Shaun Manning

Staff Writer
Ann Arbor, MI

I started reading comics with a ratty copy of Marvel's "Transformers" #1, followed in short order by such memorable titles as "Alf" and "Madballs." After growing out of those, I came back to comics when a friend bought me the "Death of Superman" trade--event comics work! I followed the characters seen there into "Justice League," which, rummaging through back issues, got me hooked on Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire's "JLI," still one of my absolute favorite series. I read Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen's "House of Secrets" long before I was ready, which cemented my interest in Vertigo and other Mature Readers and indie books. Now, I've been reading comics longer than I haven't and enjoy a little bit of everything.

I have written for CBR since 2006. By day I am an Academic Marketing Manager for the University of Michigan Press, which is awesome in an entirely different way.

Illustration by Jesse Gregg

FIRST COMIC: Marvel's "Transformers" #1

FAVORITE CHARACTER: I tend to follow creators more than characters, but I'll probably always read "Hellblazer" and I'm a sucker for a good Batman story.

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SDCC: "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom" Premiere

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

The voice cast of the latest LEGO superhero movie are on hand to celebrate "Attack of the Legion of Doom" with fans.

SDCC: Fox Presents "Deadpool," "Fantastic Four," "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fox's upcoming slate of superhero films come to Comic-Con, with cast and footage from "Deadpool," "Fantastic 4," "X-Men: Apocalypse" -- and maybe more.

SDCC: Joss Whedon Talks "Buffy," "Firefly" & More

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

"Buffy" and "Firefly" creator and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon holds forth for an hour at Comic-Con -- and may have a few surprises.

SDCC: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Devours Con, Properly

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

Matt Smith took the stage for a double bill of undead films, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Patient Zero."

SDCC: "Batman v. Superman" Takes Spotlight, "Green Lantern Corps" Announced

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot lead the charge at the "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" presentation, and the "Suicide Squad" gets a cameo.

SDCC: “Orphan Black” Looks to Season 4

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, and more cast and crew talk about the revelations of the past season and what’s coming up for the clones in season 4.

SDCC: Superman’s New Journey

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Neal Adams launches "Coming of the Supermen," Max Landis's "Superman: American Alien," and the Super-creators talk "Truth" at Comic-Con!

SDCC: "Lucifer" Arrives on Earth

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Tom Ellis, Lauren German, and more cast and crew were on hand to discuss the "Lucifer" pilot premiere and answer fan questions.

SDCC: “Firefly’s” Alan Tudyk Becomes a “Con Man”

Thu, July 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and all of their friends came together to discuss the Indiegogo-funded webseries about the convention experience.

SDCC: Capaldi, Coleman Talk “Doctor Who”

Thu, July 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Capaldi makes his Comic-Con “Who” debut with co-stars Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez.

SDCC: Grant Morrison’s New-Old Mythology

Thu, July 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison talks about his work with on “18 Days” with Graphic India, the debut of "Avatarex" on Humble Bundle, and the hope of superheroes.

C2E2: Waid and Willingham Attempt To "Fix Comics"

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writers and political opposites Mark Waid and Bill Willingham discuss a wide range of topics including cosplay, minority voices, politics and more.

C2E2: Ramsey, Staite & More Discuss Playing TV’s Unsung Heroes

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Arrow's" David Ramsey, "Firefly's" Jewel Staite, "Once Upon a Time's" Raphael Sbarge and "Merlin's" Eoin Macken shared tales about playing unsung heroes.

C2E2: Geof Darrow Talks Career, Moebius & Unfinished "Shaolin Cowboy" Film

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The artist spoke about his art and his relationship with Moebius before showing test animation from a never-completed "Shaolin Cowboy" movie.

C2E2: Paul Feig And The Crew Explore "Other Space"

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

The director of the "Ghostbusters" reboot was joined at C2E2 by cast members of his sci-fi parody “Other Space” to discuss the show’s origins and new frontiers.

C2E2: Snyder, Jock, Fawkes & More Talk Image Comics' Horror

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Jock, Ray Fawkes, Jason Howard and more Image creators explained what makes a comic terrifying.

C2E2: Spotlight on Stan Lee

Sun, April 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary creator Stan Lee met with fans at C2E2 in a lively panel discussion, announcing he'll appear in "a bigger role" in Kevin Smith's next film.

C2E2: Allie and Mack Break the Rules for "Fight Club 2"

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Mack and Dark Horse editor Scott Allie spoke with fans about "Fight Club 2," debuting next week for Free Comic Book Day.

Cox and D'Onofrio Talk "Daredevil" Influences and Challenges

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

With less than a week until Netflix's "Daredevil" debut, stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio indulged in a Reddit AMA.

WC15: Bloodshot, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and Harbinger Open Valiant's "Book of Death"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant has released a series of teaser images suggesting dire fates for its major heroes in its upcoming "Book of Death" event.

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