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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SDCC: DC's No Boundaries Panel Spotlights "Harley Quinn," "Grayson"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson" writers Tim Seeley and Tom King and "Harley Quinn's" Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner talk about the latest wave of the New 52.

SDCC: Marvel Reassembles the Avengers

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, and Axel Alonso discussed major changes in the Avengers lineup, including the female Thor, Falcon's new role as Captain America, and more.

SDCC: Across the Spider-Verse

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Spider-Verse" event bringing untold legions of Spider-Men together in November, writers Dan Slott and Mark Waid take to the stage at Comic-Con International to discuss the series.

SDCC: Miller, Morrison, Snyder and More Celebrate 75 Years of Batman

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman turns 75, and party guests include Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O'Neil, and Scott Snyder.

C2E2: "Torchwood" Star Eve Myles Asks, "Do You Want a Series 5?"

Sun, April 27th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

While fans waiting for more "Torchwood" might be waiting a bit longer, Eve Myles' spotlight panel at C2E2 delighted the show's viewers more than a few behind the scenes stories—many of them quite dirty.

C2E2: "Superior," "Amazing," and the "Family Business" of Spider-Man

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Spider-verse" panel at C2E2 features James Robinson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Ramón Pérez talking up the big changes in Spider-Man's world.

C2E2: DC Looks to the Future and "Futures End"

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Day 2 of C2E2 opened with DC's New 52 panel, where Dan Jurgens, Gail Simone, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more discuss what's coming up next.

C2E2: Marvel's House of Ideas Panel Spotlights the Digital Wing

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's first panel of C2E2 highlights its digital offerings, with "Amazing Spider-Man: Who am I?" and "Daredevil" writers Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mark Waid.

"Batman: Brave and the Bold" Cast and Crew on the Red Carpet

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio and more discussed "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" ahead of the first season's November 5 Blu-ray release.

NYCC: Hands-on with "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII"

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

CBR went hands on with "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII," exploring the Wildlands and getting a feel for the unique new battle system.

NYCC: DC's New 52 Panel - "Wally [West] Will Return..."

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Buccellato, Paul Levitz, James Tynion IV, Charles Soule, and more came together at New York Comic Con to talk about the New 52 as it enters its third year, as well as announcing new projects.

NYCC: DC Pledges to be "Forever Evil"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

David Finch, Brian Buccellato, Joe Prado, and Ray Fawkes spoke with fans about "Forever Evil" and its tie-in series, writing and drawing evil characters, and working with Geoff Johns.

NYCC: IDW's "Most Explosive Panel"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Darwyn Cooke and JIm Steranko joined editors Chris Ryall and Scott Dunbier for a freeform panel where they announced new Artist's Editions and other projects.

NYCC: Ten Years of "The Walking Dead"

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard played to a packed house at New York Comic Con, talking about the origins and evolution of the "Walking Dead" comic series over the past ten years.

NYCC: Image Creators Go Behind the Scenes

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley, Kieron Gillen, Ales Kot, Glen Brunswick, and more creators spoke with fans at New York Comic Con about the thoughts, inspiration, and process behind their acclaimed Image Comics series.

SDCC: After 20 Years, Fans Still Want to Believe in "The X-Files"

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

At Comic-Con International, "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson led a panel in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Agents Mulder and Scully's quest for the truth.

SDCC: "Supernatural" Tends to Fallen Angels

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and the cast and producers "Supernatural" entertained fans at Comic-Con International with teasers for Season 9, slapstick antics and stories of guns and the Impala.

SDCC: Women Who Kick Ass

Sat, July 27th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Michelle Rodriguez, Katee Sackhoff, Danai Gurira and other female action stars talked about the challenges facing women on set and in the greater microcosm of the entertainment industry.

SDCC: TV's "Brave New Warriors" Talk Fans, Success & Unsexiest Moments

Fri, July 26th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Matt Smith, Kit Harington, Steve Yeun, Tyler Posey and David Giuntol gathered for Entertainment Weekly's "Brave New Warriors," focusing on their TV roles, fan interaction and how they'd like their characters to die.

SDCC: "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" & "I, Frankenstein" Get Lionsgate Spotlight

Fri, July 26th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Lionsgate debuted new footage from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "I, Frankenstein" in a Comic-Con International presentation featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Aaron Eckhart, Josh Hutcherson and others.