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Scripts

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

MATA 9
MATA 10v2
MATA 12
MATA 15

Here’s a couple of the Adventures Fantastic Four issues; #5 has dinosaurs in it and 12 is “Doom Where’s My Car,” my Chitty Chitty Bang Bang homage.
MAFF 5
MAFF 12v2

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.

STARBRAND SPECIALv3
KICKERSv2
ShadMANOOv2
MONSTER SIZE HULK
ARCANA 3v2

X-MEN FIRST CLASS
The original five X-Men having ‘previously untold’ adventures. This one has them encountering The Lizard in Florida:
X-MEN2v2
A weird trip inside Professor Xavier’s head
XFC-3
Romance story with Angel and Scarlet Witch
XFC-7
Second series issues: X-Men on Monster Island
XFC 3
The Kids meet the Man-Thing in his weird swamp
XFC 8
Cyclops solo mission against a creepy mutant in a cave
XFC 10
Meet The ContinuiTeens! The most polarizing issue of the series
XFC 11
Iceman teams up with Spider-Man
XFC 17done

WESTERN
The only almost-pure Western I can find, though it does get superheroey by the end
HURRICANE_FINAL

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.
MYSTERIUS 1
MYSTERIUS 4
MYSTERIUS 5

AGENTS OF ATLAS

These first two are from solo series of the characters. Global adventure in Gorilla-Man, and Sci-Fi in The Uranian.
GORILLA-MAN 3
URANIAN 2v2

THUNDERBOLTS
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.

THUNDERBOLTS 144
THUNDERBOLTS 152v3
TBOLTS 153v2