Our Team

Comicosity was forged in the fires of the Internet in early 2012 to provide comic book fans with up to date news, interviews, and complete coverage of the world of comics. From the “big two” to independent publishers, comics is an ever-growing, ever-changing business and Comicosity brings you the best coverage, commentary and insight into the medium we all have come to love so deeply. Our goal, as longtime fans sharing ideas with new and seasoned readers alike, is to carve out a space where you can enjoy comics more — not less — as a result of your visit.

 

Aaron Long Matt Santori-Griffith Keith Callbeck
Brett Monro Jessica Boyd J. Skyler
Alison Berry Michael Hale Karen Dorula
John Emenputsch Scott Berry Aaron Meyers
Roderick Ruth Nick Couture Anthony Blackwood
Jordan Jennings Sam Marx

 

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Editor-in-Chief

Writer: Trade Waiting and Kids’ Corner



Aaron Long is a man of many loves: family, baseball, technology, and comics (shocking, right?). Raised a Marvel-boy, this self-proclaimed Avengers fanatic returned to comic reading a few years ago after a long pause and has never looked back. This Marvel-boy now finds himself reading titles from the big two, indies and everything in between, and life couldn’t be better.  Aaron can be found on Twitter (@juice005) and pretty much any other flavour of social networking.

 

Matt Santori-Griffith

Senior Editor

Writer: Crisis of Epic Proportion and Comic Love


Matt Santori-Griffith has been reading comic books since his 8th birthday and consequently considers himself an organized hoarder, much to the chagrin of his husband and two fat little cats. He is a Chicago native, classically trained artist and photographer, and full-time content marketer and writer. He was sure as a young child he would develop super-powers one day, but it has not (yet) come to pass. He is also apparently destined to die accidentally, buried under a dislodged stack of comic book boxes. Until then, Matt can be found talking about all manner of things he loves on Twitter.com under the mask of @FotoCub.

 

Keith Callbeck

Host of We Talk Comics

Writer: Read Between the Lines


Keith is a life-long comic fan who learned to read with Byrne/Claremont X-Men, Action, Adventure Comics and DC Comics Presents. He holds a Masters Degree in Religion and Film and co-created the Gemini Award-winning TV series “What Were They Thinking?”. Keith brings his day-job experience in marketing to the comic talk and has a particular interest in how comics transition into a digital medium. The man-cave in Keith’s home has every wall surface covered with signed prints and unique collectibles. The shelves are packed to overflowing with his great pop-culture love outside of comics – Jawas. His favorite character ever is Booster Gold and occasionally regrets not naming his cat Skeets. You can follow Keith on Twitter at @CubReporterK or email him at keith@wetalkpodcasts.com

 

Brett Monro

Host of We Talk Comics

Writer: Access All Ages and Numbers Game


Brett Monro is Co-Host of We Talk Comics, Fantasy Football, and other great podcasts from the We Talk Podcasts family. Former comic store owner, director, and podcast guy.

You can follow Brett on Twitter at @Brett_WeTalk or email him at brett@wetalkpodcasts.com

 

Jessica Boyd

Host of The Hangout

Writer: Mom’s Cover Watch


Mother. Comic reader. Sci-Fi watcher. MMORPG. Raised a lady, chosen to be geek. Jessica Boyd is a journalist turned teacher who spends her free time catching running noses and cleaning up messes of her four children (alright, only three are minors the other is her husband.) However, in the five seconds she has to breath she spends it almost exclusively obsessing about her comics collection she began in middle school with Spectacular Spider-man, but neglected regularly until she became an adult. Main message from this non-native Texan: yes, even mothers read, and have opinions, about comics.  Also, despite her Marvel roots, she will defend DC and their crazy decisions until she’s believes them herself. You can find her on Twitter @charmingred and Tumblr.

 

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Writer: LGBT Visibility


A part-time student at Mt. San Antonio College, J. Skyler is certified in Small Business, International Business and Business Management. Before pursuing a degree in business, she started out taking courses relating to traditional and 3-D animation. Her other academic interests include philosophy, religion, political science and psychology. A long-term member and former President of the LAMBDA Student Association (Mt. SAC’s club for LGBT students and allies), she has lead classroom discourse on LGBT history, culture and politics for students taking Human Sexuality, Psychology of Sexuality, Psychology of Women, Child Development, Marriage and Family, Sociology and Sociology of Ethnic Relations. However, more than anything, she considers herself a comic book enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter @jskylerinc.

 

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Host of The Hangout

Writer


Alison B grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series & has been in love with the Dark Knight ever since. On her good days, she’s Wonder Woman. On her lesser days, she’s a legislative policy analyst in the DC metro area. She came to Comicosity as part of the Moms Read Comics HANGOUT, but now they can’t make her leave. Lately Alison has been experimenting with the Marvel Universe, so someone better hide the Reality Gem before she finds it. Her favorite things are superheroes, scotch, quoting movies at people, handsome British actors, her husband and her 2 weird cats. She also, inexplicably and un-ironically, loves Captain Boomerang. Find her on Twitter @VaGentlenerd.

