With over 20 years of experience in the comics medium, writer RON MARZ has done and seen it all. Having worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image and pretty much everyone else, Marz brings a unique perspective to his column, SHELF LIFE!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Recently returned from conventions in London and Seattle, Ron Marz discusses the upside of leaving family behind to travel to conventions so that you can catch up with and extend your convention family.
With the entire first season of "House of Cards" available to stream on Netflix and the first "Ravine" graphic novel on sale now, Ron examines the increasing trend toward "binge" consuming.