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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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.

Chris Ryall Looks Forward with IDW

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

IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall spoke with CBR about the state of the publisher, long-running and new licenses, creator-owned comics and creator rights, and much more.

Wood's Seafaring "Conan" Expands His Crew

Tue, May 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As the second arc of "Conan the Barbarian" sets sail, CBR spoke with writer Brian Wood about fan and critical reception to the series, his take on the Cimmerian and the artists bringing new life to the character.

Taylor Gives "Star Wars" Villain Darth Maul a "Death Sentence"

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Star Wars: Blood Ties" writer Tom Taylor returns to the galaxy far, far away with "Darth Maul - Death Sentence," set after the Sith Lord's return in "The Clone Wars" animated series. We spoke with Taylor about the series.

Matt Kindt Shares the Secrets of "3 Story" & "Mind MGMT"

Thu, May 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." writer Matt Kindt about returning to the world of espionage with "Mind MGMT," a new ongoing series from Dark Horse, & his "3 Story" collection.

EXCLUSIVE: Gilbert Hernandez Deals "Fatima: The Blood Spinners"

Thu, May 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Love and Rockets" co-creator Gilbert Hernandez unleashes his drug-induced zombie horde in June's "Fatima: The Blood Spinners," at Dark Horse. CBR spoke to him about the quirky, blood-soaked series.

Jason Ciaramella Unfurls "The Cape: 1969"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella launch the next chapter in the dark superhero epic in July's "The Cape: 1969." CBR spoke with Ciaramella about the series that reveals the origin of the cape itself.

Barber and Roberts Build "Transformers" Civilization

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to "Transformers" ongoing series writers John Barber & James Roberts about their titles,"Robots in Disguise" & "More Than Meets the Eye," and building a complex world beyond giant fighting robots.

McCool Stands with "Nevsky: Hero of the People"

Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Russian hero Alexander Nevsky comes to comics in Ben McCool and Mario Guevarra's adaptation of Eisenstein's classic film. "Nevsky" is out this month from IDW, and CBR spoke with McCool about the project.

EXCLUSIVE: John Arcudi Investigates a "Creep" Miniseries

Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the character's return in "Dark Horse Presents," John Arcudi's disfigured detective gets his own miniseries in August. CBR spoke exclusively with the writer about "The Creep."