PREVIEWS: "Daredevil," "Totally Awesome Hulk" & More Marvel Comics on Sale December 2, 2015
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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"Phonogram" and "Uber" writer Kieron Gillen returns to Image Comics in October with "Three," a historical thriller following three slaves pursued by Sparta's 300, drawn by Ryan Kelly and colored by Jordie Bellaire.
Creator Todd McFarlane says production likely will begin next year on a new "Spawn" movie that will be more horror/thriller than superhero action.
DC's Black And White Harley Quinn statue, Kotobukiya's Supergirl piece, Tomb Raider Minimates, a vinyl Maggie Simpson toy and a Daenerys action figure highlight this week's leading lady edition of TOYING AROUND.
Unnamed sources have confirmed that Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Rocket Raccoon for "Guardians of the Galaxy," while Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations to play the Scarlet Witch in "Age of Ultron."
"Elephantmen" creator Richard Starkings walks down memory lane, recounting the origins of Hip Flask up through its landmark 50th issue from Image Comics and artists Axel Medellin and Gabriel Bautista.
New solicits bring about all kinds of toy and statue reveals, including NECA's latest Aliens vs. Predator line-up, Gentle Giant's Yoda statue and McFarlane Toys' upcoming "The Walking Dead" series.
"The Sword" and "Girls" co-creator Jonathan Luna makes his way back to Image Comics with the futuristic robo-romance "Alex + Ada" alongside co-writer Sarah Vaughn, debuting this November.
A small army of aliens and Novas run loose on the Millennium Bridge along with a first look at Glenn Close's character in the latest London set photos from Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Marvel's Red Skull, "Portal's" Sunburst Aperture Sentry Turret, Star Wars' General Grievous and a duo of classic 8-bit killers assault the spotlight in this week's edition of TOYING AROUND!
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer disclosed more about the 2014 film at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, including technical details and the casting of a young General Stryker.
Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee and "Ultimate Spider-Man" supervising producer Cort Lane discuss bringing the real life legend to even-more-animated life on the small screen in "Stan the Man."
New Godzilla and "Alien" figures, plus a 3-piece statue from Sideshow featuring Mary Jane, Spider-Man and Gwen Stacey based on J. Scott Campbell's designs highlight this week's edition of TOYING AROUND.
The voice of Luke Cage, Ogie Banks, joins Producer Cort Lane to discuss the Power Man-centric "Ultimate Spider-Man" episode, adapting Luke's origin in a kid-friendly fashion and the show's continuing theme of family.
This week's TOYING AROUND spotlights more Comic-Con International in San Diego reveals, including the latest Star Wars Black Series line-up, Hasbro's new Marvel figures & MattyCollector's selection of DC personalities.
"Ultimate Spider-Man" Supervising Producer Cort Lane spacewalks viewers through the Guardians of the Galaxy's animated appearance and comments on the synergy of Marvel's comic book, film & cartoon universes.
Matt Hawkins spoke with CBR about Top Cow's Comic-Con announcements, touching on everything from "Teen Witchblade" and "Aphrodite IX" to a slate of new Minotaur Press series' and a "Darkness" film.
Hot Toys, Hasbro, DC Collectibles and more show off their upcoming products at Comic-Con International in San Diego, including Greg Capullo inspired Batman figures, plus He-Man and high-end "Iron Man 3" pieces.
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson tells CBR about the publisher's unique fanbase, their new DRM-free digital strategu and the growing roster of best selling creators going creator-owned.
Supervising Producer Cort Lane guides readers through the most recent mythology-packed episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" featuring Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Venom and another step on Peter's quest to be a better hero!
Before Comic-Con International in San Diego begins next week, companies like Hasbro, Bif Bang Pow and Kotobukiya revealed their final wave of exclusives! Plus, new items from Star Wars, Doctor Who & "The Hobbit" lore.