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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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Todd McFarlane's toy company returns to its roots with a brand new Spawn action figure.
Harley's popular "Batman: Arkham City" incarnation gets the quarter scale treatment from NECA, and CBR has the exclusive first look!
Superman joins Batman in DC Collectibles' Jim Lee-inspired line of BlueLine action figures, and CBR has the exclusive reveal.
Mezco introduces new "Batman v Superman" characters while Diamond Select Toys reveals new Minimates and "Captain America: Civil War" figures.
Simon Spurrier shares the exclusive first word on his new series, in which people gain grotesque powers when spiders infect their bodies.
Hot Toys unleashes 1/6 and full scale armored Batman collectibles while Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Thundercats and more see a resurgence.
Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov talks with CBR about transforming the terrible thunder lizard a veritable god in "Godzilla Oblivion."
DC Collectibles reveals Suicide Squad statues, "Batman v Superman" products unleashed and Hasbro takes sides in "Captain America: Civil War."
Sideshow stuns with a Captain Marvel statue while DC Collectibles and Kotobukiya raid the Batcave and Mattel launches a Thundercats subscription.
Hot Toys unveils Finn from "The Force Awakens," Funko has a "Batman v Superman" bonanza, McFarlane Toys has new "Walking Dead" toys and a statue!
DC Collectibles and Diamond Select Toys go solicit-crazy, while Hot Toys reveals "Captain America: Civil War" and "Batman v Superman" figures!
The Merc with a Mouth gets a gaggle of new toys, "The Force Awakens" goes hyper-realistic, and Thundercats' Tygra roars.
Tom Waltz and Zach Howard talk with CBR about a world where Shredder leads the Turtles against Splinter and his allies.
Chris Ryall and Christos Gage spoke with CBR about transforming their love for the classic character into all-new star-spanning comic book adventures.
The armored and well-armed come together thanks to new Boba Fett, "Game of Thrones" and video game collectibles this week!
Beau Smith talks with CBR about rustling up new stories from his monster-hunting character's earlier days to coincide with the upcoming Syfy TV series.
The writer explains to CBR how he'll tell the story of Tommy's shift from villain to hero, despite the never-ceasing machinations of Rita Repulsa.
DC Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio debut Dark Knight statues while Diamond Select Toys shows off some new Marvel Minimates.
The "Arrow" EP discusses the surprises that await Cliff Secord when he and Dave Bullock's new series sends the wartime hero into Axis territory.
Characters from the biggest movies and shows around rule the collecting roost -- from Loki and Rick Grimes to Captain Phasma and even Chucky.