X-POSITION: Phoenix, Upstarts & More Tear Up Bowers & Sims' "X-Men '92"
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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Our look at the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon continues today as we go in-depth with cover artist Arthur Suydam on his creative process, childhood zombie inspirations and original sketches.
In Part III of our look at the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon, CBR News talks with artist Sean Phillips about the viscera-filled visuals of his and Robert Kirkman's new book, "Marvel Zombies 2."
CBR News's spotlight on the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon continues today as we chat with Robert Kirkman about the hotly anticipated sequel, "Marvel Zombies 2," and preview new art by Sean Phillips!
"Marvel Zombies" has become one of the most successful in a House of Ideas. In part 1 of our spotlight on the project, CBR spoke with editor John Barber about the origins of the zombieverse and its creators.
Humanity begins its slow crawl from the wreckage of an alien invasion this November in the new Oni Press series, "Resurrection." We spoke with creator Marc Guggenheim about the book.
Ten years in and the Marvel Knights is still going strong. CBR spoke with Editor Axel Alonso about the MK and MAX lines, and his next big offering, 2008's "Logan" by Brian K. Vaughan & Eduardo Risso.
In November, Marvel fans will be taken on a trip across the globe when "The Marvel Atlas" hits stores. CBR News spoke with head writer Michael Hoskin and artist Elliot R. Brown about these unique guidebooks.
Alien Invasions! Killer Robots! Defections! These are the tumultuous lives "New Avengers" and "Mighty Avengers," and with "New Avengers" #34 on sale today, CBR News spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about both titles.
Why would someone join a terrorist group like Cobra? Writers Andrew Dabb & Mike O'Sullivan answer this question in "G.I. Joe Special Missions: The Enemy." Plus, a look at "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" #27, in stores this week.
Writer Mike Carey continues to take readers down the haunted and crime plagued streets of Post Katrina New Orleans in "Voodoo Child" #3, shipping this week from Virgin Comics.
In April, 2008, the Skrull Empire's clandestine campaign to conquer Earth will come to a head in "Secret Invasion." We spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the series and it's ramp-up.
After "Messiah CompleX" the X-Universe will be a very different place. Some books will end, new ones will begin and those remaining will be heavily shaken up. We spoke with Nick Lowe about the coming changes.
The Skrulls have been scheming to take over Earth for years. In 2008's "Secret Invasion," the deciding battle between the shape shifters and Earth's champions will take place. We spoke with Brian Bendis.
Beginning in this week's "Wolverine" #57, fans will finally learn how Logan retains his memories after fatal injuries. CBR News spoke with writer Marc Guggenheim about "The Death of Logan."
When "House of M: Avengers" begins in November, readers will return to a world where being human can be an act of rebellion. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the miniseries.
The Warbound have lead a life of struggle and things won't be getting any easier in December when "World War Hulk: Warbound" begins. We spoke with Greg Pak about the miniseries.
This November, readers of "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" #1 can expect a tale of high stakes espionage and explosive action. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the book.
Peter Parker will welcome back an old friend next year when artist John Romita, Jr. joins the creative team of "Amazing Spider-Man." CBR News spoke with Romita about returning to his old title.
In 2008, former "Runaways" artist Adrian Alphona will take over penciling duties on "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane," joining new writer Terry Moore. We spoke with the artist about the book.
The second arc of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" begins in September with issue #6, featuring fan favorite character Faith. CBR News spoke with writer Brian K. Vaughan about his story.