SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) : IF I CAN GET THE RHINO OFF BALANCE, MAYBE I CAN FINISH ‘IM OFF AND CHECK ON MAY!
He lands with the palm of his hand on the Rhino’s head – Rhino’s swatting at him.
SPIDER-MAN: IS THAT A HORN ON YOUR HEAD, OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME, RHINO?
** Come on in to see how Spidey defeats the crazed Rhino! It’s pretty awesome if I do say so m’self!
WELCOME, TRUE BELIEVERS…er, or rather, Honest Devotees! What is this? This is my take on the “New Direction” for Amazing Spider-Man! See, while conceptually I like Marvel’s 2008 decision to up-end Spider-Man’s world, there were a few issues I had with those few issues (of the comic that is). Namely, these changes came about b/c Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) made a deal with the Devil. Which is not terribly heroic…and quite a bit out of character. The point of this was to make Spider-Man empathetic to readers again. I get that. But there’re better ways to work toward that (and even undo the marriage to MJ if they want), and the “One More Day” story wasn’t really it. Another reason it wasn’t “it”: tons of plot holes and dangling storylines. And, for some reason, Peter seems “dumbed down” — he no longer uses his great intellect. So in these pages, I’m undangling the storylines and doing what Marvel did: making Spider-Man fun again, bringing back his Web Shooters (they were removed to reflect the films, w/webs shooting from his wrists), and even bringing back an old villain they wanted to see again. All of that while dealing with some very interesting unfinished business….ENJOY!
Originally Published On an Old Blog in June 2008
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN No.548:
IT’S A JUNGLE IN HERE – PART 1!
* ARTIST: NOTE: throughout this story, it is NIGHTTIME!
PAGE ONE – SPLASH PAGE
Flash Thompson is sitting in his living room, watching the news…he’s probably in sweats and a ball cap, eating chips and downing a can of cola. Unused weights can be sitting in the corner of the room (hey, for the fun of it, put a cobweb on ’em).
On the TV is a shot of the rampaging Rhino!
This multi-part story is going to have one of our characters narrating every so often. His word balloons should be a neutral color, so I will indicate the character’s captions in the following way:
TAN CAPTION: LIFE NEVER GIVES YOU THE EXPECTED…
T.V. (ELECTRIC): WE’RE JUST GETTING A CAMERA ONTO THE SCENE NOW, JOAN, STAN. AND IT LOOKS LIKE NEW YORK IS ONCE AGAIN BEING TERRORIZED BY – THE RHINO!
FLASH: WHERE’S PUNY PARKER WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
TAN CAPTION 2: I SEE LIFE… A LOT LIKE DEATH…
TITLE & CREDITS:
IT’S A JUNGLE IN HERE! PART 1
WRITER: K e i t h P l a n i t
DEDICATED TO: Stan, Steve, Gil, John, Sam Rosen, Artie Simek, Jim Mooney, Frank Giacoia and, of course, the fans who get it!
1/ TAN CAPTION: …YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
2/ CAPTION: FOUR MINUTES EARLIER
Spider-Man’s got a cell phone webbed to one side of his face. He’s swinging through the city, a FOR EYES ONLY security folder from S.H.I.E.L.D. tucked under his arm.
3/ FROM CELL PHONE (ELECTRIC): NO HARM WILL COME TO HER UNDER MY WATCH! WHAT THE–?!…OH %!$! G–! W-WHAT IS THA**********
4/ SPIDER-MAN: WATCHER?! WATCHER!!
5/ SPIDER-MAN 2: WATCHER’S GOT HIS EYE ON MAY… BUT WHATEVER JUST HAPPENED–
6/ SPIDER-MAN 3: –DOESN’T SOUND GOOD!
Panel 3: The phone and folder should now be webbed onto his back and need to stay there until otherwise noted.
7/ SPIDER-MAN 4: GOTTA KEEP MY HEAD…MAYBE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAY. MAYBE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT WATCHER WORKS FOR WILSON FISK, BIGGEST CRIMELORD OF NEW YORK CITY…
Spider-Man’s approaching the scene… The building May is in has been badly damaged. A TV News Copter flies overhead.
NOTE: Remember, GGI industries, from where Rhino came (last ish) is on the Hudson. This not-quite-abandoned building Rhino’s destroying should be somewhere nearby.
1/ Spider-man (THOUGHT): YEAH…MAYBE MY EYE!
