Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

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,


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, And of course, you can still follow my ramblings on Twitter.

#1 Posted by S3kShun62 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Will miss your perspective on everything comic related!

#2 Posted by jonny126 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

This is overly depressing. Thanks for four great years though Sara, can't wait to see what you do next!

#3 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20387 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodbye :(

#4 Posted by Top Flight Security (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Good luck with your next adventure. It is truly a pleasure reading and watching your articles here. You will be missed.

#5 Edited by Trevel8182 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#6 Posted by Loki2u (213 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for all your hard work sara! This site won't be the same without you, but all the best in your future endeavors. :)

#7 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

See ya, good luck with your future endeavors.

And hey, remember just cause you don't work here doesn't mean ya can't visit every now and then.

#8 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really sad to see you go Sara :( What're you heading on to do now though Sara?

#9 Posted by cameron83 (7531 posts) - - Show Bio


#10 Posted by Mucklefluga (2590 posts) - - Show Bio

Noooooooo Saraaaaaa!!! I'll miss your informative articles and your wonderfully written opinions. I'll miss your banter with Tony and the rest of the guys here :( Have fun on whatever your going to do in the future!!

#11 Posted by Sammo21 (697 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really sad but I had a feeling this was coming for a while now, honestly :(

Good luck Sara. You were definitely one of the reasons I came to the community so often and you were a great voice on the site and in the podcast. Good luck in your future endeavors.

#12 Posted by hardindr (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry to see you go! I enjoyed my conversation with you on the Big Red Phone during one of the Big Live Live Show: Live!

#13 Posted by redhood21 (815 posts) - - Show Bio

its my parents divorce all over again!!!! lol good luck on(in?) your ventures

#14 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1440 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh My God!!! Who's gonna review Wonder Woman?!! and fight with James?!!! the memories :') Your work on CV was great Sara(Can't believe you're leaving). All the best for your future!

#15 Posted by SlickyMike88 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

Well thanks for all the good written articles and opinions ,wow it's been some years now but good luck on whatever you do in the FUTURE:)

#16 Posted by XxGin (1375 posts) - - Show Bio

sniff.. sniff need a moment here










#17 Edited by FoxxFireArt (3559 posts) - - Show Bio

You can't see it, but I'm showing my sad face right now. I partly joined the site for your videos and editorials. You were the one who encouraged me to be more involved in the site. I will still follow you on your site. I'll really miss reading your comic editorials here, but hope you'll talk about them from time to time on your site.

I know the podcast will never be the same for me now. I'll really miss that. No disrespect to the rest of the staff, but you're the one I had the highest admiration for. See ya' around, Sara.

#18 Edited by Om1kron (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew this was coming, like the winter...

#19 Posted by ScarletBatman (365 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a sad panda now! :(

#20 Posted by Loki9876 (3051 posts) - - Show Bio


#21 Posted by XxGin (1375 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by alex1321 (18 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really sad. The weekly podcast will never be the same!! You will be missed! But all good things have to come to an end I suppose. Wishing you nothing but the best in all your future endeavors!

#23 Posted by Lvenger (20772 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah man it's such a shame that you're leaving. I'll miss your valued opinion pieces on the state of women in comic books amongst your other work. And if it weren't for your stellar Wonder Woman reviews, I wouldn't have picked up Azzarello's great run. All in all, your work has been instrumental in making Comicvine the place it is today. Thank you for all you've done for the Vine Sara and good luck with the rest of your ventures in life!

#24 Posted by ThePRez (288 posts) - - Show Bio

@om1kron said:

I knew this was coming, like the winter...

I hope it doesnt happend with patrick from giant bomb

#25 Posted by CaptainGenisVell (306 posts) - - Show Bio

I nearly shed a manly tear reading this, realising I would not be able to read anymore of Babs opinions anymore and see her personality shine through in the videos. :'(

#26 Posted by Pokeysteve (8425 posts) - - Show Bio

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


#27 Posted by cameron83 (7531 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if I can ever forgive her!


#28 Edited by notorious_g3 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

You will certainly be missed... the podcast won't be the same without you! Best of luck what comes next!

#29 Posted by bob808 (6779 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOOOOOOOO! I am sad now

#30 Edited by Cavemold (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this coming too;( oh well. Good luck Sara .

#31 Posted by Samimista (20833 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw. =( I am truly sorry to hear. I always enjoyed our conversations and that you would always answer back no matter how busy you were. Truly a nice person you are inside and out. I hope you'll still visit here from time to time though. We all love ya Sara! =D

#32 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23247 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh that was sudden... Adeus e boa sorte para você.

You will probably understand this ;)

#33 Posted by Outside_85 (9575 posts) - - Show Bio

All good things sadly comes to an end, and as I wrote on Twitter; best of luck to you hence forth.

#34 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

At least a third, if not half of the people on this site will have to be restrained from committing suicide...

#35 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18857 posts) - - Show Bio


#36 Edited by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

It's hard to think that you wont be a part of the site anymore! I'm really bummed and things haven't been the same, and they will never be the same.

You will be missed Sara! Best of luck to you!

#37 Posted by cameron83 (7531 posts) - - Show Bio

You know what,I wish you best in your ventures and pursue your dream...but NEVER FORGET THE ALAMO!! (wait,that's not it)......

I am kinda pissed now....mostly sad....

#38 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

no more pretty lady on comicvine...... sad face

#39 Posted by Aeroman (508 posts) - - Show Bio


#40 Posted by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

You will be missed. You were the first mod to comment on one of my posts. Adios

#41 Posted by Zamir (15 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#42 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2301 posts) - - Show Bio

T____T Awwwww... well this day just hit a road bump. The vine won't be the same without you Babs/Sara, wish you all the best and will keep an eye on your site & Twitter. Really gonna miss reading your articles and reviews every week.

Ugh...just thought of no Sara on the podcasts T____T This is going to take some serious adjusting to get used to this because you've been on the site since I joined. O n O

#43 Posted by cameron83 (7531 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously,I was just scrolling my happy ass on the site,and I see "ooh,new podcast",and THEN I HEAR THAT YOUR LEAVING!! IT'S YOUR LAST PODCAST!!! (and I am still listening)



#44 Edited by Mercy_ (92871 posts) - - Show Bio

This makes me really sad :(

It seems like you've got so much exciting things going on though and sometimes it's needed to switch things up in your life. We're gonna miss you.

#45 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33963 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man, I remember the Big Red Phone lol

First Sara and now Patrick WHY IS EVERY BODY LEAVING!!!!

Who's gonna tell us what they actual think about the comic without sugar coating it now?

#46 Posted by Grondoth (22 posts) - - Show Bio

You brought me to this site and kept me listening to the podcasts. I've never been a comic guy, so that's a feat. I'm very sad to see you go, and I hope that there's only good things in your future.

#47 Posted by Mutant God (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

Bye Bye, you will be miss

#48 Posted by MAJID (9 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#49 Posted by new_onslaught (57 posts) - - Show Bio

Me sad.... :(

#50 Posted by TommytheHitman (3311 posts) - - Show Bio

Bye Sara. Sad Panda FTW...