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I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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"X-Men Legacy" wraps up Weapon Omega and Mimic's story in an ultimately unsatisfying manner.
"Teen Titans" kicks off "The Culling" with new questions raised about the characters, plus some fill-in art.
"The Omega Effect" wraps up in the least-interestingly way possible.
As "The Others" continues in "Aquaman," we get new glimpses of the DC Universe's revised history.
"Legion of Super-Heroes" welcomes back two artists from earlier years, but the pep from those eras isn't along for the ride.
"New Mutants" #41 is fun, but rather slight.
"Wonder Woman" takes us to the underworld, where the dead are literally underfoot.
Green Arrow has come courting the Justice League for membership and the resulting mix is like oil and water.
"The Sixth Gun" #21 pays homage to "G.I. Joe" #21 with a special silent issue.
Long-time "B.P.R.D." readers will appreciate "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Long Death" #3, which wraps up a long-time plot in an effective manner.
"Dark Horse Presents" continues to provide a lot of bang for your buck.
The exposition arrives in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #8 to explain last month's surprise cliffhanger, and everything grinds to a halt.
"Demon Knights" explains the relationship of the Demon and Madame Xanadu in a "he said, she said" narrative.
"Saucer Country" #2 proves that its strong first issue wasn't just a hallucination, sun spot, or weather balloon.
"Adventure Time" remains ridiculously fun, a perfect adaptation of the show.
"Thief of Thieves" adds another piece to the puzzle that is the series' protagonist Redmond's life.
"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" is starting to bring some pep back into "Green Lantern."
"Courtney Crumrin" brings back the title character in a new, color, ongoing series. And so far, it's off to a great start.
"iZombie" begins its endgame as we see the last attempted apocalypse in the '70s.
"Fanboys vs. Zombies" is another zombie story, only with the numbers filed off and replaced with geek references.