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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NYCC: Manapul Joins Johns for “Adventure”

Sun, February 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Rising star artist Francis Manapul is teaming with superstar writer Geoff Johns to relaunch the classic series, “Adventure Comics.” CBR News caught up with Manapul at home in Toronto to discuss the series.

NYCC: Geoff Johns is Ready for “Adventure”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar writer Geoff Johns talks about Starman’s role in his announced “Adventure Comics” series, how it ties into his current LoSH work and about the book’s stunning art by Francis Manapul.

NYCC: Giffen New Chief of “Doom Patrol”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Who is the Doom Patrol? Why do they do what they do? And what is their place in the DC Universe? These questions - and more - will be answered in Keith Giffen’s newly announced ongoing series. UPDATED

NYCC: Colin Wilson Readies the Troops for “Star Wars: Invasion”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Aussie artist Colin Wilson brings the villainous Yuuzhan Vong to life in the pages of Dark Horse’s latest Lucasfilm series “Star Wars: Invasion.” And he gets to draw an aged Luke Skywalker too.

NYCC: Tom Taylor Leads “Star Wars: Invasion”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning Australian playwright Tom Taylor, a fresh face to American comics, is writing the new ongoing “Star Wars: Invasion” series for Dark Horse Comics. CBR News spoke with him about his dream project.

NYCC: Back to the Future with “X-Men Forever”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Picking up directly from where his short-lived run on “X-Men” Volume 2 left off in 1991, Chris Claremont prepares to explore an improbable history with artist Tom Grummett in “X-Men Forever.”

NYCC: Chris Claremont Unites “GeNext”

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrated “X-Men” writer Chris Claremont brings back the next generation of mutant marvels in “GeNext United,” beginning in May. CBR News spoke with the creator about what he has in store for the characters.

Kreisberg Explains “World of New Krypton” Departure

Thu, February 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Andrew Kreisberg simply got too busy to write “World of New Krypton,” but nothing will stop the TV and comic book scribe from reading the maxi-series that interlocks with all the Super-books.

Mike Grell Returns to The Warlord

Thu, January 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, DC’s classic sword and sorcery series of seventies, “The Warlord,” returns this April with creator Mike Grell back at the helm. He spoke in-depth with CBR News about the auspicious project.

Wildstorm Explores “Fringe” Universe

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mike Johnson expands the mythos of Fox’s hit TV series while telling the backstory of the insanely brilliant Walter Bishop and the enigmatic William Bell in a six-part "Fringe" miniseries from Wildstorm.

McKeever & Wolfman Tackle Titan-ic Crossover

Fri, January 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with writers Sean McKeever and Marv Wolfman, who've joined forces for "Deathtrap," a Faces of Evil crossover running in “Teen Titans,” “Titans” and “Vigilante.”

Talking JSA With Willingham & Sturges

Mon, January 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges reveal to CBR News their favorite heroes of the Justice Society of America, and talk about what fans of the best- selling DC title can expect when they take over later this year.

STAR WARS VECTOR PRIMED, Part II

Thu, January 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Join CBR News for the second part of our in-depth conversation with the skillful architects of “Star Wars: Vector,” Dark Horse’s successful event maxiseries 4,100 years in the making.

Creating History with the President-Elect

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News checked in with writer Zeb Wells and artist Todd Nauck about the instant sell-out “Amazing Spider-Man” #583, blessed with Barack Obama on the cover, from a signing at Alakazam Comics in Irvine, CA.Updated

Greg Rucka Talks Action Comics

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Fan favorite wrtier Greg Rucka is taking over “Action Comics” from his pal Geoff Johns in March, but there will be some different heroes headlining the book in 2009 other than Superman. We spoke with him about the book.

STAR WARS VECTOR PRIMED, Part I

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the landmark Dark Horse “Star Wars: Vector” now complete, CBR speaks with creators Randy Stradley, John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander and Jan Duursema about the event 4,100 years in the making.

Show Runner Fensterman on NYCC '09 & Beyond

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Just four weeks out from New York Comic Con, show runner Lance Fensterman shares some news and views with CBR readers, including an important reminder about this Friday.

Kreisberg On "World of New Krypton"

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

In this exclusive first interview about “World of New Krypton,” writer Andrew Kreisberg gives CBR the guided tour of his upcoming 12-part Superman miniseries and reveals he’s joined FOX’s smash genre hit “Fringe.”

Fabian Nicieza Unleashes Azrael

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

Robin and Nightwing have their hands full in post-“Batman R.I.P.” and the return of Azrael isn’t making things any easier on the heir-apparents. We spoke with writer Fabian Nicieza about "Azrael: Death's Dark Knight."

VanHook Talks "Oracle" Miniseries

Mon, December 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With one issue remaining in his monster mash, “Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves,” DC has tagged acclaimed horror author/filmmaker Kevin VanHook to pen the **Battle for the Cowl** tie-in miniseries, “Oracle.”

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