Heather Antos Joining IDW’s Marvel Action Line
Yesterday, April, 16th, 2021, Heather Antos announced on Twitter that she’s joining IDW Publishing to once again edit the company’s amazing all-ages line of Star Wars and Marvel comic books. At Marvel Blog, we’re excited to have Antos back in the Marvel Multiverse family!
It is with GREAT pleasure that I announce I'm joining IDW Publishing, where I will once again be editing none other than their AMAZING line of Star Wars & Marvel comics! pic.twitter.com/TgQomxEjoC
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) April 16, 2021
Antos: The Awesome Administrator
Heather Antos is a big name in the comic industry, getting her start as an Assistant Editor at Marvel Comics before becoming one of the most sought after editors.
In 2018, she left Marvel for an e-sport company before joining Valiant Comics, eventually becoming the Senior Editor at the major comic publisher (all by the time she was 30-years-old). Next up, her exciting move to edit IDW’s Marvel Action line.
Comics ain't for the weak. pic.twitter.com/igDFtz2oIY
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) February 4, 2020
Marvel Action comics are a collaborative effort between IDW Publishing and Marvel Entertainment to enter the middle-grade reader market. The Marvel-licensed titles were first published in 2018 and feature our favorite Marvel heroes (and villains) in stories that serve as an accessible entry point to new fans of any age!
Antos is the perfect editorial fit for this unique and accessible content that is truly some of the funniest and most entertaining material in the in-print Marvel Multiverse (not to mention the Star Wars galaxy).
Pink Squadron: Marvelous Antos
Prior to Valiant, Antos worked at Marvel Comics from 2015 to 2018. While Antos was at Marvel, she helped to re-launch the publisher’s massive Star Wars line alongside Jordan B. White, including two of our favorite non-superhero comics: Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra.
Antos was also an editor on The Unbelievable Gwenpool at Marvel, a runway success with fans from the moment the character debuted in 2016. The first run of Gwenpool’s standalone series ran for 25 continuous issues, plus two one-shots.
As part of the initial marketing campaign, Antos even acted as a real world version of the eponymous character, which makes sense, the character was inspired by the editor herself! Fun fact, she told The Beats’ Alexander Lu that – through social media – she’d interact directly with fans as Gwenpool herself! Jeff the Landshark would be proud!
In 2021, the editor sat down with GamesRadar for an interview about the process of co-creating the titular character, and she told the publication that she believes the character’s success is because Gwenpool’s relatable to audiences.
Lil' bb Gwen came to see me! pic.twitter.com/PGwtqapUOf
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) October 6, 2019
“Gwen maybe even more so because she is, at her core, such a comic book fan and a ‘stuck’ creative. She points out the ironies of comic book lore while still getting sucked into the universe to fight for her own survival. She’s living every comic book fan’s dream!,” said Antos.
Marvel Blog readers, will you be picking up some of IDW’s Marvel Action comics? Let us know which stories are your favorites in the comments section!