It’s Valentine’s Day, which is usually when I promote the heck out of Love and Capes. (Have you heard of it? Check it out here if you haven’t.)
But today I want to share something different. It’s one of the animation spec scripts I did that helped lead to my upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man episode. I wrote a spec for Brave and the Bold, featuring Batman and Wonder Woman. The show’s off the air, sadly, so I figure I might as well share it here.
My friend Dwayne McDuffie helped me on this. He saw my first one and thought it was all right and spent a couple hours on the phone telling me what was wrong and right, but he challenged me to do “A Thom Zahler” script. He’d felt the one I wrote was generic, and he wanted to see the one that would be the one that only I could write.
And, this episode, Batman is called upon to replace Cupid, the god of love. What could be more perfect for Valentine’s Day?
So I did. Sadly, I never got a chance to show it to him as he passed away before I finished it.Dwayne not only made me a better writer, he made me want to be a better writer. That continues to this day.
So, here’s a PDF of my spec. Check it out if you’d like.