Okay folks, here you are... here are 2 sample scripts for artists dealing with SPIDERMAN. I based it off the Spiderman loves Maryjane comic that's stolen my heart as of late. All i ask is let me know if you use it, cuz i'd love to see it! The first is 4 pgs and has an even balance of emotion and action. The second is 3pgs and more action driven. Enjoy!
FYI: the SLM comic takes place long before MJ looked at Peter as anything other than the physics geek tutor, knew he was spiderman or anything of that nature. Although she IS obsessed with spiderman and has a crush on him. They are TEENAGERS in this.
Spiderman property of Marvel
Story by Ielle Palmer 2006
PAGE ONE, Five Panels
Panel One: CU of fingers dialing on a cellphone
Panel Two: Fullshot of teenaged MJ walking down a flight of stairs leading into the subway. In the background we can see a couple walking up the stairs, heading for the surface. Other than that, she is alone and it’s night.
MJ: Mom? Uh, why aren’t you home? Ok, well I’m probably just talking to myself, but I had to stay late to help with inventory. I’m catching the last train out right now, so I should be home in about a half hour…
Panel Three: CU of MJ nervously waiting for the train, being careful not to stand anywhere near the edge. She’s watching a bum who is squatting down on the platform near the mouth of the subway tunnel, a bit worried by his behavior.
MJ:…sure would be nice if you met me at the station with the car. Hope everything’s-
Answering Machine: (over phone) BEEEP!
Panel Four: MS of MJ is closing her cellphone and pulling her coat tighter with the other hand. She is looking down at her feet, depressed. The bum is shuffling off up the stairs. From the tunnel, odd noises begin to erupt.
MJ: *sigh* Love you.
Sound: SCREECH, SCREECH
Panel Five: Low angle Medium LS of MJ stepping closer to the edge of the platform. Curiousity has taken hold.
PAGE TWO, Six panels
Panel One: WA LS of the Green Goblin’s flying machine completely out of control, bumping into the opposite wall of the platform. GG is waving one arm up, trying to shake off Spiderman who is clinging onto GG’s neck for dear life. Spidey’s legs are flailing up behind them. MS of MJ watching in the foreground, her back is to us but we can tell from her body language that while she’s terrified, she’s exhilarated as well.
Spidey: (linked) You know, that’s gonna wreak havoc on the resale.
MJ: (burst) Ohmagawd! Spiderman?
Panel Two: CU of Spiderman turning his head, noticing her.
SPIDERMAN: Mary Jane?
Panel Three: Medium LS of Spiderman falling backwards towards track as GG spins his flying machine up and off to the left towards the platform. MJ is ducking, although he’s not close to her.
Panel Four: MS of Spiderman hitting the subway tracks hard.
Panel Five: LS of GG riding his machine off up the stairway to the surface. CU of MJ’s in the foreground. She’s lying on the platform, terrified. She’s peaking back over her shoulder at GG escaping.
Spidey (OP): (weakly) Anyone get his plate number?
Panel Six: Tight MS of Spidey slowly getting up. He looks down the tunnel only to see the lights of oncoming subway train.
Spidey: Doesn’t feel like anything is…
Spidey: (link) …broken?
Spidey: (link) aw, crap.
PAGE THREE, Four panels
Panel One: Medium LS of Spidey jumping backwards up onto the platform beside MJ (who is standing now).
Panel Two: Loose CU of Spidey nearly falling off the edge, his nose is inches from the subway train that’s barreling by. But MJ’s hand is firmly holding him by the shoulder, pulling him back. She looks surprised to be saving him, as much as he appears surprised that he didn’t quite nail his landing.
Panel Three: CU of Spidey standing on the edge of the platform, He is still facing the tracks, but his head is turned to look at her. MJ is staring at him dreamily, a cheesy grin has found its way across her face.
Spidey: Uh… thanks.
MJ: No problem, but he got away.
Spidey: Yeah, saw that. It’s a little late for you to be out alone, isn’t it?
MJ: Uh, who just saved whom?
Spidey: whh…I-I need to go get him.
Panel Four: LS Spidey is slinging his way up the stairs to the surface. Loose CU of MJ inside the subway watching him through the glass. She is completely under his spell. She looks like a lovesick kitten. That same stupid grin is still plastered across her face.
Page Four, Three Panels
Panel One: Ext. Subway station - Queens. LS of MJ standing on the semi-shoveled sidewalk outside the subway exit, looking around depressed. Her mother has not come for her.
Panel Two: Tight MS of MJ looking back to see Peter approaching her.
MJ: Peter? What are you doing here?
Peter: Late tutoring session. Want to walk back together? I mean it’s late and-
Panel Three: LS of MJ and Peter as they head down the street. She teasingly bumps him with her shoulder. Her arm is already linked around his. She grins micheviously at him, as he reddens and stares at his feet.
