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: Quentin Tarantino and a Blast of Dynamite

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Django/Zorro" crossover team of Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, and Matt Wagner join Nick Barrucci to celebrate ten years of Dynamite.

SDCC: Kirkman and Company Go Skybound

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and creators from his Skybound imprint including Joshua Williamson and Khary Randolph talk about their latest projects at Comic-Con International.

SDCC: Sony Pictures Raises "Goosebumps," Displays "Pixels"

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jack Black and director Rob Letterman discussed their adaptation of R.L. Stine’s books, while Chris Columbus offered a peek at his video games-come-to-life comedy.

SDCC: Vaughan, Snyder, and More on their Image Comics Success

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image giants Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Josh Williamson, Kyle Higgins, Joe Kelly, and Brian K. Vaughan chat with fans at Comic-Con International about the art of writing.

SDCC: Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" Series Coming to Disney XD

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With their big screen debut less than a week away, the Guardians of the Galaxy are preparing to conquer animation with an all-new Disney XD show.

SDCC: Stephen Wacker Spotlights Marvel Animation

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jeph Loeb, Stephen Wacker, and their Amazing Friends discuss "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," "Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," "Avengers Assemble," and more.

SDCC: DC's No Boundaries Panel Spotlights "Harley Quinn," "Grayson"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson" writers Tim Seeley and Tom King and "Harley Quinn's" Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner talk about the latest wave of the New 52.

SDCC: Marvel Reassembles the Avengers

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, and Axel Alonso discussed major changes in the Avengers lineup, including the female Thor, Falcon's new role as Captain America, and more.

SDCC: Across the Spider-Verse

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Spider-Verse" event bringing untold legions of Spider-Men together in November, writers Dan Slott and Mark Waid take to the stage at Comic-Con International to discuss the series.

SDCC: Miller, Morrison, Snyder and More Celebrate 75 Years of Batman

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman turns 75, and party guests include Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O'Neil, and Scott Snyder.

C2E2: "Torchwood" Star Eve Myles Asks, "Do You Want a Series 5?"

Sun, April 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

While fans waiting for more "Torchwood" might be waiting a bit longer, Eve Myles' spotlight panel at C2E2 delighted the show's viewers more than a few behind the scenes stories—many of them quite dirty.

C2E2: "Superior," "Amazing," and the "Family Business" of Spider-Man

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Spider-verse" panel at C2E2 features James Robinson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Ramón Pérez talking up the big changes in Spider-Man's world.

C2E2: DC Looks to the Future and "Futures End"

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Day 2 of C2E2 opened with DC's New 52 panel, where Dan Jurgens, Gail Simone, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more discuss what's coming up next.

C2E2: Marvel's House of Ideas Panel Spotlights the Digital Wing

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's first panel of C2E2 highlights its digital offerings, with "Amazing Spider-Man: Who am I?" and "Daredevil" writers Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mark Waid.

"Batman: Brave and the Bold" Cast and Crew on the Red Carpet

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio and more discussed "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" ahead of the first season's November 5 Blu-ray release.

NYCC: Hands-on with "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII"

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

CBR went hands on with "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII," exploring the Wildlands and getting a feel for the unique new battle system.

NYCC: DC's New 52 Panel - "Wally [West] Will Return..."

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Buccellato, Paul Levitz, James Tynion IV, Charles Soule, and more came together at New York Comic Con to talk about the New 52 as it enters its third year, as well as announcing new projects.

NYCC: DC Pledges to be "Forever Evil"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

David Finch, Brian Buccellato, Joe Prado, and Ray Fawkes spoke with fans about "Forever Evil" and its tie-in series, writing and drawing evil characters, and working with Geoff Johns.

NYCC: IDW's "Most Explosive Panel"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Darwyn Cooke and JIm Steranko joined editors Chris Ryall and Scott Dunbier for a freeform panel where they announced new Artist's Editions and other projects.

NYCC: Ten Years of "The Walking Dead"

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard played to a packed house at New York Comic Con, talking about the origins and evolution of the "Walking Dead" comic series over the past ten years.

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