Angela and Gnash to stone. Obsidiana and Zafiro are unaffected, thanks to their mystic Mayan pendants.
Nuestro cronometraje apesta hoy.
Obsidiana, Zafiro, Lexington, Broadway, Brooklyn and Angela sit. Spider-Man, Green Goblin and Pumpkin Bomb STAND.
Across town, Goliath also turns to stone.
What the heck?!
303. GREEN GOBLIN
Well, that was… unexpected.
All right, that's enough. I know you're not the real Gobby.
305. GREEN GOBLIN
Yes, yes, "It's not the voice; it's the words. Not the tech, but the moves." I've heard it all before…
Then I know exactly who you really are: Chameleon!
307. GREEN GOBLIN
That would ease your conscience, wouldn't it? To think I'm Chameleon – and not the ghost of the man you killed!
I don't believe in ghosts.
309. GREEN GOBLIN
Then maybe you'd prefer I was the Spawn of Goblin.
Oh, you'd just love to shift the blame to Harry. Sorry, Gobby – I mean, Chammy – but we've been there, done that. Besides, no matter who you are, there hasn't been time for the Globulin Green to kick in and truly Goblify you. So I'm gonna take you down now while you're still just a cheap imitation.
311. GREEN GOBLIN
You could do that… or you could save stoneface over there.
Gobby throws a pumpkin bomb at Goliath. Instinctively, Spidey webs it away…
313. PUMPKIN BOMB
Pumpkin Bomb and Green Goblin sit.
By which time, the Goblin is gone, leaving a confused Spidey perched on Goliath's head…
So in hindsight, I'm thinking maybe you weren't part of the Gob-Squad, right?
Fine. Stonewall me.
That morning in Forest Hills, Spidey sneaks in through his bedroom window, hoping to catch a few Zs.
Peter, are you awake.
Uh, sure Aunt May. Just getting dressed.
Well, hurry up. I'm… "conferencing" with all the other parents.
Robbie, ROSIE THOMPSON and George STAND.
Are you sure you don't mind, Mrs. Parker? Cuz I gotta say, what you're proposing would be my worst nightmare.
<laughs> Oh, I don't believe that for a minute, Mr. Robertson. It's a joy to be around Peter and his friends. And I won't be alone. Anna Watson and Mrs. Osborn will be with me.
Emily? She's so… odd. I don't think she's ever said one word to me…
Well, I don't know her very well, Rosie, but Harry is Peter's best friend – no offense to your Eugene – so she must be doing something right.
May, you never change. Always seeing the best in people.
I'll take that as a compliment, dear girl.
In any case, I'm glad to get Gwen out of Manhattan for a few days. The streets are looking pretty grim right about now.
Oh, I'm sure your officers will have things under control in no time.
Aunt May, what's going on?
Oh, didn't I tell you, Peter. I'm chaperoning your trip to Miami Beach!
Peter, May, George, Rosie and Robbie sit. Big Man and Dominique STAND.
Meanwhile, back at L. Thompson Lincoln's office…
332. BIG MAN
And how can I be of help, Ms. Destine.
I think I can help you, Mr. Lincoln.
334. BIG MAN
What makes you think I need any help?
Oh, little things. The shattered window, that unusual statue on the ledge outside…
336. BIG MAN
Point taken. How about you cut to the chase?
Fine. Tony Dracon. Tomas Brod. Silvio Manfredi. All in jail. Hammerhead. Sable Manfredi. On the run. This gives you a unique opportunity to reclaim what was lost.
338. BIG MAN
I'm sure L. Thompson Lincoln has no idea what you're talking about. But go on…
You have three problems. Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and the government watching your every move.
340. BIG MAN
And you have the solution…
I have the manpower. Three… "super-villains" to take down the competition and Dominic Dracon to use as a figurehead.
342. BIG MAN
The old man? I heard he was shy a few brain cells.
It's easy enough to spread the word he was faking insanity to avoid prosecution. And easy enough to assign him a keeper. Meanwhile, he's a Dracon. And that name still carries weight, I believe.
344. BIG MAN
It does. But what would you want in exchange?
Nothing extraordinary. Just the services of the Tinkerer.
346. BIG MAN
I believe that can be arranged.
Lovely. But let's not allow the moss to gather. You'll want to move fast. Before the Octopus retrieves his arms…
Dominique and Big Man sit. SILVER SPOON MANAGER, Vulture, DOCTOR OCTOPUS and Electro STAND.
The weather has turned cold. At the Silver Spoon, three men in trench coats and hats wait for their coffee.
349. SILVER SPOON MANAGER
Vulture sits down with Electro and Doctor Octopus.
352. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Thank you, Adrian. Now. My arms?
In an OsCorp vault.
<shhhhh> Not THE Vault. A vault. Still very high security, and the police are bound to expect our arrival, but…
356. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Indeed. <sigh> OsCorp. Even in death, Norman Osborn torments me. But it cannot be helped. I must have my arms. We go in under cover of darkness tonight.
Doctor Octopus, Vulture and Electro sit. Silver Spoon Manager remains standing. Peter and Mary Jane STAND.
The three men exit through one door. Two teenagers enter through another.
358. SILVER SPOON MANAGER
359. MARY JANE
Try to understand, Tiger. I just can't do that to Gwen. She's really become my best friend at Midtown.
But it's not like we'd be making out or anything, right? Uh, right?
361. MARY JANE
Right, right. We'd be going as friends. Hanging out when the couples were … you know, coupling.
363. MARY JANE
And that would be great. But look at it from her point of view. She took all the risks, and you still wound up with Liz. There's no way, she'd see me as anything but a threat. Wait, that sounded really conceited.
