I have used a few names on CBR (not because of a ban or something like that, simply because a few years went by where I did not use it and it was aparently deleted). I am from Denmark and have been "looking" at comics for about 20 years. I have only been reading them for about 18 years, or rather since I begang bing able to read. I wonder if I was the only one who began enjoying comics even before I could understand what the characters where saying?
I went by MRP on CBR, and here-and just about everywhere I post on the net, they're my initials and I am fairly attached to them, though people who know me call me Mike or Michael.
Started on CBR in early 2012, mostly on the Classics forum though I strayed elsewhere from time to time (The Cover Contest and sports threads on the Comm board mostly). I hit 45 this year and started reading comics when I Was about 4, so its been a long time fascination of mine. Avengers was always "my book" growing up and my first experienced with any kind of organized fandom on the net was being part of an Avengers mailing list run by Van Plexico around the time of Heroes Return.
Born and bred New Englander and avid Red Sox fan since '73, relocated to Ohio a little over a decade ago because it's where my lovely wife is from. Have a degree in Ancient/Medieval History (real useful I know) and am a former teacher at both the secondary and university levels, but frustrations with parents, administrators, and a general sense of entitlement by all involved wore me down. Have done some freelance writing (textbooks, rpg supplements, etc.). Still dabble from time to time.
Name is Michael. Age 52. Married 30 yrs. 2 amazing daughters. One shares my love of comics. One doesn't. My Dad read comics back in the 40's/50's. When I was entranced with the 1966 Batman TV show my Dad starting reading them to me. By 1968 I was buying them with my allowance & starting to read them on my own.
Favorite era of comics is from 1965-1985.
Was on the old newsarama boards & then CBR about 10 yrs?
My name is Matthew (as the more clever among you may have deduced from my user name) and I'm a comic book collector.
* Hi Matthew! *
Anyway, I've been collecting since about 1985, and have about 14,000 books in my collection. As a completionist I'm working on finishing some series (1 ish to go in Avengers!) and getting older books, including a fair amount of Golden Age stuff. I do still buy some new books, but you don't want to hear about that. I was on CBR, but posted rarely due to the site not letting me stay logged in on my work PC for some reason. If that's not an issue here I may wind up posting more often, but even if I don't I do expect you all to continue to keep me amused.
Have done some freelance writing (textbooks, rpg supplements, etc.).
What sorts of RPGs have you worked on? I'm just getting into game writing--mostly weird stuff like one-page RPGs--and I'd love to know more about how the industry goes.
I didn't have a lot of luck in the industry. There are some great people in it, but unless you are a name and working for one of the biggest publishers, the pay is lousy and often comes only on the back end after publication, and if your product doesn't sell, you don't get squat. I wrote some for Necromancer Games for 3.5 D&D, which had great people in charge, but had projects in the pipeline that got squashed when 4E was released, did some stuff for Troll Lords with Gary Gygax via his TriGee brand on his Yggsburgh setting that got squashed when Gary passed and his widow decided to go in a different direction and let the options expire without publishing anything (even though it was completed and submitted and the art director had commisioned the artwork for it), and since it was all pay on publication I spent 6 months writing something I never saw a dime for. It was an honor and a privilege to work with Gary, but the way it ended after his death did not leave a pleasant taste in my mouth. I designed some stuff for a start up company that paid on completion, so I got paid, but the art director embezzled $10K and never got the art done which killed the start up company. I made more contributing to 1 text book over a 5 week period than I did for the entirety of my work in the RPG industry over 2 1/2 years.
People don't want the Truth. They want only information that supports what they think they already know. -Vess from Invisible Kingdom
I see a comics culture that preserves and appreciates its past, but doesn't wallow in witless nostalgia. -Scott McCloud
Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked -Buckminster Fuller
My name is Brian, previously known as my initials BAL on the old board (R.I.P.). I am 40 and also a child of the Bronze Age, my favorite era of comics. I discovered the Classics Board in 2011 and have been there ever since. I enjoy this community and have gained a wealth of knowledge on all things Classic from a plethora of cultivated members here.
