How to sustain a 50 year comics career with legendary writer and creator of The New Teen Titans Marv Wolfman

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This is my first new guest on my podcast in over 18 months.

I’m so thrilled to be back, and I’m excited to get back to it. This podcast has always been near and dear to me. It’s the one thing I always regretted giving up, so to be able to be back on the air is very special to me.

I wanted to give you a guest as special as this moment entails, and that was a tall order. I have been planning this launch for over a year, and almost immediately I knew who I wanted to kick us off.

My good friend Marv Wolfman. Marv is a living legend in comics and one of the most successful creators working today. I say that without an ounce of sarcasm, either.

Marv has had a 50+ year career. He created the Teen Titans, Deathstroke, Nova, Blade, and hundreds of others, as well as writing every character you can imagine. He was the editor in chief of Marvel comics for a time, as well as Disney comics, and more. He's also the architect of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, with CW is retelling through all five of their shows.

This was a treat to record, and I’ve been planning this whole relaunch on this interview. I was a wee bit nervous, but I think it turned out amazing.

Listen to this episode if you want to learn:

  • How to develop a character that enters the public zeitgeist
  • The biggest change to creating in the last 50 years
  • How to break down a story that keeps readers guessing
  • How to build a sustainable career

And more.

If you liked this episode, go find Marv on Facebook, Twitter, or on his website at:

http://www.marvwolfman.com/marv/frontpage.html

Make sure to subscribe to this podcast, too, and visit www.thecompletecreative.com for tons of awesome resources that can help you build your own creative career.

The free course I talked about in the intro can be found at www.thecompletecreative.com/fbc

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