Story: Scott A. Bachmann | Art: Scott D.M. Simmons

Well I have pencils but no ink. I’ll upload the inked page when I get it.UPDATE: We have ink!

I went back and forth on censoring or cutting this page because kids will do this kind of thing, and I don’t want them copying it. I split my own chin open doing something similar from far less height. I almost put a “Don’t try this at home” warning, but that goes for anything in a comic, and compared to what’s on cable cartoons these days, this is nothing. So I let it go.

ORIGINAL SCRIPT

Panel 1
Inside of a tree house. GAIL is tying a towel around MARK’s neck. MARK is fidgeting and rebelling.

LIZA
(Voice over)
I took my son to every doctor and specialist I could find.

Panel 2
GAIL is admiring the handiwork. MARK has his arms crossed and frowning.

LIZA
(Voice over)
Markie showed no signs of powers after that one soccer game.

Panel 3
GAIL is pushing MARK out the door of the tree house. MARK is gripping the door frame for dear life.

LIZA
(Voice over)
Genetic tests showed nothing unusual – aside from the obvious – blond hair and pale skin.

GAIL
Mom can fly, so you can too!

Panel 4
MARK is face down in a pile of couch cushions piled at the base of the tree. GAIL has hands on her hips, frustrated.

LIZA
(Voice over)
I’m not a blond, and Leon’s Mexican, so it’s never made sense, but they ARE our kids.

GAIL
I was sure that would work. Maybe you need a better cape.