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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C2E2: Waid and Willingham Attempt To "Fix Comics"

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writers and political opposites Mark Waid and Bill Willingham discuss a wide range of topics including cosplay, minority voices, politics and more.

C2E2: Ramsey, Staite & More Discuss Playing TV’s Unsung Heroes

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Arrow's" David Ramsey, "Firefly's" Jewel Staite, "Once Upon a Time's" Raphael Sbarge and "Merlin's" Eoin Macken shared tales about playing unsung heroes.

C2E2: Geof Darrow Talks Career, Moebius & Unfinished "Shaolin Cowboy" Film

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The artist spoke about his art and his relationship with Moebius before showing test animation from a never-completed "Shaolin Cowboy" movie.

C2E2: Paul Feig And The Crew Explore "Other Space"

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

The director of the "Ghostbusters" reboot was joined at C2E2 by cast members of his sci-fi parody “Other Space” to discuss the show’s origins and new frontiers.

C2E2: Snyder, Jock, Fawkes & More Talk Image Comics' Horror

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Jock, Ray Fawkes, Jason Howard and more Image creators explained what makes a comic terrifying.

C2E2: Spotlight on Stan Lee

Sun, April 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary creator Stan Lee met with fans at C2E2 in a lively panel discussion, announcing he'll appear in "a bigger role" in Kevin Smith's next film.

C2E2: Allie and Mack Break the Rules for "Fight Club 2"

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Mack and Dark Horse editor Scott Allie spoke with fans about "Fight Club 2," debuting next week for Free Comic Book Day.

Cox and D'Onofrio Talk "Daredevil" Influences and Challenges

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

With less than a week until Netflix's "Daredevil" debut, stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio indulged in a Reddit AMA.

WC15: Bloodshot, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and Harbinger Open Valiant's "Book of Death"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant has released a series of teaser images suggesting dire fates for its major heroes in its upcoming "Book of Death" event.

WC15: "Yes, We Can Guarantee a Valiant Film Will be Made"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani revealed to CBR that Bob Layton is returning and the "Bloodshot" film is "further along than people think."

"Justice League: Gods and Monsters" is a Dark, Animated Elseworlds

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

A featurette included with "Batman vs. Robin" provides an early look at Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett's "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" -- and it's a grim, grim world.

The Audacity of Hoping for More "Final Fantasy" Comics

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games

We examine the history of "FF" comics, and why the limited release of a manga with the "Type-0 HD" Collector's Edition provides reason to hope for more.

Taylor Swift's "1989" in Comics

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the release of Taylor Swift's "1989" album, CBR breaks down the tracks into corresponding comic book happenings in the year 1989.

Behind the Scenes on "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Throne of Atlantis" producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, and character designer Phil Bourassa discuss the animated Aquaman's rise to power.

NYCC: Giving Voice to Aquaman in "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Voice director Andrea Romano & actor Matt Lanter discuss finding the right voice for the regal hero in the animated "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis."

NYCC: Levitz, Van Lente & Brownstein Detail the Terror of the Comics Code

Tue, October 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The CBLDF gave NYCC a brief history of the Comics Code Authority, the industry's self-regulating body that changed the face of comics for decades.

NYCC: Introducing Netflix's "Daredevil"

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

United in their first convention panel as the cast of "Daredevil," Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, and Vincent D'Onofrio spoke with fans about the Netflix exclusive series.

NYCC: Devouring AMC's "Walking Dead"

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

One day ahead of the Season 5 premiere, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and the "Walking Dead" crew met with fans to talk death and perseverance in the hit AMC show

NYCC: "Death of Wolverine" to "Logan Legacy"

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis, Gerry Duggan, Greg Pak, Charles Soule, and more X-creators met with fans to talk about Wolverine's fall and what follows once he's gone.

NYCC: Vaughan, Snyder, Cloonan and Benson Reveal Their Muses

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Where Do You Get Your Ideas?" panel featured Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, and Amber Benson discussing their various inspirations.

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