Publishers Marvel Comics and Simon & Schuster have announced an upcoming book for anyone who has always wanted to make a comic book but didn’t know where to start. How to Create Comics the Marvel Way is written by an industry veteran Mark Waid, and “will provide an insider’s look at the unique methods that have made Marvel storytelling an integral part of modern pop culture.” The book features a cover of Waid’s Impulse and Champions collaborater Humberto Ramos and colourist Edgar Delgado, featuring famed comic artist Steve “Captain America” Rogers drawing Spider-Man’s latest adventure as his fellow heroes watch.
Here’s how Marvel and Simon & Schuster describe How to Create Comics the Marvel Way:
With over 30 years in the comic book industry as a writer, publisher, publisher, reporter, and retailer, no one is more qualified to deconstruct the magic of Marvel storytelling than Mark Waid. Drawing on her own experiences working with dozens of artists and creating some of the most beloved Marvel stories of all time, Waid takes readers every step of the way in the collaboration process. Throughout the book, Waid not only explains the technical details of comic book creation, but also highlights the unique approach that has made Marvel the favorite publisher of comic book readers for over six decades. The result is a graphic fiction masterclass that can be enjoyed by aspiring comic book creators and new Marvel readers alike.
The title of the new book is naturally a game of Stan lee and John Buscemais seminal How to draw comics the Marvel way, a book that came out in 1984 and is still in print to this day. It should not be confused with either How To Read Comics The Marvel Way, a mini-series in four issues of Christophe Hastings and Scott Koblish which was announced in the earlier times of 2020 and has yet to find its way into Marvel’s release schedule.
Although he is primarily known as a writer, Waid has also worked as an editor and publisher in the comic book industry, so he should approach How to Create Comics the Marvel Way from an interesting point of view. In a statement announcing the book, Waid described what he had in mind as he put the book together:
“Creating a book like this is a unique opportunity for me, and it’s exciting. My goal was to write the kind of user manual that I wish I had when I started. No matter what discipline calls for you – writing, art, coloring, lettering, or all of the above – you’ll come out of How to Make Marvel Comics the Way with the tools and advice you’ll need to bring in your favorite heroes. and the villains to life on the page.
The New How To Guide is Waid’s latest interesting Marvel project. In 2019, Waid wrote History of the Marvel Universe, a six-issue mini-series featuring artists Javier Rodriguez and Álvaro López, in which Waid incorporated 80 years of Marvel continuity to create a timeline as close as possible to a definitive timeline for Marvel U.
To look for How to Create Comics the Marvel Way arrive in stores on July 5, 2022.