It's a lot like the show you remember from the CV days.
I'm over at GameSpot still, running entertainment news, and I host and produce a wrestling/comedy podcast--if you're into that--where we talk about weird things in wrestling, friendship, and interview people from WWE, AEW, Impact, ROH, etc. It's like Endless Promo--which Corey and I did on CV--but with much better audio and much more outlined.
I really do want to mention that Gregg Katzman is killing it over at Valiant Comics as the marketing and publicity manager. He's been amazing in that role. We used to talk a lot more and see each other more at conventions, but like 2020 happened... and ya know.
@inferiorego: The only thing that anyone deserves is Superman - a Kryptonite bat on his skull for running around after his unofficial mistress Wonder Womab when Lois and her father and Washington DC were in danger. He didn't even remember Lois for a long time during that incident. Even during Lois' grief, he was busy going away with Diana around the world and forgot her father's funeral. When he remembered he's still busy asking after Diana's well-being. Shows who he really cares for. If he actually did adultery, it will be more forgiveable. Diana can keep him.
Sites like Comicvine were likely killed by Adblocker to be honest.
From what I recall first Comicvine tried to wait it out for a while, then they started to use much more intrusive, higher paid ads to make up for the lost revenue (but this probably just led to more people downloading the app), then they tried to do paid promotion videos like "unboxing" vids and such as well as linking to articles on other websites, until ultimately they just had to lay off their staff and run on a skeleton crew.
If Comicvine is anything like my website they may have lost like 75% odd of their revenue in the space of a year and a half when adblocker took off ~2013. Things continued to get worse throughout 2014 until ultimately plateauing in 2015.
@inferiorego: Comicvine was originally founded under WhiskeyMedia.
Later CBS Interactive acquired Comicvine and became a sister site with Gamespot.
Did G-Man create the site with you? (First WhiskeyMedia times)
Who was first founders of CV?
And which year??
G-Man didn't create the site. I believe he came on either at launch or very quickly after it--my memory is a little foggy. A bunch of former CNET employees created it, including Ethan, who went by the name Red Lamp on here, and Dave Snider.
Comic Vine is a sister site of GameSpot, which is owned by CBS Interactive. At one time, GMan and myself were employees of WhiskeyMedia (I was freelance during my 4 year run with Whiskey, then was hired full time after CBS Interactive purchased CV.)
Myself nor Rorie have any ownership in the website. 4 years ago, before GMan left CV, I was brought over to GameSpot as an editor on the entertainment section--which I am still at now, and that's where all of my work is posted. After Gman left, I was brought back, kinda, just to help give engineers an idea of what the site needed for a redesign. I had no real part in the actual engineering. I just shouted a bunch ideas and some of them stuck.
I am not from California. I live outside of Chicago. I've never lived in Cali. Gman is originally from a city about 10 miles north of where I live now, but he currently lives in Cali.
I dropped "inferiorego" for "ImMatElfring" on Twitter for a variety of reasons. First, I never really liked "inferiorego," it was a silly hacker name I made up during my mIRC days in high school and stuck. Secondly, right before I got verified on Twitter, I made the decision to change my handle so it would be easier for people to find me on the social media site, since I don't have a facebook or anything.
I still occasionally come to CV but my main focus is on GameSpot. Over the past two years, I've made wrestling coverage a big thing there (I interview WWE and AEW people on the regular, like Kofi Kingston last week), I do lots of action figure and toy coverage, I get to review and write about TV and movies a lot more, and I have a much larger team to work with, so I never get burned out. I don't write a lot about comics there, which is nice because for the first time in a decade, I'm reading as a fan. If you're not moving forward, work becomes very hard to deal with. Luckily, GameSpot has been the best job I've had in my adult life. Working there is great.
I do not podcast about comics or wrestling anymore, but recently, I restarted my music video podcast after taking a one-year hiatus after my wife and I had a kid, so if you're weirdly desperate to hear my terrible voice, check it out.
I'll get down to brass tacks. I can't/couldn't stay here forever. I needed to move somewhere where I'd have coworkers who could better me as a writer and an editor. The things I have learned from my coworkers the past 4 years have greatly increased my skills. If you like what I did here, I'm still doing a lot of that at GameSpot, but it's better because I'm surrounded by a lot of people that help me become better.
Also, I still do silly stuff:
If you have more questions, yell them at me, please.