Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
I'm the guy who runs this joint. It began in 1995 when it was just a site with links to other comic sites. Then in 1996 I launched a "Kingdom Come" fan site that grew a really cool community. I later combined the links site with the message boards and CBR was officially named.
Prior to dedicating myself to CBR, I worked in Los Angeles radio. I was Phil Hendrie's producer/comedy writer for his first three years in Los Angeles and worked with Dr. Laura Schlessinger, LA afternoon talk show hosts John & Ken and numerous other hosts. My first job in radio was as an intern at KIIS FM, working primarily with Magic Matt Allen and Bruce Vidal.
I live in Toluca Lake, CA with my dog Yeager -- named after Chuck, not the alcohol.
FIRST COMIC: Whitman "Looney Tunes." First Super Hero comics was DC Comics "Green Lantern" #203 and I admit it's because based on the cover I thoughy Mickey Mouse was getting a Green Lantern ring!
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Wesley Dodds
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Director Lexi Alexander tells CBR about directing superheroes on the big and small screen, crying on set and why she's not ashamed of "War Zone."
CBR spoke with actor Alan Tudyk and producer P.J. Haarsma about expanding their webseries with a comic book based on the show within the show.
DC Comics' pliable hero can't be kept out of the live-action spotlight much longer. Where do you think Plastic Man should make his debut?
Phil Klemmer explains why sparks fly between teammates when they're not being heroes and how the show will constantly reinvent itself.
"Arrow" co-showrunner and "Legends of Tomorrow" co-creator Marc Guggenheim spoke with CBR TV about the time traveling series and new comics work.
EP Natalie Chaidez and star Britne Oldford unravel the conspiracy at the heart of their alien-centric Syfy series and if the humans are the heroes.
Stars Todd Stashwick & Kirk Acevedo discuss where their characters are headed in Season 2 and the problem with juggling multiple timelines.
"Heroes" vets Misha Green & Joe Pokaski discuss their WGN America thriller about the Underground Railroad and the dangers of slavery.
Steven Strait, Florence Faivre & Cas Anvar discuss how their characters are informed by the novels and why sets are better than green screen.
EP Terry Matalas and actor Barbara Sukowa discuss their time-traveling SyFy series, deviating from the film and the show's stellar female roles.
"12 Monkeys" stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull and Emily Hampshire tease what's ahead for their characters when the Syfy series returns in 2016.
"How to Train Your Dragon" writer/director Dean DeBlois & "Race to the Edge" writer Richard Hamilton talk expanding the world with Dark Horse OGNs.
"Arrow" vet Jessica De Gouw and "True Blood" alum Jurnee Smollett-Bell discuss WGN America's upcoming historical thriller.
"X-Men Legacy" writer Si Spurrier tells CBR about writing complicated father-son relationships and juggling multiple creator-owned books.
"Banshee's" Ivana Milicevic and new addition Eliza Dushku discuss the rigorous physical demands of the Cinemax series and their characters' depth.
Novelist Whitley Strieber and producers Gale Anne Hurd & Justin Dix discuss SyFy's "Hunters," building a conspiracy and using 3D-printed props.
Star Josh Holloway and EPs Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal discuss the mysteries of their USA series, occupied Los Angeles and the theme of division.
Chip Zdarsky & Erica Henderson spoke with CBR about the "Jughead," how the "Archie" reboot paved the way and Jughead's absurd, active imagination.
"Punisher: War Zone's" Ray Stevenson talks bringing the infamous pirate to life on Starz, fight choreography and his terrifying Dr. Seuss reading.
Greg Rucka discusses his two Image Comics series with Michael Lark and Nicola Scott, why he wrote a Star Wars comic and balancing work for-hire.