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Sara Lima Says Goodbye

It's been a great four years.

Dear Comic Vine,

It's hard to believe it has been four years: four years of my working here at ComicVine. It feels like only yesterday when Whiskey Media brought me out to San Francisco for a face-to-face interview and offered me a position as Associate Editor of the site. It's kind of surreal to think about -- being plucked from a community I loved, fresh out of college and being given a chance to live on the other side of the United States (where I knew absolutely no one!) doing something fun and getting paid for it. I took a risk accepting a job and moving to a place I didn't know, but it was so worth it.

Come to think of it, I was pretty lucky: how many people get the chance to read comic books for a living? Not very many. Now, with four years under my belt, and hundreds upon hundreds of articles, editorials and video interviews, it's time for me to say good-bye.

Good old days on The Big Red Phone

It's crazy to think back to how I was hired. I remember how excited I was to go to New York Comic-Con for the first time and can recall asking Jim Lee for a short, on-camera interview -- guerrilla style. I had borrowed a camera and my sister held it for me while I asked Jim questions. He was at his table and he was even nice enough to sign my copy of HUSH. Years later I would interview Jim Lee and he would tell me "great job on the interview, Sara -- you've gotten a lot better." I had gone from stuttering nervousness on-camera, to being composed, calm and collected -- and a big shot like Jim Lee had noticed.

I can remember my very first San Diego Comic-Con, my first interviews (yes, the ones where I was wearing a Wonder Woman costume…those boots nearly killed me!). I remember the excitement and the feeling that I was doing something really interesting -- I was getting an opportunity to work with the comics industry. Not only was I getting a chance to write about some of my favorite characters, I was also given the opportunity to present information, opinion pieces and interviews on camera to all of you. I hope you all enjoyed it, because I know I did.

Working for Comic Vine for the last four years definitely changed me: it gave me opportunities to meet exciting and interesting people, go places I had never been, and move far, far away from home. It forced me out of my comfort zone and taught me a lot about my self, my abilities as a writer and on-camera journalist, as well as what I want to do with the rest of my life. I won't lie and say this letter was easy for me to write, because it wasn't. In fact, it was pretty damn difficult. I'm glad I was there early on to meet so many members of the community, to share in the excitement of the conventions, and to watch as comic books and comic characters become popularized through other forms of media.

I just wanted to take time to thank you all the members of the community for giving me the opportunity to work for you. Thank you for the support you have given me, another member of the community, over the years: your opinion of my work has meant a great deal. i just want you to remember; it's you who make this site what it is, and that's not something I have ever forgotten. You are what makes Comic Vine unique and different from other websites. That sense of community, the forged friendships and the interactions are what is most important about CV.

Saying goodbye has never been easy for me, so for now, as they say in France, I'll say à bientôt!

Be easy,

Sara

P.S. - If you want to follow what I am doing now that I will no longer be working on the Vine, you can head to my own site, limabeanie.com. And of course, you can still follow my ramblings on Twitter.

306 Comments
Posted by AdamWarlox

Awww this sux, man. Happy trails, Sarah!

Edited by impossibilly

You're dead to me.

Just kidding. Best of luck in your next endeavor! I will miss reading your reviews, which I thought were some of the best on the site, and hearing you banter with James on the podcast, which was always a highlight of my month.

Posted by csl316

You're awesome and I wish you the best! It's kind of sucky news but it's been quite alright having you here!

Posted by TommytheHitman
Edited by theTimeStreamer

who will keep g-man's batman fanboysm in check now?! corey isnt tough enough.

Edited by Charlemagne

Its not the end, its the beginning

Posted by LoganRogue24

will miss you sara thank goodness i folow you on twitter.

Posted by MarioBoza

Thank you for everything Sara, you will be missed! Good luck on all of your future endeavors!

Posted by DDangelico

Well this is a bummer @babs!

Thank you so much for all of your hardwork and dedication! I always looked forward to all of your reviews, articles, and videos for their thoughtfulness and insight. ComicVine won't be the same without you!

You really are a talented person and I wish you the best of luck wherever you are headed! Hopefully you wont be a stranger and will still hang around the site and perhaps even pop up at a con or two!

Stay Awesome!!

-David

Posted by ectoborge

Bye Bye Sarah we'll miss you!

Edited by RustyRoy

@babs I've never had a conversion with you but I always envisioned you, @g_man and @k4tzm4n as Comicvine's version of DC's Trinity and the Trinity is incomplete without a Wonder Woman like you. Anyways all the best for the future, you will be missed.

Edited by lifeboy

Thats wierd that your quitting.... you had really turned up the power in the last few months of podcasts. Babs, before you go, tell me why you hated dejah thoris so much??

Edited by drgnx

Best of luck!

Posted by cameron83

I am going to be bummed for like hours....

