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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"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.

NYCC: Image Creators Go Behind the Scenes

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

Tim Seeley, Kieron Gillen, Ales Kot, Glen Brunswick, and more creators spoke with fans at New York Comic Con about the thoughts, inspiration, and process behind their acclaimed Image Comics series.

SDCC: After 20 Years, Fans Still Want to Believe in "The X-Files"

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

At Comic-Con International, "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson led a panel in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Agents Mulder and Scully's quest for the truth.

SDCC: "Supernatural" Tends to Fallen Angels

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and the cast and producers "Supernatural" entertained fans at Comic-Con International with teasers for Season 9, slapstick antics and stories of guns and the Impala.

SDCC: Women Who Kick Ass

Sat, July 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Michelle Rodriguez, Katee Sackhoff, Danai Gurira and other female action stars talked about the challenges facing women on set and in the greater microcosm of the entertainment industry.

SDCC: TV's "Brave New Warriors" Talk Fans, Success & Unsexiest Moments

Fri, July 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Matt Smith, Kit Harington, Steve Yeun, Tyler Posey and David Giuntol gathered for Entertainment Weekly's "Brave New Warriors," focusing on their TV roles, fan interaction and how they'd like their characters to die.

SDCC: "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" & "I, Frankenstein" Get Lionsgate Spotlight

Fri, July 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Lionsgate debuted new footage from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "I, Frankenstein" in a Comic-Con International presentation featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Aaron Eckhart, Josh Hutcherson and others.

SDCC: Fox Presents "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Wolverine" and "Days of Future Past"

Tue, July 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Two generations of X-Men joined Bryan Singer and Hugh Jackman on stage to present "Days of Future Past," following discussion and teasers of "The Wolverine" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

SDCC: Marvel Debuts Atwell's "Agent Carter One-Shot"

Mon, July 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel debuted its "Agent Carter One-Shot" to fans at Comic-Con International, followed by a panel featuring star Hayley Atwell and its producers discussing the challenges and rewards of the short film format.

SDCC: Marvel Studios Highlights "Thor: Dark World" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier"

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios reveals new footage from "Thor: Dark World" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier" at Comic-Con International, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlet Johannson, and Tom Hiddleston answering questions.

SDCC: Warner Bros., Legendary Shock and Awe Comic-Con with Movie Previews

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After showing footage from "300: Rise of an Empire," "Godzilla," and more, a list of surprise guests that included Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise was topped by the announcement of "Superman/Batman."

SDCC: Warner Bros. Announces "Superman/Batman"

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. and Legendary opened Saturday at Comic-Con International with footage and discussion of "Godzilla," "300: Rise of an Empire," more before shocking fans by announcing the live-action "Superman/Batman."

Making the Most of A Comic Con's Kids' Day

Tue, May 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Sunday Kids' Days at conventions has given parents the opportunity to share their love of comics with the next generation of fans -- or wear them out by trying to fit it all in, theme-park style.

C2E2: Marvel: From NOW! to Infinity

Sat, April 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen, Rick Remender, Nick Spencer, Charles Soule, and more met with fans at C2E2 to discuss what's coming up at Marvel in the coming months, including the "Infinity" crossover.

C2E2: Introduction to Superman and Batman

Sat, April 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' Superman/Batman 101 panel at C2E2 finds John Layman, James Tynion IV, Chris Burnham and more giving a crash course on the World's Finest heroes. CBR has LIVE updates throughout the hour.

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