Axel-In-Charge: Bringing "Dead No More" to FCBD, the Original "Civil War's" Legacy
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.
Showing results 123-142 of 768
Hot Toys unveils regular and deluxe versions of Hulk while Sideshow brings Dark Knight Batman out of the shadows. Plus much, much more!
The “Chappie” director says it’s simply a matter of the first two films in the franchise being his favorites.
"The Fall" writer Christopher Cosmos will pen a new screenplay for the long-developing sword and sorcery film.
The filmmaker hints that his hotly anticipated Fox movie could ignore "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection."
The secrets of “Spectre” begin to be revealed in the first images of Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux from the 24th installment of the Bond franchise.
CBR has the first interview with J.G. Jones & Mark Waid on exploring the culture and racism of 1927's American South in "Strange Fruit."
Do the cryptic comments hint at a change to Warner Bros.' DC slate, or cameos by Shazam and Black Adam in other, earlier films?
After a dizzying few days at New York Toy Fair, we're back with more Marvel from Diamond Select Toys, Kotobukiya's new Super Powers and much more.
The fan-favorite actor talks about playing a more grizzled Ash in the Starz series, and competing with AMC's hit drama.
The Oscar winner reveals he's gaining weight to play what he describes as a "beautiful disaster of a character."
The toy company welcomes Sigourney Weaver to its Aliens line, celebrates 25 years of "Predator" at Dark Horse and more.
Mattel shared details and early looks at its 2015 Batman figures and a new Masters of the Universe subscription line.
From a galaxy far, far away to those meddling kids with dozens of superheroes and dinosaurs in-between, LEGO shares its 2015 sets.
His Marvel Studios contract may be nearing an end, but the actor doesn’t appear in any hurry to take off the eye patch.
"Batman: The Animated Series," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," classic monsters, Ghostbusters and more are all part of Diamond Select Toys' 2015 line.
Funko's train keeps on rolling, with new licensed properties, new lines and dozens of new figures for 2015!
McFarlane Toys showed off tons of "Walking Dead" comic book, TV and building sets along with Halo, WWE and a Medieval Spawn statue!
While promoting "Kingsman: The Secret Service," Matthew Vaughn disclosed what he envisioned for the "Days of Future Past" prison break.
The toymaker shared looks at it's upcoming Marvel lines, the future of Transformers, "Jurassic World" and the build your own lightsabers.
DC Collectibles celebrates their icons in a new toy line, more artist-specific waves, and a variety of statues featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and DC's TV heroes.