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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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."
In the final part of our weeklong look at Captain America, CBR News chats with writer Marc Sumerak about a book in which Steve Rogers still fights the good fight as Captain America, "Marvel Adventures: The Avengers."
In Part Four of our weeklong look at "Captain America," CBR News speaks with writer Ed Brubaker about his work on the top-selling and critically lauded tile and what's next for the new Sentinel of Liberty.
In Part 3 of our weeklong series on "Captain America," CBR News speaks with artist Steve Epting about his lauded work on the top-selling title which this week saw the debut of a new Sentinel of Liberty.
CBR News chats with Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis about Steve Rogers' ties to the "New" and "Mighty" heroes, and what the emergence of a new Cap could mean for both teams in the future.
In this week's installment, CBR News and Marvel's Tom Brevoort discuss and unveil the Jacks, the next suit of threats to the Skrulls' master plan for "Secret Invasion."
Iron Fist fans will learn more about two enigmatic characters in the February one-shot "Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death." Writer Matt Faction spoke with CBR about the book and previewed exclusive artwork.
In anticipation of Captain America's return in this week's issue #34 of the eponymous series, CBR News begins a weeklong look at the Sentinel of Liberty starting with editor Tom Brevoort and an exclusive page from the new issue.
Spinning out of "Messiah CompleX," "X-Men: Legacy" is a new series which examines the impact Charles Xavier's dream has had on the Marvel Universe. CBR News spoke with writer Mike Carey about the series.
"Ultimate Fantastic Four" #50, in stores today, marks the beginning of a new storyline pitting the team against the awesome might of Thanos for control of the Cosmic Cube. We spoke with Mike Carey.
In the latest edition of EARTH'S MOST WANTED, CBR News speaks with Marvel editor Tom Brevoort about the four women most dangerous to the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" plans, The Queens.
"Ultimates" #3.2 blasts into stores next week, and CBR News has a new interview with writer Jeph Loeb plus exclusive preview pages from the new issue.
"The Deep End" begins in this week's "Wolverine: Origins" #21, guest-starring the inimitable Deadpool, who's got Logan in his distorted sights. CBR spoke with writer Daniel Way about the arc and his future on the series.