2/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT): RHINO! HE MUST KNOW PETER PARKER’S AUNT MAY IS IN THERE!! BUT HOW?!
3/ SPIDER-MAN: NOT TWO MINUTES AGO I’M ESCAPING S.H.I.E.L.D. AGENTS, AND NOW I’VE GOTTA FACE THE RHINO – I HAVEN’T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT’S IN THIS MYSTERIOUS FOLDER STARK SLIPPED ME.*
4/ CAPTION (BOTTOM OF PANEL): *LAST ISH! –Kp
Spidey lands on the Rhino’s back. Rhino’s crazed. Truly crazed!
4/ SPIDER-MAN: DIDN’T I JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE, WHAT, LIKE TWO DAYS AGO?**
5/ RHINO: WHARRGHH!
6/ CAPTION 2 (BOTTOM OF PANEL) **SEE RECENT PUNISHER COMICS –Kp
Rhino throws Spidey – hard and far!
Through the lens of the TV news copter’s camera.
1/ REPORTER: WOHHH! JOAN, STAN, DID YOU BOTH SEE THAT IN THE NEWSROOM?
MJ’s in Robbie’s Office – he’s looking pensive, quiet. Unsure if he should be watching the TV. MJ is rapt, full attention on Spider-Man’s fight on the TV.
1/ MJ (THOUGHT): OH, PETER…DON’T…DON’T LET THE RHINO BEAT YOU. THAT DUMB CREEP…
Close on MJ.
2/ MJ: KICK HIS !@$, SPIDEY!!
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE:
3/ TAN CAPTION: AND, KEEP IN MIND, AS HARD AS YOU WORK…
Spider-Man’s pulling himself up…standing on a beaten-up old dock.
4/ SPIDER-MAN: I DON’T THINK RHINO EVEN KNOWS WHERE HE IS LET ALONE WHO’S IN THAT BUILDING…
5/ SPIDER-MAN: GOTTA DITCH THESE THINGS ON MY BACK. NO TIME TO CHECK IN ON WATCHER AND AUNT MAY…
Panel 3 INSERT: Spidey’s webbed the stuff from his back somewhere safe.
Spidey’s flipped himself atop something (building, truck, street lamp)
6/ SPIDER-MAN: AND SOMEONE’S GOTTA STOP THAT MANIAC!!
He’s launched himself from the object…
7/ SPIDER-MAN: AND HERE I THOUGHT, WITH MY NEW OUTLOOK, EVERYTHING WAS ABOUT TO GET EASIER!…
JJ holding his fists like boxing gloves, watching TV in his office…
1/ TV (ELECTRIC): THIS IS JOHN DELGADO ON THE SCENE IN CHOPPER 6 – LOOKS LIKE SPIDER-MAN’S FINALLY GETTING THE UPPER-HAND HERE…
2/ TV (ELECTRIC): …AND MIGHT EVEN HAVE THE RHINO DISPATCHED IN MERE MOMENTS FROM THE LOOKS OF THINGS!
3/ JJJ: C’MON, PETE, YOU GOT ‘IM…YOU GOT ‘IM!
4/ JJJ (small): AND YOU BETTER HAVE GOTTEN SOME GOOD PICTURES TOO!
BOTTOM HALF (or 2/3) OF PAGE:
Spidey’s in the midst of a big spider-leap, about to land right atop The Rhino.
5/ TAN CAPTION: ONLY A SELECT FEW GET BACK FROM LIFE AS MUCH THEY PUT IN.
6/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) : IF I CAN GET HIM OFF BALANCE, MAYBE I CAN FINISH ‘IM OFF AND CHECK ON MAY!
He lands with the palm of his hand on the Rhino’s head – Rhino’s swatting at him.
7/ SPIDER-MAN: IS THAT A HORN ON YOUR HEAD, OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME, RHINO?
8/ RHINO: NYARGHH!
Full page dedicated to the following action…
Some bad guys. One holding a gun, two more-dapper-looking fellows holding crossbows aimed at a costumed person we can’t quite see in the foreground.
1/ GUN GUY: THANKS FOR JOINING US.
2/ PERSON IN FOREGROUND: THIS WAS A TRICK…
3/ GUN GUY: YEAH, IT WAS—
Larger Panel. Angle on The Prowler!
4/ GUN GUY: — PROWLER!
