Matthew was born very young. This made a lot of people angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Amongst the native people of the Plains, he is known as “He Who Walks The Night Wind,” and was reputed to have killed a man in Reno just for snorin’ too loud. In his career as “The Mighty King Cobra,” he was five-time WIBWF World Heavyweight Champion of the world, and later escaped from Fleurgendorff Prison with the help of rock singer Nick Rivers.
Matthew enjoys comic books, the detritus of pop culture, them thar Intarwebs, professional wrestling, mid-70’s muscle cars, and has a special fondness for speaking in the third person. He lives at home with his wife Stacy, and daughter Molly Elisabeth, who can now read (making the presence of certain adult publications dicey), can identify a couple dozen heroes, including Saturn Girl and The Question, and recently learned the lyrics to ‘The Music Meister.’ He both works at and purchases his comics from Gatekeeper Hobbies (Huntoon and Gage, Topeka!)the finest comic store extant in the wilds of Northeast Kansas. (It should be noted that Matthew initially secured this job by listing “Knows The Legion Of Super-Heroes members in joining order, including real name and planet of origin” on his resume.)
Matthew has enjoyed a career path that includes work in radio, television, telecommunications, government consulting, retailing, marketing, acting as a knife throwers’ target, bartending, and an ill-fated weekend as a male stripper, and is currently an ineffectual middle-management suckup at a local inbound call center. Having painlessly entered his forties, Matthew is still breathlessly awaiting the time when the career fairy will brain him with her wand and show him what he wants to be when he grows up. (Here’s hoping for “Secret Agent!”)
Matthew would like to state unequivocally that he has no idea what happened to the woman, and does not know who threw her husband off the train near Cairo.
Matthew has also been named an honorary Super Future Friend (Boy Version).
MATTHEW’S PULL LIST (Subject to Change Without Notice)
Birds Of Prey
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
House of Mystery
Invincible Iron Man
Justice League of America
Justice League: Generation Lost
Justice Society of America
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
Legion Of Super-Heroes
Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe
The Twelve (hope springs eternal)