Comic Book Script Archive Adds New Script From Kurt Busiek

scriptarchivecoverA new script has been added to the Comic Book Script Archive, presented by Comics Experience–

  • Astro City #18 by writer Kurt Busiek

The Astro City series marks its 20th anniversary this year! Initially published by Image Comics beginning in 1995, the series has been collected in a total of eleven volumes since, and now has its publishing home at Vertigo.

ACv3n18_cover_smCreated by Busiek – with art by Brent Anderson, and covers and character designs by Alex RossAstro City centers on the events and superhero characters within the title metropolis. Harvard professor Stephen Burt has written about Astro City’s complexity and sophistication, calling it “stories that look like classic superhero comics but feel closer to literary fiction.”

Our thanks to Kurt Busiek for providing this script!

The archive, founded by Tim Simmons, is an educational resource showcasing more than 100 comic book scripts written by some of the biggest names in the comics industry.

Comics Experience is working to continue building this free resource. If you are a pro writer for one of the top comics publishers and you’d like to donate a script, please contact Comics Experience at

The Comic Book Script Archive may be accessed right here or via the “Scripts” menu item on

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Nicole Boose