5/ GUN GUY: EVERYONE IN THIS CITY’S COLLECTING INFO ON SPIDER-MAN NOW TO TRY AND TURN THE ADVANTAGE. AND YOU THINK WE’RE JUST GONNA HAND WHAT WE’VE GOT OVER TO YOU?
Dapper guys aiming weapons at Prowler…
6/ DAPPER GUYS (BOTH SPEAKING): NOT HAPPENING, FRIEND!
Close on the crossbows firing.
Prowler, looking fearful, holding up his hands in front of his face…
The bad guys laughing or smiling…
The arrow’s coming right at him…
1/ PROWLER: –DON’T!
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE
2/ TAN CAPTION: SIMPLY PUT, NO ONE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU…BUT YOU.
Spidey is leaping and jumping all around Rhino…webbing his eyes, webbing his legs…
The arrows have hit Prowler’s hands and they’ve bounced off…
Prowler peeking through his hands.
1/ PROWLER: TOLD YOU BOYS NOT TO!
Long horizontal panel. Prowler’s jumping them
2/ DAPPER GUY A: WH- WHAT THE HECK?!
3/ PROWLER: NOW – ABOUT THAT INFORMATION!
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE
Rhino’s webbed-up, eyes covered in webs, hands over his head, webbed, legs together – also webbed. Spidey’s reaching for him.
4/ RHINO: NYA-NYAAH-NYAARHH!
5/ SPIDER-MAN: OK, YOU CUDDLY FELLA, YOU…
Larger panel. Spidey’s lifting Rhino over his head…Rhino’s struggling
6/ SPIDER-MAN: TIME TO TAKE A—
7/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT): UH-OH!
Prowler’s got one guy pinned to the wall with his foot out in a side-kick position.
One guy’s out cold. The other guy’s getting one of the crossbow arrows wrapped around his wrists, like cuffs.
1/ PROWLER: LEARNED LONG AGO, FELLAS…
2/ PROWLER: GUY WANTS T’ CALL HIMSELF ‘PROWLER’? HE’S GOT T’ HAVE POWERFUL GAUNTLETS TO CLING TO ALL THEM BIG STONE BUILDINGS IN OUR FAIR CITY.
(This and next 2 panels can be smaller, 3 across or whatever.)
Close on Prowler now right in face of guy he was holding w/his foot.
3/ PROWLER: SLEEP!
Prowler’s knocked the guy out. (Either w/his gauntlet or knocking his head into the wall – I’m not picky, and I don’t think the Prowler is either).
The guy’s slumped to the floor – his phone has fallen out of his pocket…
PICTURED ON PHONE: a typical cell phone home page, but at top should be:
NYN NEWS ALERT
Next to it an icon: the Spidey mask.
4/ PROWLER (O.P.) : NOW, WHAT IS–?!
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE:
Rhino bursts out of the webbing, with Spidey still holding him above his head.
5/ SPIDER-MAN: GREAT…JUST–
Rhino falls — flattens Spidey.
6/ SPIDER-MAN (small): –GREAT.
1/ CAPTION: Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA
An elderly woman is looking up at something.
2/ AIRLINE EMPLOYEE (O.S.) 1: MISS?
Similar shot but now we can see the airline employee.
3/ AIRLINE EMPLOYEE: MISS, UH, WATSON?
In this panel or previous, we should see the boarding sign reading FLL to NYC/LGA
Employee urging Anna…
4/ AIRLINE EMPLOYEE: MISS WATSON, WE CAN BRING YOU ON THE PLANE NOW, AHEAD OF THE OTHER PASSENGERS.
Aunt Anna PO’d, airline employee defeated…
5/ ANNA WATSON: OH GIVE ME A MOMENT, WOULD YOU? YOU SEE I’M WATCHING THE TELEVISION!
6/ AIRLINE EMPLOYEE (small): YES MA’AM.
BOTTOM HALF (OR THIRD) OF PAGE:
7/ TAN CAPTION: SO YOU’D BETTER NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT. AND NEVER GIVE AN INCH…BECAUSE…
Spider-Man pummels the Rhino, Rhino’s stumbling but is still in a rage!
Angle on a board room, several men sit at a table, some are watching a large television at one end – yes, the Spidey/Rhino fight is on it.
Some of the men are looking towards a man in the foreground we cannot see. One of these men is the scientist seen w/the Rhino. Another is a guy we’re gonna call PR GUY.
The GGI logo should be visible somewhere as well.
