Founder/Former Owner
Los Angeles, CA
Northridge, CA

I'm the guy who ran 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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"The Expanse" Stars Say 'Juice,' Practical Sets Make Syfy Series Something Special

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Steven Strait, Florence Faivre & Cas Anvar discuss how their characters are informed by the novels and why sets are better than green screen.

"12 Monkeys" Showrunner, Star Explore Sanity, 'Unlimited Potential' in Season Two

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

EP Terry Matalas and actor Barbara Sukowa discuss their time-traveling SyFy series, deviating from the film and the show's stellar female roles.

Stanford, Schull & Hampshire on "12 Monkeys'" 'Mind-Blowing' Season Two

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

"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" Creators "Reinvent" the Franchise's Storytelling for Comics

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

"How to Train Your Dragon" writer/director Dean DeBlois & "Race to the Edge" writer Richard Hamilton talk expanding the world with Dark Horse OGNs.

Smollett-Bell and De Gouw Are "Humbled" By Their "Underground" Roles

Fri, November 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Arrow" vet Jessica De Gouw and "True Blood" alum Jurnee Smollett-Bell discuss WGN America's upcoming historical thriller.

Spurrier Builds Creator-Owned Mystery in "The Spire" While Splitting Time at Marvel & DC

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"X-Men Legacy" writer Si Spurrier tells CBR about writing complicated father-son relationships and juggling multiple creator-owned books.

Dushku & Milicevic Love the "Dirty" Fighting & Intense Action of "Banshee"

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Banshee's" Ivana Milicevic and new addition Eliza Dushku discuss the rigorous physical demands of the Cinemax series and their characters' depth.

"Hunters" Creators Use Modern Tech, Sci-Fi Tropes to Craft an Alien-Centric Mystery

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

Novelist Whitley Strieber and producers Gale Anne Hurd & Justin Dix discuss SyFy's "Hunters," building a conspiracy and using 3D-printed props.

Cuse & Condal Enjoy Keeping Holloway in the Dark About "Colony's" Mysteries

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Star Josh Holloway and EPs Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal discuss the mysteries of their USA series, occupied Los Angeles and the theme of division.

Zdarsky & Henderson Find the Rebooted, Burger-Loving Core of Archie's "Jughead"

Fri, November 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky & Erica Henderson spoke with CBR about the "Jughead," how the "Archie" reboot paved the way and Jughead's absurd, active imagination.

Stevenson Chills as Blackbeard on "Black Sails," Describes Characters as Weapons

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Punisher: War Zone's" Ray Stevenson talks bringing the infamous pirate to life on Starz, fight choreography and his terrifying Dr. Seuss reading.

Rucka Drops the Mic in "Lazarus," Conjures "Black Magick" at Image & Can't Resist Star Wars

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

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.

McFarlane Explains Unique "Spawn" Collaboration with Larsen, Learning to Let Go

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane talks about his "true partnership" with Image co-founder Erik Larsen on "Satan Saga Wars," the book's next arc.

Pak's "Totally Awesome" Amadeus Cho is Going to Be the "Best Hulk There Ever Was"

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Greg Pak explains why Amadeus Cho will show new side of the Hulk, why he returned to Jade Giant and what comics and sports share in common.

Azzarello, Kubert and Janson Want to Provoke Readers with "Dark Knight III"

Mon, November 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writer Brian Azzarello and artists Andy Kubert & Klaus Janson discuss Frank Miller's art, "Dark Knight's" legacy and embracing controversy.

Alan Tudyk Explains Life as a "Con Man," Working with the (Real) Fake Nathan Fillion

Fri, October 30th, 2015 | Category: TV

The actor and geek icon spoke with Spinoff about his new web series with Nathan Fillion, his experiences during the convention circuit and more.

DeLorenzo & Santiago Explain How "Blood is a Character" on "Ash vs. Evil Dead"

Thu, October 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Evil Dead" newcomers Dana DeLorenzo & Ray Santiago discuss bringing new characters into the mix and what it's like being covered in all that blood.

Campbell & Jones Talk Kicking Each Other's Asses in "Ash vs. Evil Dead"

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Stars Bruce Campbell & Jill Marie Jones discuss pushing the horror envelope on Starz and why "Evil Dead" was never supposed to be a franchise.

"Outcast's" Kirkman, Black & Fugit Create "Something Unique" with Exorcism Drama

Tue, October 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Creator Robert Kirkman, EP Chris Black and star Patrick Fugit discuss going beyond the comics and finding light in Kyle Barnes' darkness on Cinemax.

DMC, Miranda-Rodriguez Defend Marvel's Hip-Hop Variants, Talk Staying "Authentic"

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels & Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discuss Darryl Makes Comics, Marvel's rap variants and creating more new heroes.