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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"Titans" #2 Reveals Secrets of "Rebirth" as a Hero Falls

Wed, August 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Two old romances are rekindled, a hero meets his fate and Doctor Manhattan's Rebirth involvement is teased.

Clugston Flores Reveals A New Hue for "Blue Monday"

Fri, August 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chynna Clugston Flores discusses the series' '90s roots and the challenges of bringing the story into color with Jordie Bellaire.

Zack Snyder's Superman isn't 'Dark,' He's 'Relatable'

Thu, August 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Producer Deborah Snyder has a different idea about whether "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman" dragged the hero into grim and gritty territory.

[SPOILERS] Joins the Batman Family in "Superman" #5

Thu, August 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Being a hero really does run in the family, whether you're part of Superman or Batman's inner circle -- or, in this case, both!

"Nightwing" #3 May Have Dissolved One Of the DC Universe's Longest Relationships

Wed, August 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

When Dick Grayson's latest mission for the Court of Owls goes south, the consequences could reverberate across several Bat-titles.

DC Cancels Second "Prez" Series, Releasing 12-Page Election Special in November

Thu, August 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Originally scheduled to return in October, Mark Russell and and Ben Caldwell's teenage president will not get a second term.

"Deathstroke's" Rebirth Focuses on Mysteries, Family - and Violence

Wed, August 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' amoral mercenary is sent down a road upon which he'll face the demons of his past.

"New Super-Man" Features an 'Iron Man Moment,' Bwa-Ha-Ha-Style Justice League of China

Wed, August 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' new series ventures deep into the humor territory, though #2's final page may introduce a bit more drama and intrigue.

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Is Being Rebuilt "Piece By Piece" for Season 2

Fri, August 5th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Saying they "didn't get to take the time to figure things out," Phil Klemmer and Marc Guggenheim explain how they're going to fix the show's Season 1 problems.

When Batmen Collide: Conroy & Bader Team Up for "Justice League Action"

Thu, August 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Kevin Conroy and Diedrich Bader discuss teaming up as Batman and Booster Gold in the latest DC Comics-based animated series.

Garber, Lotz, Purcell Drop Clues About the Future of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"

Thu, August 4th, 2016 | Category: TV

The genius half of Firestorm, the fierce White Canary, and the recently rechristened Chronos discuss the show's upcoming major changes.

Cartoon Network's "Justice League Action" Will Feature Over 150 Characters

Wed, August 3rd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett & Jim Krieg discuss the animated series' massive cast, which includes John Constantine, Stargirl and, of course, DC's Trinity.

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.