Jeffrey Renaud

Staff Writer
London, Ontario, Canada
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
May 5, 1972

My childhood revolved around three things: “The Super Friends,” “Star Wars” and Wayne Gretzky. Not much has changed (some 30 years later) except that I now have an awesome wife, three wonderful children and a full-time job, so my hours with the three previous loves of my life – television, movies and hockey – grows smaller and smaller with each passing year. And that’s a good thing. But thanks to the fine folks at CBR, SFX, Chill, The Hockey News, Dobberhockey and the now deceased, Geek Monthly, Starlog and Cult Times, I still manage to find a few hours each day for Aquaman, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Coolest Game on Earth.

FIRST COMIC: With my own money, “The Super Friends” #44 (May 1, 1981)

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, Bigby Wolf and Dr. Singh

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Azzarello Pulps Up DCU With “First Wave”

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Batman has guns. Black Canary is black. And Chop Chop is leading the Blackhawks. Welcome to Brian Azzarello’s pulp inspired DCU where the writer is the only one with superpowers.

Trautmann Talks "Action Comics"

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

Recently named as new co-writer of "Action Comics," alongside Greg Rucka, CBR checked in with Eric Trautmann to see where his head was at now that he's writing arguably the most important title in the history of comics.

Liu Directs the World’s Finest in “Public Enemies”

Wed, September 30th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

An accomplished storyboard artist who worked on "Superman/Doomsday,” “Green Lantern: First Flight” and more, Sam Liu takes over the director’s chair for “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies."

Chuck Kim and the Return of the 80-Page Giant

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chuck Kim, whose career has spanned editing James Robinson and Tony Harris’ "Starman" to most recently working as a writer on NBC’s "Heroes," shares news about the new "Justice League of America 80-Page Giant."

Berkowitz Pens Superman and Batman as "Public Enemies"

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Veteran TV writer Stan Berkowitz has a long history with DC’s animated properties and his latest project hits stores this week in the form of the direct to video feature, "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies."

Kevin Conroy Returns as Batman

Mon, September 28th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News talks with Kevin Conroy who reprises his role as Batman once again in the Bruce Timm-produced “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” direct to DVD animated film, on sale later this week.

James Robinson’s JLA Roll Call

Thu, September 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Eisner Award winning writer shares details about his roster in "Justice League of America" and why superheroes like Cave Carson, Doctor Mid-Nite, Plastic Man and The Flash may be taking their turns for monitor duty too.

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Paul Pope

Wed, September 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Pope, who wrote and illustrated an Adam Strange strip for the weekly series, explains how he channeled Steve Ditko and Carl Jung to tell his story, and Mark Chiarello joins us with some final thoughts on “Wednesday Comics.”

Frazer Irving Confirmed for “Batman and Robin”

Tue, September 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The British artist has confirmed he will be drawing “Batman and Robin” #10-12, following up preceding arcs by Frank Quitely, current artist Philip Tan and Cameron Stewart on the popular DC Comics title.

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Arcudi & Bermejo

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The spotlight falls this week on the Superman strip DC chose to bring its high-concept "Wednesday Comics" to the masses via USA Today. Writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejo talk to CBR about the Man of Steel.

GEOFF JOHNS PRIME is Back!

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The superstar writer behind “Blackest Night,” “The Flash: Rebirth,” “Adventure Comics” and “Superman: Secret Origin,” Geoff Johns is ready to come back for another round of Q&As with CBR readers, and he needs your questions!

Ex Machina's Final Days in Office

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brian K. Vaughan shares with CBR details about the final arc of his and Tony Harris' Eisner Award-winning series, “Ex Machina,” and says its conclusion may be "the ballsiest ending" he’s ever come up with.

Cameron Stewart on “Batman & Robin”

Mon, September 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Cameron Stewart is illustrating the third arc of Grant Morrison’s bestselling “Batman and Robin” series, following Frank Quitely and Philip Tan. CBR News spoke with the artist about life in the Batverse.

Giffen on Lobo’s Big Screen Debut

Mon, September 14th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

The Main Man may be getting his own movie, and Keith Giffen couldn’t be more pleased. CBR News spoke with Lobo’s co-creator about the news that Guy Ritchie is to direct a movie based on the DC antihero.

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Ben Caldwell and Dave Bullock & Vinton Heuck

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With just a few Wednesdays left, we’re triple dipping for this week’s interview with Russ Manning Award-nominated Wonder Woman cartoonist Ben Caldwell and Deadman storytellers Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck.

Ethan Van Sciver’s Need for Speed

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Ethan Van Sciver was feeling the love at FanExpo, and wearing a violet Lantern Corps hat to prove it. The superstar artist shared his thoughts on DC’s two major events currently underway: “The Flash: Rebirth” and “Blackest Night.”

Francis Manapul’s Big “Adventure”

Tue, September 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

From the floor of Fan Expo Canada, Francis Manapul spoke with CBR about his work with Geoff Johns on “Adventure Comics,” and why he feels the title is tailor made for his style, sense and sensibility.

Fan Expo: Ivan Reis Raises the Dead

Thu, September 3rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

From the floor of Fan Expo Canada, Ivan Reis shared with CBR his thoughts on drawing a series the size of “Blackest Night” and what it means to him that he keeps getting bigger and bigger projects from DC.

WEDNESDAY COMICS: Walt Simonson

Wed, September 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Walt Simonson shares the story of how “Prince Valiant” inspired Jack Kirby’s The Demon and DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio tells us why writing the Metal Men gave him the bug to take on a monthly series in the New Year.

Uslan and Disney Speak Out on Blockbuster Deal

Mon, August 31st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Batman” movie producer & comic writer Michael Uslan and Jonathan Friedland, Disney’s VP of Strategic Communications, spoke with CBR about the landmark deal that brought the House of Ideas to the House of the Mouse.

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