Not much to say about this one! I imagine a teammate or close friend (or perhaps Aunt May!) has been subject to slander or some other kind of non-violent attack. Spidey, frustrated by his inability to do much to help it, takes out his frustration how he can.
Best Served Cold
1. Night shot. Spidey swings across a darkened street.
Usually this isn't my kind of stunt.
2. Spidey, with his free hand, shoots webbing against the wall of a darkened house. He's hanging from the roof.
But these are special circumstances.
3. Montage/action shot: Spidey laying down webbing in vague resemblance of an actual spider's web, all across the wall. This should take a third of the page.
So for once I say to hell with maturity.
It takes me the better part of the night, but it's worth it.
4. The wall, web complete, Spidey swinging away or hanging at the end. Light from a passing car reflects off of the still-wet webbing. In the style of Charlotte's Web, it reads: "SOME PIG".
No one messes with my family.
This is the sort of one page I'd actually expect to see backing up some Marvel anthology. Absolutely golden idea.
...I don't get it? Sorry, I haven't read Charlotte's Web.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ryan! I'm flattered.ReplyDelete
In Charlotte's Web, a spider named Charlotte is trying to advertise Wilbur the pig's awesomeness by writing things in her web overnight. One thing she writes is "Some Pig". In my script it takes on a less complimentary meaning.
lol That's awesome! I'm surprised no one's done this before (or have they?)... Anyways, love it. Nice work.ReplyDelete
I have to admit, Spider-Man is one of the ongoing titles I haven't really read, so it's entirely possible it's been done before and I just don't know. I'm glad you liked it, though!ReplyDelete
Like Matt, I didn't know the gag, but this doesn't strike me as being out of character behaviour for Mr. Parker - probably just the sort of thing he'd do.ReplyDelete
It is totally the type of thing he would do. He would more do it to annoy J. Jonah Jameson. It's the prankster side of his personality. Not really sure he would have to be pushed to do it, nor be worried about maturity. One of the things Pete likes about being Spidey is that he can goof around occasionally.ReplyDelete
Now if the webbing said "You're anf'n dead man", that would be out of character.
Awesome stuff. I also didn't get the gag at first, but the meaning of what he "writes" is obvious. Spidey must've been really pissed off to do this!ReplyDelete
Ah, Matt, Rol, and Ivan, what exactly was it like growing up through pseudo-childhoods without a soul? I cannot believe you haven't read Charlotte's Web. It's the only book I've ever actually cried while reading, and I'm man enough to say that. The thing is pure genius, go out and sample now, it's still awesome.ReplyDelete
Well, I didn't start reading in English until my teen years, so by that time I obviously skipped over children's books.ReplyDelete
What Matt said.ReplyDelete
Fair enough. I think that's a valid point, too; making references like this can be a hit with some people but alienate others.ReplyDelete
I've never read the book either, though I did see the cartoon... and the live-action remake was recently on TV here.ReplyDelete
I think the idea of this one is excellent, and the reference is very clever. However, if I was an editor I would want to know the nature of the slander that would warrant this. An excellent end to a story but it needs a start.ReplyDelete