There is a figure in the foreground in silhouette.
1/ SILHOUETTE: …IF WE GIVE JUST AN INCH…WE’LL LOSE, GENTLEMAN. WHICH IS WHY I OFFER NO APOLOGY FOR BRINGING YOU IN THIS TIME OF NIGHT…I WANT SOLUTIONS BEFORE THE CITY, S.H.I.E.L.D., AND SPIDER- MAN ALL WANT TO TAKE A MILE FOR THE INCH WE’VE GIVEN.
2/SILHOUETTE: THOUGHTS. NOW!
3/ SCIENTIST (with paperwork strewn in front of him): SIR, OUR TESTS INDICATE HIS…RAMPAGE SHOULD END NATURALLY WITHIN HOURS. AND IT LOOKS AS IF THE PROCEDURE HAS HAD…POSITIVE RESULTS.
4/ PR GUY: IN THE MEANTIME, I’LL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE, APOLOGIZE, EXPLAIN WE’LL WORK WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES, THE CITY, ET. AL. TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE.
5/ SILHOUETTE: AND WHAT ABOUT…SPIDER-MAN!
Close-up of one of the guys that was watching the TV, now he’s turned to the Silhouette. He should be seated close to the silhouette (i.e., near his end of the table).
6/ LAWYER: LEGALLY, IT’S BEST IF WE PIN MOST OF THE DAMAGE ON HIS INTERFERENCE. IN OUR PRESS CONFERENCE WE’LL MENTION THAT RHINO’S ESCAPE DREW SPIDER-MAN OUT — FOR S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Lawyer’s changing form in this panel – is he a Skrull…or just The Chameleon? (I’m not telling!)
7/ LAWYER: IT’S JUST A START. WITH SPIDER-MAN ON THEIR !%! LIST, WE MAY BE ABLE TO WORK IT TO OUR ADVANTAGE —
He turns into Tony Stark.
8/ LAWYER: — AND, IF WE PLAY IT RIGHT, THEY MAY EVEN HAND HIM RIGHT OVER TO US.
BOTTOM OF PAGE:
Wide shot. Spider-Man’s still pummeling Rhino. We can see the news copter in this shot. They’re hovering above the fight but below a giant construction crane.
9/ RHINO: RYAAH-AARGH!
10/ REPORTER: AFTER A FEW WORRIED MOMENTS, IT LOOKS LIKE SPIDER-MAN’S IN CONTROL OF THIS Mêlée AGAIN…
Top Half: Several close shots on Spidey fighting Rhino; let’s keep Rhino only partially visible in these shots – maybe just his head or arms in the shots – that way we can keep the top half/bottom half format going on this page, which is our segue OUT of it…
ARTIST NOTE: SHOULD IT BE GETTING LIGHT OUT?
1/ SPIDER-MAN: GOT TO END THIS…IT’S GOING ON TOO LONG!
2/ SPIDER-MAN: GOTTA GET TO MAY! NO WAY TO KNOW IF SHE– IF ANY OF THEM ARE– NO. CAN’T THINK THAT WAY…
3/ SPIDER-MAN: JUST HAVE TO…
4/ SPIDER-MAN: TAKE…
5/ SPIDER-MAN: HIM….
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE:
Spidey’s clasped both hands together and swung, knocking Rhino across the street. Rhino’s fallen (going to fall?) below the giant construction crane seen earlier and that needs to somehow be seen here.
6/ SPIDER-MAN (sfx): DOWN!!
*ARTIST: Break up panels as needed – break the bottom half/top half pattern here.
Angle in the copter…Behind the copter, the construction crane is breaking.
SFX (near crane): CRK-K-K
1/ REPORTER: THIS IS JOSE DELGADO IN COPTER 10 AGAIN. WE’VE RE-FUELED AND ARE BACK, AS CLOSE AS WE CAN GET. AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE SPIDER-MAN MAY HAVE DEFEATED RHINO…
The crane is breaking further…
SFX (near crane): CREEEEEK!
2/ REPORTER: NOW WE’RE JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE AFTERMATH!
Spidey’s looking up toward the copter, he’s noticed the crane.
3/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT): THE CRANE! COPTER PILOT DOESN’T SEEM TO NOTICE. I MUST’VE KNOCKED RHINO INTO THE MACHINE’S BASE…
Spidey’s shot his webbing toward the crane…
4/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT): GOTTA WEB IT UP AND CHECK ON AUNT M–
Rhino’s tackled Spidey, hard.
