#1 Posted by Universal Mind (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Can any one tell me where it came from??I am a 20 something year old man....and I hate the label Fanboy---dosen't it only reconstitute the living in your mothers basement collecting comic books no girlfriend vibe--cant we cone up with a cooler name for comic fans. I dont remember being called a fan boy when I started collecting but that was a long time ago-where did it come from??? If any one knows please tell me so I can kill it...no seriously please lets come up with a better label..please..

#2 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

firstly, welcome to the site

typically 'fanboy' is a negative connotation of Fan, usual equated with someone that 'only has eyes' for one comic character... and believes them to be the best thing since sliced bread and nothing can touch them...

good examples of this are

Hulk Fanboys

Superman Fanboys

Wolverine Fanboys

Flash Fanboys

those are the worse we've had on here lol

normal readers are normally just called 'fans' or 'readers' lol, with 'fanboy' being the putdown name for them

M

#3 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

i deliberately didn't mention Gambit... i don't want to tempt fate and have them come back lol

M

#4 Posted by Buckshot (18678 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't forget the Gambit Fanboys.

And welcome to the Vine, Universal.

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#5 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"i deliberately didn't mention Gambit... i don't want to tempt fate and have them come back lolM"

Well you risked the whole forum mentioning those... Jeez...

#6 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

heh :D

i'm sure we can take care of those...

we took care of the DBZ fanboy's didn't we :D

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#7 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"heh :Di'm sure we can take care of those...we took care of the DBZ fanboy's didn't we :DM"

Hmm yes, DBZ fanboy activity has died down. Let's keep it that way. :D

#8 Posted by Mantid (4418 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys forgot the Green Lantern Fanboys!

#9 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

we've had GL Fanboys?

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#10 Posted by Mantid (4418 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"we've had GL Fanboys? M"

cough Methos cough

lol

#11 Posted by Mantid (4418 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Mantid says:
"Methos says:
"we've had GL Fanboys? M"
*cough* Methos *cough* lol"
***slap*** M"

Are you gonno tell me it's not true?

#12 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Mantid says:

"Methos says:
"we've had GL Fanboys? M"

cough Methos cough

lol"

slap

M

#13 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm a GL fan, i'll admit that...

but i know they can be defeated... i've said so myself in tons of threads

M

#14 Posted by Mantid (4418 posts) - - Show Bio

I myslef am a Star Wars Fanboy, mainly for Chewbacca. lol.