How to Work for Marvel Comics
Our world first heard of the Avengers superhero team more than 50 years ago, but Earth's Mightiest Heroes are stronger than ever, dominating movies, TV, and of course, the Marvel comic books where the team’s story was first told. Marvel recently joined forces with Adobe to create a new dream team: four talented students who illustrated a custom Avengers comic book that debuted at the June 2015 Comic-Con.
Marvel does not hand out opportunities like this lightly. As Jonathan Rheingold (vice president of custom solutions at Marvel) says, “Marvel’s characters are sacred.” But instead of being relegated to a minor role, the students had an extraordinary amount of artistic control. They also gained real-world work experience and a printed portfolio piece. That’s almost as good as an Infinity Stone.