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Matthew K. Manning
Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. Over the course of his career, he's written for many comic book titles including Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures, Beware the Batman, The Batman Strikes!, Batman: 80-Page Giant 2010, Legion of Super-Heroes... show more



Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. Over the course of his career, he's written for many comic book titles including Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures, Beware the Batman, The Batman Strikes!, Batman: 80-Page Giant 2010, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Justice League Adventures, Looney Tunes, Spider-Man Unlimited, Marvel Romance Redux, and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?When not writing comics themselves, Matthew often writes books about the comic book medium and its rich history. For Andrews McMeel, he has written The Batman Files and The Superman Files, two comprehensive "scrapbook" style histories of the famous icons. For DK Publishing, he has written Batman: A Visual History, Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero, Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero, Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon, and the children's reader Marvel Heroes: Greatest Battles. In addition, he's also co-written DK's Marvel: Year by Year and DC Comics: Year by Year, as well as the Spider-Man Chronicle, three massive month-by-month retrospectives. For Insight Editions, he has recently penned The World According to the Joker and The World According to Wolverine. Some of his other book credits include The Batman Vault for Running Press, The Art of Captain America and The Art of Thor for Marvel, as well as a series of children's books starring Superman, Flash and Batman for Stone Arch Books.Manning currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Dorothy and their daughters Lillian and Gwendolyn. Visit him online at www.matthewkmanning.com.(photo courtesy of Chris Montgomery)

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Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
And it's a lot of fun, especially as Robin has changed: it's a new Robin to the Turtles, and they can't seem to get over that fact! I laughed out loud a couple times, but overall, this is the same as the rest of the series: the art isn't good enough to warren the last of the five stars, and it's f...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
Issue six is an epilogue: it takes place after, it takes place in Gotham rather than the in the Turtles' universe, and it takes place a good deal while after from what I can tell. Still, this issue, five, ends up wrapping up the portal storyline with a twist. It's fun, it used a character I di...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
Another of my favorite Batman villains. Then again, he gets such good villains! Still not my absolute favorite, but I'm still enjoying this. It's weird fan service, and I'm into that in general.
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
I do miss her relationship with Harley, which was, true, more explicit in the comics than the TV show. (This was on sale on Comixology recently, under their all-age sale, and I don't regret the buck I spent on each issue. Gotta admit: I'm more excited about a possible Inhumans sale for the IMAX ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
Even with Joker and Harley, I'm becoming less impressed with the art as this goes on. Then again, I do enjoy how weird it is, how much it makes sense given the weird concept, and how in character everyone is. It's cute, but it's not IDW's best crossover by far.
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