In the course of my MFA curriculum I came across the course Comic Books and Film, taught by comic book writer Jai Nitz. It’s been an interesting supplement to my various Lit and workshop courses, and for the assignments we draw comics. This go-round we were to diagram a story arc from a preexisting book, movie, or show. Die Hard seemed like the obvious choice. So in case you’re in an argument with friends and need concrete evidence of how John McClane thoroughly executes story structure, here it is. Enjoy!