Have you looked in a mirror? Not conceited. Just fact.
365. MARY JANE
Ooh, nice one. Such a player.
Yeah, right. The world's loneliest player.
367. MARY JANE
Stop it. I know you don't want to hurt Gwen either. Not after all the two of you have been through.
Yeah… I wonder if Ms. Brant likes Miami. Kidding, kidding… Wow, pretty good. That was practically the Look.
369. SILVER SPOON MANAGER
SEYMOUR O'REILLY stands.
So you're just not going?
371. MARY JANE
Oh, I'm going. It's 48 degrees outside and 82 in Miami. I asked Tiny to be my plus one.
Tiny?! Tiny McKeever?! The guy's got the brain of an amoeba. He makes King Kong look like a genius. Hell, he makes Flash look like Stephen Hawking!
373. MARY JANE
<argggh> I just wish I could skip the whole thing. But Aunt May's going, and after her heart attack, I really think she could use some fun in the sun--
Sorry to interrupt. Couldn't help overhearing.
Oh, hey, Seymour.
Just wanted to let you know Harry invited me too. And I'm totally going stag. I mean who wants a ball and chain when Miami Beach is full of hotties, right?
Just don't expect to hang out, okay. You'd fully cramp my style.
Of course I would…
381. SILVER SPOON MANAGER
Silver Spoon Manager, Peter, Seymour and Mary Jane sit. Dominique and TINKERER STAND.
Meanwhile, the Tinkerer arrives at the Destine Mansion…
You have the devices?
Five was all I could put together on short notice. Unless you want to bring Mysterio in…?
Our stage is crowded enough. And five should do quite nicely.
Dominique and Tinkerer sit. May, Mary Jane, GREG BISHANSKY, Sally, Gwen, Harry, Kong, Rand, Flash, Liz, Jason, Peter and Seymour STAND.
Later that afternoon, Harry's rented a party bus, and the gang is en route to the airport, stuck in heavy traffic on the expressway. A very prepared May Parker has a clipboard…
All right, we have three adults and sixteen children – sorry, sixteen teenagers. That's nineteen sojourners bound for Florida. So why did my headcount come to twenty?
388. MARY JANE
I think you counted the bus driver, Mrs. Parker.
Oh, that I did.
Hey, twist my arm! I'll go to Miami with you guys!!
Was anyone talking to you?
Then eyes front.
Harry, are you all right?
I dunno. All this stopping and starting. My stomach's a little queasy…
Dude. Does this bus rock or what?!
Damn right it's cool. Wouldn't mind taking this baby all the way to Florida.
Excuse me?! It's a bus.
Sally's right. We're not ditching the private jet for a bus. Right, Jason?
It really is a very nice bus though.
Hey, I'm not offended. I still can't believe the Osborns hired me again. The last time, I got in two-- <impact grunt>
Dude, you totally rear-ended that guy at the tollbooth!
Wonderful. Now, we'll be stuck here forever!
Everybody stay calm.
Ah, man, gotta use the john…
<laughs> I think Osborn's gonna hurl!
Oh. My. God! If my hair starts smelling like vomit, I'll sue you for bus-driver malpractice!!
Bishansky, Sally, Kong, Harry, May, Seymour, Peter, Jason, Liz, Flash, Rand, Gwen and Mary Jane sit. Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Zafiro and Obsidiana STAND.
The sun sets. At the castle, the gargoyles awaken…
415. BROOKLYN, BROADWAY, LEXINGTON
You must be Zafiro.
How did you know?
Strong family resemblance.
Long story. Time travel. The future. A whole other spin-off. Two actually…
We don't have time for your "spin-offs". Â¿Donde esta Goliath?
He didn't sleep here.
But I'm sure he'll be back soon.
He'd better. We have trouble. Demona trouble.
Hi, Obsidiana. I'm betting you have trouble too…
Elisa, Obsidiana, Lexington, Broadway, Brooklyn and Zafiro sit. Kraven, Calypso, Curt and Gulyadkin STAND.
And while the clan awaits Goliath's return…
It is time, Calypso.
Yes. The forces gather. We can make this one our own.
I demand you let me go!
Hold your tongue, American dog. Or Gulyadkin will hold it for you.
<low lion growl>
Calm yourself… This change will not be difficult. The primitive bound within is barely skin-deep…
I-- I don't know what you're talking about.
I think you do. You see my companion. The details may have been created in a laboratory…
But the soul of the Hunter – the beast inside – was always my own.
What are doing with that doll?
Turning it inside out.
Listen to me, please. Even if you can release the "beast inside", you don't want to! It can't be controlled.
<laughs> Nyet. Not by you perhaps. But my Calypso is not so easily trifled with.
It is time…
Noooo!!!! <transformation scream>
Curt Connors is transformed by Calypso's magic into the Lizard.
Now… to the Hunt!
Kraven, LIZARD, Calypso and Gulyadkin sit. Obsidiana, Zafiro, Angela, Elisa, Goliath, Broadway and Brooklyn STAND.
Back at the Castle, Goliath has returned, and the entire clan has gathered. Elisa's revealed what she knows about Demona. Now, it's Obsidiana's turn…
It came from somewhere further south. Two human smugglers carrying an object of great power through the Green…
My mate is sensitive to these things. We tracked them, but they boarded a jet airplane and were soon out of our reach.
Pero still I could sense great forces gathering. I asked Jade and Turquesa to teach us the way to Avalon…
Gabriel says hello, by the way.
Oh, I miss him. How is he?
