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Ben graduated with a degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media from Michigan State University, finally figured out that he loved comics more than anything in the world, and moved to New York City to intern for Marvel. He lived in NYC for a while, freelance writing his own column for, “Unlimited Highlights” and waiting tables, but missed the Michigan greenery and moved back to attend grad school at MSU and study comics.

He was accepted into the school’s Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing program and worked for the Writing Center as a Graduate Coordinator, helping people of all writing levels improve their work. Flash forward two years and he’s a Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing master, the Scholarly Panel Coordinator for the MSU Comics Forum, and an Editorial Fellow at Symbolia Magazine, while still keeping up with his Marvel freelance gig, writing reviews for DestroyTheCyborg, and writing at his own blog, I Speak Comics. Comics have consumed his life and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

When he’s not reading, thinking, or writing about funny books he plays fighting games. He loves them ALMOST as much as he loves comics, which is scary. Currently he’s bringing the lightning as Shazam in Injustice: Gods Among Us, but he plays a bit of Guy in Street Fighter 4, Ezio in Soul Calibur 5, and Thor/Hulk/She-Hulk in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. If you’re on Xbox and have a hankering for a beat down, hit him up, he’s iFIGHT4food.

Is that it? He'll get back to you when something new and cool goes down.


B.P.R.D. #113 – Hell on Earth

December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve followed Mignola and co.’s B.P.R.D. run since its inception with the Hollow Earth way back when. It keeps me coming back because the characters that die within its pages don’t come back. Roger, Captain...

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TMNT Micro-Series Villains: Bebop and Rocksteady

November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Out of all the bad guys the turtles have thrown down with in their long and epic history, Bebop and Rocksteady will always hold a special place in my heart. Unlike a lot of the...

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Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth #5

October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

You should be reading Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth, or as I like to call it TTUKOE. Nope, nevermind, that acronym is horrible. Anyway, it’s the most ridiculously irreverent, grotesque, and hilarious book on...

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Justice League of America #7.4

October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Black Adam returns! I remember seeing this cover and thinking, “Wait, didn’t he just die?” The answer is yes, he totally did. Barely three months ago. I even wrote a review about it. It’s probably...

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TMNT: Micro-Series Karai

September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Micro-Series entry, penned by Eric Burnham and pencilled by Cory Smith, reveals the secret origins of Karai, Shredder’s right hand ninjette and Dark Leonardo’s chief rival. Unlike previous installments, I found Karai’s tale a...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24

August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Writers Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, along with Mateus Santolouco rocking pencils, aren’t pulling any punches during City Fall, the current Turtles story arc. Shredder carved up Casey like he was a Thanksgiving...

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Amala’s Blade #4

August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas‘ Amala’s Blade has to come its inevitable conclusion with a final showdown between Amala, the world’s most notorious assassin, Prince Markos, Lady Strawbale, and the combined Purifier/Modifer armies and the...

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Constantine #5

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I haven’t read any of the Constantine or Justice League Dark books since the advent of the New 52, but when I saw that Shazam was making an appearance here, I had to give Constantine...

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TMNT: Micro Series Alopex

July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A flash of white, a blink of purple, and spurts of blood red; the last things you’ll see if Alopex has picked up your scent. Brian Lynch, Ross Campbell, and the TMNT Villains Micro-Series serve...

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Justice League #22

July 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Justice League #22 is the start of what may be the biggest New 52 event yet, and the dream team of Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis are breaking out the big guns, pitting hero against...

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