5/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) 3: !@S%T
Rhino — still in a wild rage — is pummeling Spider-Man!
Panel 2 Word Balloon:
1/ Spider-man (THOUGHT): ONE IDEA…
Panel 3 Word Balloon:
Spidey’s shooting his webs past Rhino…
2/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) 2: …to stop all of this!
We see the webs have struck the news copter…
3/ REPORTER: SPIDER-MAN, SEEMS TO BE SHOOTING HIS FAMOUS WEBBING WILDLY, NOT EVEN– UH…
Close on Reporter.
4/ REPORTER: C-CAN YOU SEE THIS? IT SEEMS SPIDER-MAN IS REELING US IN! I– (C-can we pull up?) Pull up! DON’T KNOW WHAT’s going on, BUT IT’S MORE than THIS REPORTER’S bargained for!
Rhino’s still on top of Spidey…Spidey’s using both his hands, straining hard, pulling in the copter (wrapping the webbing around his wrists and palms as he pulls the copter closer)…
Rhino’s pulling back for one good punch in this panel btw.
1/ RHINO: RRRRHHH!
2/ SPIDER-MAN: NNGGG!
Rhino has punched but Spidey’s caught his fist, thus letting one web line loose!
SFX (at web line): SNAP!
3/ RHINO: RMPHH!
4/ SPIDER-MAN: * NNG! * NO LUCK * NG * RHINEY!
We really see Spidey straining hard, pulling the copter in with one arm.
Wider shot now, the crane has snapped, falling just behind the copter…
5/ REPORTER: WHAT TH–?! A CRANE JUST MISSED US! IF SPIDER-MAN WAS SAVING US, HE’S DONE IT…BUT WHY HE ISN’T LETTING GO, I JUST DON’T KNOW!
Spider-Man’s still pulling the copter in. He’s got Rhino’s arm by the wrist, using it to block a punch from Rhino’s free hand.
And, still, he’s pulling the copter in…
6/ SPIDER-MAN: RRGG! NOT HAPPENING, RHINO! I’VE GOT…PLACES…TO BE!
One small, close shot, of Spider-Man pulling on that web line one more time, with great difficulty.
1/ SPIDER-MAN: GRAHHH!!
LARGER Panel here.
Rhino’s still over Spider-Man. Spidey’s still holding Rhino’s arm as Rhino’s again cocked back his free hand. But Rhino’s frozen, looking up in the shot. Why? Well, JUST a few feet above Rhino the News Helicopter is hovering!
The webbing is taught, unraveling in the middle – it can’t take the strain. We can see the reporter and a cameraman leaning out of the copter – both stunned! The pilot is doing his best to keep ‘er steady (assuming we can see the pilot)
SFX (near copter blades): WHP WHP WHP WHP WHP WHP WHP
2/ SPIDER-MAN: UMMM…BYE!
Small. Close on Spidey’s hand releasing the webbing.
Small. Close on his other hand shooting a web behind Rhino’s head…
LEFT-SIDE Panel 1:
The copter, having been released from the taught web-line, is now shooting upwards fast! Spidey’s hanging from the new web line and waving to Rhino as he goes up w/the copter!
* ARTIST: This and following panels can go down right side of page.
Spidey’s hopped to a ski of the copter and is crouched down…
1/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) 1: FEELS LIKE THE PILOT’S GOT ‘ER UNDER CONTROL…NOW, FOR MY NEXT TRICK!
Spidey shoots his webbing back down at Rhino.
ANGLE ON Rhino, looking up as webbing grabs him.
Rhino’s been yanked upwards…
* ARTIST: play these last two panels for comedy
Inside the copter:
1/ REPORTER: WE ARE BEING TOSSED AROUND LIKE TWO TONS OF RECALLED BEEF! And ALL WE KNOW IS that SPIDER-MAN IS—
Rhino appears now just outside the open door of the copter – screaming at them.
2/ RHINO: GRAHHH!!
Reporter and Cameraman are panic-stricken.
3/ REPORTER & CAMERAMAN: GYAAHHH!
Outside the copter – Spidey’s hanging on and propping up the Rhino towards the copter’s blades!
4/ SPIDER-MAN: OOOPSIE-DAZIE!
Close shot or inset:
The blades are chopping Rhino’s horns at the top of his costume…basically, he’s being skinned!
