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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C2E2: Walker, Seaton, Jennings & Robinson Talk Black Male Representation in Comics

Wed, March 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writers David Walker, John Jennings and other black creators discuss recognizing and defeating stereotypes, and instilling hope in future generations.

C2E2: John Cusack Reflects on His Career, Music and Breaking the Rules

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Film

Appearing in front of a hometown crowd, the actor discussed his work on such films as "Grosse Pointe Blank," "Love & Mercy" and "Being John Malkovich."

C2E2: Chloe Bennet Reveals Her (In)Humanity

Sun, March 20th, 2016 | Category: TV

The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." actress spoke about her experiences on the show and what's in store for the rest of season 3.

C2E2: Knight Falls on Snyder and Capullo's "Batman"

Sun, March 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With their celebrated run concluding in April's "Batman" #51, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo hosted a Dark Knight retrospective.

C2E2: Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh Talk "Supergirl's" Successes

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: TV

With the imminent crossover with "The Flash" and a second season looking very likely, the actresses discuss the influence of "Supergirl."

Sam Raimi and Lucy Lawless Join New Blood For "Ash Vs. Evil Dead"

Fri, October 30th, 2015 | Category: TV

The producers and cast of "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" discuss bringing the cult horror franchise to television, and working with star Bruce Campbell.

"LEGO Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron" Mixes Action, Humor & Fan-Favorite Scenes

Fri, October 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Bringing down the power of LEGO Thor's Mjolnir on a fleet of cars proves to be as satisfying as you'd hope.

Bruce Campbell Enjoys 'No Restrictions' in "Ash Vs. Evil Dead"

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: TV

The action star discusses his return to an iconic character, the creative reunion with Lucy Lawless and Sam Raimi, and (not) being recognized.

What Does "Diversity" Mean in Today's Comic Book Industry?

Thu, October 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker, Chad Coleman, Shawn Pryor, Scott Snyder and more discuss the value of representation, with #BlackComicsMonth just the beginning.

NYCC: Jason O'Mara & Gaius Charles Unite in "Batman: Bad Blood"

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

The actors reveal what goes into their iconic roles when Batwing takes to the spotlight as Batman goes AWOL.

NYCC: Oliva & Tucker Spill on "Batman: Bad Blood," Hint at Animated Crossover Event

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Director Jay Oliva and Producer James Tucker discuss developing their animated DC continuity, saying there's the potential to develop "our own 'Crisis.'"

NYCC: LEGO Heroes Return in "Justice League: Cosmic Clash"

Sun, October 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

Troy Baker, Phil LaMarr, and more discuss the next DC LEGO movie and debut the first footage.

NYCC: Bruce Campbell Is Sure "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" Will Get A Second Season

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Although there's been no official announcement, the star claims social-media response is enough to convince the network to say "Hail to the king, baby."

NYCC: Image Creators Make the Weird Real

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Keatinge, and Leila del Duca discuss making unusual concepts feel natural.

NYCC: Cinemax's "Outcast" Possesses the Con

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Robert Kirkman, star Patrick Fugit, and more discuss their next horror television series ahead of its debut in 2016.

NYCC: Cast of "Batman: Bad Blood" Reveal First Footage

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Voice actors Jason O’Mara and Gaius Charles joing director Jay Oliva and more to debut scenes from the original animated feature.

NYCC: Marvel Animation Announces Holiday Special

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

Joe Quesada and friends spotlight what's next for "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and other animated series.

Royal Mail Reveals "Star Wars" Postage

Sat, September 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fans in the UK (and collectors worldwide) can buy stamps featuring characters from "The Force Awakens" as well as classic "Star Wars" heroes.

COMIC REEL: Meet the hunters of "Heroes Reborn," writer talks "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Sat, September 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

NBC introduces the baddies of "Heroes Reborn," "Wynonna Earp" gets read, "Apocalypse" is nigh, and more in today's Comic Reel!

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.