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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...