Angela, honey, let's stay on point. I take it Avalon sent you here.
Yes. We nearly achieved the totem, but a ridiculous human dressed in red and blue—
454. ELISA, GOLIATH (UNISON)
He did spin webs like a spider. Though from his hands, not his—
Focus, mi amor.
Lo siento. This Man-Spider, he interfered. The smugglers escaped again. Now, power builds on power, rising to a crescendo.
And that's bad, right?
Elisa's cellphone rings.
It's Matt. Something's going down at the OsCorp vault off the Expressway. Most of the Taskforce is already here. Stacy and his men too. But I'm thinking we might need… "back-up". Lots and lots of back-up.
We're on our way. Brooklyn, can Bronx and Fu-Dog baby-sit Egwardo?
Good. Because otherwise it's all hands on deck.
Elisa, Brooklyn, Broadway, Obsidiana, Zafiro, Goliath and Angela sit. George, Morgan and O'Neil STAND.
Okay, Captain. The rest of the Taskforce is on its way.
My men are deployed.
And just in time! Cuz we got Gobby and his Pumpkin-Heads at 12 o'clock!
Green Goblin and Pumpkin Bomb STAND.
468. GREEN GOBLIN
469. PUMPKIN BOMB
And a gargoyle at 3 o'clock!
That's not a gargoyle. That's the Vulture!
You were right, Otto. The police were waiting. And the Goblin is here too. You don't think it could actually be Osborn, still alive, do you?
Doctor Octopus and Electro STAND.
473. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Do not get distracted by old grudges, Adrian. It hardly matters who wears the Green. His intent is still to prevent me from regaining my arms. You must keep the Goblin and the authorities occupied.
475. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Now, Electro. Open the vault.
Roger that, Doc!
Electro, already inside, short-circuits the vault's electro-magnetic lock.
Tinkerer and Demona STAND.
Electro's breached the vault.
So predictable. Send in your operatives.
Tinkerer opens a burlap sack, releasing his five "operatives".
HOMUNCULUS #1, HOMUNCULUS #2, HOMUNCULUS #3, HOMUNCULUS #4 and HOMUNCULUS #5 STAND.
481. HOMUNCULUS #1
Homunculi to the rescue!
482. HOMUNCULUS #2
Dirty work to be done!
483. HOMUNCULUS #3
484. HOMUNCULUS #4
Uh oh, somebody's language system's off-line again.
485. HOMUNCULUS #5
You know it, girlfriend!
Calypso, Kraven and Lizard STAND.
And down in the sewer…
It is right above us, my love. The Power and the Glory. The very keys to the Kingdom.
And Kraven will lay them all at your feet.
Up top, a stretch limo skids to a stop outside the vault. Dominic Dracon and Fancy Dan emerge.
Dracon and FANCY DAN STAND.
All right, boys. Get me those jewels!
492. FANCY DAN
I think what the boss means is… Destroy the competition!
Carnage, Colonel Jupiter and Venom STAND.
<evil chuckle> Carnage time?
494. FANCY DAN
Yeah. Go. Kill. Whatever.
495. COLONEL JUPITER
Colonel Jupiter will stop the Green Goblin and Vulture in their tracks!
496. FANCY DAN
Knock yourself out. But what are you waiting for?
Someone worthy of our hate. But we have faith… He'll come…
498. GREEN GOBLIN
My, my, the field's getting crowded. Let's thin the herd. Pumpkin-Heads, release the hounds! <ahem> That was a metaphor. Throw your pumpkin bombs already!
499. PUMPKIN BOMB
Pumpkin Bomb, Green Goblin, Venom, Fancy Dan, Colonel Jupiter, Carnage, Dracon, Lizard, Kraven, Calypso, Homunculus #5, Homunculus #4, Homunculus #3, Homunculus #2, Homunculus #1, Demona, Tinkerer, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, George, Morgan, O'Neil and Matt SIT. May, Peter, Bishansky, Flash, Kong, Sally, Mary Jane, Gwen and Harry STAND.
Goodness, what was that?
Something The Bugle will want pictures of. Open the door.
Peter Parker, I am not letting you off this bus in the middle of the expressway.
Aunt May we're at a complete standstill. And you don't have to worry. I'll use my telephoto lens. I won't be anywhere near the action.
I suppose it is your job… Open the door.
Thanks, Aunt May. You rock!
If Puny Parker's going, I'm going too!
Eugene Thompson, you sit your backside down in that seat right this minute.
What's he going to take pictures with? I saw his camera get blown up two months ago.
513. MARY JANE
Pete's a professional photographer, Sally. I'm sure he has more than one camera.
Harry… Are you all right in there?
<vomit noise> Ugh, don't come in. It really isn't pretty.
Harry, Gwen, Mary Jane, Sally, Kong, Flash, May, Peter and Bishansky sit. Broadway, Goliath, Brooklyn, Angela, Elisa, Zafiro and Obsidiana STAND.
The clan alights on a rise overlooking the battlefield.
Whoa, what a mess…
We will split our forces. Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Obsidiana, Zafiro with me.
Shouldn't I lead the other contingent?
I need your experience and your weapons at my side.
Don't worry, Brooklyn, we've got it covered.
Angela, Hudson, Katana, Gnash, Coldstone and Coldfire glide toward the battle.
523. BROOKLYN, BROADWAY (UNISON)
You know I'm going with you.
Not this time, Elisa. You must join your fellow officers…
When all is settled, we shall need your help to cover our retreat from this conflagration… You know this is true.
Elisa sits. Spider-Man STANDS.
