I mentioned in another thread that Denny O’Neil sent Bleeding Cool Notes from his class at New York University. On 2009.
Google bleeding cool denny o’neil comic book class fall 2009. #1
To get fist. Class notes. The notes are from #1. to #9. plus #13 and #21 exist.
Half of the recommended reading is on screen writing, which is similar to comic book scripts in many ways. Many of these books are not available, at least on Kindle. Look up Hero Journey on Wikipedia. The New York Times has a short article on the American Monomyth. I read Peter David’s book and all I remember is four types of stories man against man, self, society and nature.
We submitted summaries of several ideas for a comic book and a script, in comic book format, for a complete issue.
Sample page of a script are in the Free DC Nation issues 4, 5, 6. The role of an editor is covered on one page in issue 6. Denny covered that in the course. He was the Batman editor for several years.
Denny hated writing Superman stories. The problem in writing Superman and the Flash is stopping them from solving the problem on page two. The problem in group books like Justice League is why is a group needed when any one of the heroes could solve similar problems in their solo books. So haul out the kryptonite, or create a natural disaster to occupy him, and divide the less powered members in small group of two or three to solve multiple problems. Show the character at the beginning of the story and at the end, and give him plenty of action at these points, so the reader doesn’t feel cheated.
I think that was why Wally West quit the New Teen Titans. He is too powerful a character not to solve most problems quickly.