GIANT-SIZE X-POSITION: Duggan Brings Deadpool & Cable Together in "Uncanny Avengers"
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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Marc Guggenehim talks about his two October-shipping Spidey stories:“Amazing” #574 and “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #1, as well as the crucial 2009 arc, “Character Assassination."
Our series continues with Ralph Macchio, Senior Editor at Marvel behind the Ultimate and Marvel Illustrated lines, "The Dark Tower," as well as legendary runs by Simonson and Miller, and of course The Spider Clone Saga.
This week's issue #17 sees Nova and Darkhawk join forces against the Skrulls, and concludes with the surprise return of another of the Human Rocket's allies. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning give us the goods on all things "Nova."
Frank Castle is in for a strange trip in “Punisher War Journal Annual” #1, which pits him against the sinisterly psychedelic Captain Pepper in a mind-bending nightclub of wannabe heroes and villains. We spoke with Spurrier about the book.
CBR's series of interviews with comics' top editors continues today with Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor at Marvel and responsible for such books as "Secret Invasion," "Civil War," "Captain America" and much more.
CBR speaks with “X-Force” co-writer Christopher Yost about the hit series' first arc and discuss the next storyline, “Old Ghosts,” which pits the clandestine mutant hit squad against the old X-Men foe known as the Vanisher.
Next week's "Daredevil" #111 kicks off a major new chapter in the life of the blind crime fighter, introducing him to the deadly new villain, Lady Bullseye. CBR News spoke with writer Ed Brubaker about the book.
In next week's one-shot, "Wolverine: Roar," Duane Swierczynski and Mike Deodato deliver an action-packed story that's that's literally ear-splitting. CBR News spoke with Swierczynski about the project.
In this first part of a new feature, CBR talks to Marvel Comics Executive Editor Axel Alonso about the mysterious role of editors in the comics industry, and about his career highlights and what he looks for in new talent.
Writer Paul Cornell talks to CBR about his series' most recent revelations (and resurrections), and teases "Hell Comes to Birmingham," the new arc that kicking off in "Captain Britain & MI:13" #6.
The stage is set for one of the biggest clashes the Marvel Universe has ever seen in "Secret Invasion" #6, on sale now. Brian Michael Bendis walks us through the issue page-by-page and hints what's to come next.
With the second half of the Spider-Man arc kicking off this week, CBR News spoke with writer Dan Slott about some of the surprises and explosive action yet to come in "New Ways To Die."
Marvel's mutants are re-imagined this December in a way that's both distinctly different yet somehow familiar in "X Men Noir." We spoke with Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero about the miniseries.
The fan-fave team of Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon return to Frank Castle in December's "Punisher: War Zone" miniseries, which sees the return of some much missed psychopaths. Ennis spoke with us about the project.
Everyone's favorite undead, super-powered cannibals are back in October, and this time they're looking to feast on the entire Marvel Universe. We spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about "Marvel Zombies 3."
Action! Adventure! Heavily armed beautiful woman! "Love and War," the new "Incredible Hercules" arc, kicks off in this month's issue #121. We spoke with writers Fred Van Lente & Greg Pak.
CBR speaks with writer Brian Reed about his post-Secret Invasion plans for "Ms. Marvel" as well as the November "Ms. Marvel Special: Storyteller" one-shot and "Ms. Marvel Annual" #1, in stores now.
Greg Pak and a host of artists illuminate the mysterious pasts of both the planet Sakaar and the Hulk's son in the September one-shot "Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar." We spoke with Pak about the book.
Mike Carey talks to CBR about "X-Men: Manifest Destiny" #1, which depicts Iceman's journey to San Francisco, and "X-Men Origins: Beast," which looks at the O.G. X-Man's early days.
With "Amazing Spider-Man" #569 in stores now, CBR speaks with "New Ways to Die" writer Dan Slott about his plans for Spidey, Norman Osborn, and the "spider- gasm" he says readers can expect from his story.