About Wicked Monkey Comics

Wicked Monkey was founded in 2020 by Matt Shively and Matt Martin. During the pandemic their mutual love of comics and extra time on their hands led them down the yellow brick road.  They stole Toto, kicked Dorothy to the curb and began building a collection worthy of the Wicked Monkey.

Our Philosophy
Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil.  Passion, Dedication, Art, and a touch of Wickedness.

So Who Is The Wicked Monkey?
He’s sitting right there, shhh…

Matt Shively

When did you first become interested in comic books?
As a kid, but didn't start seriously collecting till a year ago. Quarantine at home for a few months and you find all kinds of things to get into. This is my bread baking.

All time favorite/most beloved comic book that you own? Is it signed?
At the moment, Something is Killing the Children #1, but that could change tomorrow.

What comic find is on your ultimate wish list?
Some things are better left unsaid... 

All-time favorite comic book character or top 5?
Deadpool
Venom
Spawn
Erica Slaughter
Spider-Man

Favorite comic book artist?
Peach Momoko
Natali Sanders
Jenny Frison
David Mack
Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Favorite comic book run?
Something Is Killing The Children
Akira

What do you look for when collecting? 
Cover art. Special cover will win me over every time.

Favorite independent comic publisher outside of DC/Marvel?
BOOM! Studios has been killing it.

How many comic books do you own?
I am sorry, did you say something?...

What’s your favorite age of comics? 
Modern Comics for me

DC or Marvel?
Marvel

Favorite villain?
Are there really villains or just misunderstood heroes?  

Who’d win: Batman or Superman? Deadpool vs Wolverine? Ironman vs Captain America?
Superman
Deadpool
Captain America

Matt Martin

When did you first become interested in comic books?
I became interested in comics at the age of 8, my dad saved all his old comics and we would read them together. 

All time favorite/most beloved comic book that you own? Is it signed?
Batman 234 first appearance of Two-Face signed and remarked by Neal Adams.

What comic find is on your ultimate wish list?
I've always wanted a copy of the Hulk with the first appearance of Wolverine.

All time favorite comic book character or top 5?
Batman 
Joker 
Robin 
Wolverine 
Spidey 

Favorite comic book artist? 
Stan Lee

Favorite comic book run?
The Dark Knight Returns

What do you look for when collecting? 
I look for variant covers and artist as well as the author.

Favorite independent comic publisher outside of DC/Marvel?
Image

How many comic books do you own?
I own around a hundred or so, go for quality over quantity.

What’s your favorite age of comics? 
Gold

DC or Marvel?
DC

Favorite villain? 
Joker

Who’d win: Batman or Superman? 
Batman