Andy Schmidt

Peter Andrewes "Andy" Schmidt is an American comic book editor and writer. He is best known for his work at Marvel and is now editing and writing at other companies.

Andy Schmidt
BornPeter Andrewes Schmidt[1]
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Challenger Deep


At Marvel Schmidt was an Associate Editor and mainly worked on the "Marvel Heroes" group of titles under Tom Brevoort. In 2006 he oversaw the "Annihilation" storyline, a major event involving a range of Marvel's cosmic characters.[2][3][4][5]

In June 2008 it was announced that Schmidt had left Marvel and went to work for IDW Publishing, editing Star Trek[6] and the revival of G.I. Joe.[7] He has also taken up comic writing, with his first series being Challenger Deep at Boom! Studios,[8] with an announced three-issue comic book adaptation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.[9][10]

He owns and teaches at Comics Experience, a school dedicated to teaching comics writers and artists.[11][12]

In February 2020 it was announced that Schmidt will be scripting Generation One: Age of Mysteries for DC Comics. [13]






  • The Insider's Guide To Creating Comics And Graphic Novels (176 pages, Impact, February 2009, ISBN 1-60061-022-6)


  1. ^ Q+A with Andy Schmidt: Do something you love, Impact Books, February 9, 2009
  2. ^ The Power Cosmic: Andy Schmidt talks "Annihilation", Comic Book Resources, December 15, 2005
  3. ^ "Annihilation Editor Andy Schmidt: 'War Report'" Archived 2011-05-23 at the Wayback Machine. Comics Bulletin, June 23, 2006
  4. ^ "Keith Giffen & Andy Schmidt Answer Your "Annihilation" Questions, Part 1". Comic Book Resources. February 20, 2006
  5. ^ "Keith Giffen & Andy Schmidt Answer Your "Annihilation" Questions, Part 2". Comic Book Resources. February 21, 2006 Archived October 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Andy Schmidt: IDW's Star Trek Captain Archived December 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, December 15, 2008
  7. ^ Schmidt to Oversee G.I. Joe at IDW Publishing, Comic Book Resources, June 4, 2008
  8. ^ Rogers Vaneta (August 20, 2008). "Andy Schmidt on Boom's Challenger Deep". Newsarama.
  9. ^ Lorah, Micahel C. (February 7, 2009). "NYCC '09 - IDW - Dr Who Monthly and More". Newsarama.
  10. ^ Arrant, Chris (May 4, 2009). "Adapting Wrath of Khan - 27 Years Later". Newsarama.
  11. ^ "Andy Schmidt Teaches with Comics Experience". Comic Book Resources. November 16, 2007
  12. ^ Dallas, Keith (November 16, 2007). "A Professional Comics Experience With Andy Schmidt". Comics Bulletin.
  13. ^ "DC Presents Generation One: Age Of Mysteries" DC Comics. February 13, 2020
  14. ^ Th3rd World's "Creature Feature": Spawn of Cheesy Horror!, Newsarama, August 7, 2008

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