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 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.
A new incarnation of Marvel's Defenders team debuts in "The Last Defenders," a six-issue miniseries beginning in March. CBR News spoke with writer Joe Casey about the book.
In Part Two of EARTH'S MOST WANTED, CBR News speaks with editor Tom Brevoort about four more threats to the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" plans, the Kings.
You can't keep a good vampire-killing messiah clone down in February, when Jesus Christ returns in "Loaded Bible 3: Communion." CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about the Image Comics one-shot.
Dwayne McDuffie returns to the characters and concepts he created almost two decades ago with the release of "WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control"#1 on January 23. CBR News spoke with McDuffie about the new miniseries.
This year, Daniel Acuña brings his unique artistic vision exclusively to the Marvel Universe. CBR News spoke with the artist about his work past and present, and took a glimpse at his latest top-secret project.
Will Eisner and S.M Iger's "Sheena Queen of the Jungle" is back prowling both the real and concrete jungles of South America. We spoke with Stephen de Souza ("Die Hard," "48 Hours") about the series.
CBR News unveils the first cards in the Skrulls' EARTH'S MOST WANTED deck and chats with "Secret Invasion" editor Tom Brevoort about the Aces, heroes the alien invaders see as the biggest threats.
Romance, danger, adventure, and hordes of goat-sucking monsters await the Fantastic Four in the pages of "Isla de la Muerte," in stores this week. CBR News spoke with writer Tom Beland about the one-shot.
Stuart Immonen has penciled "Ultimate Spider-Man" for almost half a year now, and CBR speaks with him about his work on the title and previews exclusive artwork from upcoming issues.
In stores now is "Incredible Herc" #112, the first issue of Hercules' new adventures in the aftersmash of "World War Hulk." CBR News spoke with artist Khoi Pham about the myth-tastic series and previewed new pages from #113.
Moon Knight continues his brutal crusade against crime in January, but now as an agent of the U.S. government. CBR News speaks with writer Mike Benson and previews exclusive pages from "God and Country."
Hormones will race and horror will ensue this month when the new "Hack/Slash" storyline begins in issue #7. CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about the bloody "Tub Club."
Writer Duane Swierczynski talks to CBR News about his dream assignment, the new Punisher MAX one-shot, "Force of Nature," a story that sees Frank Castle hit open water to reel in some scumbags.
With a new collection in stores now and a new #1 issue in February, more readers are discovering Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' award-winning series, "Criminal," and CBR News spoke with Brubaker about the book's future.