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Posted by Michael_Moran

I will miss your opinon pieces

Edited by jaytiz27

Farewell and adieu to you

Edited by Z3RO180

You will be missed babs.

Posted by AlexanderGray

Gutted, but good luck for the future Sara!

Edited by Edamame

@babs: I am very sorry to hear this. I hope that all goes well with you.

Posted by NathanXplosion

I'm saddened by this news. Since none of my friends read comic books this site has always a great outlet for discussion, even though I don't contribute much, and your articles and reviews as well as podcast appearances have always been a big part of that.

I know because of the hard work you put into Comic Vine over the years, wherever you end up you will be extremely successful. Goodbye and good luck.

p.s. Get Out! :)

Posted by mattydeNero

I discovered this website around the same time Sara was hired by CV. In many ways, Sara being a part of the gang is what I've known. It'll be weird as I travel out of town on Saturdays and not hear Sara in studio, whether present or muffled inside a laptop, during CV's weekly podcasts. Please stop back in from time to time and let us know how you're doing, @babs!! Thanks for all of your hard work! Best of luck to you!!

Posted by red_rover

Sara, you Freaking Rock! Where ever you go, they are lucky to have you. I wish you nothing but the best.

Edited by JoseDRiveraTCR7

This is sad, but surprising. I hope you do well at whatever it is you're doing or will do next.

...But.....but........who's going to represent Wonder Woman and give her the attention she deserves?

:(

Isn't Tony a WW fan?

Posted by Xwraith

We'll miss you, Sara...

Online
Posted by Mild_Karl

I heard a rumor that Brad is leaving Giant Bomb too :(

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

@babs Very sad. You will really be missed. You added such a dynamic to the site. You and Tony had such a great back and forth. Things wont be the same. Good luck with whatever you go on to do with your life.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I heard a rumor that Brad is leaving Giant Bomb too :(

lol Brad has been leaving Giant Bomb for years

Posted by DTheory777

You will be missed :(

Posted by Hassun

I was kind of expecting this when you moved. But it's still a surprise to see it actually happening.

Good luck with your future endeavours and thank you for all your hard work at Comic Vine.

Posted by God_Spawn

Bye, Babs. Thank you for the all of the articles and reviews I have had a pleasure reading. And I do appreciate giving me the chance for modship and answering all of the questions I originally had. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Moderator Online
Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Aww bye Babs, we'll miss you

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Baba we'll miss you and good luck with the other websites .

Edited by Nuec_Sol

Your articles really brought the CV community together in those early days.

I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

You will succeed no matter what you do!

Posted by Ganthetsward20

Best of luck Sara!

Posted by Vance Astro

Goodbye Babs :(

Moderator
Posted by Nahuel

But... But... I Just signed up to this community and the woman i love is saying good bye...

Joking aside: good bye Sara

Posted by sora_thekey

Sad news indeed. I'm so sorry to hear you're leaving CV. You will be missed but I wish you the best in your future endeavors,

I told you once: "Please don't forget us little people when you reach the top." Don't forget us!

"The dark streets of Gotham ComicVine will not be the same without you."

Posted by Mandrewgora

@zamir said:

the only thing i can add is the Whiskey Media Sendoff song

Damn you beat me to it. Oh well, Bye Sara!

Posted by djotaku

Sad to see you go. Loved your contributions to the site and podcast. It'll be sad that there isn't going to be a prominent female voice on the site now. G-Man is great for not being uber-macho and for bringing the Father perspective, but CV will really be missing something without the female voice.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Thank you Sara for making Comic Vine the most enjoyable web experience I have, and have ever had. I will miss your articles and weekly news bulletins and wish you all the very best for the future.

Posted by Falconer

Comic Vine was a big part in helping me get into comics last year. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful site.

Good Luck, Have Batman.

Posted by Walzo

WHAT THE WHAAAAAAAT.

We just lost one of the best parts of the Comic Vine podcast.

We'll miss you Sara.

Posted by cyclopes_with_an_e

Goodbye and good luck, Sara

Posted by Mezmero

Awww man. As soon as I read there was a special announcement on the podcast I knew what was happening. I'm going to miss your work Sara. Thanks to your reviews I got way into some books that I never thought I would. I also enjoyed your editorials and hearing your general views about recent comics on the podcast. I still say the podcast with just you and Corey was one of the best ones ever recorded. You even went out of your way to reply to PMs and answer questions directed towards you. I always felt your journalistic integrity was intact so I respect you for all you've done. Farewell to you and good luck to you in your future endeavors.

Posted by comicace3

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!: Goodbye Sara, I'll miss you.

Posted by guardiandevil801

Bye Sara

Posted by karrob

I will miss you so much Sara well wishes and God Bless you!

I 2nd that! :'(

Posted by Hel

Good bye and good luck ;)

Edited by nightwingnerd

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!