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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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.”

Matthew Sturges is Ready to “Run!”

Wed, December 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The prolific Matthew Sturges speaks with CBR News about the end of “Blue Beetle,” the start of “Run!,” and what’s coming wicked to Fabletown in a "Fables" / "Jack of Fables" crossover. Plus, "House of Mystery!"

Loeb Talks "Buffy," Confirms "New Ultimates"

Tue, December 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar writer Jeph Loeb is raising dollars for his late son’s charity fund through sales of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight” #20, released this week from Dark Horse. Oh, and who are the New Ultimates? Get the scoop!

"The Spirit" Producers Write Comics Arc

Mon, December 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Michael Uslan, producer of “The Spirit” and “The Dark Knight” teams with fellow producer F.J. DeSanto for a three-issue run with the Will Eisner creation beginning in DC's "The Spirit" #26, and spoke with CBR about the tale.

At Last: Batman Vs. King Tut

Fri, December 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Batman villain King Tut could have won a Grammy buried in his jammies, but instead he will be making his DC Universe debut come February in “Batman Confidential” #26. We spoke with writers Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis about the book

Writers Talk "Star Trek: Countdown"

Wed, December 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

IDW counts down to 2009's "Star Trek" re-launch with a four-issue miniseries tying the Next Generation to J.J. Abrams' new/old era. Writers Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones talk to CBR about "Star Trek: Countdown."

Willingham: "Fables" Pilot a Surprise

Tue, December 9th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

In this exclusive interview with CBR News, venerable "Fables" creator Bill Willingham says he's not currently involved in any way with the ABC television project based on his Eisner-winning Vertigo series.

Star Wars Fans Reap "Blue Harvest"

Fri, December 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mick Harrison talks about the return of his and Doug Wheatley's “Dark Times,” how he landed on the name of the arc -- "Blue Harvest" -- and what’s next for Darth Vader in the expanded Star Wars universe.

John Rogers Offers “Leverage” on New Show

Fri, December 5th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

The critically acclaimed former writer of “Blue Beetle,” John Rogers melds his science and pop culture backgrounds into a new heist show starring Timothy Hutton that depicts something of a modern day Robin Hood.

Ostrander Uses the Force in “Vector”

Fri, November 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With the penultimate issue of Dark Horse’s “Vector” Star Wars crossover in stores this week, CBR News spoke with industry veteran John Ostrander about the events of “Legacy” #30 and the event's coming conclusion.

Busiek Hits Halfway On "Trinity"

Wed, November 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Trinity” #26 arrived in comic book stores today, meaning DC’s third consecutive weekly series has hit the halfway mark. Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek is loving it. Sometimes.

Geoff Johns Talks Legion of Smallville

Fri, November 21st, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

“Smallville” may have aired its mid-season finale "The Bride" last night, but CBR News has the latest from writer Geoff Johns about his Legion of Super-Heroes episode coming in January.

Tony Bedard Cries a R.E.B.E.L.S. Yell

Thu, November 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Bedard fulfills a career-long dream when "R.E.B.E.L.S." #1 ships in February. An updating of DC's classic L.E.G.I.O.N. concept of a space police force for hire, the series is set to make a super star of artist Andy Clarke.

Ivan Brandon Sharpens Fangs on “Kobra”

Mon, November 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Rising star writer Ivan Brandon is penning a “Faces of Evil” one-shot, featuring the supervillain Kobra. Problem is Kobra , the über-terrorist and world punishing mad scientist, is dead. We spoke with Brandon.

David Hine on Deathstroke's Return

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Hine is charged with the task of rebuilding the Terminator in “Faces of Evil: Deathstroke.” And what better way than a good old fashioned killing spree? We spoke with Hine about the DC one-shot.

J.M. DeMatteis: Hip to be Square(d)

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary creator J.M. DeMatteis teams with his “Justice League International” partner Keith Giffen on the final three issues of “Hero Squared,” their cult superhero send-up at BOOM! Studios.

Nicieza & Tomasi on Robin & Nightwing R.I.P.

Wed, November 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR checks in with “Robin” and “Nightwing” writers Fabian Nicieza and Peter Tomasi respectively, about what the end of the titles means to Bruce Wayne’s two most famous proteges, Tim Drake and Dick Grayson.

Lee Bermejo: Not Joking Around

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrated illustrator Lee Bermejo chats with CBR News about his latest collaboration with Brian Azzarello, the new "Joker" graphic novel. The artist also reveals he’s not leaving Gotham just yet.

Shooter Praises “Outstanding” Work of Manapul

Fri, October 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

While Jim Shooter stands by his remarks about his departure from DC Comics, he said his comments about “Legion” artist Francis Manapul may have come off more “harshly than intended.”

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