iFanboy’s mission is very simple: we like comic books and we like talking about comic books. Whether it’s examining notable comic book runs or a hidden gem of a trade paperback, attending conventions and interviewing comic book luminaries, or just talking about whatever is interesting in the industry, iFanboy has the world of comic books covered. Every day on iFanboy you’ll find the latest in comic book news, reviews, and commentary filtered through the unique viewpoint of iFanboy’s founders: Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick, and Ron Richards.
Originally from Maine, Josh Flanagan is the guy from iFanboy people can’t figure out how to label, which he greatly enoys. With plenty of love for mainstream superhero comics, but also a desire for plenty of other kinds of comics too, Josh demands the best from his comics. He’s the family man of the group, having left both Los Angeles and New York City to live in wooded New Hampshire with his wife, young son, and dog. He also fancies himself a comic creator, having created several comic book properties and continually devoting himself to the study of the comic book craft, and storytelling in general. He can’t believe he does this for a living, but still can’t explain it to his relatives. You can find more about Josh here.
Born and raised in the heart of New York City, Conor Kilpatrick came from a family that always encouraged reading. He doesn’t know exactly when he started his love affair with comic books–he just knows it was early in his life and that they’ve always been there. As the resident “DC Guy” of iFanboy, Conor is often called upon to explain infinite Earths and multiple reboots. But he doesn’t mind, Conor considers talking about that stuff half the fun of reading comics, which is why, after college, he started the e-mail discussion group that eventually became iFanboy. He currently lives by the beach in Los Angeles, CA.
Hailing from the mean streets of Long Island, NY, Ron Richards has been reading & collecting comics for more than 2/3s of his life, beginning with Uncanny X-Men #269, which led to his co-founding of iFanboy.com in 2001. Since then Ron has been a pioneer in the 21st century comics media, cultivating one of the most popular audio podcast and Internet TV shows about comics, as well as growing the iFanboy community to one of the best in the world. Ron will happily talk you ear off about all things Marvel Comics. If you’re lucky he might even share with you the inspiration for his sideburns. He spends his days wondering “what would Scott Summers do?” while residing in San Francisco amongst the thriving technology start-up and entrepreneurial environment.
Paul Montgomery joined iFanboy in 2008 as a plucky New York Comic-Con intern. He has since clambered his way up to plucky senior staff writer and plucky podcast producer, then to full-on editor in 2013. A graduate of Drexel University’s Screenwriting & Playwriting program, he’s drawn to visual storytelling and word balloons of all volumes. Paul produces and co-hosts Fuzzy Typewriter, a podcast dedicated to story, storytellers, art and artists with his friend and fellow writer David Accampo. He has written for Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery and has a story editor credit in the Eisner Award winning anthology Popgun volume 3.
Matt Adler is a writer/journalist for iFanboy, MTV, and Ain’t It Cool News among other outlets. He’s been reading comics for almost 25 years, writing about them for nearly 10, and spends way, way, too much time thinking about them, which means he really has no choice but to figure out how to make a living out of them. He welcomes all feedback.
Chris Arrant is an entertainment reporter and comics writer. Since 2003 he’s written about comics, graphic novels, animation and genre material for USA Today, MTV, Publisher’s Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, ComicBookResources.com, Newsarama.com, iFanboy.com, CartoonBrew.com and other outlets. He is also co-founder of the superhero fashion site ProjectRooftop.com. As a former museum curator, he brings a professional’s eye for art in his coverage of cartoons and cartooning. As a comics writer, he’s had short stories featured in Negative Burn, Tori Amos’ Comic Book Tattoo, 24 Seven Vol. 2 and No Formula: Stories >From The Chemistry Set. In 2008 he wrote a comics biography of Diana, Princess of Wales and is currently working on projects for Marvel Comics, Image Comics and Sea Lion Books.
Josh Christie is a bookseller, author, and freelance writer living in coastal Maine. After spending his teenage years lost in the wilderness (metaphorically, of course), he returned to comic fandom with a vigor in college. An independent bookseller by trade, Josh is lucky enough to be paid to evangelize about comics on a daily basis. In his free time, he hosts the Bookrageous podcast along with a revolving cast of booksellers, book bloggers and authors.
