I get requests for scripts often, either from artists who want to draw a sample scene they can show editors, or writers who want to see ways to get across all the elements of a comic book story for the editor, artist, colorist and letterer to take in. My panel descriptions are usually brief, I like to let the dialogue also help build the scene (but hopefully not repeat what you can already see). I don’t type the dialogue in all caps even though that’s how you see it in the books- I know some say to do it to save the letterer time, but it only takes five seconds to select all the text in the document and convert it to capitals. In the word processing programs, all caps looks like constant shouting, and I want my collaborators to read the lines sounding more conversational in their heads.
You’ll see that I often drop in photo reference. If I’m using a specific place, vehicle, prop, I probably looked it up so there’s no reason to not save the artist digging time and just put it in there. And sometimes you need to illustrate your point better than you can describe it. As I add to these, I’ll try to find scripts where I did some rough sketches and dropped those into the document. All of these were printed, so you can find the issue and see how each turned out.
ALL AGES: MARVEL ADVENTURES-THE AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR
SUPERNATURAL and SUPERSCIENCE
The Starbrand story has some sci-fi and the Kickers Inc. has demons and a hellscape. Manoo is an old fashioned Marvel Monster style story. Hulk meets Frankenstein has classic castle horror, and the Mystic Arcana story has lots of witchcraft.
X-MEN FIRST CLASS
The original five X-Men having ‘previously untold’ adventures. This one has them encountering The Lizard in Florida:
A weird trip inside Professor Xavier’s head
Romance story with Angel and Scarlet Witch
Second series issues: X-Men on Monster Island
The Kids meet the Man-Thing in his weird swamp
Cyclops solo mission against a creepy mutant in a cave
Meet The ContinuiTeens! The most polarizing issue of the series
Iceman teams up with Spider-Man
The only almost-pure Western I can find, though it does get superheroey by the end
MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE
Created by me and Tom Fowler, the story of a magical cad and his assistant. Lots of people in normal clothes, supernatural subject matter.
AGENTS OF ATLAS
These first two are from solo series of the characters. Global adventure in Gorilla-Man, and Sci-Fi in The Uranian.
So far, here are the beginning of the Luke Cage era of Thunderbolts, and the two-part Hyperion story, otherwise known as everyone’s favorite story.