Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
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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The producers and cast of "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" discuss bringing the cult horror franchise to television, and working with star Bruce Campbell.
Bringing down the power of LEGO Thor's Mjolnir on a fleet of cars proves to be as satisfying as you'd hope.
The action star discusses his return to an iconic character, the creative reunion with Lucy Lawless and Sam Raimi, and (not) being recognized.
David Walker, Chad Coleman, Shawn Pryor, Scott Snyder and more discuss the value of representation, with #BlackComicsMonth just the beginning.
The actors reveal what goes into their iconic roles when Batwing takes to the spotlight as Batman goes AWOL.
Director Jay Oliva and Producer James Tucker discuss developing their animated DC continuity, saying there's the potential to develop "our own 'Crisis.'"
Troy Baker, Phil LaMarr, and more discuss the next DC LEGO movie and debut the first footage.
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."
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Keatinge, and Leila del Duca discuss making unusual concepts feel natural.
Robert Kirkman, star Patrick Fugit, and more discuss their next horror television series ahead of its debut in 2016.
Voice actors Jason O’Mara and Gaius Charles joing director Jay Oliva and more to debut scenes from the original animated feature.
Joe Quesada and friends spotlight what's next for "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and other animated series.
Fans in the UK (and collectors worldwide) can buy stamps featuring characters from "The Force Awakens" as well as classic "Star Wars" heroes.
NBC introduces the baddies of "Heroes Reborn," "Wynonna Earp" gets read, "Apocalypse" is nigh, and more in today's Comic Reel!
The voice cast of the latest LEGO superhero movie are on hand to celebrate "Attack of the Legion of Doom" with fans.
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.
"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.
Matt Smith took the stage for a double bill of undead films, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Patient Zero."
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.
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.