PREVIEWS: "Civil War II," "Punisher" & More Marvel Comics on Sale June 1, 2016
I've been reading comics on a regular basis since "The Death of Superman" storyline captured my imagination in 1992 at the age of 9. My parents fully supported my oncoming comic book addiction by driving me to the comic shop every week on Wednesdays, schedules permitting. At around that same time, I realized I wanted to be involved in the comics world in one way or another.
I went to college at Ohio Wesleyan University where I met my future wife, got a degree in creative writing and literature and also scored an internship at Wizard. After graduating the next year, I stayed around my hometown of Toledo, Ohio until a spot opened up at Wizard. I interviewed for the job in the research department and wound up getting it. I was at Wizard for about four years where I learned a lot about the magazine business and eventually worked my way up to Associate Editor of ToyFare. Moving to New York has lead to me living in a bunch of towns no one's ever heard of like Nyack, Stony Point and New Windsor.
Since 2009 I've been freelancing full time which has been both nerve wracking and a lot of fun. I've written for Maxim.com, UGO.com, Marvel.com and a number of others, with CBR being the most recent. My main gig is covering the wild and diverse world of comics coming out from Image along with a few other topics here and there.
FIRST COMIC: A stack from a neighbor that included the first four issues of "Captain Carrot & The Zoo Crew," "Fantastic Four" #335 and "New Teen Titans" #19 among others.
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Superman, Creeper, Batman, Captain America, pretty much anyone who's interesting.
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Iron Studios and Sideshow Collectibles unveil movie Black Panther while Mezco and Hot Toys jump into the "Suicide Squad" pool -- and so much more!
Brandon Easton and Tony Vargas explain how they're transforming '80s toy-and-cartoon franchise "M.A.S.K." into comic form.
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys debut May the Fourth looks while McFarlane Toys bumps "The Walking Dead" up the 7-inch scale.
A whole lot of Alien Day collectible news, plus new pieces based on Black Widow, Batman and Samurai Spider-Man!
Hot Toys rounds out the "Captain America: Civil War" ranks while DC, Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant reveal their latest solicitations.
Black Panther from Hot Toys, Life-Size Boba Fett from Sideshow and "Game of Thrones" from Funko mark just a few of this week's reveals.
DC Collectibles expands its Bombshells line while "Captain America: Civil War" inspires Hot Toys and Kotobukiya.
CBR spoke with "Powerpuff Girls" animation writers Jake Goldman & Haley Mancini and returning artist Derek Charm about their new ongoing IDW series.
Tim Seeley, David F. Walker and Fernando Dagnino craft "Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes" for Dark Horse Comics and BOOM! Studios.
Mezco unleashes the Punisher, Diamond Select Toys unveils cartoon-based Marvel Minimates and Mattel shows off DC Super Hero Girls role play!
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" inspires new pieces from Hot Toys, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and more!
Marvel takes center stage this week with new collectibles based on "Captain America: Civil War" and characters like Daredevil, Wolverine and more!
Mezco's One:12 Collective continues to grow as Sideshow reminds us the terrifying power of Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight."
"Insufferable: On the Road" writer and Thrillbent co-founder Mark Waid discusses his story and working in all aspects of the comic book industry.
Hope Larson and Brittney Williams reveal the origins of BOOM!'s new girl detective, "Goldie Vance."
Writers James Roberts and John Barber look back at the massive changes they've put IDW's Transformers comics through, and ahead to 50 more issues.
Hot Toys unsheathes Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax, Tweeterhead goes classic with Batman and Diamond Select Toys shows off Comic Book Heroes.
The father of cyberpunk tells CBR about working with IDW and artist Butch Guice to make a story about alternate realities his first comic book.
Looking back at more of Mattel and Mezco Toy Fair showing and new products featuring Batman, Iron Man and more!
CBR closes out its Toy Fair 2016 coverage with even more goodness from Mattel, Hasbro, Kid Robot, Kotobukiya and many more!