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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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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.
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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.
Legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin spoke to CBR about bringing "Century West," a tale of the Old West meeting Hollywood at the turn of the century, to the States through Image Comics.
Writer Glen Brunswick teams up with new artist Viktor Bogdanovic to introduce comic book creator Willard Penn to his lovelorn superhero creation, Dark Hour in "Reality Check" from Image Comics.
Writer and Man of Action member Joe Kelly talks with CBR and show producer Cort Lane about his return to scripintg Deadpool for the latest episode of Disney XD's "Ultimate Spider-Man."
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Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins reveals exclusively to CBR that "Think Tank," his science-action series with Rahsan Ekedal, has become an ongoing and shares his future plans.
Brian K. Vaughan discusses the first year of "Saga," independent digital publishing with "The Private Eye" and returning to television with "Under the Dome" while offering advice to the "Y the Last Man" filmmakers.
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!