Sunday, June 2, 2013

Human Torch – Troll Bait – MK Stangeland Jr.

(8 Panels)

Panel 1: A mechanic’s garage inside the BAXTER BUILDING, where JOHNNY STORM, the HUMAN TORCH, is working on a car. A door can be seen in the background, where THING and ICEMAN are walking by.

THING: …just saying Johnny’s got some insecurity issues….

Panel 2: HUMAN TORCH’s head pokes up and he looks towards the door.

Panel 3: HUMAN TORCH leans out the doorway to look where THING and ICEMAN are going. THING and ICEMAN have knowing looks on their faces.

HUMAN TORCH: What do you mean I’ve got insecurity issues?

THING: Oh, uh, you heard that?

Panel 4: HUMAN TORCH stands in front of THING and ICEMAN with his arms crossed.


THING (1): Well, I suppose as your friend, I could tell ya…

THING (2): It’s just that, you’re already the most popular team member, but you still add all this other stuff, like your acting and cars.

THING (3): Which you use to pick up chicks?

ICEMAN: Sounds like insecurity to me.

Panel 5: HUMAN TORCH looks at THING and ICEMAN with a ‘oh yeah?’ looks.

HUMAN TORCH: You guys are nuts! That’s not a sign of insecurity.

Panel 6: And cut to an exterior scene over NEW YORK, where HUMAN TORCH is flying across the sky near where SPIDER-MAN is swinging.

HUMAN TORCH: Hey, Webhead, you don’t think I’m insecure, do you?

Panel 7: Split panel, with THING’s head in one half and SPIDER-MAN’s head in the other. THING is talking with SPIDER-MAN over the phone.

THING: (Stylistic picture of a Troll’s head next to a picture of the HUMAN TORCH’s head.)

SPIDER-MAN: (A X^D or :^b style emoticon face.)

Panel 8: (SPIDER-MAN does a ‘maybe’ type hand gesture with his free hand.)


SPIDER-MAN (2): Well, I didn’t want to say anything, but…



  1. I like your use of icons and emoticons in p7

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  3. Like Brian it's your clever and fun use of icons and emoticons in this page which I like the most. Its a fun use of the format and fits in perfectly with your light hearted set up. Cool stuff. I'd love to see you use this style in a more serious page see if it could translate.

  4. The icons one the page, like the others mentioned, are great.

    But what I enjoyed the most here was the interplay and dialogue between the various characters you had on the page.


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