Posted by G-Man (39009 posts) - - Show Bio

It's amazing how time flies. I can't believe it's already been a year since I last mentioned our birthday. It was five years ago today that me, Ethan and Dave started this site. I won't go into the history of how the site was created since I mentioned it last year and there's also the history that can also be found here.

Where were you five years ago today? I was probably sitting in my classroom, teaching Math while keeping an eye on the computer to see how the site was coming about. We have come an extremely long way since then. It's been a blast. Our community has grown more and more each year.

So this day isn't just about us. It's also about you guys. Thanks for the five years of support.

== TEASER ==

What I will include is those nifty early screenshots that Dave gave me and I posted last year. It's worth seeing again just so you have an idea how things have changed.

See folks, that's what you call progress. Again, if you want to read what I wrote last year, check it out here. I'm sure all our birthday presents are still in the mail, right?

#1 Posted by Outside_85 (11582 posts) - - Show Bio

Gratz and happy b-day

#2 Posted by Jonny0013 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday Comicvine

#3 Posted by AwesomeAquaman (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Look at how far Comicvine has gone and change! Congrats guys!

#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, this site has changed a lot, and certainly for the better! Five years ago I had recently left high school and my comics were in boxes, unorganized and not cataloged. I just finished adding the last of my comics to Comic Vine's database a couple of days ago. Now to get proper bags and boards for all of them!

You all are doing a great job here, and I'm really enjoying the Comic Vine podcast (up to December 2009!). Keep up the grood work!

#5 Posted by Jimbo (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Well done, G. Well done, Sara :)

#6 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio

Aww I remember when there were only a few things on this site and it wasn't really ready for launch. Its exploded so much since then.

#7 Posted by sj_esposito (478 posts) - - Show Bio

Congratulations on 5 years running, and most of all, thank you all for making this the best comic book website on the internet!

#8 Posted by takashichea (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Congrats Comic Vine! I need to save some screen shots, too. Never know until you need them.

#9 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy B-Day ComicVine!!! This site has sure turned out great, hasn't it? ;D

#10 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy B-day Comicvine, you're the coolest 5 year old I know.

#11 Posted by lemontron (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday ComicVine! :D

#12 Posted by xkoenig (469 posts) - - Show Bio

Keep up the good work, guys!!

#13 Posted by Om1kron (1219 posts) - - Show Bio

congrats on your continued success!

#14 Posted by Olqavtoras (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Wooo! Happy Birthday!!!

#15 Posted by Renchamp (3901 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday! It's the best online community I've ever been a part of.

#16 Posted by thesensationaldevourerofworlds (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday comicvine!! May you have 5 more years of awesomeness!!!

#17 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29814 posts) - - Show Bio

They grow up so fast.

Happy birthday!

#18 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy B-Day.

#19 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12346 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy B-Day, CV :D

#20 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2782 posts) - - Show Bio

5 years ago? I was writing code for Comic Vine, while rocking my newborn daughter with my foot, from a dirty little office we were renting in Berkley. Seems forever ago.

#21 Posted by Grim (2184 posts) - - Show Bio

sadly, i didnt start using CV until a few months later. but im stoked the sites still growing strong!

#22 Posted by Blizaga101 (1011 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday comic vine, I woulda got a card, but I only found put this second. Give me a weeks notice next year and I'll come up with something really nice :P

#23 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy 5th Birthday ComicVine!

#24 Posted by feargalr (1231 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday!!

#25 Posted by UpUpAndAway (194 posts) - - Show Bio

Signed up 3 years ago. I've loved every second since. Happy Birthday Comicvine! I don't know where I'd be without you!

#26 Posted by Xenozoic Shaman (422 posts) - - Show Bio

The layout has improved so much since then, building on a well-layed foundation! Keep up the good work all, and thanks!

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#29 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10376 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY today is my 2nd anniversary on the site and CV's birthday

#30 Posted by MatKrenz (1513 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday CV.

#31 Posted by feargalr (1231 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday!!

#32 Posted by notoriousbcb (427 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy B-Day Vine! Thanks for being a must visit for me daily. Can't imagine a day without it!

#33 Posted by White Mage (18056 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday Comicvine!!!

#34 Posted by Deranged Midget (18230 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday to the Vine!

#35 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy birthday Comic Vine! :D

#36 Posted by Edamame (29370 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday!

#37 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

i have no idea how i came across this site, but i come to it DAILY! i come to it after checking my email and going to huffington post! i love the site and keep up the good work guys!

#38 Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer (8311 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday CV! ^_^

#39 Posted by hammers_of_justice (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay, Happy birthday comicvine,

#40 Posted by Samimista (21771 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday CV! Glad you were created.

#41 Posted by thanosrules (886 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy 5th Birthday!

What a great evolution! (re: images)

Thank you so much for doing all that you do for the community!

You Guys ROCK!

#42 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the cover missing image in the last picture. WOO FIVE YEARS!

#43 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday CV! Love this site.

#44 Posted by spider-man 2996 (726 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday!!

#45 Posted by tensor (6122 posts) - - Show Bio

Have Birthday Comicvine!!! Good job staff keep up the good work.

#46 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3612 posts) - - Show Bio

@Red L.A.M.P.:

Happy Birthday to Comic Vine and all the fantastic staff behind it!!!!

#47 Posted by jotadex (18 posts) - - Show Bio

happy bday!!!

excellent work

#48 Posted by Brackynews (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Anniversary of Birth! As my first "Whiskey Media site" I really enjoyed seeing how the wiki toolset has evolved.

Bless you Ethan and Dave for making it all happen. Thanks Tony and Sara for being the best comic curators.

#49 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

The watermark itself. Tested and approved then, congrats.

Five young yet. I remember popping in and out for at least four now. I don't know why but it always feels like it's been around much longer.

You've all done a great job growing this site and it's sisters into something bigger, progress is an understatement to what you people accomplished with this

in five years actually, and to the dedication you've put in. Enjoy the cake, it certainly has your heart in it and must be wonderful then.

What was I doing today five years ago? Don't know, probably reading an X-Men comic between multitasking my butt off like usual?

Actually I think at some really nice casino hotel in Laughlin enjoying myself. Sadly no laptop yet so I missed the birth of Vine.

#50 Posted by Roddy010 (5810 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Bornday CV!!!