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: AMC's "Walking Dead" Draws a Ravenous Crowd

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead" played to a standing-room only crowd at New York Comic Con, discussing the hit series and hinting at what might be lurking over the horizon.

NYCC: Hickman, Remender, and Gillen Assemble Marvel NOW's Avengers

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jonathan Hickman, Kieron Gillen, and Dennis Hopeless assembled at New York Comic Cons to dish on the Avengers series of Marvel NOW!, including "Uncanny," "Arena," "Avengers," and "Young Avengers."

NYCC: Fialkov, Lemire, and Company Talk DC's New 52 at One

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' New 52 passing its first anniversary, a handful of creators including Jeff Lemire, Bernard Chang, and Joshua Fialkov met with fans at New York Comic Con to discuss their series and what comes next.

NYCC: Azzarello, Conner, and Sienkiewicz Go "Before Watchmen"

Fri, October 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, and Bill Sienkiewicz took the stage at New York Comic Con to discuss their "Before Watchmen" series, with especially candid commentary from the "Comedian" writer.

NYCC: Gillen, Remender, Aaron and Waid are Avengers NOW!

Fri, October 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The House of Ideas began Friday at New York Comic Con with back-to-back Marvel NOW! panels, as Kieron Gillen, Rick Remender, Mark Waid, Jason Aaron, and more discuss what's next for their solo Avengers titles.

CCI: Top Cow Pitches Free "Cyber Force" to Retailers

Thu, July 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Silvestri and Matt Hawkins explained to retailers their thinking behind the Kickstarter-funded, free to readers "Cyber Force" relaunch, and why Top Cow is uploading it to torrent sites themselves.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Lance Henriksen Marks Comics Debut in "To Hell You Ride"

Fri, July 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Actor Lance Henriksen discusses "To Hell You Ride," his Dark Horse miniseries which sees a small Colorado town ravaged by a horrifying curse, and his dynamic creative process with co-writer Joseph Maddrey and artist Tom Mandrake

CCI: "Item 47" One-Shot Propels Marvel Film Universe Forward Post-"Avengers"

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel rewarded fans who completed a scavenger hunt through downtown San Diego with an exclusive screening of "Item 47," the short film included in "The Avengers" Blu-ray release. CBR has details.

CCI: Locke and Key Panel

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Locke and Key" creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez spoke with fans at Comic-Con about their epic magical horror series from IDW, which is rocketing toward its conclusion next year.

CCI: The Image Comics Experience

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At Image Comics' panel, publisher Eric Stephenson announced new projects from Kelly Sue Deconnick, Joe Casey, James Robinson, Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin, Greg Rucka, Chris Roberson and more. Updated With Art.

CCI: Marvel TV

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

At the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con, Jeph Loeb formally confirmed "Avengers Assemble," announced several new Marvel Knights projects, showed test footage from upcoming series, and debuted the Spider-Ham episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man."

CCI: Marvel's All-Winners Squad

Fri, July 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is hosting Marvel's All-Winners Squad panel at Comic-Con, an enigmatic event that promises to show fans what it takes to be a super hero. CBR is reporting live throughout the hour.

CCI: The IDW Show

Fri, July 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Live, from San Diego! IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and Marketing VP Dirk Wood host a "late night" show at Comic-Con, with Duane Swierczynski, Alan Robert, Brea and Zane Grant, and... Alan Moore? Plus: announcements!

CCI: Waid, Brooks & Shane Davis Team For Legendary Comics' "Shadow Walk" OGN

Fri, July 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Comics announced the OGN "Shadow Walk" by Mark Waid, Max Brooks and Shane Davis at Comic-Con International. Matt Wagner discussed "Tower Chronicles" and CBR spoke with the creators about their projects.

CCI: Neil Gaiman Returns to "The Sandman"

Thu, July 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a surprise announcement at its Friday panel at Comic-Con International, Vertigo revealed that Neil Gaiman announced will write a "Sandman" prequel, with art by J.H. Williams III. Click through for more from the panel.

CCI: Marvel's Next Big Thing

Thu, July 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso hosted a lively panel on Marvel's "Next Big Thing" at Comic-Con International. Neal Adams, Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu, Peter David, and more are on stage to discuss their projects and reveal new titles.

CCI: Image Comics Presents Panel

Thu, July 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jim McCann, Tim Daniel, Sina Grace, Ales Kot, Michael Moreci, and Kurtis Wiebe take the stage at Comic-Con International to discuss their Image Comics series and answer fan questions.

Larry Hama Deploys "G.I. Joe" to Comic-Con International

Wed, June 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"G.I. Joe: Real American Hero" drops in Comic-Con International in San Diego for a two-part story arc beginning in July's #180. CBR spoke with writer Larry Hama about the arc and what Cobra's plotting in Hall H.

EXCLUSIVE: Daryl Gregory Reveals "Secret Battles of Genghis Khan"

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Dracula: The Company of Monsters" writer Daryl Gregory returns with a new tale of a warrior king in "Secret Battles of Genghis Khan" this July from IDW. CBR spoke with Gregory about the book.

"Angelman" Graphic Novel Spoofs Super Hero Stories and Fandom

Wed, May 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahler about "Angelman," his send up pf the superhero genre, the publishers behind it, fans who buy comics only to complain, and more.

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