"Batman's" Gotham Was... Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
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 our final installment, Marvel Senior Editor Tom Brevoort joins CBR's Dave Richards for a final look at the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck with two wild cards - it's the Jokers!
Marvel editor Tom Brevoort helps CBR unveil The Twos in the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck, including a longtime Avenger, a veteran news man, and young members of the Kree and Skrull races.
"Avengers/Invaders," a 12-issue miniseries by writers Alex Ross & Jim Krueger and artist Steve Sadowski, hits stores this May, and CBR News spoke with Ross about the story and dynamic covers he's created for the project.
The past and present of the Marvel Universe collide this May in "Avengers/Invaders" by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski. CBR News spoke with co-writer Jim Krueger about the series.
X-Men fans are taken back to a time before Kitty Pryde and Wolverine developed their famous friendship with this week's debut of "Wolverine: First Class." CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the new ongoing series.
"Secret Invasion" writer Brian Michael Bendis rejoins CBR News to unveil The Threes in the Skrull poker deck, including a descendant of Genghis Khan, a living weapon, a classic Avenger, and a notorious underworld figure.
The secret history of the Ultimate Universe will be revealed in June, when "Ultimate Origins" finally hits stores. CBR News speaks with writer Brian Michael Bendis and previews exclusive new artwork from the miniseries.
In our final installment, "Incredible Hercules" writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente give CBR News the scoop on the central conflict of their "Sacred Invasion" story arc: Hercules's God Squad vs. The Skrull Gods.
In Part IV of our look at "Incredible Hercules," CBR News talk with writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente about current and future storylines including "Sacred Invasion" the book's tie in to "Secret Invasion."
"Secret Invasion" writer Brian Michael Bendis helps CBR unveil The Fours in the Skrull poker deck, a diverse collection of threats that includes a spy, a god, an insane super villain, and even a Skrull.
In Part II of our week long spotlight on "Incredible Hercules," CBR News speaks with new series artist Rafa Sandoval, who begins his run with April's issue #116.
In today's installment of GREEK WEEK, we talk with writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak along with assistant editor Nate Cosby about the April one-shot, "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Clash."
In Part I of our weeklong feature on "The Incredible Hercules" series, CBR News speaks with writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak about the Prince of Power's past both as a mythological champion and Marvel superhero.
This June, Richard Corben will use his trademark style to bring to life the masterpieces of H.P. Lovecraft in "Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft" from Marvel's MAX imprint. We spoke with editor Daniel Ketchum.
One of comics' most prolific and popular partnerships, writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale, are finally reuniting for "Captain America: White," which looks at the early days of Cap and Bucky. We speak with both creators.
Editor Tom Brevoort and "Secret Invasion" mastermind Brian Michael Bendis join CBR News to help unveil The Fives in the Skrulls' Secret Invasion poker Ddeck, which includes two mutants, a literal hothead, and a certain web-slinger.
In this final installment, "Captain Britain and MI:13" writer Paul Cornell joins CBR News to discuss his team's one American member, the magic sword-wielding Black Knight.
The spotlight falls on Faisa Hussain, a new character introduced in "Captain Britain and MI-13." The young doctor represents the youth of the UK and writer Paul Cornell tells all, plus we unveil the cover to issue #2.
For part two of our weekend long feature on the cast of "Captain Britain and MI:13," writer Paul Cornell helps us "Imagine" what the team's resident shapeshifter, John the Skrull, is like.
In Part III of our weekend-long look at the cast of "Captain Britain and MI:13," writer Paul Cornell joins CBR to turn the spotlight on England's fastest woman, Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton AKA Spitfire.