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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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.

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.