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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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"Uncanny Avengers" #4 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday doesn't always meet expectations, but at least it misses them in interesting ways.
"Alpha: Big Time" #1 by Josh Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati brings back Spider-Man's teen sidekick, depowered and ostracized by his peers following the events of his appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man."
Mark Waid and Leinil Yu pit the Hulk against Attuma in "Indestructible Hulk" #4 -- but series still doesn't feel like it clicks.
In "Wolverine and the X-Men" #25 Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez take the X-Students to the Savage Land with stunning implications for Wolverine -- and his family.
Nick Spencer and Luke Ross present "Secret Avengers" #1, a story about Hawkeye and the Black Widow that could only be called "Budapest."
In "Scarlet" #6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Scarlet begins her violent revolution, starting with Portland.
"Superior Spider-Man" #3 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman pits the Superior Spider-Man against a classic Spidey foe with a shocking outcome.
Jeff Parker and Mirco Pierfederici explore a darker version of the Marvel Universe in "Dark Avengers" #186 to unimpressive results.
Brian Wood and Ming Doyle return to the world of high-stakes Women's Volleyball in "Mara" #2, a book many times more interesting than its one-line premise suggests.
"Uncanny X-Force" #1 by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney thrusts a new incarnation of X-Force into the spotlight with strong results.
Deadpool has killed the Marvel Universe: now he sets his sights on the rest in "Deadpool Killustrated" #1 by Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli.
In "Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness" #1, Mike Johnson and David Messina pick up where J.J. Abrams left off as they bridge the gap between Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness.
"A+X" #4 gives Kaare Andrews, Jason Latour and David Lopez the chance to go wild on a pair of Avengers/X-Men team-ups.
Peter David and Leonard Kirk literally raise hell in "X-Factor" #250, kicking off David's long-anticipated "Hell on Earth War" storyarc.
The "All-New X-Men" cast adjust to living in the present, and becomes the target of a classic X-Men foe in an issue by Brian Michael Bendis and incoming artist David Marquez.
"Wolverine and the X-Men" #23 sees Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw conclude an outrageous three-parter in typically outrageous style.
"Avengers Arena" #3 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker dispatches another teen hero in another entertaining and illuminating character study.
With Iron Man otherwise occupied, War Machine takes the spotlight in "Iron Man 3 Prelude" #1 by Christos Gage, Will Corona Pilgrim and Steve Kurth, which gives some tantalizing hints at "Iron Man 3."
Brian Bendis, David Mack and a host of artists continue Ben Urich's investigation into the world Daredevil left behind in "Daredevil: End of Days" #4
Chris Yost and Paco Medina rise to the difficult task of introducing us to the Superior Spider-Man in "Avenging Spider-Man" #15.1 -- but that doesn't mean readers have to like it.