Shaun Manning

Staff Writer
Ann Arbor, MI

I started reading comics with a ratty copy of Marvel's "Transformers" #1, followed in short order by such memorable titles as "Alf" and "Madballs." After growing out of those, I came back to comics when a friend bought me the "Death of Superman" trade--event comics work! I followed the characters seen there into "Justice League," which, rummaging through back issues, got me hooked on Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire's "JLI," still one of my absolute favorite series. I read Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen's "House of Secrets" long before I was ready, which cemented my interest in Vertigo and other Mature Readers and indie books. Now, I've been reading comics longer than I haven't and enjoy a little bit of everything.

I have written for CBR since 2006. By day I am an Academic Marketing Manager for the University of Michigan Press, which is awesome in an entirely different way.

Illustration by Jesse Gregg

FIRST COMIC: Marvel's "Transformers" #1

FAVORITE CHARACTER: I tend to follow creators more than characters, but I'll probably always read "Hellblazer" and I'm a sucker for a good Batman story.

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SDCC: Behind the Scenes of DC Comics's "Rebirth"

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC creators and editors reveal some of the innerworkings of the new "Rebirth" universe.

SDCC: Celebrating 75 Years of Wonder Woman

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, Jim Lee, and Nicola Scott discuss the Amazon's past, present, and future gather in a Comic-Con spotlight.

SDCC: "Attack on Titan Anthology" Digs In

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth, Jody Houser, Brendan Fletcher and more discuss interpreting the massive hit manga in Western comics style.

SDCC: DC Highlights a New Era of Crossovers

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With hits like "Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes," the upcoming "Thundercats/He-Man," and the just-announced "Batman/Adventures," DC creators discuss the renewed spirit of crossovers.

SDCC: An Evening Sermon for AMC's "Preacher"

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: TV

Executive producers Garth Ennis, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg join actors Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and more of the cast for a rousing revival.

SDCC: Superman's Rebirth Takes Flight

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The super-teams of Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Tyler Kirkham, and Peter Tomasi reveal what's coming for the Man of Steel and his family.

SDCC: "Injustice 2" Features Grodd, Blue Beetle, and More

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Video Games

The sequel won't be in stores until next year, but fans at Comic-Con get an early look at the game as NetherRealm unveils new playable DC characters.

SDCC: Playing “Pokemon Go” at Comic-Con Brings Out the Very Best

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Video Games

Trainers searching far and wide through the convention hall and downtown can find a variety of Pokémon, as long as they can maneuver through the crowds.

SDCC: DC Assembles "Suicide Squad" Creators

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With excitement high for the new movie, Jim Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and more discuss their squad goals for the comics.

SDCC: Kirkman and Adlard Stalk "Walking Dead"

Thu, July 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

As the Skybound comic nears its 160th issue, the creators discuss the book's major recent events, and Kirkman reveals who didn't die in the season finale.

SDCC: "Justice League Action" Revives Animated Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman

Thu, July 21st, 2016 | Category: TV

Kevin Conroy, Diedrich Bader, and more answer fan questions and offer a first look at the new Cartoon Network series.

"Finding Dory," "Captain America: Civil War" Propel Disney to $5 Billion in Record Time

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Film

The studio has already reached the $5 billion milestone this year at the global box office, beating the previous record set in 2015 by Universal.

Mark Hamill Reveals "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Wrap Date

Sun, July 3rd, 2016 | Category: Film

The franchise veteran announced that director Rian Johnson's will finish principal photography in less than three weeks.

Pixar to Move Away From Sequels After "Toy Story 4" and "Incredibles 2"

Sat, July 2nd, 2016 | Category: Film

Although sequels to "Cars," "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles" are on the horizon, beyond that the studio's next four projects are all originals.

Lyft Teams with 'Ghostbusters' For Free Ecto-1 Rides This Weekend

Wed, June 29th, 2016 | Category: Film

The popular rideshare service is doing more than sending a car to you this weekend -- it's sending a piece of movie history, and an Ecto Cooler.

Rowling's Pottermore Reveals American Wizarding School with New Story, Sorting Hat

Tue, June 28th, 2016 | Category: Film

A short history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has debuted on Pottermore, along with a quiz to sort fans into houses.

JK Rowling Hosting "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Charity Screening

Mon, June 27th, 2016 | Category: Film

The "Harry Potter" author teams with director David Yates and star Eddie Redmayne for a special screening of the new film at Carnegie Hall.

Mark Millar Hides "Jupiter's Legacy" Golden Tickets Worldwide

Sat, June 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writer's operatives have hidden special copies of "Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2" #1 in cities across the globe. Several remain to be found.

"Twin Peaks" Revival Plot Teased in Co-Creator Mark Frost's Novel

Wed, June 22nd, 2016 | Category: TV

Showtime is bringing back the cult favorite series in 2017, and we might have some sense of what to expect beyond damn good coffee.

Naoki Urasawa Imagines The Beatles 50th-Anniversary Japan Tour

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of "20th Century Boys," "Monster" and "Pluto" has drawn a three-page story to commemorate the anniversary of the Fab Four's tour.