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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"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."

John Shirley Rights Wrongs in "The Crow"

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Novelist John Shirley helped make James O'Barr's "The Crow" a pop culture phenomenon with the 1994 film adaptation. CBR spoke to him about IDW's July relaunch of the vengeful spirit.

Antony Johnston Infiltrates "The Coldest City"

Tue, May 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Antony Johnston goes undercover in "The Coldest City," a spy drama set in Berlin during the waning days of the Cold War. CBR spoke with him about the book and its unique environment.

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.