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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.

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.

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 CanucksXVX

CONGRATULATIONS!!! you guys have done an excellent job, this is by far my favorite website. Thanks for all of your hard work and bringing us this news.

Posted by Green ankh

Happy Birthday for us !! Can't imgine going back to the hobby without you

Posted by inferiorego

I love you Comic Vine.

Thank you for sending your prodigal son, G-Man, into the comic shop I used to work at 5 1/2 years ago to tell me to visit here. Without you, I'd have no one to talk to comic books about.

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Posted by guttridgeb

Happy Birthday Comic Vine :D

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Celebrate with Style!!!

:Peace

Posted by Mandrewgora

have a great birthday CV!

Posted by ccraft

CONGRATULATIONS

Posted by JLDoom

Congratulations! Happy birthday Comic Vine!

Edited by TheCheeseStabber

Happy B Day CV This is For you

Click it. :3
Edited by z1co80

Websites like this are essential to help newcomers to comics in my opinion.

I was a newcomer this past year and this site along with another really helped me know where to start and what to ignore, I think if it wasn't for sites like this a newcomer to comics may be intimidated due to the massive history of comics. Of course you also need a helpful community who are patient enough to help others and luckily CV has that.

Happy Birthday CV

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

LOL I love that my anniversary on the vine is also comic vine's anniversary of when they strarted the site. I think that is awesome. Congrats on 6 years Comic Vine!!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

:)

Posted by dreamfall31

Congrats! I only started following you guys this past summer, but I thank you for getting me back into comics again! In 2006 I was pretty much just a casual comic book fan. I had a subscription to Daredevil, which covered most of Brubaker's run, and loved the hell out of it. I was into the good comic book movies, but never went past getting another subscription to Way's first year or so of Deadpool. My intrest kind of fell off around 2008 as I started college, but I still saw pretty much every comic movie. I only really visited you guys when you had Marvel movie news or reviews. It wasn't until only a few months ago that I got back into comics. I was playing more games on my PC and had run out of Giant Bomb and Tested podcasts to listen to, so I figured what the heck, I'll pop on the Comic Vine podcast despite me not knowing most of what you'd be talking about! Low and behold I picked up Daredevil again and Hawkeye thanks to your guy's reviews! I soon found I have a comic store less than 20 minutes away and now I get nearly 10 books a month! So thanks everyone here at Comic Vine for helping me rekindle my long lost love for comics!

Posted by new_onslaught

Happy Birthbay CV! Keep up the good work!

Posted by Wandering_Hands

Until last year, the last comic I read was in high school in the early 90's. After joining the Comic Vine community I have fully invested myself in reading comics and have loved every minute of it. You guys are the best!!!

Posted by sora_thekey

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

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

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Posted by johnny_spam

Happy six years Comicvine.

Posted by Ulfghuld

@Wandering_Hands said:

Until last year, the last comic I read was in high school in the early 90's. After joining the Comic Vine community I have fully invested myself in reading comics and have loved every minute of it. You guys are the best!!!

Used the wrong account. BAH!!! Did not know I had a second one created. But this is the real me! :)

Posted by Drummer007

Happy Birthday Comic Vine!! Since I've gotten into comic almost two years ago, you've been my source for everything comics. Keep up the good work!!

Posted by danhimself

Happy Birthday Comic Vine!!! It's hard to believe that I've been a member of this site for 5 years now and that I can actually remember the old Comic Vine 1.0.....Here's to another 6 years!!!!

Posted by ComicMan24

Happy Birthday CV :)

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Posted by Chewish

Happy Birthday, Comic Vine! I just started reading comics this past year with AvX and you guys were essential for me to learn more about new comics, old comics, and all the great characters that populate them. Without you guys, I wouldn't be reading Hawkeye, Uncanny Avengers, or tons of other great books. Thanks guys, and I hope you stay on the Interwebs for a very long time to come.

Posted by Icarusflies

WOO!! Congrats! :D

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Posted by Roxasnelson14

Happy Birthday Comic Vine

Posted by MatKrenz

Congratulations Comic Vine, the reviews, podcasts, articles and forums make this my favorite comic book website.

Posted by Pokeysteve

Happy birthday. Thanks for all the hard work on a place where us nerds can gather and nerd out together =D

Posted by fables87

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Zoch81

Happy birthday Comic Vine

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Posted by impossibilly

Happy Birthday, CV!

And a big thank you to the staff, mods and members that keep this place going and make it so interesting!

Posted by Dreadmaster

Comics is my religion, and Comicvine is my place of worship.

Posted by Renchamp

Congratulations. Glad to have been a part of it for the last couple of years.

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Posted by KillerZ

Happy Birthday to us.

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Posted by Mrgreenlantern

woo congrats to comicvine for six strong years and another 20+ years to look forward to. comicvine helped nudge me back into comic culture and i havent looked back since ,so thank you guys for all the hard work and dedication

Posted by Figueiredo

Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work! We love you all... Greetings from Germany! :)

Posted by director421

Happy Birthday Comic Vine! I am a "lifer" and I am probably one of the newer Comic Vine members. Since I am back to a full-blown reader and collector, I can't tell you what an incredible resource your site is to someone like me. It truly enhances my love for comics. The reviews, articles, interviews, podcasts and news makes Comic Vine a daily (several times) visit for me. Thanks to and absolutely everyone at Comic Vine that make it THE comic book destination for me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Posted by tomlikesfries

Happy birthday, Comic Vine :D

Posted by Yung ANcient One
Dam I wish I was here back then. I started in 09.  Happy Birthday ComicVine  And or Happy Anniversary  (+)
Posted by blur1528

Happy Birthday, Comic Vine :)

Posted by notoriousbcb

Happy Birthday CV! I'm just coming up on two years on the site and I consider it to be a recommended part of my daily diet. Between the art showcases, image galleries, and insightful commentary, CV is the definitive comic book site on the web. I don't see anything even close, so make mine Comic Vine! 'Nuff said.

Posted by Spideycap

Happy B-Day guys! I've been visiting this site religiously for about 5 years and can't thank you guys enough for all the great info and good times.

Posted by Retro_Metro

Happy Birthday CV! May you last another six years!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

congrats !

Posted by Fantasgasmic

It's funny, I've only been aware of Comic Vine for about 3, 3 and a half years and it took me about a year from when I first started reading and checking every day until I finally created an account. And in that short time it seems like so much has changed for the better (though I still miss the "older" button on the front page). I know that no matter what the future brings, and how much we all complain the next time the site changes its look, it will be for the best.

Happy B-day Comic Vine, Congratulations G-Man, and thank you for all the hard work!

Posted by RustyRoy

Happy Birthday Comic Vine!

Posted by captainspidey1

Happy Birthday to my favourite comic book website! (queue fireworks.) Time to blow out the candles!

Posted by kennybaese

I've read comics since I was little, but Comic Vine is a big part of why I'm as into them now as I am. I've only been around the site for a couple years (I came here via Giant Bomb), but I absolutely adore it. The dialog I get to have with not only fellow fans, but the people that actually work for the site is something I've gotten almost nowhere else and I love.

Here's to many more years to come.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Happy Birthday Comic Vine, best site on the web!

Posted by leokearon

Happy Birthday!

Posted by cyberchop979

Congrats, Comic Vine!!! Glad I serendipitously found this site when trying to get back into comics after a decade long hiatus. Thanks in a large part to this site, I now have a full blown comics addiction and it rocks!

Posted by ticticchilitic

Congratulations on the great run! I hope you have many many more to come.

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