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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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Posted By mightypug78

Happy b-day....where's the cake?

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Posted By YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@G-Man: It looks like Comic Vine evolved with the comic books itself!

Golden Age

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Posted By J1ml33

Happy Birthday Comic Vine [ Sara and Tony namely my favorite team of Podcasting personalities this side of the internet ] Long Live Comic Vine .

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Posted By KingSolomon

congrats, I hope for many more years.

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Happy Birthday Comic Vine, and thanks you to Ethan, Dave and Tony for creating this freaking awesome website.

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Posted By ArtisticNeedham

Yay Comicvine. I first found your site while looking up images of comic book characters on google images. And somehow an fan image I drew of Thanside. From then on I was hooked. Love your site, and all your support with my comic, Monkey Boy. Congratulations on the Six years and the CBS deal and all that.

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Posted By Turkeysammich

Happy Birthday Comic Vine! You all do a fantastic job and deserve all the successes you have attained.

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Posted By Samimista

I just wanted to say, I love everyone on this site and glad it was made. Before the Vine I was a bit heartbroken for a few years over losing a site with people I was really close to as everyone parted their ways. Then, April 23rd, 2011, I joined here. Right away I clicked with everyone and since then, I've been on here everyday for hours and made tons of friends who I consider to be family. This site is my second home and everyone on here has made positive impacts on my life. Happy Birthday ComicVine cause you truly deserve it. Let's all eat cake to celebrate this wonderful event.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

HAPPY BDAY CV!!!! I like the old CV style!

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Posted By Fuchsia_Nightingale

Happy Birthday Comic Vine :D

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@Mandrewgora said:

have a great birthday CV!

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Posted By Raw_Material

Happr Birthday Comic Vine! To another 6 more years!! Good job with website. Most successful Comic Community in the business.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

happy bday CV a toast to many more :)

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Posted By derf_jenkins

Happy Birthday CV!!!!! We love you guys!

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Posted By RoTheKid

Congrats! Happy Birthday! :)

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Posted By iaconpoint

Happy birthday Comic Vine! You and your cohorts are living the dream G-Man, doing what you love for a living! Here's to many more years. Cheers!

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@J1ml33 said:

Happy Birthday Comic Vine [ Sara and Tony namely my favorite team of Podcasting personalities this side of the internet ] Long Live Comic Vine .

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Posted By maddpanda

Congratulations!!! I've only been a member for a short time, but i'm already in love with this site!

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Posted By magicman620

Happy Birthday and Thank you for all you guys do!

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Posted By DanialCarroll

Wow, six years! And to think, I only learned of this place just over 2 years ago :)

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Posted By Jason_X22

Happy Birthday,CV!! and thanks for all the hard work you do. keep up the good work!

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Posted By Superguy0009e


Thanks for all of the fun!!

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Posted By Referee


But sadly it was roughly six years ago I stopped collecting comics, So I guess it's a fair trade.

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

Hooray for you!!

I first discovered this place a couple of years ago in my search for a comic web that would contain the detailed info I wanted to see and be safe from viruses. (DC and Marvel wiki were mean in that respect) I offically joined a year ago, and I been having fun since!!

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Posted By comicfan123

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite websites. =)

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Posted By benblanks

I only just found out about this site a couple months ago in the pages of DC comics and I am now an addict. None of my friends read comics other than the random trade here and there, save for the buddies I've made at my local comic shop, now this site has become my first stop every time I'm on the computer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUPER FRIENDS! I hope to be saying that to you folks every year for the next FOREVER

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Posted By Bestostero

happy birthday comicvine! another great year, looking forward to the years to come!

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Posted By BiteMe-Fanboy

Give me a job, dammit.

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I wanted to send you a picture of an Alan Moore cake, but all i could find was a Warren Ellis cake.....

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@dreadmaster said:

Comics is my religion, and Comicvine is my place of worship.
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Posted By zachkastner

I'm so glad to be a part of this community, happy birthday Comic Vine!

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Posted By crazyflashfan11

Happy birthday, Comic Vine! Luv ya! I am new to comic vine, and this is probably my one year anniversarry with you guys, and you are my favorite website of ALL TIME!!!

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Posted By PowerHerc

6 years for ComicVine!

I missed most of the first three but I'm sticking around for the rest.

I love it here!

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Posted By hpwaz

Congrats ComicVine!

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Posted By Blood1991

And I've been here nearly two of those years. I love this place and really couldn't imagine not logging in here and chatting about comics with some of the most knowledgeable, and all around awesome people ever.

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Posted By Dracade102

Can't believe this site's already six years old... I've only been here for half it's life, but I still appreciate all of it's awesomeness. Congratulations Comicvine, mods, staff and users. =) You're are all awesome.

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Posted By ShrimpDino

Happy Birthday Comicvine :D

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Posted By Joeybagad0nutz

Oh god, I miss the old look of Comicvine.

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Posted By mrdecepticonleader

Wow six years,the site has changed alot,I joined last October seems like it has flown by.

Happy birthday comic vine,here is to many more years to come!

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Posted By insanepayne7

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By SmoothJammin

Happy B-day CV ! You've helped me meet some truly great people over the years. Without you guys my life would be dreadfully boring. In all seriousness I feel great coming home from work/school/gym knowing the site is up , the articles are always a pleasure to read. Thank you Tony & staff for all the hard work you put in to keep us happy.

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Posted By Inverno

Feliz aniversário! *-----*

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Posted By dboy4dashing

Congratulation!!!! Awesome site!

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Posted By butters911

Heyyyy Daredevil wasn't in Fantastic Four 401 times 

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Posted By sora_thekey

@Vortex13: @ComicMan24: I guess you're right, I do have a small amount of posts pertaining my time on the site... Well It took me a few months before I made an account. I didn't wait too much.

@RalfvdH said:

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

How are we going to celebrate that one?! n_n