INTERVIEW: "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Hunt Rebirth's Oracle
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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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.
November’s "Weapon X: First Class" flashes back to Charles Xavier's early attempts to help Wolverine recover his lost memories. We spoke with Marc Sumerak and Tim Seeley about the mini.
The saga of Vulcan, the insane emperor of the Shiâ€™ar, continues this December in the four issue â€œX-Men: Kingbreaker.â€ CBR News spoke with Christopher Yost about the series which sets the stage for the â€œWar of Kingsâ€ event.
In September’s “Nova” #17, the Human Rocket teams with Darkhawk to fight the Skrulls. CBR News spoke with “Nova” writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning about Darkhawk and his possible future with the series.
In November’s “X-Men/Spider-Man,” miniseries, mutants and spider-men from different eras come together for a series of stand-alone adventures by Christos Gage and Mario Alberti, who spoke with us about the project.
Worlds collide in this week’s “Hack/Slash” #15, where undead killer Cassie Hack meets undead creator Dr. Herbert West, star of the cult horror “Re-Animator” films. We speak with writer Tim Seeley about the crossover.
In stores now, “Secret Invasion” #5 sees the Skrulls reveal that their invasion is actually a mission of peace! Writer Brian Michael Bendis walks us through the issue page-by-page to help illuminate what’s going on.
“Uncanny X-Men” #500 saw Marvel's premier mutants relocate to San Francisco, and CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what the move means for the book and what waits for the X-Men on the streets of their new home.
In September's "Marvel Apes" #1, the Gibbon will find himself haunted by a strange but somewhat familiar battle cry: Ape-Vengers Assemble! CBR News spoke with writer Karl Kesel about the anarchic miniseries.
On sale this week is issue #1 of "NYX: No Way Home," the return of Marvel's east coast runaways. CBR News spoke with writer Marjorie Liu about her plans for the series’ cast of homeless mutant teenagers.
With issue #6 on sale now, CBR talks with "Cable" writer Duane Swierczynski about how Cable's quest to protect the possible mutant messiah will affect both the present and future of the Marvel Universe.
In the “The Mortal Iron Fist” storyline, new "Immortal Iron Fist" writer Duane Swierczynski explores the past, present and future of the Iron Fist legacy. CBR News spoke with the writer about his plans for Danny Rand.
Cult-favorite characters Cloak & Dagger return next year in a five-issue series that forces them to confront new villains as well as their own conflicts with each other. CBR spoke with writer Valerie D’Orazio about the book.
Next year, Mark Millar, one of the original architects of Marvel Comics' Ultimate line, returns to the Ultimate Universe with a brand new series. CBR News spoke with Millar about his new book.
In December, two of the Marvel U's foremost cosmic empires meet on the fields of battle in “War of Kings." CBR News spoke with Editor Bill Rosemann and writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning about the event.
Starting this November, changes are in stores for Marvel Comics' "Thunderbolts." CBR News spoke with new writer Andy Diggle and Editor Bill Rosemann about their plans for the villainous book.