Steven has been a life long comic book reader. He can still remember the first time his mother came home with a brown paper bag containing Ultimate Spider-Man #21 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley and Justice League Adventures #6 by Dan Slott and Min S. Ku. Over the past twenty years, he has consistently read new superhero and creator owned comics on a weekly basis. While his favorite characters are Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Batman, Dashiell Bad Horse, Pearl Jones and Daredevil, he does have an unnatural connection to The Riddler and Wilson Fisk. His favorite creators include: Jason Aaron, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis, Frank Miller, Jeff Lemire, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jonathan Hickman and Matt Kindt.
Steven is a practicing criminal defense attorney. He enjoys video games; meeting comic books creators; live concerts; and taking his dog, King Bandit, for long walks.
Tara started reading comics in 2011. The first comic book she read was Thor by J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel — a book that she instantly fell in love with. Since then, she has read superhero comics from both DC and Marvel, and lots of independent comics. Some of her favorite characters are: Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Cat-Woman, Berta Tubbs, and Penny Rolle. Her favorite creators include: Noelle Stevenson, Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, Rico Renzi, Jeff Lemire, Kelly Sue Deconnick, G. Willow Wilson, Darwyn Cooke, and James Tynion IV.
Tara has a BA in English Literature and History, and a MA in English. She loves bourbon, animals, feminism, and writing.