DC's "Rebirth" Roster Could Look Very Familiar
I am an adult male human who makes a living by writing things down in such a way that they appear to be worth paying for. I used to work as a software developer for Yahoo!, but a man can only take so much computer programming before he goes mad, and that's pretty much what happened. When I woke up, I had somehow become a freelance writer, so I decided to stick with it and see where I ended up. And where I ended up is here.
As well being a reviewer for CBR, I've written for such media outlets as Film4, Wired UK and Comic Heroes Magazine - sometimes about comics, sometimes about other things, but always with the knowledge that even writing about the most boring subject is considerably more fun than actually working for a living. Just to prove I'm a well-rounded individual, my interests outside of comics include stand-up comedy, F1 racing and cosmology, and my favourite novelists are Douglas Coupland, Will Self and Chuck Palahniuk.
FIRST COMIC: Probably some random issue of "The Beano," but the first US comic I ever bought was "Weapon X" #3 (the 1995 "Age of Apocalypse" series).
FAVORITE CHARACTER: The X-Men (specifically Rogue, Gambit, Psylocke and Wolverine)
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CBR's James Hunt was among those present last night as the London Institute of Contemporary Arts presented "Live at Kirby Plaza," a retrospective on Jack Kirby's career presented by a panel of renowned "Kirbyologists."
Adrian Tomine presents a trio of new stories in "Optic Nerve" #13, the latest instalment of his ongoing series.
Writer Brian Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli bring former "Spawn" character Angela into the Marvel Universe in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5
In "A+X" #10, B. Clay Moore and Kris Anka team-up the Black Widow and Fantomex while Adam Warren takes on Domino and the Scarlet Witch.
Kevin Shinick and artist Stephen Segovia bring back the favorite symbiote of the '90s in "Superior Carnage" #1.
"Indestructible Hulk" #10 by Mark Waid and Matteo Scalera concludes the team-up between Daredevil and The Hulk.
"Superior Spider-Man" #13 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Camuncoli heralds a major status quo change for the Superior Spider-Man.
Wolverine heads to Japan in Marvel's first paid digital-exclusive series, by Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, Paco Diaz and Yves Bigerel.
"What If? AvX" #1 by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Jorge Molina re-imagines the crossover event of 2012.
"Avengers A.I." #1, by writer Sam Humphries and artist Andre Lima Araujo, has the two things a launch needs: talented creators and a strong premise.
"Jupiter's Legacy" #2 continues the generational superhero epic by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.
"X-Men" #2 sees Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel continue their story as Arkea clashes with the X-Men.
"X-Factor" #258 by writer Peter David and artists Neil Edwards and Carmen Carnero give Wolfsbane the send-off she deserves.
"X-Files Season 10" #1 sees writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Walsh return to the world of the X-Files. Is the truth still out there?
"Savage Wolverine" #6 re-teams writer Zeb Wells and artist Joe Madureira: the best they are at what they do.
"Daredevil: Dark Nights #1" by Lee Weeks begins an anthology series dedicated to one of Marvel's most flexible characters.
"Dial H" #13 by writer China Mieville and artist Alberto Ponticelli reveals the secrets of the Dial Bunch.
"Avenging Spider-Man" #21 by writer Chris Yost and artist Marco Checchetto pits the Superior Spider-Man against the Chameleon!
Writer Mike Johnson and artist Erfan Fajar provide the official follow up this summer's blockbuster movie in "Star Trek" #21.
As crossover tie-ins go, "Uncanny Avengers" #8AU by Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan and Adam Kubert is as good as readers could've hoped for.
"Green Team Teen Trillionaires" #1 by writers Art Baltazar & Franco and artist Ig Guara introduces the wealthy kids you'll love to hate.