Marie Javins


Marie Javins is a writer, comic book creator, traveler, and blogger who alternates between roaming the planet by public bus, overseeing a line of comics and graphic novels for DC Comics, and writing books entirely unrelated to her day job. In 2001, she circumnavigated the world by surface transport live on In 2011, she did it again, but in reverse, this time allowing herself the use of airplanes.

Javins has written six books, coauthored two more, and updated another. She has also contributed to several anthologies and travel websites. Her Wander Woman blog appeared every Sunday on the UK’s Wanderlust magazine’s website for two years.

Known for her acclaimed work as an editor and colorist at Marvel Comics during the nineties, Javins has also edited for Scholastic, Radical, and colored Disney comic books for Gemstone Comics. She’s been involved in several independent publishing ventures and taught digital coloring at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Javins is a partner in Botfriend, a graphic novel packaging partnership with writer/editor Stuart Moore, who oversaw Marvel’s prose adaptation line she coedited from 2012-2015. From 2006-2013, she was in charge of THE 99 comic book series for a Kuwait-based media company.

Originally from Northern Virginia and currently living in Los Angeles, Javins considers herself a New Yorker-in-exile but has lived in Australia, Barcelona, Uganda, Namibia, New Jersey, Kuwait, Cairo, and Bali since the last time she called Manhattan home. She can say "hello," "thank you," and "how much" in seven languages.

About the Author

Recent Works

Art of Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel, 2014, author)

Art of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel, 2014, author)

Art of Thor: The Dark World (Marvel, 2013, coauthor)

Iron Man Extremis: the Novel  (Marvel, 2013, author)

Art of Iron Man 3 (Marvel, 2013, coauthor)

Wander Woman (Wanderlust magazine, 2011-13, blogger)

Marie’s World Tour 2011 (, 2011, blogger) WINNER-2013 Solas Awards for Brazzaville Blues

The Way to a Woman’s Heart (Perceptive Travel, 2010, author)

3-D World Tour Atlas for Children (Chronicle Books, 2008, author)

Bragging Rights: Antarctica (Perceptive Travel, 2008, author) WINNER-2009 Solas Awards

Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik (Seal Press, 2006, author)

Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey (Menasha Ridge Press, 2005, author)

Best in Tent Camping: Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press, 2004, update author)

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth (Rough Guides, 2007, contributor)

Journeys of a Lifetime (National Geographic, 2007, contributor)