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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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This season, Mike Carey has two very different holiday gifts for fans: a story in the new "Marvel Holiday Special" and the one-shot "Wolverine: Firebreak." CBR News spoke with Carey about both projects.
This March, one of Marvel's most intrepid and heavily armed time travelers make his return, when "Cable #1 hits stores. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about the series.
The villainous Mister Fear's attack on Matt Murdock's wife threaten to push Daredevil over the edge. CBR News spoke with series writer Ed Brubaker about the storyline he's planned from the beginning.
The teenagers of David Hine's TOKYOPOP series "Poison Candy" deal with the pressures of adolescence as well as a mysterious disease that gives them psychic powers - before killing them. CBR spoke with Hine about the book.
If the Kree Empire falls in "Annihilation: Conquest" so does the rest of the Marvel Universe. CBR checked in with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning for the scoop on Marvel's latest cosmic epic.
Bruce Banner's war looks to be over but two new Gamma powered Goliaths are ready for action. CBR News spoke with editor Mark Paniccia about the "World War Hulk" spin-off series "Skaar: Son of Hulk" and "Hulk."
This December, a new Marvel hero is set for some incredible adventures as "The Incredible Hulk" becomes "The Incredible Herc" CBR News spoke with co-writer Fred Van Lente about the series.
"Ghost Rider" scribe Daniel Way's final arc - "Revelations," part 4 of which is on sale this week- will answer some big questions about the Spirit of Vengeance. CBR News spoke with Way about the story and his exit from the title.
Puerto Rico is pretty light in terms of its superhero population, but that changes this December in "Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte." CBR News spoke in-depth with artist Juan Doe about his work on the book.
This week's "World War Hulk" #5 presents one of the most anticipated fights in recent Marvel history. In honor of the big bout, CBR's TALE OF THE TAPE returns for a bonus round with Greg Pak featuring new artwork.
In next week's "Ghost Rider" Annual #1, a sinister new being emerges to plague the Spirit of Vengeance. CBR News spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the annual.
The Exiles' activities in "X-Men: Die by the Sword" will lead to some big changes for the group in January's "New Exiles" #1. CBR News spoke about both series and previewed new artwork with Chris Claremont in this exclusive interview.
The Initiative has seen plenty of action, much of it within the walls of its own HQ! CBR News spoke with "Avengers: The Initiative" writer Dan Slott about what's next for the soldiers of the superpowered armed forces.
Fists and historical revelations have been flying fast and furious in recent issues of Marvel's "The Immortal Iron Fist," and CBR News spoke with co-writer Matt Fraction about the popular kung-fu series.
Today in the final part of our week-long and in-depth feature on Iron Man, CBR News speaks with "Iron Man and Power Pack" writer Marc Sumerak about his story, which stars a perhaps more familiar Tony Stark.
In Part 4 of Waxing Shellhead, we talk to "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" writer Christos Gage about Tony Stark and the working vacation he's got planned for the Armored Avenger.
In Part Two of Waxing Shellhead, CBR News peeks into the tumultuous world of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest director by chatting with "Iron Man" writers Daniel and Charles Knauf.
CBR's week-long look at Iron Man continues today with a chat with "New Avengers" writer Brian Michael Bendis about Shellhead and his relationships with the Avengers and the controversial Illuminati.
Californians can rest easy knowing "The Order" is out there protecting them from super crime. CBR News spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what's next for Marvel's premiere Golden State super team.
In Part 1 of a week-long, in-depth look at Iron Man, CBR's Dave Richards speaks with editor Tom Brevoort about some of the formative experiences of the hero's career and addresses fan reaction to Tony Stark's recent controversies.