Natalie and Andrew have a two-year-old daughter. She is awesome. They started this site with her in mind: what kind of comics will she read? What kind of video games will she play? Will there be strong characters for her to identify with?
Dismayed by the lack of superhero undies for girls, Natalie and Andrew decided that not only do girls need superhero undies; girls need more superheroes.
About the Comic Book Review’s writers
Andrew: Andrew is a stand-up comedian who has been reading comics since he was old enough to read and his mom wouldn’t let him watch TV. He’s also an avid gamer, primarily on the Xbox 360, those he’s been known to dabble with WoW and plays a lot on his iPhone.
In high school it was Andrew’s dream to be a comic book artist, but he abandoned his drawings to make people laugh. You can see Andrew perform regularly at the Denver Comedy Works, and all around the country at colleges, festivals, and clubs. One of the great things about Andrew’s comedy is that it doesn’t rely on gender stereotypes or sexual assault jokes, which have become horrifyingly common in the quest for more extreme Shock Comedy.
Natalie: During the day, Natalie works an online marketing manager, but at night she’s busy fighting writer’s block as she finishes up her novel and writes Back to the Future haikus. As a kid, Natalie collected Calvin and Hobbes comics (which have since been forever tainted by the bumper stickers of Calvin peeing on everything) and she’s been creating bizarre and slightly disturbing drawings for as long as she can remember.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Natalie self-published thirteen zines, which were critically received among six of her friends and a couple of guys who found them at the record shop. While she’s new to the mainstream/commercial comic book scene, she’s enthusiastic about contributing her non-expert opinion.
Roshan: When he’s not teaching, researching, or in some other way professing to be an academic, Roshan likes to read comics. Wednesday is his favorite day of the week for the obvious reason. It really wasn’t until writing his dissertation that he started seriously reading and collecting, right around the time of Final Crisis and Batman R.I.P.
Though DC is what first got him hooked, he also loves indy series like Chew, American Vampire, and The Unwritten. He’s even been seen reading an X-Men book or two. Current favorite writers include Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, and Jason Aaron. Favorite artists: Jock, Alberto Ponticelli, and Darwyn Cook.
We look forward to adding more people to our team, and will update this page regularly with new bios.