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 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.

CCI: Dark Horse Horror

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

CBR brings you coverage of Dark Horse's Horror panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Find out what Bernie Wrightson had to say about "Frankenstein," Cal McDonald news and what's coming next from the publisher.

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.