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Critical Blast
Howard Price, Publisher
709 Willow Spring Hill Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
     USA

Office number: 618-401-8231      
Email: Howard.Price@CriticalBlast.com

Critical Blast is dedicated to delivering news, reviews, opinions and interviews from the field of entertainment and pop culture. The opinions shared are those of the respective authors, and may not reflect the opinions of CriticalBlast.com or its management.

Our Staff:

Jeff Ritter, Senior Editor - Began his internet journalist career (blogging is the sound you make after drinking to much and then woofing down a sack of White Castles) writing rememberences and show reviews for Midwest Renegade Wrestling. When that promotion ceased operations, he found a niche writing short comic reviews for Comics2Film.com. From there he because an editorial columnist for ComicNexus.com before joining RJ Carter at The-Trades.com, where he wrote the occasional comics column and film reviews. Jeff now enjoys covering live events whenever possible, including stage productions and concerts. He's a big fan of comic conventions, Kickstarter projects, and co-writing CHEAP POPS with his Jersey pals Chris "Star Man" Delloiacono and Mike "The Amazon" Maillaro.

In his spare time, Jeff likes to play (and tinker with creating) board games, experience cuisine from all over the world, attempt to see ever ballpark in the majors, and resurrect the lost art of the long, prosaic narrative. If you want Twitter-sized blurbs with no substance, take another chug of hooch, scarf another Belly Bomber, and lose more of your attention span to the b-bl-BLOGoshpere! (Did he mention being a rather young curmudgeon?)

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Mike Maillaro, Editor - Lifelong Jersey Boy, Mike has been a comic fan for more than 25 years. His love of comics started when his mom used to buy issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures for him at the local newsstand. Mike is a contributor to Ryback's Conversation with the Big Guy Podcast and Pat Buck's The Pat Buck WrestlePro Show Podcast.

For Critical Blast, Mike does reviews, news commentaries, including his weekly Longbox Shortlist  and Weekend Blast columns. 
 
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SJ Mitchell, Social Media Director -

Having won an award for his writing, Stephen has been published in two anthologies and is currently working on a full-length novel of his own. He can be found on Twitter for deep conversations or idle prattle about anything pop-culture related. You can stay updated on his work and interact with him on Facebook as well.
 
For Critical Blast, Stephen typically covers movies, music, live events, comic books, and television. Occasionally he'll work up the nerve to do an interview or two.

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R.J. Carter, Correspondent - R.J. Carter is the author of a couple of things, the latest of which is THE DESTROYER #152: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

For Critical Blast he writes about movies, comics, and other sundry controversial items.
 
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Dennis Russo, Music Editor - Dennis Russo is an avid audiophile and record collector for over 40 years. He enjoys vigorous discourse on the topics of stereo equipment and music, as well as science fiction and 18th Century engravings which he also enjoys and collects. He is also a bona-fide Anglophile and takes pleasure in all things British especially science fiction, drama and comedy television from Across The Pond.
 
A native Long Island Italian New Yorker, he always looks for the good in everything but can be somewhat impassioned about his opinions and slightly closed-minded when it comes to others when they conflict with his. He's a good egg who's willing to turn a sympathetic ear to hear your side of the story, and if you can defend it well, you might even change his mind... one day he hopes it will happen.
 
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Zach Dailey, Games Editor - Just your average dude who has always had an interest in comics and video games and has always been an inspiring content creator who would one day love doing what he enjoys doing for a career. I have always had an interest in Art, Writing, Comedy, Podcasting, Video Editing, Audio Editing and Animation, and when it comes to growing in my talents and future dream job I would say I am not disappointed because it's not always about reaching your goals -- it's also about having fun and looking back to see all the hard work and progress you've made as a creator.
 
As much as I enjoy creating content as an obsessional hobby I always find time for family and loved ones because they are my main care and loyal supporters.
 
You'll see me regularly in the gaming department with uploaded gameplays, game reviews and top ten videos from our YouTube channel, GAME JAB.
 
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Katherine Gray, Correspondent - Katherine is a pop-culture junkie who loves geek chic as much as she enjoys a good superhero slugfest. As a die-hard fan of Wonder Woman, My Little Pony and Game of Thrones, she considers herself to be a 'renaissance' girl as many of her childhood favorites have climbed their way back into the limelight
 
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Bill Casticart, Correspondent - Sometimes writer. Caution: armed with opinions.

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