I am new to the comic scripting world, but I think I have what could be a cool idea for a graphic novel. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
The story would be called Mr. Thompson: Zombie Hunter (working title).
Mr. Thompson is a middle school science teacher in a small town. Teaching has become the bane of his existence. The students that he used to passionately impart with knowledge, now seem to be nothing more than apathetic, lazy, narcissists. This is exemplified in his most difficult student Ethan Moore. Adding to his frustration with teaching, is the fact his wife left him for the band instructor. The affair was the talk of the town, and the dissolving of his marriage was known by everyone...including his students. Adding salt to the wound, Mr. Thompson, his ex-wife and her lover, still work in the same school.
Ethan is a 14 year old student at Elbur Street Middle School. Son of a single mother, he never knew his Dad. He left the family when he was a child. Mom is on welfare, she sits at home and smokes all day. Ethan is kid who walks the streets late at night by himself, frequenting the local corner store, drinking energy drinks at all hours of the night, and playing Xbox until 2 a.m. Ethan sees no value in school, he is short sighted, immature, and naive.
On an assuming afternoon, strange things start happening. Cops begin racing to occurrences of horrific cannibalism, paramedics run from house to house, firetrucks fail to keep up with the destruction of the small town.
While this is happening throughout the town, Mr. Thompson is in his classroom, grading papers, and monitoring his most annoying student while he serves his Friday detention, when the undead begin assaulting the school. The teacher and the student have to band together to protect each other from the assault of the undead. And in doing so, Mr. Thompson discovers a love and a courage in one of his most difficult students, and Ethan discovers the love of a father that he never had.
I know that the zombie genre is over saturated, but I have been a zombie fan since I was a kid and its a genre I know pretty well.
Once again, I am new to this world, but any feedback on this broad idea would be very much appreciated.