 

PhotoMichael Hale

Writer: The Comics Classroom


Michael started loving comic-centric characters the moment he watched Batman the Animated Series in the 90s. While his love of comics took a backseat to film, he returned to the comic medium when he began re-focusing his interests towards joining higher education. Michael (obsessively) believes comics are an underused means to diversify education, both on the grad-school and college levels. Michael adores Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse… basically any and every comic he had get his hands on. His love even extends (again, obsessively) to eastern comics, ie: Manga. Michael is currently a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student, a UTT Blogger, and he is always working on some kind of insane, time-consuming project. His comic-spirit animal is also Larfleeze. Michael has a blog and can be reached on Twitter at @ComixClassroom.

 

KarenKaren Dorula

Host of The Hangout

Writer


Karen started reading comics with The New 52 launch.  Since then, she has explored every publisher and reads a wide variety of titles.  She is currently a graduate student and spends every spare moment talking about comics on Twitter and reading monthly books, trades, and digital comics.

 

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Writer: Hot Five, Comicosity Book Club


John has been reading comics since 1995 when — on his 8th birthday — he picked up X-Men: Alpha and Astonishing X-Men #1 from the local drug store. It was fitting that he bought the comics where he did, because he was soon addicted and hasn’t looked back since. Despite growing up a Marvel Zombie with a special place in his heart for the X-Men, John is an equal opportunity reader, and has spent the better part of the last 19 years consuming as many comics has he can.

Despite his nasty comic habit, he was able to graduate from University of California – Irvine with degrees in Cognitive Science and Political Science, and a minor in History. The only thing that even comes close to eclipsing his love of comic books is his love of sports, the only hobby he has had longer. When he isn’t reading comics he is usually watching sports, and oftentimes he is doing both simultaneously. He consumes media at an abnormal rate, and people often wonder how he can read so many comics or watch so much television He can be found on Twitter discussing comics, sports, TV, and film as @jpooch21.

 

-3SPUbV2Scott Berry

Writer: Bookmark This Comic!


Politics. Comics. Board Games. Metal. Craft Beer. Scott is a man of refined tastes, but none of these things compare to Scott’s love for Sinestro. You can find more of Scott’s Green Lantern affection on his Tumblr.

 

AaronAaron Meyers

Writer: The Honor Roll


Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics

 

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Writer


Roderick Ruth is a product of the Dark Age of Comic Books and a willing victim to the 90’s hologram, chromium, variant days.  His passion has grown exponentially since then and is known to frequent comic book conventions across the nation, post pictures of his comic haul every week, and is unashamed to give his opinion on all things nerd and geek.

 

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Writer


Nick has been reading comics for awhile now. He likes them very much. When he’s not reading comics, he’s watching Mad Men or talking to someone about comics. He currently studies film at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

 

Anthony Blackwood

Writer


Since inheriting his late uncle’s comic collection as a kid, comic books have been a huge part of Anthony’s life. His first comic was X-Men #30, the wedding of Scott Summers and Jean Grey. Although Anthony was too young to read it, he ogled at all the characters he didn’t recognize and had to learn more about them. And learn he did, Anthony now considers himself one of the chief X-Men minds on the planet. Although he found his love for Marvel’s Mutants early in life, he credits X-Men Evolution and Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run for cementing his commitment and for bringing him into his local comic book store week after week. During college, he had the chance of a lifetime and served as the Editorial Intern for the X-Men office. It was a dream come true and easily the coolest thing Anthony has done with his life thus far.

Besides comics, Anthony is a recent college graduate with aspirations to be a screenwriter. He currently does freelance Production work throughout New York City, where he was born and raised and finds himself going bonkers if he leaves it for too long. Find him on twitter @TonyBWood.

 

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Writer


Jordan is a science teacher and married to an amazingly supportive wife. His love of comics began in the dark ages of the industry when Superman was Blue and Heroes were Reborn. The passion was rekindled with 52 and ever since then there was no looking back. Now, Jordan is taking that passion into another level actively creating his own comics while analyzing what makes comics tick. You can find him online under the guise of @jordan_Xtreme.

 

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Writer: Comicosity Book Club


Sam Marx is a Portland, OR-based comic reader and metalhead, the co-founder of the Comicosity Book Club, and a host of the Didn’t Read It comics podcast. He is also the Exhibitor Coordinator and sits on the Board of Directors for the Small Press Expo independent comics festival outside of Washington, DC. Sam has a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations, but he’s pretty sure that has nothing to do with his comics work. Yet. Sam is a passionate supporter of independent comics, but has been known to enjoy Marvel Comics as well. Find Sam on Twitter at @smarx_.

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