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Chuck Suffel – Owner/Editor-in-chief
Which means he spends an inordinate amount of time working on pages like this one instead of reading great comics! He loves comics, movies, tv shows. When it comes to comics his first loves are independents and small publishers.
Feel free to drop him a note anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidenote: This site has been operating a little over three years (at the time of this writing) and I need to take a moment and say thank you. The people you see below are amazing, they live and breathe comics and take the time to share their insights and opinions here on the pages of What’cha Reading. They’re a great bunch of nerds.
Steven Biscotti – Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) Always ready, professional, and on the scene, those closest to him may suspect he’s actually from another planet. @ReggieMantleIII
Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at http://roespot.blogspot.com, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.
Nancy Joyce is a college bookstore manager in NYC. She’s been a geek girl for as long as she can remember, with a Dad who raised her on Star Trek and told her Night Stalker plot-lines as bedtime stories. She was hooked on comics from the day a friend handed her the Life Death issue of X-Men. She writes about the non-geek side of her life on her shared blog www.borderlinesavage.com. You can tweet her at @bronxgrrl.
Julie Hegner has been descending the geek rabbit hole since she watched her first episode of Star Trek at age eight. A longtime fan of Trek, Who, X-Files, and the Whedonverse, it was only a matter of time until hanging out with other geek girls and repeatedly watching Tom Hiddleston led her to the awesomeness of comics. She takes a special joy in reading about ladies who kick ass, but in general anything with a good storyline floats her boat. You can tweet @julz91 on Twitter.
Robert Lazauskas: Trained by the Four-Color wizard, Hagan, in all things comic-booky, young Robert took to the streets of New York, dragging his large bespectacled head from comic shop to comic shop, absorbing, learning… knowing….
Until a very delayed pubescent spurt in his early thirties when the tumescent lump of comic knowledge burst forth, rupturing into nonsensical rants about Jack Kirby, superhero related tattoos, questionable cosplay activities, worshiping Jim Starlin as a prophet, and courting the young lady working in his local comic shop.
Now he is just mad…roaming the streets late at night while walking his dog, plotting and preparing to unleash more comic-booky goodness on an unsuspecting world.
He likes bread.
He thinks the band is crap.
*Hey wanna freak Bob out? Come follow him on twitter (@dyrewolf1218), he’s totally new to it and suspects it may be black magic…* – Chuck the editor monkey
Joe Grodensky – Co-founder, co-editor of Universal Monsters Universe. Writer for Buzzfeed and What’cha Reading. Avid sports, TV, music and movies fan find him at @JoeGrodensky
Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood is the owner/operator of alternativemindz.com a leading pop culture site. He’s a well-known expert/pundit on Transformers, He-Man , wrestling and all things Japanese as well as many other toys and tv shows. Check out his other articles there (and here!) and be sure to check him out on twitter @altmindz
Edward Gambichler is a former rejected candidate of the Super Soldier program, he currently labors as a field tech in the telecommunications industry ( eavesdropping on other people’s phone calls, hoping one day to get caught up in an international assassination plot of Hitchcockian proportions…..one where he is wrongfully considered the prime suspect and which forces him to go on the run with Scarlett Johansson). However, while he’s waiting for all of this to pan out, he loves to write comic reviews for Whatchareading.com and movie reviews for Alternativemindz.com. He is also a self trained artist and dog whisperer…….but he screams at cats……..go figure.
*Twitter? Sure, follow him @efg72 he’s probably following you, right now…*
– Chuck the editor monkey
Avery Mathews is a college student by day and a large-scale geek boy by night. Often watching the newest episode of various anime, reading a comic that he picked up earlier that day, or even just planning out his next convention excursion. He was born into a family of geeks, with memories of Doctor Who running in the background of his childhood. His first comic was Young Avengers, but his life has been completely devoted to anime and manga. When he’s not out scouting bookstores and websites for his next series, he ends up tweeting about his opinions. You can tweet to him @livingxparadox.
Juan Pineda is a Freelancer, Illustrator, Graphic Novelist, Bon Vivant, Artrepreneur, Artist, Writer, Raconteur, Geek, Fanboy, and Scoundrel. His interests tend towards whatever holds his attention for more than 23 seconds.
Keep up with his musings through twitter @JuanCPineda.
James Kenney – James Kenney reviews film for What’cha Reading? and is an editor and film reviewer at QueensFreePress. He writes fiction for Hooked, an iPad application featured on TechCrunch, Fast Company, Business Insider and CNNMoney, won a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship for his screenplay Secret Vienna, and has a pilot, The Whip, in development at Spike TV. He is an English Lecturer at Queensborough Community College as well as Bronx Community College, and lives in Queens New York with his wife and two children. You can follow James on twitter @jfkenney and check out more of his reviews on http://www.queensfreepress.com/author/jkenney/
Andrew “BOTER” Bugenis – Boter is a gamer and a filmmaker, and to combine the two, a Let’s Player. Say “science fiction” and his ears perk up, but don’t say “Star Wars” unless you have nothing else to do that day. You can check out his series “Boter Plays Something” and more on his YouTube channel and elsewhere. Also check out www.patreon.com/BoterBug
Osvaldo Padilla is a 25-year veteran of the mainstream media conspiracy. He’s a professional journalist who currently works as a managing editor at Florida Weekly where he does his part to obfuscate the Illuminati’s grand scheme. He has won several Florida Press Association awards for his coverage of health care reform, drug addiction and other serious matters. He also writes a comic book called Amanda and the Big Giant Eyeball. @waddyisosvaldo