Elisa makes her way down the hill. Goliath and the others glide to the Vault's roof. Spider-Man lands there at the same time.
530. SPIDER-MAN, ZAFIRO (UNISON)
Hold, Spider-Man. I have a friend who knows your Captain Stacy.
This policeman believes in you. So I choose to believe in you as well.
Says the eight-foot tall medieval monster. But I get it. We're on the same side. So let's go kick some Pumpkin-Butt!
Â¡Idiota! That battle is a mere distraction.
The true danger lies within…
All right, all right, you had me at "Idiota".
The gargoyles rip open the rooftop. The seven heroes descend, but someone watches…
Spider-Man, Obsidiana, Zafiro, Goliath, Broadway and Brooklyn sit. Venom and Fancy Dan STAND.
And there goes our Bro…
540. FANCY DAN
You going in? That wasn't the plan!
And how do intend to stop us?
542. FANCY DAN
Fine, go. But if you see my Ricochet suit, bring it out!
Fancy Dan and Venom sit. Foswell, Jonah and Robbie STAND.
See, J.J. The tip from Dracon's old chauffer was right on the money.
Whaddaya want, a fershlugginer medal?! Let's get in there!
Slow down, Jonah. I promised Joan I wouldn't let you lose your head, figuratively or literally.
Forget my head! Who cares about my head?! My boy needs me!
Ned and Colonel Jupiter STAND.
Looks to me like your boy's doing pretty well, Chief!
548. COLONEL JUPITER
Take that, miscreants!
Ned, how did you—
Tip from one of the pumpkin-heads. Foswell's not the only one with sources.
You two can naked mud-wrestle over who's the biggest brown-noser later. For now, Robbie, if you don't let go of me in zero-point-zero seconds, I'll dropkick you to next Season! And there's no guarantee there'll be a next Season!
Jonah breaks away from Robbie, but his path is blocked…
Get back! You want to wind up street pizza!
But that's my son up there.
Yeah, well, at least he's fighting on the right side.
556. COLONEL JUPITER
Nothing stands against the might of Colonel Jupiter!
Does he always talk like that?
Bombasticism runs in the family.
Robbie, Elisa, Colonel Jupiter, Jonah, Ned and Foswell sit. Vulture, Carnage, Green Goblin, Angela, Fancy Dan, Matt and Dracon STAND.
Jupiter takes down Pumpkin-Heads right and left. Hudson squares off against Vulture.
Why do I get the old guy?
You're old. He's old. It's parallelism. Get over it.
Coldstone and Coldfire isolate Carnage.
No fair! These two don't spatter at all!
Angela and Katana take on the Goblin.
564. GREEN GOBLIN
Oh, goody. Gobby likes getting down and dirty with the hotties.
Oh, you did not just say that.
And little Gnash goes after Fancy Dan.
567. FANCY DAN
Admit it, you gave me the kid because I'm short?
Even Detective Bluestone gets into the act.
You're confused. I'm G.F. Benton, a certified public accountant. I think I'll be going now…
Yeah. Back to Ravencroft, you old nutter!
But inside, things are a bit more serious…
Matt, Dracon, Fancy Dan, Angela, Green Goblin, Carnage and Vulture sit. Electro and Doctor Octopus STAND.
Got your arms, Doc!
574. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
And my Megalo-Pack?
You're Mega-what now?
576. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
My power-source, Maxwell.
Right, right. No. That's not here.
578. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Homunculus #1, Homunculus #2 and Homunculus #3 STAND.
579. HOMUNCULUS #1
Gotta get the true treasure!
580. HOMUNCULUS #2
Bring it back to the big Smurfette!
581. HOMUNCULUS #3
Blunk hates getting wet!
Three Homunculi fly deeper into the vault to retrieve Demona's prize.
Homunculus #3, Homunculus #2 and Homunculus #1 sit. Zafiro, Spider-Man, Lexington, Homunculus #5, Goliath, Brooklyn, Broadway and Obsidiana STAND.
What are those things?!
584. SPIDER-MAN, LEXINGTON (UNISON)
And I got one!
586. HOMUNCULUS #5
Leggo, you big bully!
<ugh> What an annoying voice…
588. HOMUNCULUS #5
(aside to audience)
Look who's talking.
…But I might be able to use it to take control of the others.
I think I can help.
You'll be a little too busy for that, Bro.
Friend of yours?
Once upon a time. Not so much now.
595. VENOM, SPIDER-MAN
<add-lib battle sounds>
A little help?
Brooklyn blasts Venom, who collapses.
Sonic Cannon. Circa 2198. Guess my weapons do come in handy.
Just cover me until I can get this working…
Demona and Tinkerer STAND.
What's wrong, Tinkerer? Why haven't they returned?
Someone's trying to counter their programming. He won't succeed.
He had better not.
My hack's being hacked!
He's overriding my override!
Homunculus #4 STANDS.
606. HOMUNCULUS #4
Go right. Go left. Go right. Go left. Blow up!
Homunculus #4 blows up. But so does Homunculus #5 in Lexington's hands!
Homunculus #4 and Homunculus #5 sit.
610. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
This is madness! Grab my arms and get me out of here!
Workin' on it!
Electro blasts away, until he and Doc Ock are blindsided by…
Kraven, Gulyadkin, Lizard and Calypso STAND.
613. ELECTRO, DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Look, it's Claw.
That's not Claw.
Well, it's sure not Maggie.
Is that an actual lion?
Lizard, too? Seriously, this is way over the top.
Homunculus #1 and Homunculus #2 STAND.
622. HOMUNCULUS #1
Got the gizmo!
