Whenever a comic book publisher screws something up and people complain about it, the excuse is always that readers “just don’t understand comics.” Well, Marvel is finally going to do something about it, as this April, they’ll publish How to Read Comics the Marvel Way #1 by Christopher Hastings and Scott Koblish. The book will teach readers how to understand complex concepts like pictures and words together. No longer will funny books be a mystery… well, unless you try to buy them. But hopefully, Hastings and Koblish are already working on How to Buy Comics the Marvel Way which explains all about senseless super-mega-crossover event tie-ins, endless #1 issue relaunches, and why it costs $4 to $5 to buy a single chapter of a larger story.
Check out the solicit below!
HOW TO READ COMICS THE MARVEL WAY #1 WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS WITH ART BY SCOTT KOBLISH AND COVER BY DAVID NAKAYAMA
THE UNIVERSAL GATEWAY TO THE HOUSE OF IDEAS!
“I tried to read it, but I just got lost.” This HAS happened to you, True Believer! You hand your intelligent friend a comic book, eagerly anticipating future conversation, only to have it returned months later, half read. What went wrong?
Comics can be like a foreign language—if you don’t learn them young, you might need extra help and motivation to catch on. Other clever cartoonists and scribes have shared their theories of the grammar of comics, but it’s never before been done in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Well, get ready, because Mysterio has trapped your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man in a comic book, and he’s going to help you navigate through the gutters, balloons, panels, pencils and more so you can follow along while he figures out how to escape and save the day!
From writer Christopher Hastings (UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL) and artist Scott Koblish (DEADPOOL), two artists who know the rules well enough to break them, comes your all-purpose guide to reading comics AND understanding how they work, hidden in an in-universe story you won’t want to miss! For the totally green, it’s a welcome mat; for the seasoned reader, a peek under the hood. Can we pull it off?! There’s only one way to find out!