X-POSITION: Phoenix, Upstarts & More Tear Up Bowers & Sims' "X-Men '92"
Early on my mom came up with the plan to introduce me to reading via comics. Her plan worked and gave me both a lifelong love of reading and comics. The earliest comics I remember were some Spider-Man stories where he fought the Kingpin and an issue of Marvel’s “Star Wars” where Darth Vader battled a cyborg. My early comic habit got a regular fix whenever we’d take the Ohio Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Pennsylvania. We’d stop at a rest stop and I’d get a three pack of mostly Gold Key books like “Grimm’s Ghost Stories” or reprints of “Turk: Son of Stone.”
In the ‘80s I started collecting super hero books on a regular basis with “Thing” #24, where he battled the Rhino. From there I picked up a ton of Marvel books. Several years later I was introduced to the DC Universe via books like “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Suicide Squad.” Later my tastes branched out as I discovered companies like Dark Horse and DC’s Vertigo imprint. Currently I’m a huge fan of all forms of genre comics: super hero, crime, action, horror, science fiction and fantasy
When I’m not writing for CBR I’m usually toiling away at the public library I work at or working on book reviews or other pop culture related ramblings at my blog.
FIRST COMIC: “Amazing Spider-Man” & “Star Wars”
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider-Man, Captain America, The Thing and Luke Cage
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Our discussion with writer Matt Fraction about the Dark Avengers continues with a look at a man who will be doing double duty in the "Utopia" crossover, the Dark Avenger and Dark X-Man known as Daken.
The Punisher’s war against Norman Osborn is getting results, putting him in the sites of Osborn’s general, The Hood, and an army of resurrected supervillains. We spoke with "Punisher" writer Rick Remender about the book.
CBR speaks with writer Joe Kelly about "American Sons," the latest arc of "Amazing Spider-Man," which plunges Peter Parker & Harry Osborn into the deep end of Norman Osborn's Dark Reign.
The world thinks the Agents of Atlas are villains, but that's cool because they're using their rep to strike at Marvel's most dangerous man, Norman Osborn. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker about his plans for the team.
What happens when Marvel's most lethal assassin meets an unkillable man? “Deadpool” readers are learning the answer to that question in the current “Bullseye” arc. CBR spoke with writer Daniel Way about the series.
July's “Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man” #53 marks the beginning of a new direction for the all-ages series. CBR spoke with new writer Paul Tobin and cover artist Skottie Young about their plans for the book.
Marvel's “Black Panther” series has a new female lead and, starting in August's issue #7, a new series artist. CBR News spoke with Will Conrad about his plans for the series, the new Black Panther, and depicting her world
Now in control of America's Initiative program, Norman Osborn can put supervillain teams in every state in the Union. We spoke with “Avengers: The Initiative” writer Christos Gage about his plans for the Marvel series.
In this in-depth interview, CBR News speaks with writer Mike Carey about Gambit's past in “X-Men Origins: Gambit" as well as the Cajun mutant's present and future in “X-Men: Legacy."
In our latest installment of IRON PATRIOTISM, Matt Fraction and CBR put the spotlight on the Dark Avengers' crackshot killer, Bullseye, and his role in "Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia."
With “Captain America” #50 in stores next week and issue #600 hitting next month, it's a good time to speak with editor Tom Brevoort about what fans can expect from these back-to-back milestone issues.
Peter Parker's embarked on a campaign to be Spider-Man full time, a move that's made him a target of New York’s new Mayor and a violent new incarnation of his classic foe, the Vulture. CBR spoke with writer Mark Waid about the arc.
Our discussion continues with Matt Fraction about the Dark Avengers' roles in the "Utopia” crossover with "Uncanny X-Men," this time with a look at the team's hungriest member, Venom.
In“Dark Reign: Mister Negative,” Spidey finds himself caught in a gang war between the enigmatic title character and the demonic crime lord, the Hood. We spoke with Fred Van Lente about the book.
In two June one-shots, writer Brian Reed expands his four-issue “Timestorm 2009-2099” saga by looking at the legacies of Spider-Man and Wolverine. CBR News spoke with him about the books.
In part one of IRON PATRIOTISM, a new CBR feature, we talk with “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia” writer Matt Fraction about his take on one of the story's central characters, Norman Osborn.
In a new four-part story that kicks off in “Punisher: Frank Castle” #71, Marvel's most famous murderer brings his brand of vengeance to the bayous of Louisiana. CBR spoke with writer Victor Gischler about the arc.
In “Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man,” Mac Gargan a.k.a. Venom a.k.a. Spider-Man adopts the mantra of With great power comes no responsibility. We spoke with Brian Reed about the book and previewed exclusive Chris Bachalo art.
With "Mighty Avengers" #24 on sale now, CBR speaks with writer Dan Slott about his plans for the series, including a run-in with the Fantastic Four and more guest stars from fan-favorite Marvel books.
Marvel's villains won't get a word in edgewise in July, when"Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth" debuts with the loquacious Wade Wilson teaming up with – himself? We spoke with writer Victor Gischler about the book.