Some Thoughts on Writing Comic Book Scripts and More

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Nick Marino interview with Nikesh Shukla

I was honored to answer some great questions from author Nikesh Shukla about writing comic books for his latest newsletter. It was a fantastic experience and I was stoked to realize some things about myself and my scripts along the way.

Nick Marino on how to write a good comic book script

Have you picked up Nikesh's new Spider-Man India #1 yet? It's a fantastic debut issue and some of the best classic Spidey storytelling I've read in a while.

Spider-Man India #1

Speaking of the ol' Web-Head, I was recently included in Nostalgic Comic Shop's Unofficial Spider-Man Art Show to celebrate the release of Across the Spider-Verse. I doodled a wild piece called "Face It Tiger" full of twisting, writhing, and dripping lines.

Nick Marino at Nostalgic Comic Shop

'Face It Tiger' by Nick Marino

As for what's next, Rosie and I have a Godzilla signing planned with Things From Another World in Universal CityWalk for Friday, June 30th. Looking forward to talking about monsters and making some new friends there.

Signings and Events This May

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah hits comic shops on Wed May 10 and I've got a few fun events over the course of the month to celebrate its release.

The weekend before it drops I'll be at Geoffrey's Comics in Torrance, CA for our holiest of holidays, Free Comic Book Day. A bunch of wonderful friends are joining me for FCBD on Sat May 6 including my spectacular wife Rosie Knight, Mark Martinez, James F Wright, Johnny Parker II, Pearl Low, Nathaniel Osollo, David Mariotte, Rebecca Ann, and more.

Saturday, May 6 in Torrance

On release day I'll be at Nostalgic Comic Shop in San Gabriel, CA to sign copies of Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah starting at noon and hanging out until around closing time. Come through and talk about comics with me.

Wednesday, May 10 in San Gabriel

Finally, Godzilla Day 2 smashes your way on Sat May 27 at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach, CA. We're not just celebrating my throwdown between Biollante and Destoroyah but also tons of other great Godzilla stories. Along with Rosie, Mark, and James, our buddy Brenda Chi will be there as well as Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah's variant cover artist, Andrew MacLean, and more.

Saturday, May 27 in Long Beach

(Also, my collaborator on Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah, Sean Dove, will be singing at Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago on Sat May 13. So make sure to go see him if that's in your neck of the woods.)

IDW Panel at WonderCon 2023, New Godzilla Cover, and Upcoming Signings

Monday, March 27th, 2023

I was a panelist on "IDW in Depth: Mind-Blowing Concepts, Characters, and Comics" and had a fantastic time at WonderCon in Anaheim last weekend.

WonderCon 2023

I was joined by some wonderful creators to share about our latest tales, getting into the nuts and bolts of making comics and telling fun stories.

IDW panel at WonderCon 2023

The audience was terrific and I was thrilled to talk about Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah. I discussed the kickass kaiju at the core of our comic and dug into the setting of our story, Pittsburgh.

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah, WonderCon 2023

Over at, Gary Catig has a roundup of our panel, including a nice shot of our full lineup and a teaser of Sean Dove's inks that was shared by IDW.

IDW panel WonderCon 2023, photo by Gary Catig

Godzilla Rivals teaser, photo by Gary Catig

Also, a new cover for our Godzilla Rivals issue has been revealed! This incredible art is by longtime friend Camila Fortuna, who absolutely crushed this beastly battle.

Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah cover RI by Camila Fortuna

As I write this, there's one week left to preorder Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah. Let your comic shop know you want it because every single preorder counts!

Speaking of comic shops, I'm currently planning signings for May. On FCBD I'll be at Geoffrey's Comics in Torrance. On Godzilla Rivals release day (tentatively May 10th) I'll be at Nostalgic Comic Shop in San Gabriel. And the weekend following its release on May 27 I'll be at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach. I hope to see you at one (or all!) of those events.

Godzilla Rivals signing at Nostalgic Comic Shop