I’m pleased to announce I’m writing for the Magic: The Gathering show for Netflix! More info on the show can be found here.
Friday March 29th
3pm in Room 207 – Engage Your Students in STEM with Graphic Novels
5pm at Booth 1109 – IDW Transformers Signing
Sunday March 31st
10:30am in Room 213AB – The Saving Throw Guide to Superhero RPGs
11:30am in Room North 200B – Women on The Dark Side
1:30 pm at Booth 1101 – Batgirl Signing with DC Comics
Marvel Rising is a new animated franchise from Marvel Animation starring the next generation of heroes: Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Inferno, Patriot, America Chavez and Quake.
I have had the honor of helping launch this new franchise by writing a movie, a 22-minute animated special and a series of shorts that are all available to watch on the Marvel HQ Youtube channel.
Start with Marvel Rising: Initiation, a series of animated shorts, which introduce Gwen Stacy, aka Ghost Spider, as she tries to clear her name by catching the criminal who framed her for the murder of her best friend. Along the way she’ll meet new super heroes, Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Quake and Patriot.
Then watch Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, a full-length animated movie, which follows Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl, as they discover a secret Kree plot to take over the world with Inhuman soldiers. Along the way they’ll need to recruit Inferno and America Chavez with help of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, and her partner, Patriot. Together, they’ll form the Secret Warriors, Marvel’s next generation of heroes.
Finally, watch Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts, a 22-minute animated special, where Ghost Spider returns to action hot on the heels of her nemesis, Sheath, but finds that she’s not operating alone, Sheath’s’s teamed up with Exile, a powerful Inhuman. When the Secret Warriors show up chasing Exile, Ghost Spider will have to learn to work with the team of young heroes to defeat them and possibly clear her name with the chief of police, Captain Stacy, her estranged father.
It’s been a joy writing Marvel Rising. I can’t wait for you to see what I have coming up next. As always you can keep up to date with my work by subscribing to my newsletter or following me on Twitter. Until next time…
Marvel just released the first trailer for Marvel Rising: Initiation. Initiation will be released as six animated shorts first appearing on Disney XD on August 13th.
These six shorts will introduce some of the characters appearing in the feature length animated movie, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. I am so thankful for the opportunity to write these shorts and the movie.
Watch the trailer below and check out Entertainment Weekly for more info about Marvel Rising.
I’m heading down to San Diego Comic-Con this month and that means getting to play my favorite road trip game: Marvel Music Mash-Ups! It’s not all actually Marvel songs, but you put on a random song playlist and try to decide who each song is about. For example:
Broken – lovelytheband – This is definitely Ash and Michael from Star Trek Discovery (Just be together you two!!!). The appeal to embrace your imperfections, the allusion to a family/community that’s all around you but somehow a little separate from you, it all works for me.
Anyway, feel free to tweet me your favorite mash-up. And once you get down there drop by and say ‘hi’ at one of my events below:
12pm to 1pm – Booth 2743 – IDW Transformers Signing
3:15pm to 4:15pm – Room 6DE – Marvel Animation: Marvel Rising panel
5pm to 5:45pm – Booth 2329 – Marvel Rising signing
Noon to 1pm – Booth 1915 – DC Comics Signing
3pm to 4pm – Room 6DE – DC Batman Family panel
Noon to 1pm – Room 29AB – My First Comic panel
2pm to 3pm – Booth 2800 – First Second Books signing
3pm to 4pm – Booth 2743 – IDW Transformers signing
12:30pm to 1:30pm – Room 6DE – Women of Marvel panel
Happy Book Birthday, Science Comics: Robots and Drones!
That’s right, everyone! My newest book with amazing artist Jacob Chabot is now available pretty much everywhere books are sold. That means you can get it right now at your local book store, or visit my publisher’s site where they have links to a bunch of book sellers. A lot of libraries will have it too.
I just want to say thank you to my team at First Second, Dave, Gina, Mark, Calista, Robyn, Kiara, Andrew, Molly, Rob, John and Stephen for helping get this book published. Thank you to the incredible Jacob Chabot for bringing all my crazy ideas to life on the page. Thank you to our expert consultants James and Sabina, who answered all my tough questions. Finally, a huge thank you to all the librarians, teachers, and parents who help kids discover science through Science Comics.
Now, what are you waiting for there’s a whole book of robots to go read about, get to it!
Hi Everyone! This is weekend is WonderCon 2018 in Anaheim. I’ll be there Friday and Saturday and here’s where you can find me:
Friday March 23rd
1:30 PM – Room 213AB – Life in the Weird City: Urban Fantasy Panel
Explore familiar and not so familiar metropolitan areas with WonderCon Special Guest Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Stephen Blackmoore (necromancer Eric Carter series), Rachel Marks (Otherborn, The Dark Cycle series), Mishell Baker (The Arcadia Project), and Mairghread Scott (The City on the Other Side), assisted by Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.
2:45 to 3:30 PM – Author Signing Area in the rear of Hall A – Life in the Weird City: Urban Fantasy Author Signing
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Transformers Signing at the IDW Booth #1109
Saturday March 24th
12:30 PM – Room 300D – Marvel Animation: From Pencil to Screen Panel
Marvel Animation presents a behind-the-scenes journey through all aspects of production and development.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Transformers Signing at the IDW Booth #1109
4:00 PM Room 210 – Writing Great Dialogue
Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn’t work? Animation writers including Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West), Jim Krieg (Justice League Action, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Rescue Bots),and Matt Wayne (Niko and the Sword of Light,Cannon Busters) talk about how you craft a great line.
7:00 PM – Room 209 – Women on the Dark Side Panel
Susan Lee (Wraith of Love, Shadow of the Knight) brings together a panel of women who aren’t afraid to explore the darker side of creation or to delve into the shadows of the heart and mind, whether it’s in comic books, literature, or film. Other panelists include Maria Alexander (Snowed), Mairghread Scott (Toil & Trouble, Transformers: Till All Are One), and Bel Deliá (The Tangle, The Tunnel). Moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press).
Sunday March 25th – I will not be attending the show.
I hope to see you there!
DC Comics just released their solicitations for all their new comics in June and I am writing Green Arrow #41 with art by Matthew Clark and an awesome cover by Tyler Kirkham!
In my story, Ollie escorts a dangerous prisoner during transport for the Justice league, a prisoner he is specifically suited to guard, the dangerous Parasite!
Nothing could possibly go wrong… right? RIGHT?!?
Be sure to pre-order my awesome two-part story at your local comic shop to see what happens when Ollie gets in way over his head.
Marvel just announced that season 3 of my show, “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” will debut Sunday March 18th at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and DisneyNOW with a special one-hour telecast!
Season 3 was a ton of fun to work on as a writer and a consulting producer. The Guardians are of course going to be getting into tons of trouble as they find themselves having to escape the clutches of the Collector.
Check out the full announcement here which includes a cool video and be sure to watch Sunday.
I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, March 1st to March 4th. Here’s My schedule:
Thursday 3/1 – 12:45pm – Great Graphic Novels for Kids panel at the Seattle Public Library, Level 4, Room 2
Sunday 3/4 – 12:30pm City on the Other Side signing with Robin Robinson at the First Second Booth #1602 (Limited to 20 copies)
Sadly, I don’t have a table. But that doesn’t mean we can’t chat! If you want a book signed or a selfie while I’m there, I’d be happy to meet you on the floor. Just tweet me at @MairghreadScott and we’ll arrange the details.
I hope to see you there!