I also collect rare sci-fi/horror movies, obscure vinyl, 70's toys and a variety of other odds and ends. I used to blog about obscure comics at "Off the Beaten Panel" but haven't posted there in several months due to work and kids. I am a Rural Mail Carrier for USPS (I don't bend comics!) and I also run a moderately successful eBay store as well as helping out the family carpet store.
I quit buying modern comics in 2009 and I do a lot of buying and trading with Lone Star Comics. I now have a collection of about 8,000 comics. And yes, I admit I own a few Rob Liefeld books, the nemesis of the Classics Community. But that is only because I want a full run of New Mutants! I promise!
Currently Collecting: Ka-Zar, Godzilla, Man-Thing, Warlord and Arak. Recently bought the first 10 volumes of Dark Horse's "Turok Son of Stone" Hardcovers which I am extremely excited to dig into.
Post by DE Sinclair on May 1, 2014 15:53:29 GMT -5
My name is Dennis, formerly known as Jolly Mon on the old boards, most known for my dislike of bananas (which seemed to amuse Dan B. no end). I was on the old boards for 4 or 5 years (maybe more, can't remember back that far). I've changed my name on here because it was something I was considering on CBR for awhile, but never got around to doing. The Jolly Mon handle was based on a Jimmy Buffett song that I was listening to at the time. Using a variation on my actual name, which just seems a little more honest at this point.
I'm 24 days away from being 53, and live in a small town just outside of Milwaukee, WI. I share my modest home with my wife (who is older by 6 months), my adult daughter and her best friend (neither of whom make enough money yet to move out and be roommates as was originally intended), and two cats (sadly reduced in number with the recent passing of our oldest cat and our dog six months ago).
I work in IT as a contractor providing onsite pc/software/server support, a field I've worked in various capacities since serving five years in the US Navy, starting in 1980.
My comics interest has been primarily the long-underwear types, which I've followed since the early 70s and have amassed a stockpile of slightly over 8600 of them, as well as several shelves of trades, archives, and comic related books. The rest of those particular bookshelves are taken up by far too many comic related action figures to count. Other bookshelves in the house hold primarily my sci-fi/fantasy books and my wife's mysteries.
I also have two Eagles Greatest Hits cds, and I'm not ashamed.
Post by thebeastofyuccaflats on May 1, 2014 16:17:30 GMT -5
CBR user of the same name, popping in for a mo'. I joined there in '04, after the last hard reboot; I mainly began at YABS and made my way outward after a few years.
EDIT: Aw shucks, I'll add some more- My given name is Neil, I'm a 31-year old Aspie/Spectrumite slacker born in Elkton MD, and have been living in the Triangle area of NC (currently, Raleigh in particular) with my Mother and younger sister since I was a toddler. My lifelong fandom began with Ma giving me Calvin & Hobbes collections and a copy of Tintin: The Black Island at 6 or 7 (she explained much of the former's jokes, of course). My all-timers include, in no real order: From Hell, the aforementioned C&H, Hitman, Concrete, Top 10, All-Star Superman, Batman: Mad Love, Batman: Year One, James Robinson's Starman, Garth Ennis's Punisher MAX, Xombi, Planetary, Locas (though certainly Beto's no slouch, I just skew more to his bro), and Segar's Popeye (which I really must get around to finishing). Current/recent faves would be but not limited to Sex Criminals, Hawkeye, The Roses Of Berlin, Saga, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Velvet. Was also surprised by Southern Bastards #1.
I'm Clarkie, I'm new here, not so new to some of you who may know me from CBR, or you may know me as Joe Clark on facebook. Hoping just to lurk and read here mainly; I badly neglected the original classics board, and I'm hoping to change that after recognising so many sorted people complaining about the classics board going in the new purge. At some point I may attempt a Moon Knight retrospective, I'll see how it goes. Hope I'm welcome.
Of course you're welcome! A lot of posters here have known each other for a long time, have in-jokes, and so on, and I understand that that can make the community feel a bit insular, but people have always been welcoming to new blood. For example, Pharazonk just started posting really recently, I think, but as far as I'm concerned, he's become a part of the community.