Sometimes everything does not go according to plan. Alex de Campi found out the final issue of her Dark Horse series, Bankshot, would not be published. Since the script was written, she decided to make it publicly available over on her Patreon page.
De Campi writes:
Anyway. That’s me. In other news, Dark Horse cancelled Bankshot’s final issue (Issue #5) and also the trade paperback because of art delays. Here’s the script, which was finished back in January 2016. I’m deeply sorry to all of you who followed / loved his story — I loved it too and really wanted to see it completed, but unfortunately sometimes things happen that I cannot control and the myriad and interlinked production issues on this book were one of them.
This is a VERY RARE example of one of my scripts being released into the wild. I never really do that… I know some writers really dig sharing their scripts but not me. Bear in mind if you are using this to teach yourself how to write comics, that this is an issue #5 script so there is significantly less description than you’d expect — we’ve already established characters, locations, dress, et cetera.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.