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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NYCC: Yost & Kyle on “X-Force: Sex and Violence”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Friday afternoon at NYCC, Marvel announced “X-Force: Sex and Violence,” by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost with painted art by Gabriele dell'Otto. We caught up with the writers for a chat.

NYCC: Marvel's Dark Reign Panel

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

A new creative team for "Fantastic Four," two new "Dark Reign" mini-series and...the Marvel Slumber Party? CBR brings you all the news, and a giant gallery of art, from the Dark Reign panel at NYCC.

NYCC: The X-Men Panel

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR continues it's up to the minute coverage of NYCC with our report from Marvel's recently ended X-Men panel. Check here for all the news, teasers and, yes, even jokes from the panel, not to mention a massive art gallery.

NYCC: Waid on “Irredeemable,” “Unknown,” and Waid TV

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Friday afternoon at NYCC, BOOM! Studios announced "Unknown," a new series by Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid and provided further details of “Irredeemable." CBR News caught up with Waid to discuss the new books.

NYCC: Marvel's War of Kings Panel

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's War of Kings panel took place Friday afternoon at New York Comic Con, and CBR News was there to bring you all the breaking news about the intergalactic event along with a massive image gallery!

NYCC: Becky Cloonan on “Buffy” and “Pixu”

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has announced a new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” one-shot, written by “Demo” artist Becky Cloonan and illustrated by “Last Call” creator Vasilis Lolos, as well as a new hardcover edition of "Pixu."

COG 1's David Uslan on Filming Comics

Mon, February 2nd, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

David Uslan, son of "Dark Knight" producer Michael Uslan, launches COG 1 Entertainment with two films and two TV series based on comics. We talk with Uslan about his family's comics legacy and COG 1's upcoming work.

Brendan Hay Talks "Eureka" Comics

Mon, February 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this week is "Eureka" #1 from BOOM! Studios, tying directly into the popular Sci Fi television series. CBR News caught up with writer Brendan Hay to talk about the comic book and thinking like a genius.

Chris Yost on “Hulk Vs.”

Fri, January 30th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News wraps up its interviews with the cast and crew of “Hulk Vs.” with a chat with writer Chris Yost. Find out why the Hulk smashes Thor and Wolverine, as well as who might be next in Marvel's line of animated features.

Executive Producer Jay Firestone on “XIII”

Fri, January 30th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Political thriller “XIII” comes to U.S. TV in February, adapted from the Belgian comics by Jean Van Hamme & William Vance's. We spoke with producer Jay Firestone about the four-hour event starring Val Kilmer & Stephen Dorff.

Steve "Wolverine" Blum on "Hulk Vs."

Wed, January 28th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News caught up with Steve Blum, who plays the voice of Wolverine in "Hulk Vs. Wolverine" and "Wolverine and the X-Men," to talk about the fan-favorite character and Blum's own unexpected career in acting.

Voice Actor Tatasciore Talks "Hulk Vs."

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Fred Tatasciore is the Hulk in the "Hulk Vs." double bill. We spoke with the actor about this role, how it differs from his portrayal of the Beast on "Wolverine and the X-Men," and how to avoid injury when roaring is your job.

Road to the White House: Dan Goldman on "08"

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New Republic journalist Michael Crowley and "Shooting War" artist Dan Goldman invite readers to relive the twists and turns of the 2008 presidential contest in "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail," on sale this week.

Frank Paur on Directing "Hulk Vs."

Mon, January 26th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Frank Paur has worked on projects like "G.I. Joe" and "Batman: The Animated Series," and now on the direct-to-DVD "Hulk Vs." Find out what he had to say about pitting the Green Goliath against Wolverine and Thor.

Auspicious Debut: Ken Kristensen on Screenwriting & Comics

Mon, January 26th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Up-and-coming comics writer Ken Kristensen was awarded a prestigious fellowship in screenwriting from the AMPAS. CBR spoke with Kristensen about the award and his upcoming graphic novels.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Diana Schutz, Part II

Thu, January 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

We continue with the second of a two-part interview with Dark Horse Executive Editor Diana Schutz. who talks about some of her projects for '09 and the challenges an editor faces in preparing comics for publication.

Joe Frice on the Famous Mysterious Actor's "MySpace Dark Horse Presents" Appearance

Wed, January 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer-comedian Joe Frice brings Portland's late-night talk show host Famous Mysterious Actor to January's “MySpace Dark Horse Presents.”

Mark Waid on The Incredibles

Wed, January 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning in March is "The Incredibles: Family Matters," the first in a new line of Pixar-based comics from BOOM! We spoke with writer Mark Waid about his work on the inaugural series and forthcoming Pixar titles.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Diana Schutz, Part I

Tue, January 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

We continue our editor spotlight with Dark Horse Executive Editor Diana Schutz, who edits mainstays Frank Miller, Paul Chadwick and Matt Wagner, along with many of the publisher's "Art of" titles and other classics.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Chris Warner

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Our Dark Horse series continues with Chris Warner, who has been on staff nearly from the beginning. CBR spoke with Warner about “Empowered,” the revitalized “Aliens” and “Predator,” pop art books, and more.

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