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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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.

NYCC: Jeph Loeb Teams "Guardians" with Hulks

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

An episode of "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy headlines Marvel's animation panel, with Jeph Loeb covering the full line-up of cartoon adventures.

NYCC: "Jem" Stars in Truly Outrageous IDW and Hasbro Panel

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

IDW talent discussed the many successful comics in the IDW/Hasbro partnership, from "Transformers" to "My Little Pony" and now "Jem and the Holograms."

SDCC: "Constantine" Cast & Producers on Bringing Comics to TV

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

During Comic-Con, producers David Goyer & Daniel Cerone, star Matt Ryan and more discussed "Hellblazer's" influence on "Constantine" and TV's limits.

SDCC: Director Rob Letterman Opens the Book on "Goosebumps"

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The director and screenwriter spoke with SPINOFF at Comic-Con International about reuniting with Jack Black to bring R.L. Stine's popular books to life.

SDCC: Quentin Tarantino and a Blast of Dynamite

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Django/Zorro" crossover team of Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, and Matt Wagner join Nick Barrucci to celebrate ten years of Dynamite.

SDCC: Kirkman and Company Go Skybound

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and creators from his Skybound imprint including Joshua Williamson and Khary Randolph talk about their latest projects at Comic-Con International.

SDCC: Sony Pictures Raises "Goosebumps," Displays "Pixels"

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jack Black and director Rob Letterman discussed their adaptation of R.L. Stine’s books, while Chris Columbus offered a peek at his video games-come-to-life comedy.

SDCC: Vaughan, Snyder, and More on their Image Comics Success

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image giants Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Josh Williamson, Kyle Higgins, Joe Kelly, and Brian K. Vaughan chat with fans at Comic-Con International about the art of writing.

SDCC: Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" Series Coming to Disney XD

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With their big screen debut less than a week away, the Guardians of the Galaxy are preparing to conquer animation with an all-new Disney XD show.

SDCC: Stephen Wacker Spotlights Marvel Animation

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jeph Loeb, Stephen Wacker, and their Amazing Friends discuss "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," "Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," "Avengers Assemble," and more.

SDCC: DC's No Boundaries Panel Spotlights "Harley Quinn," "Grayson"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson" writers Tim Seeley and Tom King and "Harley Quinn's" Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner talk about the latest wave of the New 52.

SDCC: Marvel Reassembles the Avengers

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, and Axel Alonso discussed major changes in the Avengers lineup, including the female Thor, Falcon's new role as Captain America, and more.

SDCC: Across the Spider-Verse

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Spider-Verse" event bringing untold legions of Spider-Men together in November, writers Dan Slott and Mark Waid take to the stage at Comic-Con International to discuss the series.

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