623. HOMUNCULUS #2
Homunculi never fail!
Two homunculi fly past, carrying a sealed container down a dark corridor.
625. CALYPSO, OBSIDIANA (UNISON)
(pointing at each other)
Don't let her near it!
Go, Calypso! Leave them to us!
Â¡Vaya, mi amor!
We got your back, Goliath! Go!
Think I'll tag along too…
Spider-Man, Obsidiana, Calypso, Homunculus #2, Homunculus #1, Goliath, Tinkerer and Demona sit.
Calypso, Obsidiana, Goliath and Spider-Man race down the corridor.
Lizard, take the reptile!
Â¡No soy ningÃºn reptil! Â¡Soy un GÃ¡rgolo!
633. ZAFIRO, LIZARD
<ad-lib battle sounds>
Gulyadkin and Kraven attack Lex and Broadway!
Hey, get him off me!
Kinda busy at the moment!
639. GULYADKIN, LEXINGTON, KRAVEN, BROADWAY
Brooklyn steps in and pulls both cats off his rookery brothers. They turn on him.
642. BROADWAY, LEXINGTON (UNISON)
All for one!
The two gargoyles return the favor, knocking Kraven and Gulyadkin aside. Then Brooklyn blasts them both.
And one for all!
645. KRAVEN, GULYADKIN
Some things never change.
Zafiro throws Lizard's unconscious body on top of Kraven…
648. KRAVEN, LIZARD
We should follow Obsidiana…
650. ZAFIRO, BROOKLYN, LEXINGTON, BROADWAY
The four gargoyles are dropped by Electro's blast.
Still want out?
653. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Indeed not. My curiosity is piqued. Let's see where this leads…
Doctor Octopus, Electro, Broadway, Lexington, Brooklyn, Zafiro, Gulyadkin, Kraven and Lizard sit. Demona, Homunculus #1 and Homunculus #2 STAND.
Electro and Octopus head down the corridor… In a dimly lit room, Demona holds the Spear of Destiny and watches as the two homunculi open the container. Inside… is a crown of thorns.
The Crown of Thorns!
Demona removes her tiara.
Place it on my head…
658. HOMUNCULUS #1
659. HOMUNCULUS #2
Homunculi aim to please!
The Homunculi gently lower the crown onto Demona's head before disappearing back into the darkness. The thorns bite into her brow, drawing blood. Calypso, Obsidiana, Goliath and Spidey come rushing in.
Homunculus #2 and Homunculus #1 sit. Spider-Man, Goliath, Calypso and Obsidiana STAND.
My Kingdom come. My Will be done…
Friend of yours?
Once upon a time. Not so much now.
On Earth as it is in Heaven…
For MINE is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory for ever and ever…
668. CALYPSO, OBSIDIANA, SPIDER-MAN (UNISON)
Light radiates outward from the Spear. Goliath watches in confusion as Calypso, Obsidiana and Spider-Man drop to their knees before Demona. Octopus and Electro enter and likewise fall to their knees. The light reaches the outer vault. Though still unconscious, Venom, Lizard, Zafiro and Kraven lurch to their feet, then drop to their knees. And still the light advances…
Obsidiana and Calypso sit.
What sorcery is this?!
The most powerful human sorcery ever created, Goliath. This is humanity's Armageddon. Their entire race's final act.
END ACT TWO
NEXT: ACT THREE...
G2009 Radio Play - Act One
The Spectacular Spider-Man Meets Gargoyles. RELIGIOUS STUDIES 101: A HANDFUL OF THORNS. Act One. Late that night atop the Eyrie Building…
Dominique and Kafka sit. GOLIATH and ELISA MAZA STAND and KISS.
5. GOLIATH, ELISA
There are some human customs I will never get used to Elisa. <kisses her again> This is not one of them.
You're in a good mood.
I am. Hudson and Lexington are back from Europe, bringing Coldstone and Coldfire with them.
<chuckle> Not to mention Brooklyn returning from forty years of TimeDancing with a mate, a son, a beast and an egg.
The clan has doubled in size. What challenge can the Fates throw at us now that we cannot—
The sun rises. Goliath turns to stone.
<groan> You just had to say that out loud, didn't you?
Elisa and Goliath sit. MAY PARKER and PETER PARKER STAND.
Meanwhile, in Forest Hills…
Peter, what are you doing up?
Studying for today's English final. It's on Midsummer Night's Dream. And I missed seeing the Cliff Notes version.
Which may explain why you and Miss Allan are no longer a couple.
Aunt May, you know we didn't break up because I missed her play.
You're right; I shouldn't be glib. I suppose there's no chance that you and Gwen…
I don't know. Not now anyway. Not when Harry's hurting so much from the death of his father.
It hardly seems possible that Norman Osborn is gone. The Bugle says he was the Green Goblin, but I'm not sure I can believe that.
Sometimes, Aunt May… it's, okay, to believe everything you read…
May and Peter sit. GREEN GOBLIN and BLACKIE GAXTON STAND.
At a dive bar downtown, the Green Goblin BURSTS in on his glider…
23. GREEN GOBLIN
<tsk, tsk, tsk> Blackie. This place is scummy even by your pond-scum standards. Quite a comedown from your last gig…
Tell that to the whacko who set a flaming super-villain loose in The Big Sky. Oh, wait. That was you.
25. GREEN GOBLIN
Yes. Yes, it was. <maniacal laugh>
Weren't you supposed to be dead?
27. GREEN GOBLIN
I was also supposed to be Osborn, but you didn't buy that, did you? Just one of the many little tricks I keep up my sleeve. Nothing's changed, Blackie. The Goblin's still in charge.
