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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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.

CCI: The "Rex Mundi"-Wide Web

Tue, July 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Coinciding with the final volume of "Rex Mundi," series creator Arvid Nelson and artist Brian Churilla present "Hill of Martyrs," a web comic tie-in beginning in August with the first installment exclusively on CBR.

CCI: The Ultimate Universe Must DIe!

Sat, July 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "The Ultimate Universe Must DIe" panel was moderated by EiC Joe Quesada and featured a trailer for "The Stand" (not an Ultimate title), gave away Stark Tech, teased an Ultimate She-Hulk and more.

CCI: DC: A Guide To Your Universe

Sat, July 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Static will be leaving Milestone for the Teen Titans, Archie's superheroes will be counted among the Brave and the Bold and and upcoming battle for Batman's cowl is just some of the news that came out of DC's panel

CCI: BOOM!'s Mark Waid Talks Future Projects

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Friday's announcement that BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid is set to launch several new titles next year left fans dreaming of the possibilities. We spoke with Waid about what we can expect.

CCI: Image Comics Show

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR covered the Image Comics Show live from Comic-Con International and has the skinny on all the new Image news, including a nice, big shot of Whilce Portacio's new character from the just-announced "Image United."

CCI: Rockne O'Bannon on BOOM!'s "Farscape" Comics

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has announced that "Farscape" creator Rockne O'Bannon will be providing stories for their upcoming line of "Farscape" comics. CBR spoke with O'Bannon about the upcoming series.

CCI: "Batman: No Rest for the Dark Knight"

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics held their panel on all things Batman Friday afternoon at Comic Con International, and CBR was there! See what Grant Morrison, Paul Dini, and others have to say about Batman's future.

CCI: "Watchmen" Movie Panel

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Warner Bros. held its Watchmen panel Friday morning at Comic-Con International, and CBR was there LIVE. Find out about the latest trailers and information on the highly anticipated film.