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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"Ghostbusters" Stars Flex on Entertainment Weekly Cover

Thu, June 16th, 2016 | Category: Film

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon strike a pose, and address the online blacklash to the reboot.

Dave Sim Offers Free 1000 pages of "Cerebus," Invites Unofficial Downloads

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Digital editions of all 16 volumes are available for purchase, but Sim said readers who can't afford them should download "guilt free."

"Overwatch" Gets a Fan-Made Anime Intro

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: TV, Video Games

A fan of the popular video game has re-cut gameplay and short film footage into opening and ending credits for an imagined anime series.

Kit Harington Enlists as "Call of Duty" Villain

Sat, June 11th, 2016 | Category: Video Games

The "Game of Thrones" star will head up the enemy Settlement Defense Front in "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare."

Could Danny DeVito Have Saved the "Super Mario Bros." Movie?

Fri, June 10th, 2016 | Category: Video Games, Film

The co-director of the infamous 1993 video game adaptation reflects on the casting of Bob Hoskins, and a last-minute script overhaul.

Marvel Illustrates Soccer's "Heroes of Euro 2016," Featuring Rooney, Bale & More

Fri, June 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

ESPN's rundown of the tournament's hottest stars includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, and others performing superheroic feats.

Pixar Introduces "Piper," the Short Film Accompanying "Finding Dory"

Wed, June 8th, 2016 | Category: Film

Pixar's latest short is about "letting your kids grow up, make mistakes and not hovering over them."

JK Rowling Blasts Critics of Hermione Casting as "Bunch of Racists"

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Film

The author details her anger over the backlash to the casting of a black actress as Hermione in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

Fandom Isn't Broken, But It May Have Road Rage

Sat, June 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Amid waves of anger, and even threats, over everything from Captain America to "Ghostbusters," we look at the common threads of online rage.

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.'"

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