JohnVFerrigno

JohnVFerrigno

Name: John Ferrigno

Bio: I have decided to take an insane challenge. I am going to read every monthly issue of The Fantastic four in order and comment on each one. Follow my progress as I make my journey through 50 years of "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine!" http://theworldsgreatestblog.wordpress.com/

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The Fury of Firestorm_The Nuclear Men_Full_5

When the New 52 started, I picked up the comics that interested me the most. After the first issues came…

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The Defenders_1

A little back story: When I was a kid, I used to spend pretty much all my money on comics….

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Justice League International #1

When I first heard Justice League International was one of the New 52 Titles, I had mixed feelings about it….

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JohnVFerrigno's Recent Comments
October 13, 2013 2:03 pm Bone has already been listed, so instead I will chime in with the new series Rat Queens. Very fun first issue!
September 3, 2013 2:25 pm Wow. I am stunned by this announcement. I logged on hoping to make my pull list and instead saw this. This website (and the revision3 message board back in the day) has been a huge part of my daily routine for years now. I usually avoid comments on the Internet. It seems to be representative of the worst of people. But iFanboy was the exception to that. It seemed to be the one little sanctuary on the 'net that was mostly free of trolls and bitter, negative people. This was the place that proved the stereotype of the comic fan was far from the reality. A place where intelligent, successful, relatively normal human beings who happen to share the same hobby could get together and share their opinions. I loved the discussions on this site. I am a little broken hearted to see that it will be greatly reduced. I am usually pretty good at expressing myself, but I can't really find the words to describe what this means to me. It seemed like as my life constantly changed, iFanboy has been the one constant in my day to day life. From the time I discovered this website back in 2005(?) til now, there have been huge changes in my life. I got married. I bought my own home. My wife gave birth to my beautiful daughter. I tracked down my older sister, who I had not seen or spoken to in 30 years. I changed careers. My younger sister beat cancer. But no matter what else was going on in my life, iFanboy was always there for me to escape to. It got to the point that I loved a website about comics just as much as I loved the comics themselves. Those that actually know me "in real life," know that I suffer from depression. A large part of my therapy over the years has been finding small things in m daily life that I am thankful for and take the time to appreciate them. It didn't have to be something huge, it could be anything: the clerk at the grocery store was nice to me, or my daughter said something that made me laugh, or any little thing. There have been countless times when one of the things that got me through the day was found on this site. I want to thank everyone at iFanboy for all the hard work they put in over the years. It definitely showed in the final product. I love comics. I truly love them. I started getting comics when I was 3 years old. I turn 35 in February. In the 32 years I have been a comic fan, there has not been a single thing that made my love of comics grow as much as this website has. So thanks for all that you have done for the comics community, and for my love of comics. Thanks to Jimski, for writing some of the most thought provoking articles on here. Whether I agreed with you or not, I always enjoyed your columns. Your opinions were always well thought out, well articulatd, and just damn fun to read. Thanks to Conor, for not only writing fantastic reviews, but for getting me to watch both Breaking Bad and Mad Men. I shudder to think how much less fulfilled my TV viewing experience would be if not for hearing what you were raving about on the Year End All Media Round Up. Thanks to Josh, for once using one of my letters on this site, and saying something like "I know there was no actual question asked, but this was too good not to use." I have a huge amount of respect for Your writing, so to know you dug something I wrote was a big compliment to me. Thanks to Paul, for being, as was said above, the glue that held it all together. Whether it was writing reviews, writing articles, doing the podcast, or seemingly anything else, there was basically nothing you couldn't do. Huge thanks to the gone-but-not forgotten Ron Richards, for "Rustyautoparts." Seriously, I almost crashed my car I was laughing so hard at that. Ron's enthusiasm for what he liked was amazing, and hearing him talk about a comic, even one I KNEW I would hate, made me want to read it. Lastly, a huge thanks to my fellow iFanbase members. You guys and gals are the best. When I think of what comic fans should be like. I like think of you. Thanks again for everything you all did on this site. I sincerely hope whatever you pursue in your newly found free time turns out great. And if this means Josh gets to write more, it is a trade off I am willing to make. Astro Van ruled. I'm going to read some comics.
August 30, 2013 10:59 am Why why why can't the hassle end so we can get a Rom comic again?
August 29, 2013 8:15 pm I don't want Spaderto just do the voice for a CHI character. I want him to be covered in tin foil and blinking Christmas lights a Ultron!
August 28, 2013 11:26 am I miss the Super Buddies. Those two mini series were great fun.
August 28, 2013 11:17 am That makes sense. For done reason I remember this being spoken of as a disaster, but the truth is probably much closer to your explanation.
August 27, 2013 3:29 pm Also, this list shows if you wan a gigantic box office, put Stan Lee in your movie!
August 27, 2013 3:28 pm Conor, fantastic job compiling this list! Very interesting stuff.
August 27, 2013 3:28 pm Dick Tracey made over 100 million in the US alone? I thought that was a gigantic bomb?
August 27, 2013 9:20 am I feel like Sassafras should be on this list. I miss him. :(