Brian VanHooker

Brian VanHooker is a New York-based writer specializing in pop culture, food, and in-depth oral histories. He was a staff writer at MEL and has bylines at Inverse, SFGate, Screen Rant, Men's Health, Maxim, and more. Brian is the co-creator of the comic book series "Barnum & Elwood" and co-wrote and co-directed the pilot "The Tramp" starring John O'Hurley. He also hosts a podcast about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles called "Turtle Tracks" and was once called a "good guy" by Mr. T. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and check out his personal website.

The oral history of The Infinity Gauntlet, Marvel's game-changing comic event

30 years ago, Marvel redefined comics and superheroes forever. Here’s how.

Long read

Beast Wars redefined Transformers. 25 years later, it might happen again.

Inverse catches up with the writers and actors behind the beloved CGI Transformers cartoon ahead of its 2022 big-screen debut.


Spielberg’s raptor

How Jurassic Park led to (and then ruined) the director’s chance to have a dinosaur named after him.

Video Games Issue 2021

25 years ago, Indiana Jones met C-3PO in a game no one remembers

That’s just one wild detail about Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures.