I'll admit, there's a bit of me in Oliver.
I'd like to write more of Ollie at work at some point in the future, just to exorcise my own call center demons. If you've ever worked at call center then you know just how painful it can be dealing with callers and coworkers alike. I'm surprised no one has made a movie or television show set in a call center environment as it is ripe for plucking that comedy fruit.
It did take me a while to determine just what kind of call center Ollie would work for. In the end I decided on Solutions Inc. I like to think that they work on all kinds of contracts for varying companies answering a variety of questions regarding a truckload of products and services.
I’m seeing this page as three rows of panels.
Rows one and two take up the top half of the page. Row three takes up the bottom half of the page.
ROW 1 – PANELS 1 AND 2
Wide panel split into two parts. There is a crowd or reporters that take up the background, like a row of them that stretches across both panels.
Captain Might is in the foreground, his back is to the reader so he is facing the reporters.
NARRATION BOX: Speaking of priorities …
REPORTER 1: WILL MUDFISH BE BACK?
NARRATION BOX: This doesn’t even make the list.
Captain Might is flying away.
NARRATION BOX: Besides …
REPORTER 2: ARE THE RUMORS OF YOU AND LADY V TRUE?
NARRATION BOX: I only have three minutes left on my break.
Also, among both of these panels, since there is a crowd of reporters, maybe a few random “CAP!” and “CAP, ONE QUESTION!” thrown in here and there.
Other questions to use if room:
WILL SHADOW FOX RETIRE?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM?
IS CONTINUALLY THROWING MUDFISH INTO THE OCEAN CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT?
ROW 2 – PANELS 3 AND 4
Outside some type of building in the background. In the foreground is a sign, something you’d see outside of a big call center (I have a reference picture). The sign says: SOLUTIONS INC.
Same as Panel 2, but Cap is streaking by, maybe he’s all blurry like he’s moving too fast.
ROW 3 – PANEL 5
Ollie is sitting at his cubicle. He has a headset on. Maybe there is a name plate up that says OLIVER JORDAN and the word SUPERVISOR under the name. Ollie looks bored.
NARRATION BOX: Here I’m not Captain Might.
NARRATION BOX: Here, I’m Oliver Jordan.
OLLIE: No sir, it’s a foot powder. If you’ve ingested it, I recommend that you hang up and call 911 with all due haste.
NARRATION BOX: I know it doesn't seem like it, but this is very high on my priority list.
NARRATION BOX: After all, saving the world doesn't put food on the table like it should.
Okay, now that you've read the script, go read the page: