Create your own Marvel comic strip with the "Create Your Own" app

So you want to create Marvel-esque comic strips, but there is just one small problem; you can't draw. In today's world, that's no problem at all thanks to the upcoming Marvel Create Your Own app. Developed by Marvel in conjunction with TapTap comics, the app allows you to create a comic book adventure, edit it to make it your own, and share it with friends, family and Marvel fans.

Using the app, you select from a group of Marvel characters. Once you pick one, you select the "camera" angle, change the pose and pick the background. You can set the layout for your comic and create the dialogue. But you need to be careful about what you have your characters say. Marvel has posted a long list of topics that are not allowed which include:

  • Content that could frighten or upset young children or the parents of young children.
  • Prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
  • Contraceptives.
  • Depictions of alcohol (hard liquor, beer, wine, etc.), tobacco (cigars, cigarettes, etc.), or drugs (marijuana, etc.).
  • Sexually explicit images (pornography, etc.).
  • Nudity.
  • Suggestive or revealing images (bare midriffs, lets, etc.).
  • Sensationalism (killer bees, gossip, aliens, scandal, etc.).
  • Potentially slanderous or libelous content.
  • Politics (lobbyists, PAC sites, political campaigns, alternative lifestyle advocates).
  • Gambling (excluding state lotteries, sweepstakes and fantasy leagues).
  • Graphic violence (including certain types of game sites) unless approved by Tap Tap on a case-by-case basis.
  • Death.
  • Discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

And this isn't the entire list!

Even though your content is being watered down, you still might find this app to be a great outlet for your hidden creativity. Right now, you can click on the sourcelink to receive an email notice when the app is available to install on your phone.

source: MarvelCreateYourOwn



1. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Actually it looks promising, If it was there when I was a child (and if there was smartphone back then :D , then I would totally download it and try to make some comics ) But I am surprised that they are against violence because I think most if not all of their superheroes use their hands and legs to beat bad people. (Maybe that is why they say depends on Tap Tap approve)

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

All those 'restrictions' I find to be the same that Commercial Comics writers are limited to.

3. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

You're kidding right? " Content that could frighten or upset young children or the parents of young children." The main Avengers villain is Thanos who is in love with Death and goes on murderous rampages to impress her. "Depictions of alcohol (hard liquor, beer, wine, etc.), tobacco (cigars, cigarettes, etc.), or drugs (marijuana, etc.)." Wolverine Smokes Constantine Smokes Deadpool is a drinker and drug user "Politics (lobbyists, PAC sites, political campaigns, alternative lifestyle advocates)." The X-Men is literally a political comic created from the Civil Rights Movement with Xavier being MLK and Magneto being Malcolm X. I mean Commercial Comics goes against every single one of those points...when was the last time you read a comic? 1970s Archie? Hell even Archie dies taking a bullet for Kevin.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Death." Almost every single character in marvel dead in some universe.. Even Wolverine and Deadpool have their own book about how they kill most of X-men members. (Jean Grey did that too, but as part of other book)

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Now Disney owns Marvel... slowly it will be reconned where every central figure is a Disney Princess. Then they'll go back and edit all firearms to be walkie-talkies, and even Wolverine's claws will be tickle-fingers.

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