Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
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 latest run of DC Collectibles solicits leads a week filled with comic-based action figure and statue releases.
The seven-episode "Judge Dredd: Superfiend" animated series, which features the Dark Judges, has debuted its first full-length trailer.
Producer Ed Pressman revealed that "The Crow" is close to beginning production while remaining mum on the actor in the lead role.
"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" second unit director Brian Smrz confirms Quicksilver's return in "X-Men: Apocalypse," with hope for a solo film.
The "Anchorman" director reveals "discussions are definitely going on" with the studio about another project.
"Garfield" writer Scott Nickel teams with Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving and more to revisit the famous feline's past lives.
Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures announces a "My Little Pony" film is ready to trot into theaters in 2017.
David S. Goyer is attached to produce an adaptation of the cartoonist’s new graphic novel, which has drawn comparisons to "Inception."
The "Game of Thrones" actor reveals how glad he is to be able to discuss his new role and how his education could factor into his performance.
This week's TOYING catches up on everything revealed at this year's New York Comic Con from Mattel, Hasbro and all the rest!
Co-creator Matt Senreich, actor Breckin Meyer and EP John Harvatine hyped "Robot Chicken's" upcoming Holiday Special at New York Comic Con.
Writer/artist Kyla Vanderklugt brings a panoramic look to "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" #2, on sale now from Archaia.
"Arrow" star Stephen Amell paid homage to a cast member while teasing a huge shirtless sword fight in the CW show's third season.
Producer Charles Roven revealed that the character's big screen debut will honor the New 52 retcon over the classic "molded from clay" origin.
Creator James Tynion IV talks about what having a 36-issue commitment from BOOM! Studios means for his and artist Michael Dialynas' series.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star could throw down with 007 in the next Bond film as a villain in the vein of Oddjob and Jaws.
The two superhero-movie veterans spoke at New York Comic Con about the "extraordinary" new black comedy from director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
With "Twin Peaks," "Heroes" and maybe even "The Tick" returning to television, here are six other shows worthy of similar resurrections.
NBC has picked up three more scripts for the Vertigo-based "Constantine" ahead of the show's Oct. 24 premiere.
A new rumor suggests Marvel Studios might sideline its franchise stars in "Avengers 3," opting instead to focus on other characters.