You hear me arguing?
29. GREEN GOBLIN
No. Now, gather my Pumpkin-Heads…
Blackie and Goblin sit. Kafka and Dominique STAND.
At Ravencroft, Dominique Destine and Dr. Kafka supervises six inmates who work to excavate a sub-basement.
I still don't understand what you expect to find down here.
Vertros Ravencroft, the founder of this Institute, was a quirky soul. An intimate friend of Freud and Conan Doyle, he was a true believer in both psychotherapy and spiritualism.
You speak as if you knew him.
Now how would that be possible?
It couldn't, of course… But the dig?
Yes. Ravencroft was also a collector. I have reason to believe he buried certain items of his collection here. Now, Doctor, didn't you say you had meetings scheduled…
You'll be all right down here alone?
Your orderlies are in the hallway. And I'm quite self-sufficient. So run along.
Kafka sits. OTTO OCTAVIUS STANDS.
Excellent work, Doctor Octavius. Very precise.
Thank you. I appreciate having something to occupy my hands…
Your hands? Not… your arms?
Arms? I… I hope you're not referring to my unfortunate… b-b-breakdown.
What would be the point? Believe me, Doctor, no one better understands the advantage of creating a false front.
I've blasted away another section of cement.
Thank you, Maxwell.
Don't. Call. Me. That.
Don't. Tell. Me. What to do… Electro.
(asides to Otto)
She's a little scary.
Otto and Electro sit. DOMINIC DRACON, JOHN JAMESON, EDDIE BROCK and CLETUS KASSADY STAND.
I blame Mace. When that crook cheated me, I lost face. But when I get the jewels back, they'll respect me again. Did Mace bury the jewels here?
Maybe he did, Dominic. Keep working.
What's the point? How is tearing up a basement supposed to bring me Colonel Jupiter's power?!
Shut up and dig.
You like doing this?!
I hate it. But I need that hate. I need to keep the hate alive.
Such an interesting crew. And what do you want out of life, Cletus…
Nothing too fancy. <chuckles> Just a little carnage.
Cletus, Dominique, Eddie, John and Dracon sit. GWEN STACY and Peter STAND.
That afternoon, at Midtown High…
Hey, Pete. How'd you do?
Ugh, horrible, probably. I mean you know English is like my worst subject. It's all so subjective and—
Okay, okay… not the look! I probably aced it. Happy?
That you did well. Always.
Thanks. Look, Gwen, I--
HARRY OSBORN STANDS.
Well, what have we here? My best friend and girlfriend conferring in a corner. Planning a surprise party for me?
Uh, it's not your birthday, Harr.
I thought maybe it was a thank you bash. For giving you both these…
"You are cordially invited to spend Spring Break traveling by private jet to Miami, where you'll stay, all-expenses-paid, at the Osborn Winter Compound on the Beach…"
You're inviting the three of us to spend a week together in Florida?
Not just the three of us…
KENNY KONG, FLASH THOMPSON and MARY JANE WATSON stand.
Osborn, dude! You rock!
Seven days in the sun and surf.
All you can eat!
Girls in bikinis!
75. FLASH, KONG (UNISON)
76. MARY JANE
Hi, Sha Shan. Hi, Glory.
Sha Shan… uh… So… how much of that did you hear?
Look, Glory, you know I meant you, right? I mean who else would I want to see in a bikini. Uh, you're not gonna break up with me again, are you?
Kong and Flash sit. SALLY AVRIL, RAND ROBERTSON, LIZ ALLAN and JASON IONELLO STAND.
Oh. My. God. Harry, I just found the invitation in my locker. And all I have to say is that you can be my super-dweeb sugar-daddy anytime you want!
You okay with that Rand?
'Scool. You can be my super-dweeb sugar-daddy too.
Exactly how many people did you invite to this thing?
A handful. Kenny and Glory. Flash and Sha Shan. Rand and Sally. Hobie and Mindy. M.J. Gwen. Oh, and you and Liz, of course.
Harry… Liz and Peter broke up.
You did?! Wow. I had no idea. Guess I've just been so focused on my own problems. My Dad dying and everything. That's why I need this trip. Gotta clear my head, you know? But maybe you two could reconcile…
I don't think so!
It's too late for that Harry. I'm with Jason now. We totally fell in love doing the play together.
89. SALLY / LIZ (UNISON)
Yes, you did. / Yes, we did.
You don't mind if I bring Jason instead of Petey, do you.
The more the merrier.
Thanks, Harry. You're a doll. Kisses!
Liz, Sally, Jason and Rand sit.
Pete, you're still invited too. Course, it's more of a couple's thing. But M.J.'s guy is in prison…
94. MARY JANE
Thank you, Harry. Hadn't been reminded of that in the last five minutes.
Sorry, sorry. It's just that I can't help remembering the Fall Formal. You two made such a great pair! Don't you think so, Gwen?
I… suppose we could go… as friends. Just as friends.
98. MARY JANE
We'll talk later, Tiger.
Mary Jane, Peter, Gwen and Harry sit. Kafka and CURT CONNORS STAND.
Late that afternoon in Dr. Kafka's office…
Doctor Connors, it's good to see you. I'd heard you moved to Florida.
I did. But I never stopped working on a cure for Max Dillon. I think I've made some real progress.
That's wonderful news. Max is downstairs… doing "work-therapy". I'll take you to him…
Kafka and Curt sit. Otto, Dominique, Electro, Dracon, John, Eddie and Cletus STAND.
Ms. Destine. I think I found something.
Is it my jewels?
