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Six Years Ago Today It All Began

Comic Vine turns six years old today.

It's hard to believe it's only been six years since Comic Vine started. Dave Snider and Ethan Lance were making websites and approached me a few months prior asking if I wanted to work on a comic book website with them. Obviously it didn't take long for me to agree.

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As they built the code for the site, it was up to me to start the wiki pages. I wrote about 200 'brief' bios for heros and villains and started gathering as many images as possible (I still have the folders with all of them on my old PC laptop). On December 6, 2006, the site launched and we immediately discovered a great community looking for a place to call home.

We've seen many people come and go but there are some that have been here since the near beginning. As I edited pages and ran the moderation queue while I was teaching high school Mathematics, I never imagined we'd become as big as we are today. And now, I'm sitting in an office owned by CBS as I type this.

Check out what the pages used to look like.
Check out what the pages used to look like.

Comics have been a passion my entire life. I do feel this is what I've been preparing myself for all these years. The biggest thanks goes out to you guys and gals. Without you, I'd still be sitting in a classroom teaching. It was a fun job but I never would have met the people I have while working on Comic Vine.

Plus I get to read and write about comics all day. Happy Birthday Comic Vine. Thanks to everyone for all your support.

Here's to many many more years. We're just getting warmed up.

Here's an early look at what the front page used to look like.

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193 CommentsRefresh
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Posted By Mutie199

Happy birthday!!!

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Posted By Michiel76

wow, congrats!!

you are one of the few sites i visit every single day.

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Posted By fodigg

Congrats! But, "heros" instead of "heroes"? And this typo appears in the screenshot of the original site too. Was it a reference to that?

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Posted By zombietag

nice! "hot or ugly" hahaha

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Posted By Zghost

WOOOT Happy Birthday Comicvine

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Posted By Mucklefluga

YAY! Happy Birthday!

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Posted By MrMazz

Yay CV can go to internet elementary school now

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Posted By SmashBrawler

Happy Birthday, Comic Vine! And congratulations to all its staff, mods and members for making this such an awesome site!

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Posted By Strider1992


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Posted By redmanta

Happy Birthday Comic Vine

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Posted By Arkhamc1tizen

its a great day to be livin

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Posted By deadpool25mm


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Posted By kid Apollo

'because for some of us, there's more then one universe'

what an awesome line, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CV. i remember my first time on this site, i was searching for Captain Mar-vell. many years, comics, and characters later i'm still lovin this site. kepp up all the great work (that goes for Mods and members) and heres to another 6 years (and hopefully more)

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Posted By kapitein_zeppos

Happy Birthday !!!

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Posted By Vortex13

@sora_thekey said:

Yay Comic Vine! I remember the site before it even looked like this:

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Thanks for creating such an awesome site for us to enjoy!

That's the look I remember when I lurked here just to buff up on info before I actually joined. I think I joined a little after this. I may have joined only four and a half years ago but I've been lurking for five and a half lol.

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Posted By ComicMan24

@sora_thekey said:

Yay Comic Vine! I remember the site before it even looked like this:

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Thanks for creating such an awesome site for us to enjoy!

lol I remember that look. I wasn't a member back then (I made my account a lot later) but I used to visit it quite a lot.

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Posted By Press Oblivion

WOW! Happy Birthday Comic Vine! Aweseom!

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Posted By GR2Blackout

Happy birthday!

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Posted By takashichea

Happy 6 year anniversary! Man, the years has gone by fast.

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Posted By The_Lunact_And_Manic

Happy Birthday CV!

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Posted By Cavemold

happy b-day!

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Posted By Trevel8182

I'm so happy for you CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By Decept-O

Stop congratulating yourselves and give us some new Quests. Decept-O commands thee!

No, Happy B-Day to the dang site that takes up so much of my blasted time. Great site, enjoyed seeing all the positive changes and improvements over the years. Great place to share my thoughts, writing, art and more importantly, a great place to talk to friends!

Let's hope the site continues to enjoy more birthdays!

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Posted By Deadcool
Happy Birthday CV....
Happy Birthday CV....
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Posted By lvenger

Happy Birthday Comicvine! Congratulations to the staff, mods and all users for making Comicvine the brilliant site that it is today!

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Posted By bob808

Happy Birthday Comic Vine!

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Posted By hydro 300

HB , Comic Vine you changed my life ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart !

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Posted By MizariSeth

Happy birthday!!! Yu are all awesome!! 8D

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Posted By Man of Lengend

happy birthday best comic site of all time

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Posted By TheMess1428

Happy Birthday Comic Vine! :)

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Posted By sora_thekey

@Vortex13: @ComicMan24: Some of us have been here for a while haven't we... In 2 months I'll be celebrating my 5-Year Vineversary!

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Edited By ComicMan24

@sora_thekey: True. No idea why I didn't make my account back then. I guess it just didn't cross my mind. My third vineversary is going to be this May.

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Posted By doombot890

Happy Birthday!

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Posted By Delphic

Happy Birthday CV!!!

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Posted By jinxuandi

Happy Birthday ComicVine!

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Posted By hunter5024


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Posted By Vortex13

@sora_thekey: My fifth comes next June. What's really funny is how long I've been here for and how few post I have. I've never edited either but that's because I don't trust my computer abilities, not very good with technology lol. But you're in the same boat as me with low post comparative to length of time as a member. I mostly just read up on characters, story arcs, and watch reviews.

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Posted By guardiandevil801

Happy Birthday

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Posted By Outside_85

Happy B-day CV.

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Posted By Jawshco

Happy Naming Day to the finest comic book site in the realm!

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Happy Birthday Comic Vine. I can't wait to make this post again at the ten year mark!

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Posted By RalfvdH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMICVINE... ACTUALLY THE ONLY COMIC-WEBSITE I DAILY COME BACK TOO... another four year and you got your 10 year anniversary

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Posted By slopoke36

Not many sites can say that when a nobody sends the "top dawg" a PM they will get a response. I did and it was a pleasant surprise. It says a lot about the people that run Comic Vine. Thanks again for responding to me, G-Man. You guys are awesome. Keep up the great work.

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Posted By Stormbox

Happy b-day comic vine!! :D

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Posted By the_tree

Happy sixth birthday, to the greatest comic book website of all!

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Posted By Alcamin

Happy birthday, Comic Vine! And many, many more!

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Posted By EnSabahNurX

FeLiZ CoMpLeAnOs!!!!!!!!!! to my favorite website.

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Posted By Lady_Liberty

Happy birthday comic vine!

And here's to many more :-)

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Posted By Lightburst

Happy Birthday Comic Vine. :) keep it goin for another 6!