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LA MACHINE Monday, September 8, 2008

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AS DAWN BREAKS OVER LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE, A STRANGE SIGHT GREETS COMMUTERS

WE’RE GETTING REPORTS OF SOME KIND OF CREATURE ON THE CONCOURSE TOWER

MEANWHILE, A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF SCIENTISTS SET UP BASE OUTSIDE THE ECHO ARENA

WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT?

MY FRIEND, IT HAS BEGUN

AND AS NIGHT FALLS…

WE ARE READY!

LATER THAT DAY…

THAT’S IT. KEEP IT IN THE BEAM. WE MUSTN’T LOSE IT IN THE DARKNESS!


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LA MACHINE Monday, September 8, 2008

THE NEXT MORNING, A GIANT CRANE IS MANOEUVRED INTO PLACE

THE CREATURE IS TRANSPORTED TO THE RESEARCH BASE

DO YOU THINK IT’S DANGEROUS?

IT LOOKS EVEN BIGGER AT GROUND LEVEL!

THE SCIENTISTS RUN TESTS ON THE SPIDER

TAKE CARE, MES AMIS, WE MUSTN’T DAMAGE IT

IT’S ALIVE ALL RIGHT!

AND THEN . . . THE SPIDER BEGINS TO COME TO LIFE . . .

MY GOD, IT’S ON THE MOVE


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THE FIRECRACKERS WON’T HOLD IT. USE THE FLAME GUNS

IT’S WORKING – BUT WE CAN’T KEEP THIS UP FOREVER!

DON’T LET IT GET AWAY!

A FLURRY OF SNOW FALLS ACROSS THE CITY IT’S ASLEEP, AT LEAST FOR NOW

I THINK THE SNOW IS SENDING IT TO SLEEP

LOOK, IT’S SLOWING UP

BUT SOON, THE SNOW MELTS, AND THE SPIDER STIRS AGAIN…

. . . AND MAKES ITS WAY TO THE SALTHOUSE DOCK

SHE’S HEADING FOR THE TOWN HALL!


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LA MACHINE Monday, September 8, 2008

THE SCIENTISTS DRY AND PERFUME THEIR NEW FRIEND

LOOK, SHE’S TAKING A BATH!

SHE’S LOVING THE FUSS, ISN’T SHE? BRRR, I DON’T LIKE SPIDERS!

THE GIANT HEADS FOR THE CITY CENTRE

I DON’T KNOW. I THINK SHE’S RATHER CUTE

AS THE SNOW STARTS AGAIN, THE SPIDER FALLS INTO A GENTLE SLUMBER IN THE SHADOW OF THE CUNARD BUILDING

IT’S WORKING! THE SMOKE IS TURNING HER AWAY

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE

THE NEXT MORNING, SHE STIRS AGAIN . . .


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SHE’S HEADING FOR THE SHOPPING CENTRE

LOOK, SHE’S DANCING!

IT’S BEAUTIFUL!

MUST BE A SALE AT WEBENHAMS . . .

A STORM WHIPS UP

ALONE AT LAST, HIGH UP THE BUILDING, THE SPIDER SLUMBERS

SHE’S CLIMBING BACK UP THE TOWER

IT’S WHERE SHE CAME FROM. SHE MUST FEEL SAFE THERE


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LA MACHINE Monday, September 8, 2008

THE NEXT DAY, AS CROWDS GATHER, THE SPIDER AWAKES ONCE MORE . . .

IT IS TIME FOR THE FINAL STAGE OF HER ADVENTURE

I HOPE SHE DOESN’T FALL

SHE’S GETTING AWAY!

WE CAN’T LOSE HER NOW!

SAFELY ON THE SCIENTISTS THE GROUND, RUN TESTS ON SHE SETS OFF THE SPIDER IN A GREAT CONVOY THROUGH THE CITY

IT’S NO GOOD, WE’RE LOSING HER . . .

I DON’T THINK WE CAN HOLD HER MUCH LONGER


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AT LAST, THE SPIDER ESCAPES, SCURRYING AWAY DOWN THE MERSEY TUNNEL

WILL WE EVER SEE HER AGAIN?

MAYBE, BUT I KNOW WE’LL NEVER FORGET HER

WE LOVE YOU! DON’T LEAVE

COME BACK!

THE END

The Story of La Machine, Liverpool Daily Post  

The Story of La Machine - an eight page graphic novel

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