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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CCI: The X-Men Panel

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's X-Men panel may be over, but CBR still has all the news and preview art that moderator Jim McCann, C.B. Cebulski, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction and the rest of the mutant loving panel shared with the crowd.

CCI: Darwyn Cooke on the "Parker" Graphic Novels

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Darwyn Cooke will be adapting Donald Westlake's "Parker" series of crime novels as original graphic novels, IDW announced Wednesday night at Comic-Con. We caught up with Cooke to discuss the project.

CCI: Waid Talks Pixar and Muppets Comics

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In an early announcement from Comic-Con, BOOM! Studios has announced they'll be publishing a line of comics based on The Muppets and Disney's Pixar films, including "The Incredibles." We spoke with EiC Mark Waid.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Levine talks “Hercules” on Film

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Radical Publishing has announced “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” will be coming to film, courtesy of Peter Berg. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Radical’s Barry Levine about the big-screen adaptation.

Not The Love Boat: Smith on "Dead Ahead"

Mon, July 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

A luxury cruise with zombies is no, er, luxury cruise. Writer Mel Smith stops by CBR News to chat about “Dead Ahead,” his upcoming three-issue series set on the high seas, in a world where zombies rule the land.

Once and Future King: Becker talks “Last Reign”

Thu, July 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Director Walt Becker’s post-apocalyptic Arthurian legend, “Last Reign: Kings of War,” lands in November from BOOM! Becker spoke exclusively with us about the project, as well as the affinities of comics and film.

Dunbier talks Darwyn Cooke SDCC Scavenger Hunt

Thu, July 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Fans at Comic-Con International can collect some exclusive signature cards illustrated by Darwyn Cooke, tying-in to his top-secret new project for IDW. We spoke with Scott Dunbier about the hunt.

Pirates + Cowboys = "Galveston"

Mon, July 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"The Flash" writer Tom Peyer and Seattle Times critic Mark Rahner talk to CBR about "Galveston," their new miniseries from BOOM! based on the real-life relationship between famous cowboys and pirates.

X-POSITION: Dave Cockrum Tribute

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this month is "X-Men: Odd Men Out," featuring unpublished work by legendary artist Dave Cockrum. In this special X-POSITION, longtime Marvel creators reminisce about the man who made the X-Men what they are today.

Huge Bat-Signals Projected Over NYC + Chicago

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Tuesday's Citizens for Batman events in NYC and Chicago ended with enormous Bat-signals projected above the cities. CBR was in New York to see what one fan called “geeks stopping traffic.”

Super Fashion: Metropolitan Museum's Day of Heroes

Tue, July 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a day of panels and lectures coinciding with the exhibition, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, with John Cassaday, Paul Levitz and Adi Granov.

Competitive Edge: Aron Coleite talks “Ultimate X-Men”

Wed, July 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Heroes” writer Aron Coleite explores the thorny issues of superhero steroid use in "Ultimate X-Men." Coleite discussed the arc and his views on the baseball scandal that inspired the tale.

Venturing West: Medri talks "13 Chambers"

Fri, June 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Italian artist Denis Medri joins the acclaimed music video director known as mink for "13 Chambers," a fantasy Western shipping in September from 12 Gauge Comics. Medri spoke with CBR News about the book.

X-POSITION: Peter David's “X-Factor”

Wed, June 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David drops by X-POSITION to answer your questions about “X-Factor.” What are the secrets of Madrox's powers? Will we see more Quicksilver? And which musical most influenced this comic? All that and more!

The Future History of Rock, Then & Now: Mike Allred on “Red Rocket 7”

Mon, June 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Has an alien influenced your favorite band? Discover the alt-history of rock in the new “Red Rocket 7” from Image. We spoke with Allred about the book and the changing contours of music.

Rob Liefeld Talks "Youngblood: Bloodsport"

Thu, June 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED: Four years ago, "Youngblood: Bloodsport" #1 made a huge splash on the comics scene. Issue 2 never arrived. This September, Mark Millar and series creator Rob Liefeld return to finish what they started.

X-POSITION: The Force is Strong with Chris Yost

Tue, June 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“X-Force” and “Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers” writer Chris Yost answers your questions in the latest X-POSITION, and gives some strongly-worded hints about what's coming up for Marvel's most vicious mutants.

Portrait of Cthulhu as an Old God: Woodward & Ritchie on “Necronomicon”

Tue, June 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM!'s latest Lovecraftian epic "Necronomnicon" will flesh out the history of the forbidden tome, and we spoke with artists JK Woodward & Andrew Ritchie about their work on the miniseries.

BLUEJACKET: Pulp Hero Meets Global Economy

Fri, June 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Hawaiian Dick” writer B. Clay Moore talks to CBR about his new adventure/Wall Street hero, Bluejacket, and his thrilling debut in BOOM!’s “Pulp Tales” anthology, a benefit comic for Josh Medors.

RAGNA-ROCK: Fawkes & Stewart on “The Apocalipstix”

Wed, June 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"The Apocalipstix" shows readers an all-girl rock-and-roll triumph over the end of civilization. CBR caught up with writer Ray Fawkes and artist Cameron Stewart to discuss the original graphic novel.