Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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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Jigsaw, The Punisher's heavily scarred archenemy, has some big plans in store for Frank Castle in upcoming issues of "Punisher War Journal." CBR News spoke with Matt Fraction and new co-writer Rick Remender about the book.
Tom Brevoort joins CBR News to unveil The Sixes in the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck, which features two female super spies, a walking weapon, and a national champion.
This May, the Marvel villains discover a new world ripe for plundering, a world without heroes; the real world. This is the premise behind Mark Millar's new mini-series "Marvel 1985" and we spoke with the writer.
In March's "Young Avengers Presents" #3, reluctant brothers Speed and Wiccan go looking for the mother they never knew. CBR News spoke writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about the book.
On sale now, "Criminal" Vol. 2 #1 begins with three stand-alone issues set in the past. CBR News spoke with artist Sean Phillips about the book and his work on a DVD which should interest "Criminal" fans as well.
Leading up to April's "Secret Invasion" #1, today's Edition of EARTH'S MOST WANTED is extra lucky as Marvel editor Tom Brevoort helps us unveil The Sevens in the Skrull Poker deck.
Hulkling finds out just how tense father and son reunions can be when he meets his dad, Captain Marvel, for the first time in "Young Avengers Presents" #2. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Reed about the issue.
In today's installment of EARTH'S MOST WANTED we look at The Eights, two Homo Sapiens and two members of Homo Superior, each representing a threat to the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" of Earth.
Marvel's cosmic heroes have won two intergalactic wars and will come together to win the peace in May's "Guardians of the Galaxy." CBR spoke with writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Paul Pelletier and Bill Rosemann about the book.
Britain's superheroes unite to turn the tide of the Skrull onslaught in "Captain Britain and MI:13," a new ongoing series debuting in May from Marvel Comics. CBR spoke with writer Paul Cornell and editor Nick Lowe about the book.
Marvel's Muck Monster resurfaces this week in issue #1 of "Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing," the first of four fear fraught tales. CBR News spoke with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about the MAX miniseries.
Big things are happening to Carol Danvers in March's "Ms. Marvel" #25, including the debut of new artist Adriana Melo. Writer Brian Reed speaks with CBR News about the book and gives you a first look at new artwork.
In today's installment, The Nines, CBR News and Marvel Comics editor Tom Brevoort unveil two Earthborn and two alien threats to the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" of Earth.
Wolverine finds revenge is a dish best served hot, fast and raw in "Get Mystique," a four-part arc beginning in "Wolverine" #62. CBR News spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the Ron Garney-drawn storyline.
The artistic roster of "Amazing Spider-Man" is already filled with unique voices and in May, another acclaimed artist joins the "Amazing" team. CBR News spoke with Barry Kitson about his upcoming work on "Amazing Spider-Man."
After the recent revelations about their origins, Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider's appetite for vengeance is bigger than ever. CBR News spoke with new "Ghost Rider" writer Jason Aaron about his plans for the series.
This week, CBR News completes a Royal Flush as Marvel's Tom Brevoort joins us to reveal the next four threats to Skrulls' plans for "Secret Invasion," the Tens.
"Nova Annual" #1 gives readers an in-depth look into Richard Rider's past and present by three different artists. We close out SUPER NOVA WEEKEND by taking with one of those artists, Mahmud Asrar.
As we continue our SUPER NOVA WEEKEND, we speak with new penciller Paul Pelletier, who takes over the title with issue #11 and show off more exclusive art from the issue.
As part of our SUPER NOVA WEEKEND, CBR previews exclusive artwork by Paul Pelletier and speaks with writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning about why "Nova" is so important to "Annihilation: Conquest."