It… it appears to be a spearhead. It looks quite old.
Give it to me.
Yes. This is it. I think we're done, boys.
Indeed. And just as the dig brought us right up against Ravencroft's outer wall.
You mean this wall?!
Electro blasts a huge hole in the wall. When the smoke clears, the Vulture is waiting. He grabs Octavius.
You're coming with me, Otto.
No, no, stop. I don't want this life anymore… I'm trying to get better!! Let me go!!
Shut it, Doc! It's for your own good!
Otto, Electro and Vulture sit.
Vulture and Electro leave with Octavius. Dominique watches them go.
Well, that was diverting. And such excellent timing as well: it's sunset. <transformation scream>
With the setting of the sun, Dominique Destine transforms into a gargoyle… just as Kafka and Connors enter…
Kafka and Curt STAND.
119. KAFKA / CURT
Oh my god… / What in the world?!
Demona effortlessly slams them both against a wall and turns to the remaining inmates…
121. CURT, KAFKA
Listen carefully, humans. For I have listened to you. I can make all your petty little dreams come true. Dominic demands respect.
John craves power.
Eddie needs hate.
And all Cletus desires is a little carnage.
Or a lot. I'm not picky.
Then stick with me, boys. Respect, power, hatred, carnage. These are things I know…
DEMONA, Cletus, Eddie, John and Dracon sit. ALAN O'NEIL and GEORGE STACY STAND.
Later, the police arrive to investigate…
And you never met this broad before in your life…
She had excellent references, Officer O'Neil. It's not like I grant just anyone access to my patients…
And you wonder why people think they belong at Rykers.
There's nothing else you can tell me, Doctor?
I'm sorry, Captain Stacy, but no. It was a creature.
Like that Lizard-thing from last fall?
No! No. Nothing like that. More like… like those things on the news that blew up the clock tower.
You mean the 23rd Precinct.
You're saying a gargoyle kidnapped those men.
Yes. No. I don't know. Can I leave now?
George, O'Neil and Kafka sit. DILBERT TRILBY and NED LEE stand.
Doctor Connors! Dilbert Trilby, Action News. What can you tell our audience about the escape?
Nothing. No comment.
Hey, Doc. Remember me? Ned Lee from The Bugle. Can you just tell me who escaped? Doc Ock? Electro? Colonel Jupiter – I mean, Colonel Jameson?
I'm sure the police will issue a statement. Now, I have to go.
Trilby sits. CALYPSO EZILI, KRAVEN THE HUNTER and GULYADKIN STAND.
Connors hurries away down the street, as a limousine with dark-tinted windows pulls up in front of Ravencroft.
We are too late, my love. The Christian Totem is gone.
Gulyadkin and I will track it for you.
<low lion growl>
I'm afraid that is beyond even your impressive abilities, Sergei, my love. But I have my own ways, as you well know…
Of course, Calypso.
Who is that? That man trying to hail a cab?
He is a stranger to my eyes. Yet his scent is familiar.
His aura glows with primal energies and may be of use to us.
You need a ride.
What? No. No, thank you. I'll get a cab.
She wasn't asking.
Kraven drags Connors into the limo, which quickly drives away…
Curt, Kraven, Calypso and Gulyadkin sit.
Hello, Robbie? I've got something.
J. JONAH JAMESON, JOE "ROBBIE" ROBERTSON and FREDERICK FOSWELL STAND.
Is that Lee? Put him on speaker.
Now, Jonah, stay calm…
Don't you tell me to stay calm, Joe Robertson. It's not your son at risk. Lee, you there?! I'll give you exactly three-point-seven seconds to tell me John's all right!
Wish I could, Chief. But he disappeared with the rest. There are six inma— uh, patients missing. It's not clear if they busted out or were kidnapped.
Well, of course John was kidnapped. You think my son would--
Ned, give me the whole list.
Who cares about the list—
It could provide a lead to John.
Doc Ock. Electro. John. Uh… let's see. Edward Brock Jr., Cletus Kasady and Dominic Dracon.
Dominic Dracon? The old mob boss? There's a name I haven't heard in a while.
Foswell, you know that world! Find out where Dracon might have gone!
You got it, J.J.
Lee, you stick to the damn super-villain angle! Ock, Electro. What's their next move?!
Robbie, I want every available man on this. No, damnit, I want every man, woman and child on this, available or not. Call Parker. Put Benny the copyboy on it. But Ms. Brant on it. I want John Jameson safely back in his mother's arms in six-point… six-point…
It's okay, Jonah. We're on it.
Good. Good. I'll… I'll hit the streets myself. I'm still the best damn reporter in New York City! Just have to make a call first. Well, what are you all waiting for, get out! Out!
Robbie, Ned and Foswell sit.
179. JONAH (CONT)
Hello, is this WVRN? Travis Marshall, please. Travis? It's Jonah. I got a lead for you on the Ravencroft thing.
Whaddayou care why I'm helping the competition?! I know I hate television! You don't have to tell me that! I'm not trying to sandbag you, damnit, I… I'm just trying to find my son… any way I can.
Jonah sits. SPIDER-MAN STANDS.
That night finds Spider-Man swinging through the city…
181. PETER (VO)
If I didn't know better, I'd think Harry was trying to torture me and Gwen. Then again, M.J. is quite the consolation prize. Ah, man, what am I saying? I'm in love with Gwen. Gwen. Gwendolyn Stacy. Just have to get through the next few weeks and then Harry'll be in a better place, and she and I--
Pete's ringtone plays Itsy-Bitsy Spider.
Pete. Joe Robertson. There's been an incident at Ravencroft.
