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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Mark Wheaton on The Cleaners

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“The Cleaners” have the dirty job of tidying up after grisly crime scenes. But the stars of the new Dark Horse series by Wheaton, Fialkov and Ekedal are driven to use their talents to solve unsolvable crimes.

Antix Press Launches with Dr. Grave

Tue, October 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

New publisher Antix Press debuts this weekend at the Alternative Press Expo, offering a trade paperback of Ed Clayton's “Dr. Grave” and a sampler of future series. CBR spoke with Antix Editor-in-Chief Francis Lombard about the new operation.

Going to the Chapel: Mignola Returns to Drawing Hellboy

Mon, October 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This week sees the release of “Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch,” the first full- length Hellboy comic to be drawn by creator Mike Mignola since 2005. CBR spoke with Mignola about the one-shot and the challenges of finding enough hours in the day.

A Spell on You: Nelson talks Hexed

Wed, October 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! star writer Michael Allan Nelson talks about his new miniseries, “Hexed," which follows the adventures of a beautiful Brazilian thief in her quest for rare mystical objects. Includes an exclusive eight page preview.

Dysart & Wimberly on "The Stain"

Mon, October 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Inspired by the legend of a human-shaped stain in an asylum basement, Joshua Dysart & Ron Wimberly created for MySpace DHP a strip about their real-life experience in "one of of the most haunted places on earth."

(Don't) Take His Advice: Meyer on "Basic Instructions"

Thu, October 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale now is Dark Horse's collection of "Basic Instructions" by Scott Meyer, who we spoke with about the popular strip and his exclusive comics-themed strip appearing here on CBR.

Hosler on the Educational "Optical Allusions"

Tue, October 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Biology professor Jay Hosler returns to comics with "Optical Allusions," an adventure into the mysteries of the eye. We discuss the project and the academic response to his earlier award-winning, science-focused comics.

Remender & Canete On "The End League"

Mon, October 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"The End League" enters its second arc with this week's #5, where things go from bad to worse. We spoke with Rick Remender and new series artist Eric Canete about their dystopian superhero adventure.

Keep On Truckin': Fillbach Brothers talk “Roadkill”

Mon, October 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with the Fillbach Brothers, creators of “Maxwell Strangewell” and artists on “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” about their new big rig zombie adventure, "Roadkill," on sale in December.

School for Scandal: Creators talk "Broken Girls"

Fri, October 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In "Broken Girls," psychopathic rich girls have to fight their way out of a twisted school/prison. CBR spoke with writers Rob Beales and Cuitla Huezo about the original graphic novel.

Another Bite: UDON talks "Apple" Volume 2

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UDON releases "Apple" volume 2 this month, continuing its series of popular art books highlighting the work of Korean artists and animators. CBR News spoke with UDON's Matt Moylan.

Steve Niles on "City of Dust"

Tue, September 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Niles's “City of Dust” from Radical looks at what happens when monsters return to a world that's been stripped of imagination. CBR News spoke with Niles about the five-issue miniseries, which begins this week.

Dan Slott, Michael Siglain join Comics Experience

Mon, September 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

School is back in session at Comics Experience. Taking over from founder Andy Schmidt, Spidey scribe Dan Slott will teach the writing track while DC Comics editor Michael Siglain will oversee students of art.

O'Bannon on Returning to "Farscape"

Fri, September 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Farscape” returns in November courtesy of BOOM! Studios, with Rockne O'Bannon at the helm. CBR checked in with the writer to see how jumping from TV to comics has changed the world of “Farscape” and that of its creator.

All Star Frank Quitely

Wed, September 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With the epic "All Star Superman" concluded with this week's issue #12, CBR News sat down with artist Frank Quitely to discuss his hugely acclaimed work with Grant Morrison on the best-selling DC Comics series.

Greenfield Steak & Kidney-Punches MySpace DHP

Wed, September 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UK cartoonist Liz Greenfield serves up a "Steak and Kidney Punch" as the second of Dark Horse's recruits from the Stumptown Comics Festival to appear in MySpace Dark Horse Presents. We spoke with her about the project.

Eye On Crime: Faye talks "The Monocle & Jimmy Specs"

Wed, September 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Whatever happened to the Monocle & Jimmy Specs? Writer Denis Faye talks to CBR about his pulp inspired, self-published duo, and the possibility of future stories set in the Monocle-verse.

Sarah Oleksyk Debuts at MySpace Dark Horse Presents

Wed, August 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse hunted for new talent at Stumptown, and their first find is on MySpace Dark Horse Presents. We talk with Sarah Oleksyk about her ghost story parody, “Previously Possessed.”

HADOUKEN: Street Fighter II Returns to Comics

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With “Street Fighter IV” hitting video game consoles next year, UDON returns to its roots with three new series based on the franchise. CBR spoke with writer Ken Siu-Chong and artist Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz about “Street Fighter II Turbo."

Rob Worley talks "The Revenant"

Wed, August 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Someone is tearing apart Sapphire City’s mob bosses with a savage vengeance. Writer Rob Worley talks to CBR about his and Keith Giffen & Shanon Eric Denton's “The Revenant,” a new pulp-noir graphic novel.