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.

Articles By Shaun Manning

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EXCLUSIVE: "B.P.R.D.'s" Arcudi Revs Up "The Devil's Engine"

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

The "B.P.R.D." universe has expanded, but ongoing writer John Arcudi keeps the center holding. CBR spoke with Arcudi about "B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Devil's Engine," debuting in May.

EXCLUSIVE: Allie Enlists with "B.P.R.D."

Tue, April 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime "Hellboy" & "B.P.R.D." editor Scott Allie spoke to CBR about the Bureau tales he co-wrote with Mike Mignola, as well as the series' direction in the second half of 2012.

Renae De Liz Expands "Womanthology" Into "Space!"

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

The artist behind the massively successful Kickstarter-funded "Womanthology," Renae De Liz, spoke to CBR about launching a monthly anthology of female comics creators in September from IDW.

Baron and Rude Return to "Nexus" in "Dark Horse Presents"

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

Mike Baron and Steve Rude's classic hero Nexus returns in "Dark Horse Presents" #12, on sale in May. CBR spoke with the creators about the hero, his 30-year history, and the journey back to Dark Horse.

Andy Hartnell Leaps Into "Danger Girl/G.I. Joe"

Thu, April 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Danger Girl" co-creator Andy Hartnell spoke with CBR about Abby Chase's upcoming team-up with "G.I. Joe," sharing an exclusive look at art from the first issue.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Tim Seeley Writes Bad Romance in "Ex Sanguine"

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

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley finds the true way to a vampire's heart in "Ex Sanguine," a 5-issue mini from Dark Horse announced at C2E2. CBR spoke exclusively with the writer/artist.

EXCLUSIVE: Abnett & Lanning Evolve "The Hypernaturals"

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

What happens when the universe's greatest heroes simply vanish? Cosmic creators Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning discuss The "Hypernaturals," their Free Comic Book Day-debuting ongoing BOOM! series.

Jeffrey Brown Reunites "Darth Vader and Son"

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Incredible Change-Bots" cartoonist Jeffrey Brown imagines family life in the Skywalker household in "Darth Vader and Son," available next week from Chronicle Books. CBR spoke with Brown about the project.

Bobby Curnow Prepares for "Night of 1,000 Wolves"

Mon, April 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Is the wolves' newfound aggression merely the law of nature, or something darker? CBR spoke with writer Bobby Curnow about "Night of 1,000 Wolves," a Dark Ages tale of survival launching in May from IDW.

Ryall Parties Every Day with "Kiss"

Wed, April 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW takes iconic rock band Kiss back to their comic book roots in a new ongoing series this June. CBR spoke to IDW CCO and series co-writer Chris Ryall about music and superheroes.

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Oeming Reveals His "Victories"

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Powers" artist Michael Avon Oeming spoke with CBR exclusively about - and shared a first look at - his new creator-owned series "Victories," a bleak superhero epic with intensely personal overtones.

The Law Comes to IDW: Ryall Talks "Judge Dredd"

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall spoke with CBR about plans for the newly-acquired "Judge Dredd" license, bringing one of Britain's most popular characters to the US. And yes, they'll be available in the UK.

ECCC12 EXCLUSIVE: Brian Wood's "The Massive" Features Print Issue-Only Bonus Content

Fri, March 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Wood spoke to CBR News about his Emerald City Comicon announcement of print-only bonus material for his June-debuting ongoing series "The Massive" with artist Kristian Donaldson.

EXCLUSIVE: Swierczynski Battles "Godzilla"

Wed, March 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Godzilla" rises once again in May, courtesy of IDW Publishing. CBR spoke with writer Duane Swiercynski about the series, which picks up several years after the events of "Kingdom of Monsters."

Mike Costa Shows His Cards In "Smoke and Mirrors"

Wed, March 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Costa spoke with CBR about the world of "Smoke and Mirrors," where magic has replaced science as the force behind technology, and how a sleight-of-hand artist threatens to upset the balance.

Tom Morello's "Orchid" Enters Its Second Act

Thu, March 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello's epic of popular uprising in a dystopian world enters its second arc with this week's "Orchid" #5. CBR spoke with Morello about the series and its real-world themes.

EXCLUSIVE: Si Spurrier Drives Superheroes to "Extermination"

Wed, March 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"2000AD" and "X-Club" writer Si Spurrier explores a super-powered team-up between mortal enemies on a conquered Earth in "Extermination." Spurrier spoke exclusively with CBR about the project.

Ed Greenwood Guides Readers Through "Forgotten Realms"

Wed, March 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Building on its successful "Dungeons and Dragons" license, IDW launches an ongoing "Forgotten Realms" series in April, written by Realms campaign creator Ed Greenwood. We spoke with Greenwood about the project.

Jan Strnad Enters "Ragemoor"

Fri, March 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Mutant World" creators Jan Strnad and Richard Corben unite again for "Ragemoor," a story of a living castle and its monstrous inhabitants. CBR spoke with Strnad about the project with an exclusive look at Corben's art..

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Reveals "Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy"

Thu, March 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Lord Baltimore's quest for the scarred vampire continues in "Dr. Leskovar's Remedy" from Dark Horse. CBR spoke with writer Christopher Golden about the World War I-era horror series.