Uh huh… uh huh… Wait, who's missing? Uh oh. Him too? Oh, crap. Sorry, I mean-- What?! Seriously?! Uh, right. Yeah, I'll keep my eyes open. Camera lens at the ready. Thanks for the heads up. Bye.
Whoa. At least this day can't get any worse!
SMUGGLER #1 stands.
186. SMUGGLER #1
What the hell are those things?!
When am I gonna learn not to say that out loud?
Spidey swings down to find two men in a van being attacked by two gargoyles, Obsidiana and Zafiro…
ZAFIRO and OBSIDIANA STAND.
Hi there. Hate to interrupt, but this lady-esque-blue-creature-thing matches the description of another lady-esque-blue-creature-thing who just busted some folks out of Raven—
What is he babbling about?
I have no idea. I sense no connection between him and the source of the disturbance. But these two…
192. SMUGGLER #1
Keep her away from us!!
You see, now I'm on the horns of a dilemma… Uh, no offense. It's just an expression; I wasn't referring to your rather striking… Never mind. See in this particular Spider-Man's experience, when genetic misfits attack ordinary human beings, I'm gonna have to side with the humans.
Qué sorpresa. A human with no knowledge of the situation leaping to defend one of his own.
Zafiro attacks Spidey.
196. ZAFIRO, SPIDER-MAN
<ad lib battle efforts, impacts>
Obsidiana rips open the top of the van.
199. SMUGGLER #1
The two humans open fire on her, forcing her to leap away… The van peels out. Obsidiana tries to follow, but Spidey webs her wings together.
Smuggler #1 sits.
Por favor! You don't understand the powers that are gathering!!
And you're the one doing the Gathering, I take it!
Zafiro slams Spidey into a wall. By the time the web-slinger recovers, the gargoyles are gone…
Zafiro and Obsidiana sit.
<groan> For a guy with no legs, that snake-thing can move…
Spider-Man sits. George and MARIA CHAVEZ STAND.
Not far away…
Captain Stacy. What brings you to what's left of the 23rd?
It's the Ravencroft thing. I've got corroborating witnesses telling me a gargoyle was involved.
<sigh> I miss the days when being a cop didn't involve a working knowledge of The Twilight Zone.
Welcome to the Freak Show.
Anyway, as it happens, the Gargoyle Taskforce is meeting right now. First trailer on the right. Ask for Bluestone.
Chavez sits. MATT BLUESTONE, MORGAN MORGAN, MARGOT YALE and Elisa STAND.
And that's all I know…
Well, that is interesting, or, you know… really, really scary.
I'll say, Detective. With or without a gargoyle, I've heard Ock and Electro are bad news. And that Cletus Kasady: he killed five people before--
Forget Kasady. Any idiot can bring a serial killer down. It's the gargoyle we should be concerned with. It's what I've been saying all along! Those monsters are dangerous!
I think what A.D.A. Yale is saying, Captain, is that the Taskforce is on it. We'll let you know if we hear anything. And we'll be checking in with all our sources, won't we, Detective?
Elisa, Matt, Margot, Morgan and George sit. Smuggler #1 and Demona STAND.
Meanwhile, a van with a torn up roof pulls up to a Gramercy Park Mansion… The driver speaks into the intercom…
223. SMUGGLER #1
Longinus sent me.
Leave the package. Then take your money and go. While you still can.
225. SMUGGLER #1
Geez, who lives here? Dracula's daughter?
Smuggler #1 sits. Eddie, John and Cletus STAND.
Demona collects her package.
The old guy's asleep. What's that?
A simple wooden shaft. The prize of Adolph Hitler's personal collection. After his… demise, his remaining followers smuggled it to Brazil. I paid handsomely to have it smuggled to me.
Why? I mean sure, it's the shaft of a spear. Completes the set with that arrowhead you took from Ravencroft. But why do we care?
Demona joins the spear and spearhead together. Instantly, it radiates incredible power.
The Holy Lance. The Spear of Destiny. The weapon that pierced the side of the Christ. Do you still want power, John? This is power.
Give it to me. Give it!
No. This power is mine. But I will use it to give you back your own…
She points the Spear at John Jameson. The magic surrounds him and transforms him into Colonel Jupiter!
236. COLONEL JUPITER
<transformation scream> Yes! The power is mine! I am Colonel Jupiter!
For what that's worth… Now for Eddie.
Extremely. We are Venom again.
And what about you, Cletus?
(pointing at Venom)
I'll have what he's having…
As you wish… Carnage.
All right, Demona. You're the Mirror Universe Wizard of Oz. But what now?
Mine is the Power. But I still require the Kingdom and the Glory. This is only the first act, humans… or whatever you are now. The main event is still to come…
Demona, VENOM, CARNAGE and COLONEL JUPITER sit.
END ACT ONE
TOMORROW: ACT TWO...
Is Fu-dog a girl? Why I ask this is because depending on the future of the Manhattan Clan, if Fu-dog's a boy, then there probably won't be any gargoyle beasts in this clan in the future, since Bronx is male.
Fu-Dog is male. But Bronx's mate is Boudicca.
since the trade comic books are done and coloured can you please tell us what colour Katana, Fu-Dog, and Nashville will be? especially with Katana it has been the subject of much debate aroun the fans.
Yes, I can.
Hi Greg. This is an odd question, but I don't think anyone else has asked this(though I maybe wrong). How old is Fu-Dog supposed to be when Brooklyn and company return from their Timedancing quest?
I'm not answering this at this time.
what made brooklyn wan't to bring fu-dog with him
Wait and see.