WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #4 comes out this month and you should please buy it because I asked you nicely.
Here are the eight pages I did starring the best Thompson sub-machine gun-toting villain in Marvel Universe history. The first page/scene is directly inspired by the opening scene in 'THE GODFATHER'. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. And until you have we can't be friends. The most difficult part of this whole assignment is, believe it or not, the fact that people aren't jumping around, hitting each other upside the head. That would've been easy - tedious, but far easier than to have people act; to have them emote and have their subtle poses speak volumes about how they're feeling or help solidify their dialogue. Seriously - it's a challenge I'd dare anyone to try. It's really quite sobering to come to the realization that you can't go to your stand-bys - gritted teeth face, angry face, screaming face, dead expression face, clenched fist pose, jumping at the camera pose, boring-ass running pose, flying to and from the camera pose, pointing at the reader pose, et al.
I really do hope you try this exercise. At worst you'll realize that you don't really know how to properly cartoon; that you've just been regurgitating all the tired comic book sh*t you've seen since the boom. At best, you'll realize you need to get better at all facets of drawing and actually try making your figures act. And it's not to say I accomplished any of that with these pages, but it was certainly worth the challenge to do so. I swear, it'll change the way you approach all of your storytelling from here on down.
Anyhoo, the video link I've given above doesn't do the film and this specific scene any justice. I was watching the Blu-ray version while I was doing these pages and every previous incarnation/release of this movie pales in comparison to this restored masterpiece. It would behoove your movie IQ to have this in your collection.
Oh, wait - I don't know if this issue has come out yet, but I do know it was solicited for January. So if there happens to be spoilers based on the pages I've exhibited above, then it's up to you to keep looking or to navigate away so nothing is ruined for you, Spider-fan. The point of my posting them was to announce the release of the issue itself and try help in getting the word out.
Have a good week, all. More stuff later.