Ron Marz

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Shelf Life - 1/16

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With this week's release of a new Bruce Springsteen album, Ron Marz explores his discovery of Springsteen's work, and the influence of the Boss on his own writing.

Shelf Life - 1/02

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, in a very personal column, Ron Marz reflects on the recent death of his mother, who had suffered from Alzheimer's for the last decade.

Shelf Life - 12/05

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ron talks to an art collector who is on a quest to collect all the original pages from a "Green Lantern Annual" that Ron wrote. What's so special about it?

Shelf Life - 11/14

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ron Marz announces two new projects that hold special meaning for him, Sunday strip-style adaptations of works by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Shelf Life - 10/31

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Ender's Game" movie in theaters tomorrow, Ron Marz says he's avoiding the film because of author Orson Scott Card's history of homophobia.

Shelf Life - 10/24

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ron shares his con diary from Cleveland Comic Con in a bonus column featuring a visit to the Superman house and time with Green Lantern collaborator Darryl Banks.

Shelf Life - 10/17

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz talks about spending some time away from comics, writing for Activision's "Skylanders: SWAP Force" video game and putting words in Patrick Warburton's mouth.

Shelf Life - 10/03

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ron Marz juggles answers to the question of how to properly maintain balance between your writing life and the rest of your life. Do you have what it takes?

Shelf Life - 9/19

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh from the Baltimore Comic Con, and gearing up for three more convention appearances in the next month, Ron recounts some of the gifts he's received from generous fans.

Shelf Life - 9/05

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Ron Marz has some thoughts about ideas, including one particular idea that waited almost 20 years between origination and actual publication and the twists and turns in between.

Shelf Life - 8/23

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz talks about the unique creative freedoms of working for Crossgen, who did not have editors, and the "off-model" issues that resulted in some of his favorite comics.

Shelf Life - 8/08

Thu, August 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz breaks down an even dozen of his "secret handshake" comic books, single issues beloved by creators but that might not be as well known by readers at large.

Shelf Life - 7/11

Thu, July 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With Comic-Con International: San Diego fast approaching, Ron Marz recounts one of the more... bizarre experiences he's ever had a convention featuring an unexpected dinner guest.

Shelf Life - 6/27

Thu, June 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Aspiring writers often ask their favorite creators to read their scripts, and in his latest column Ron Marz examines the familiar question and provides an alternative avenue for feedback.

Shelf Life - 6/13

Thu, June 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Just prior to seeing "Man of Steel" on the big screen, Ron talks about his near limitless affection for Superman as a character, including the thrill he felt writing several of his adventures.

Shelf Life - 5/30

Thu, May 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Looking back at the earliest days of his career, Ron revisits his time on "Silver Surfer" and laments the troubled history of "Dangerous Artifacts," a little-seen Surfer project with Claudio Castellini.

Shelf Life - 5/02

Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

What's a typical day like for a working comic book writer? Ron Marz walks us through last Wednesday, when he was finishing a script, putting an FCBD issue to bed, prepping for C2E2 and more.

Shelf Life - 4/18

Thu, April 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz looks at the pleasures of DIY comic books and the sense of satisfaction that it engenders, specifically focusing on his early days and his new comic "The Protectors."

Shelf Life - 4/04

Thu, April 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In light of recent creator departures from high-profile books, Ron examines the reasons why creators end their runs prematurely using his own work on "Thor" and "Superboy" as examples.

Shelf Life - 3/21

Thu, March 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz looks back at the Marvel-DC mash-up, Amalgam Comics, and how his work on "Doctor Strangefate" with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Nowlan gave him a case of stage fright.

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