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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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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.
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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.
We round up all the collectible news from before this weekend's New York Toy Fair 2015 including "Masters of the Universe" and new DC Collectibles.
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Writer Bryce Carlson talks about re-teaming with artist Vanesa R. Del Rey to create "the best damn series possible" in the noir world of "Hit: 1957."
Although the film begins shooting in April, the movie's Deadshot and Harley Quinn aren’t concerned about the vacancy left by Tom Hardy’s departure.
A new rumor contends executives are considering shifting the struggling supernatural drama to Syfy and renaming it "Hellblazer."
Jim Lee sketches the next DC statue from Kotobukiya, Diamond Select Toys unveils miles of Minimates and much more!
Michael Gordon is set to write the adaptation, which the producers reportedly hope will be directed by "Mama" filmmaker Andrés Muschietti.
The actor says the first-time director has “always been the right guy” to guide the Merc With a Mouth in his solo outing.
Hot Toys displays "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Captain America & "Guardians of the Galaxy" stars while Kotobukiya offers li'l, colorful Batman toys!