INTERVIEW: "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Hunt Rebirth's Oracle
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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One day ahead of the Season 5 premiere, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and the "Walking Dead" crew met with fans to talk death and perseverance in the hit AMC show
Brian Michael Bendis, Gerry Duggan, Greg Pak, Charles Soule, and more X-creators met with fans to talk about Wolverine's fall and what follows once he's gone.
The "Where Do You Get Your Ideas?" panel featured Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, and Amber Benson discussing their various inspirations.
An episode of "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy headlines Marvel's animation panel, with Jeph Loeb covering the full line-up of cartoon adventures.
IDW talent discussed the many successful comics in the IDW/Hasbro partnership, from "Transformers" to "My Little Pony" and now "Jem and the Holograms."
During Comic-Con, producers David Goyer & Daniel Cerone, star Matt Ryan and more discussed "Hellblazer's" influence on "Constantine" and TV's limits.
The director and screenwriter spoke with SPINOFF at Comic-Con International about reuniting with Jack Black to bring R.L. Stine's popular books to life.
The "Django/Zorro" crossover team of Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, and Matt Wagner join Nick Barrucci to celebrate ten years of Dynamite.
Robert Kirkman and creators from his Skybound imprint including Joshua Williamson and Khary Randolph talk about their latest projects at Comic-Con International.
Jack Black and director Rob Letterman discussed their adaptation of R.L. Stine’s books, while Chris Columbus offered a peek at his video games-come-to-life comedy.
Image giants Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Josh Williamson, Kyle Higgins, Joe Kelly, and Brian K. Vaughan chat with fans at Comic-Con International about the art of writing.
With their big screen debut less than a week away, the Guardians of the Galaxy are preparing to conquer animation with an all-new Disney XD show.
Jeph Loeb, Stephen Wacker, and their Amazing Friends discuss "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," "Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," "Avengers Assemble," and more.
"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.
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.
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.
Batman turns 75, and party guests include Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O'Neil, and Scott Snyder.
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.
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.
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.