Former Marvel editor Andy Schmidt was joined on stage last weekend at the Big Apple Con by Danny Fingeroth, Peter David, Koi Pham and editor John Barber for a panel discussion on breaking-in to comics, and CBR was there.
Shaun Manning has written for CBR since 2006. In that time, during which the site has won multiple Eisner Awards, Shaun has interviewed some of the biggest writers, artists, and editors of the comics medium, as well as the stars and directors of comics and sci-fi TV and film. All of this started when, at around seven or eight years old, he picked up a tattered copy of Marvel's Transformers #1 at a flea market (thanks, Captain Vic!), and then in middle school delved into superheroes with the X-Men cartoon and the Death of Superman. See, media tie-ins and event comics can bring in new readers! Soon, Shaun was utterly corrupted by Sam Kieth's The Maxx and Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen's House of Secrets, introducing the wonder of "Mature Readers" comics at an age he kind of wasn't, really. Shaun can be found on Twitter at @FasterthanShaun rampaging about comics and politics.
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CBR speaks with Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel's VP of Development and the inspiration for the "Halo: Uprising" hotel concierge of the same name, about the popular game franchise and its comic book tie-ins.
Marvel Comics hosted a podcast yesterday with writer Brian Reed to update fans on the state of his books, "Captain Marvel," "Ms. Marvel," and "The Initiative" and how it all leads up to a little "Secret Invasion."
Bryan Talbot's "Alice in Sunderalnd" is currently on exhibit at the Cartoon Museum in London, showcasing the lively art from the graphic novel. Shaun Manning filed this report.
Shaun Manning made his way to France for his first Angouleme Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, or better known around these parts as the Angouleme International Comics Festival, and filed this report.
Ever wonder what it'd be like to have lunch with one of your favorite comic book creators? CBR's own Shaun Manning found when he won a lunch with writer Paul Jenkins and filed this report.