Ali Colluccio lives in Brooklyn with her adorably blind kitten, Minerva. When she’s not reading comics, talking about comics, or tweeting about comics, Ali spends her free time pretending to be Wonder Woman, playing Lead for the Plainfield Curling Club, and solving mundane mysteries like finding the remote control and determining how many spaces should go after a period. If she could have any superpower in the world it would be telekinesis, because even if she had super-speed, she’d still always be late. Her favorite stories are about true love and high adventure.
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Ryan Haupt is a nerd of a different sort. He loves comics, but he also loves science, so much so that he went and became a scientist. When he’s not toiling away in the lab he likes to spread the joy of science via comics by writing for iFanboy. He also has a podcast called Science… sort of which he thinks is pretty swell, so give it a try if you’re all caught up on the Pick of the Week and want something new in your ears. At the end of the day, he just hopes you learned something.
Molly McIsaac is a strange girl who sees the world through a camera lens, obsessively documents every occurance in her life both with writing and photography, and she can’t sit still. She has more comics than she will ever read, her apartment resembles the bedroom of a 12 year old boy (so many toys!), she believes in unicorns, she will pwn you in video games… basically, Molly is just another geek, one who happens to write for some pretty cool websites.
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Jim Mroczkowski has been with iFanboy since the summer of 2008, when he almost turned down the job because the prospect of coming up with something interesting to say about comic books every single week seemed too daunting. He relaxed considerably once he gave up on being interesting. Jim lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, two children, and a Howard the Duck Omnibus. He’s really not that bad a guy, once you get to know him.
Born in Michigan and currently living in Ohio, Jeff Reid is a Midwesterner through and through. A fan of comics for as long as he can remember, he learned to read from a combination of Calvin and Hobbes strips and John Byrne comics. His enjoyment of reading helped lead him to life as a librarian, a job that keeps him near a seemingly endless supply of trade paperbacks and hardcovers. If he were forced to name his favorite comics, they’d be the Superman line of books edited by Mort Weisinger.
Originally from San Francisco, Mike Romo now finds himself in Los Angeles, after spending a few years in New York acting in Off-Off (Off?) Broadway shows and learning what terms like “wind chill” and “85% humidity” meant. In addition to acting in commercials and film, Mike works in technology as a product manager (and is the host of his own corporate talk show–long story), focusing on Internet security. Though he grew up reading comics, Mike did not start reading them regularly until 2002 and has not looked back since, and has a complex relationship with the many long boxes taking over his closets. If pressed to talk about his favorite stories and creators, he would hem and haw a bit and then start throwing out names like Darwyn Cooke, Grant Morrisson, Paul Pope, Gabriel and Fabio Moon, Matt Kindt, Ed Brubaker and mention titles like Criminal, Richard Stark’s Parker, 100%, All-Star Superman, Super Spy and quickly ask what you like. While he admits to being a big fan of characters like Superman, Daredevil, Batman Spider-Man and The Flash, he’s more than eager to talk about non superhero books and finds himself picking more independent books than ever. A regular writer for iFanboy, he’s been known to show up in a few of the podcasts and video shows as well.
Timmy Wood first discovered iFanboy when he was looking for something to listen to during the traffic jams of Houston, Texas. After years of continuously posting, hanging around the website, and annoying the staff on twitter, he was asked to join the writing team. The comics he first fell in love with were Archie and Uncle Scrooge and other “funny animal” books. Timmy’s other love is sketch and improv comedy, which he is doing all the time in New York City. He also has an other, other love which is his wife and still another other, other love which is Cheese Enchiladas.
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Gordon “The Intern” Strain
Gordon the intern has been serving as the intern since 2006. At that time he was told there was no room for advancement and that has proven to be the case. Not to be discouraged by the “glass ceiling” Gordon the intern has worked diligently at sometimes doing his job. When he’s not interning he occupies his time by being a father, a college professor and an artist.