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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.

305 Comments
Posted by turoksonofstone

This is Sad News. Our Loss Vine. Godspeed Babs.

Posted by Barkley

so sad to see you go

Posted by Sawcesome

I actually felt my heart break. I joined ComicVine because I liked the weekly news videos.

But, Sara, I'm sure we all wish you the best in whatever you do.

Posted by ele3000

Thank you Sara, for helping to provide features on one of the best comic book review site/news on the planet. On behalf of the CV fans and followers, we wish you best in your future adventures and as Stan Lee would say... EXCELSIOR!!

P.S. This is the vid that got me into ComicVine in the first place ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYmciNU4Pw4

Posted by animehunter

Thank for all you did @Babs,

I and I am sure all at the Vine will be saddened to see you go. But we all wish you well and luck with your future an what ever it may hold.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@majid said:

Thank you Sara and best of luck with whatever you do next.

Same here :)

Posted by Fenderxx

Thank you for everything and good luck !!

Posted by TheRyanHimself

So... do we know why? This is a bummer.

Edited by alanfrancis

Bye Sara and good luck on all your future endeavours... the chemistry of this podcast team will surely be missed.

Posted by Namor1987

God bless you in your future endeavors you'll be missed. You were my favorite staff member

Posted by MatKrenz

Aww man. Miss you already Sara.

Posted by EnigmaLantern

I know I haven't been here that long, compared to most other members, but it was a joy to read your articles and see your opinion on various topics. It has been a pleasure to read your work and I hope all the best in the future for you. You will be missed.

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642
Posted by Superguy0009e

Good luck with whatever the future holds!

Edited by Sylvain

i'm an sad wolf now :(

Hope you luck for the future

Edited by QuantomMan

You will be sorely missed. We wish you the best on all your future endeavors

Posted by Ms. Omega

Sara you will be greatly missed :(

Posted by dbatdog

sad day :(

Edited by warlock360

Have fun in the future

Posted by BritishMonkey

Someone tell me, why is Sara leaving?

Posted by mattwing87

So sad to see you leave but I wish you the best. I hope someday I can find a girl as attractive as you who reads comics and is passionate about it as you are :)

Posted by frozenedge

Good luck with your other endeavors Sara. You'll be missed greatly

Posted by Ando123

Good bye SARA keep up the good work :)

Posted by nicholai441

no don't go, we'll miss you. who will be the attractive host of the comic vine news? or the attractive voice on the comicvine podcast?

Posted by Bobsjonjon

Bye Sara... Who's the new eye candy?

Posted by Vortex13

We didn't really talk much, but I always enjoyed your articles and your perspective on comic book issues and themes. You are a very intelligent and articulate writer whose articles I will greatly miss. You have a superb tongue in cheek style that you displayed with great efficiency in your articles and editorials.

To say you will be missed on this site is an extreme understatement. I wish you (as well as everyone else on the site I'm sure) luck and hopefully great enjoyment in all of you future endeavors, you are a extremely talented person and I have no doubt that you will be successful in whatever career you strive for. Again best of luck, it's been a pleasure having you on this site. =)

Posted by JLDoom

Well, this certainly sucks :(

Goodbye and good luck!

Edited by Winsord

I'm more of a sporadic ComicVine user, but I must say: adieux déchirants Sara! Best of luck with your future endeavors, though I'm confident to say you don't need it!

Posted by thenexusrebound

I didn't always agree with you on some of your articles, but they were always amazingly well written. Good luck in your future adventures.

Posted by Trodorne

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Posted by PowerHerc

Good luck and best wishes.

I don't know what job could be better than reading, writing about and discussing comics but whatever it is, I hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Icarusflies

Goodbye Sara! I'm going to miss you!

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Edited by DH69

NO!

Posted by Phantim555

I feel like The Daily Planet just lost Lois Lane :'(

Posted by straightedgejoe

bye Sara. Good luck.

Posted by dreamfall31

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Later

Posted by SavageDragon

Awwww @babs. Thanks for the great times dude, I always enjoyed your articles especially your opinions on the Mignolaverse and how women are portrayed in comics. You will be missed a lot Sara but I know since you are an intelligent, funny, beautiful, and dedicated person you will do well what ever avenue or path you embark on. Peace man and I will see you around on twitter. (CJ Yudelson).

Posted by insheepsclothes

Thank you for all your work here at Comic Vine!! I have valued your opinion for years & I hope your future is only brighter!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Be well, Sara. You will be missed.

Posted by Darkmount1

Wish we could've debated more. Here's a spandex-clad farewell, with a touch of humor from "Dr. Strangelove":

Edited by yo_yo_fun

@babs I'm really sad to see u go. Your articles and reviews were the best, I will miss them dearly. As a female comic book fan, I just really wanted to thank u for giving us a voice in this male-dominated community. I really do appreciate it, it meant a lot, and now it's a big hole that will be missing from this site.

Good luck in the future & I hope we'll hear from u time to time.

Keep on keeping on sister!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

My reaction...for I have only ever known Comicvine since being here to have it with you, Sara! I think the windows shattered when I found out :/

Posted by RoTheKid

@babs I'm so sorry to see you go, Sara. I wish you the best and I hope and pray that you move on to something greater! Take care, Sara.

Posted by No_Name_

Can I just seriously respond to each and every one of you in this thread? Reading so many nice things makes my heart break. :(

Posted by Mbecks14

Good luck with your future projects!

Edited by Zeeguy91

NOOOOOO. Don't leave us, Sara.

Best of luck in your future endeavors, but know that you'll be missed around here.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

bye

Posted by Doing_Wrong_So_Nicely

I do not often become sentimental over such things, but this news has made me quite sad. Now the only pretty face around here will be Tony's. I'll miss you Sara. You always did a super awesome job!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Good luck.