MJ: Sure Peter…
MJ (link): I’ll protect ya.
and script #2 (3pgs)
Spiderman property of Marvel
Story by Ielle Palmer 2006
PAGE ONE, Six Panels
Panel One: Evening - Fullshot of Spiderman smashing into a park water fountain, kicking up a huge spray every which way. Various people nearby are looking up alarmed.
CAPTION: “He’s not a menace!”
Panel Two: Medium LS of DOC OC using one of his mechanical arms to lift Spidey up by the jaw and shake him.
CAPTION: “Liz… he’s just misunderstood.”
CAPTION 2: “Ugh, here we go. Harry, make her stop.”
Panel Three: LS of Doc tossing Spidey away towards some benches.
CAPTION: “Oh no, I’m not getting involved, this is between you two.”
Panel Four: CU of Spidey’s thrusting his hands outward, his webs spring outward.
CAPTION: “He’s a freak MJ…”
Panel Five: WA of Spidey. He has sling shoot himself around a lamp-post and is heading back at DOC OC (MS of DOC in the foreground, ready to fight) his foot outstretched so that it’ll be the first thing to hit DOC.
CAPTION: “…They say he’s the reason all these other nutjobs are popping up all over town…”
Panel Six: CU of Spidey’s foot connecting with Doc’s jaw, smashing his face sideways.
CAPTION: “...for godsake, the man’s killed people!”
PAGE TWO, Five Panels
Panel One: LS of Spidey flying off away from the scene as cops are arriving. Doc OC is in the foreground, tied up in webbing and unconscious.
CAPTION: “Oh, that stupid Daily Bugle. It gets everything wrong. Liz, if only you knew him like I do.”
Panel Two: LS of Spidey leaning on the billboard letters atop of the awning of an old second run movieplex. MS of MJ, Flash, Harry and Liz laughing & rough housing while leaving from a late night film. They seem so happy having a normal teenage life. Meanwhile Spidey’s posture shows how he wishes that he could be down there with them.
CAPTION: “Oh-my-god! You don’t know him MJ! You’ve met him twice. And if I remember correctly, he didn’t stick around very long either time.”
Panel Three: CU of Spidey ducking as a laser blast misses him and smashes into the bricks behind him. His spidey-senses have been tripped, but nearly too late thanks to the MJ distraction.
CAPTION: “What, you’ve never made a snap judgment about someone?”
Panel Four: Medium LS of Spidey shooting a web up into the air and jumping up off the movieplex’s awning towards Green Goblin who is attacking him.
CAPTION: “…I’ve seen what he can do. If anything, he goes out of his way not to hurt anyone. Even the nutjobs you're talking about.”
Panel Five: Extreme LS of Spidey swinging through NYC chasing after Green Goblin who is speeding off on his flying machine.
CAPTION: “He’s never asked for anything in exchange. He goes out there and tries to make a difference and all you can do is sit here complain. You’re such a brat!”
GG: Hee hee hee hee!!
Spidey: (just the standard angry scribble cloud, no actual dialogue)
PAGE THREE, Six Panels
Panel One: MS of Spidey on a rooftop taking a break, holding a soda, his mask is pushed up over his nose. His shoulders are sagging from exhaustion, his head hanging a bit.
CAPTION: “…We should be begging his forgiveness and throwing him tinker-tape parades.”
CAPTION 2: “…Please Harry, she’s killing me.”
Woman (O.P): Help!
Panel Two: Ext. Queens – We’re back in Peter’s semi-nice neighborhood. LS of Spidey hanging upside down from a tree, passing a cat back to some eager old woman. Dawn is starting to break.
CAPTION: “Jesus MJ, Liz’s right. You make him out to be a saint.”
Panel Three: High Angle MS of teenaged Liz, MJ and Harry sitting around a table in the library talking. Annoyed, Liz is throwing up her hands at Harry (who is leaning away from her, since she looks as though she could easily bring her arms down and smack him in the face). Across from them, MJ has turned her attention to a nearby table, where PETER is sitting in the background, passed out into one of his books.
Liz: Do you see? Do you see what I deal with every fricken day? Spiderman this, Spiderman that. It’s not healthy!
Panel Four: MS of Mary Jane now leaning on Peter’s table looking down at him, concerned. Peter is trying to wipe the drool away and not look like a retard in front of her. He’s completely embarrassed that she found him like that. In the background we can still see Liz flipping out on Harry, who still looks concerned for his own safety.
PETER: Oh, uh sorry… Hi MJ.
MJ: Don’t take this the wrong way Peter, but you look horrible.
MJ: If you want, we could reschedule our tutoring thing tonight-
Panel Five: MS of MJ sitting across from Peter smiling away. She’s looking at his books to see what he’s reading. He on the other hand can’t take his eyes off her.
PETER: No!... I-I mean, you’re not getting out of algebra that easy.
MJ: Honestly Peter Parker, if I didn’t know any better I’d say you were out living it up last night. Silly, huh?
Panel Six: CU of Peter, utterly exhausted and sheepishly looking off to the side.
Peter: Yeah, silly.