DR. ARNOLD T. BLUMBERG is the “Doctor of the Dead” and “The MCU guru” — a world-renowned zombie expert and authority on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He spent 15 years in the comic book industry as writer and Editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and curated a pop culture museum for five years.
He’s the owner of ATB Publishing, home of Doctor Who essay collections Outside In and Outside In 2; Star Trek essay collections Outside In Boldly Goes and Outside In Makes It So; Buffyverse collections Outside In Takes a Stab and Outside In Gains a Soul; the 700+-page tome on American Doctor Who fandom, Red White and Who; Bookwyrm Volume One, a critical deep dive on the Doctor Who New Adventures novels; and the essay collection on superhero and comics writing, Storytelling Engines. He’s co-author of the Howe’s Transcendental Toybox guides to Doctor Who merchandise from Telos Publishing, designer of other Telos books including The Target Book, and writer of licensed Doctor Who stories “Stolen Days” in Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life and “Mardi Gras Massacre” in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic.
Speaking of the land of the undead, he is the author of Journey of the Living Dead: A Tribute to Fifty Years of Flesh Eaters from ATB, co-authored Zombiemania (one of the first exhaustive guides to zombie cinema) and appears in film, on TV, radio, and online venues, as well as contributing to books like Triumph of the Walking Dead; Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies; The Undead and Theology (a Stoker Award nominee), and The Written Dead.
He regularly lectures on zombies, Jewish comic creators, superhero history, and other pop culture topics, and his podcasts, Doctor of the Dead and The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, are available via iTunes and other podcast apps.