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.

Articles By Shaun Manning

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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.


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.

Talking With Studio 407 Director Alex Leung

Fri, January 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Studio 407 formed two years ago with one foot in Asia and the other in the US. We chatted with Managing Director Alex Leung about the young publisher's plans for 2009.

Return of Boingthump: Piskor Talks “Wizzywig” Vol. 2

Thu, January 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Wizzywig Vol. 2: Hackers" on sale now, we spoke with creator Ed Piskor about adventures in hacking computers and BBSes in the 1980s and what's in store for Kevin “Boingthump” Phenicle.

War Stories: Sgt. Richard Meyer on “No Enemy, But Peace”

Thu, January 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News caught up with writer/artist Sergeant Richard Meyer to discuss "No Enemy, But Peace," a new comic book based on the true story of a U.S. Marine serving in Iraq.


Thu, January 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

We continue our conversations with the Dark Horse editors with Tim Ervin, editor of such manga titles as “Lone Wolf and Cub,” “Gantz,” "Appleseed," and webcomic collections like "Megatokyo" and "Basic Instructions."


Tue, January 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR begins a series of in-depth interviews with the Dark Horse editorial team with Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie, who is responsible for “Umbrella Academy,” “Buffy Season 8," the Mignola-verse and more.

Editor Kochman Talks Abrams' ComicArts Imprint

Tue, January 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Debuting in March is ComicArts, a line of art books from publisher Harry N. Abrams. We spoke with Executive Editor Charles Kochman about the imprint that includes studies of Harvey Kurtzman and the erotic work of Joe Shuster.

Caleb Monroe Talks “The Remnant”

Mon, December 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

From the minds of Stephen Baldwin & Andrew Cosby, “The Remnant” finds a retired CIA agent at the heart of a great mystery. We spoke with scripter Caleb Monroe about the new BOOM! Studios series.

Jamaica Dyer on “Wine Hobo's” MySpace Dark Horse Debut

Wed, December 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Webcomics creator Jamaica Dyer tell us why it's dangerous to taunt a hobo in her new MySpace Dark Horse Presents strip, “The Nightmare of the Wine Hobo."

Ed Clayton On The Return of “Dr. Grave”

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

Ed Clayton's unlikely crusader returns to comics in 2009 with “Dr. Grave and the Carnival of Blood,” and the first issue is free.CBR spoke with Clayton about the new series and other incarnations of evil.

YA TA: Creators Talk "Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li"

Thu, December 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Street Fighter fans will want to pull themselves away from the new games to find out what UDON's Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan have to say about Chun-Li's origin in "Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li."

Arvid Nelson on “Rex Mundi's” Final Arc

Thu, December 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse releases “Rex Mundi” #15 this week, catapulting Dr. Sauniere, Genevieve, Isabelle, and the Duke of Lorraine toward their final fates. Arvid Nelson tells us what's next and updated the movie.

Heroes of the World Unite! Director Talks “The League” Short Film

Wed, December 17th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Find out what happens when superheroes unionize in “The League,” a short film by Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel. We spoke with Higgins about the project and the appeal of grown-up sidekicks.

Jason Burns on “Chucky” Volume 2

Sat, December 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Chucky returns this month in a new miniseries from Devil's Due. Written by Jason M. Burns, “Chucky” will explore the dark and twisted realm of reality television.

Yost & Wegener On “Killer of Demons”

Thu, December 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Junior advertising executive Dave Sloan thinks his co-workers are demons from Hell -- and he may be right. CBR News spoke with Chris Yost and Scott Wegener about their new Image Comics series, “Killer of Demons."

Rick Remender Talks “Gigantic”

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

CBR talks to writer Rick Remender about “Gigantic,” the new Eric Nguyen-drawn series from Dark Horse that puts the planet Earth at the mercy of giant robots in a ratings war with millions of other reality TV channels.

Larry Marder Returns to “Beanworld”

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

Larry Marder returns to his popular and quirky creations in the “Beanworld Holiday Special,” coming this month from Dark Horse. CBR caught up with Marder to discuss the special, the series' long hiatus and what's next.