Spidey’s hopped off the copter, onto a building.
Close on Spidey and Rhino – we can see the top of Rhino’s head b/c the costume’s been torn away.
1/ SPIDER-MAN (TO RHINO): NIGHT-NIGHT!
Spidey shoves Rhino, head-first, into a brick wall, knocking him out!
Inside Copter, the city coming at them fast!
2/ REPORTER: …SPIDER-MAN DESTROYED THE BLADES THEN DESERTED US, AND WE’RE GOING DOWN FAST!
Spidey’s peeks down into the windshield from outside the helicopter. The city street is not rushing at them quite so quickly any longer…
3/ SPIDER-MAN: OH, I WOULDN’T SAY THAT!
Larger panel here: the copter has large web-wings on it. Spidey’s also created some reigns with his webbing and is steering the copter with them!
ARTIST: Sun’s coming up or is up?
Angle on Spidey “driving” the copter.
1/ SPIDER-MAN: TAKE ‘ER IN RIGHT DOWN HERE, AND THEN I CAN FINALLY SEE IF ALL’S OK WITH MAY AND WATCHER!
Spidey’s let go of the reigns (is he in the air, jumping AHEAD of the copter?) and shoots his webbing again…
2/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT): GOTTA ADMIT, I’M HAPPY TO HAVE NATURAL WEBBING! COULD NEVER HAVE DONE ALL THIS WITH JUST A FEW CARTRIDGES OF WEB FLUID IN A WEB-SHOOTER!
The copter’s landed safely, a few feet above the ground, in a web Spider-Man made. He’s jumping up into the building damaged by Rhino at the start – the one where May and Watcher were and might still be!
3/ REPORTER (O.P.): WE’VE LANDED SAFELY, THANK HEAVEN, BUT I FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE J. JONAH JAMESON WAS COMING FROM ALL THESE YEARS – THAT SPIDER IS A MENA–
Smaller panel. Close on reporter indicating something O.P., opposite direction of Spider-Man, and talking to his cameraman…
4/ REPORTER: HOLY–! ARE YOU GETTING THIS?
Medium or small panel.
Spidey’s at a window sill now, facing inside building, calling out…
5/ SPIDER-MAN: WATCHER? WATCHER!!
Medium or small panel…
6/ SPIDER-MAN (THOUGHT) 2: BUILDING’S FALLING APART…BETTER TO TAKE A QUICK LOOK AROUND AND BE SURE THEY’VE LEFT…
Eight panels across top half of page. Each one an extreme close on each character, in the order below….
1/ SPIDER-MAN: IF THEY’RE IN HERE, I’VE ONLY GOT MINUTES!
2/ FLASH (eyes wide): OH NO…SPIDEY, WHAT’RE…
3/ MJ (eyes wide): …YOU DOING? DON’T YOU KNOW…
4/ JJJ (concerned): …WHAT’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU?
5/ PROWLER: LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE, SPIDEY…
6/ AUNT ANNA: …BUT I’LL BE THERE SOON…
7/ SCIENTIST: …AND THEN YOUR WHOLE WORLD…
8/ SILHOUETTE: …WILL BE TURNED UP-SIDE DOWN!
9/ SILHOUETTE (small): HEHHEHEH!
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE:
The entire building is crumbling around Spider-Man!! He’s helplessly falling amidst the debris!
Spider-Man is laying amidst the debris of the building, trying to push himself up.
Behind him, amidst the clearing smoke we see…
Moonstone, Swordsman (now Baron Strucker?), Penance, Radioactive Man, Songbird, and Venom (Boy, hope I’ve got that roster right!)!
Venom is swishing a scorpion-like tail back and forth.
1/ MOONSTONE: I’D THINK A SUPERHERO GENIUS WOULD KNOW…IT’S NOT SUCH A BRIGHT IDEA TO BE ON T.V. WHEN YOU’RE WANTED!
2/ VENOM: AND, OHH, DO WE WANT YOU!
3/ SPIDER-MAN (small): AUNT…M-MAYYyyy….
4/ CAPTION: BECAUSE THE RHINO, A MYSTERIOUS SHAPE-CHANGER (THE CHAMELEON?…OR SOMETHING FAR MORE NEFARIOUS?), AND AN EVIL CORPORATION WITH AN EVIL SCIENTIST AND MYSTERIOUS EVIL LEADER ISN’T ENOUGH, I HAD TO BRING YOU: