INTERVIEW: Gail Simone Guides 'Blockbuster Update' of Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris
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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In this month's "Punisher: Frank Castle" #66, the titular vigilante heads to Philadelphia, where he's forced into a lethal race against time. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about "Six Hours to Kill."
Darkhawk begins in February a journey that will lead to a larger cosmic destiny and a major role in the upcoming War of Kings event. CBR News spoke with writer C.B. Cebulski about "War of Kings: Darkhawk."
He meets Barack Obama in this week's “Amazing Spider-Man” #583, and in the coming weeks Spider-Man will tangle with Wolverine, the Fantastic Four and Anti-Venom. We spoke with writer Dan Slott about all things Spidey.
In our latest look at Marvel's ongoing Dark Reign saga, CBR speaks with “Agents of Atlas” writer Jeff Parker to find out what the villainous Norman Osborn wants from the fan-fave heroes in their new ongoing series begins.
CBR talks with “Thunderbolts” writer Andy Diggle about what readers can expect now that the team has become Norman Osborn's clandestine kill-squad, and we also preview exclusive artwork by Roberto De la Torre!
In our latest installment of THE OSBORN SUPREMACY, CBR News asks “Black Panther” writer Reginald Hudlin for some hints about what Norman Osborn's Dark Reign means for his title character and the nation of Wakanda.
“Avengers: The Initiative #20, co-writer Dan Slott's final issue on the series, shipped to comic shops January 2nd. CBR News spoke with him about the issue and his experiences working on the series.
In March's “New Avengers: The Reunion," Ronin reconnects with his wife Mockingbird, who was until recently dead. We spoke with writer Jim McCann and editor Jeanine Schaefer about the four-issue miniseries.
Marvel's “Punisher War Journal” series comes to a close with January's issue #26, and CBR News speaks with artist Andy MacDonald about his work on the book's final issue.
In this first part of a new feature on Marvel's Dark Reign saga, CBR speaks with “Invincible Iron Man” writer Matt Fraction about how his series will be affected by Norman Osborn's power grab in the Marvel Universe.
In this week's "Wolverine: Origins" #31, Logan and his estranged son, Daken, join forces to hunt for their mutual arch-enemy, Romulus. CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about that and future "Origins" storylines.
In this week's new one-shot, “Captain America Theater of War: America First!”, writer/artist Howard Chaykin takes readers back in time with a tale that stars the Communist hunting Cap of the 1950s.
Beware the full moon in January, because Marvel's most famous werewolf is back courtesy of MAX Comics and Duane Swierczynski. We spoke with the writer about the character that introduced him to comics.
In stores now is "Uncanny X-Men" #505, the second issue of Terry Dodson's first arc of the popular Marvel title. We spoke with the artist about his work on the book, his collaboration with Matt Fraction, and his artistic process.
The Merc with a Mouth tangles with Norman Osborn's new team of operatives in "Magnum Opus," a crossover between "Deadpool" and "Thunderbolts." We spoke with Daniel Way about the story. Also, Bob.
What happens when a supervillain is forced to do good? Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips answer that question in “Incognito,” a five-issue miniseries from Icon. CBR News spoke with Brubaker about the project.
The present and future collide in “Messiah War.” a 7-part crossover between “X- Force” and “Cable" beginning in 2009. CBR spoke with creators Christ Yost, Craig Kyle and Mike Choi about the kick-off one-shot, "Messiah War Prologue."
CBR News speaks with writer Mike Carey about the final big arc in Xavier's quest, “Salvage," which reunites the Professor with his stepbrother Juggernaut. Plus an advance preview of "X-Men: Legacy" #219!
In this week's “Amazing Spider-Man” #580, veteran Spidey scribe Roger Stern returns to the character after an eight-year absence. We talk with Stern about the issue, how it feels to be back, and what's next.
Steven Grant talks about “What If? Spider-Man: Back in Black,” in which he and artist Gus Vazquez depict what might have happened if Spidey's wife Mary Jane was shot instead of Aunt May.