Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. He has written comics for DC Comics and Marvel, including Beware the Batman, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Marvel Romance Redux. When not writing comics themselves, he writes books about the comic book medium and its rich history. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Dorothy, and their two daughters, Lillian and Gwendolyn. Tom Gilliland has led the creative direction of Sideshow Collectibles for the last 15 years. A head full of D&D and heavy metal imagery, coupled with a near-death experience, have formed the genesis of Tom's exploration of the darker aspects of heroism, along with an appreciation for the twisted and subversive.