"Captain America: Civil War" Unleashes First Footage With New Trailer
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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Hasbro's new line-up of Star Wars figures, "The Big Bang Theory" Pop! Vinyl collectibles & DC's Comic-Con International exclusive "Batman '66" #1 toy cover highlight this week's edition of TOYING AROUND.
Creators Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman spoke to CBR News about teaming up for the story of Rock, a street tough looking to find out who torched his home in "Burn the Orphanage: Born To Lose."
Cort Lane discusses Hulk and Spidey 's mind swap, setting the groundwork for the upcoming "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." series and working with the great Stan Lee in the latest episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man."
New "Man of Steel," "Kick-Ass 2" and "Star Wars" Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives were revealed this week, while "Guardians of the Galaxy" & "Godzilla" lines were announced at Las Vegas' Licensing Expo.
Greg Rucka discusses the story concepts and creative process behind the post-apocalyptic "Lazarus," his first experience making comics at Image Comics with longtime collaborator Michael Lark.
In the first installment of CBR's new "Ultimate Spider-Man" recap interview series, Supervising Producer Cort Lane discusses the show's origins, its new take on Scorpion, Mini-Spider-Man, Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson and more.
Diamond Select Toys, Icon Heroes, Dark Horse and more get in on the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive game while new "Man of Steel," "Pacific Rim," Sailor Moon and Spider-Man pieces debut in this week's TOYING AROUND.
J. Michael Straczynski discusses teaming up with artist Tom Mandrake for "Sidekick," a new 12-issue title exploring the dark side of teenaged superheroing from the Joe's Comics label. Plus, an exclusive preview.
Hasbro, Mezco, Gentle Giant and Hollywood Collectibles unveiled a plethora of July's Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives, including Star Wars busts, Deadpool figures & Transformers/G.I. Joe hybrids!
Creator Rob Liefeld spoke with CBR about his decision to take to the Kickstarter route for his upcoming "Brigade" ongoing series in order to get free comics into peoples' hands, and get more people into comics.
Writer Andy Diggle steals time with CBR to talk Skybound's "Thief of Thieves," covering everything from co-writing with Robert Kirkman & James Asmus to playing character moments against the larger plot.
DC Collectibles has shared an exclusive first look at the brand new deluxe Swamp Thing action figure based on Yanick Paquette's New 52 designs set to appear in stores in December.
More Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives were revealed this week including swear-laden "Kick-Ass 2" figures & Angry Birds Star Wars toys. Plus, new "Walking Dead" Pop! Vinyls & Sonic the Hedgehog statues.
This week, new Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives were revealed by DC Collectibles, NECA and more. Plus, has a Target action figure pack revealed a new character in June's "Man of Steel" film?
Image Comics co-founder Erik Larsen talks to CBR News about the all-new status quo in the pages of his longrunning "Savage Dragon" ongoing and provides a status update on "Ant."
In the latest TOYING AROUND, DC Collectibles steals the show with a plethora of statues and figures. Plus, a new "Walking Dead" statue, Mega Man X figure & more Comic-Con International exclusives revealed!
Matt Fraction spoke with CBR about teaming with Howard Chaykin for "Satellite Sam," a murder mystery which delves into the seedier side of television's early days. Plus, an exclusive preview of the Image title's first issue.
Mattel & Hasbro get Comic-Con International in San Diego attendees excited early with exclusive announcements, plus lots of merchandise from "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and even the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!
Top Cow founder and fan-favorite artist Marc Silvestri discusses the first arc of his successful Kickstarter-funded "Cyber Force" revival and what fans can expect from the initiative moving forward.
Longtime "Witchblade" scribe Ron Marz returns to the series in the wake of the Top Cow Universe-shaking "Darkness Falls" miniseries. CBR has the exclusive first word on what he has in store for Sara Pezzini.