5,000,000 Audio Downloads (And Counting)!

As of late on Sunday, the total number of downloads across our entire catalog of audio shows passed the five million mark!

Josh, Ron and I started the iFanboy Pick of the Week Podcast in 2005, pretty much on a lark, and we had no idea what we were in for. We had no idea that it would bring a global audience to our website, iFanboy.com. We had no idea that it would help us meet so many great people and make so many good friends. We had no idea that that first audio show would be a major turning point in our lives that would lead to full time jobs in comics media. So many crazy thing have happened to us in the seven years since we started producing our shows but we’re still staggered when we see numbers that reach into the millions.

None of this would be possible without all of you and we will always be eternally grateful for our audience, the iFanbase. So, a big thank you goes out to everyone who has ever listened to our shows! We do it for all you folks with the help of our trusty professional audiologist.

A special thank you goes out for all of you who have sent in e-mails, called and left voicemails, attended any of the live recordings, left iTunes reviews, or have generally gone the extra mile to support us and our shows.

If I can be permitted one more round of gratitude: thanks to Gordon the Intern, Jim Mroczkowski, Paul Montgomery, Mike Romo, Tom Katers, Chris Neseman, Jason Wood, Ryan Haupt, Ali Colluccio, Matt Adler, Evie Nagy, Augie de Blieck Jr., Sonia Harris, and Jonathan London for their stellar guest starring, co-hosting, and fill-in duties. And thanks to all of the guests on Talksplode, and on Don’t Miss and on Make Comics. And a special thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors (who sell fine products, you should check them out) and to our parent company, Graphicly.

We have a blast doing our shows and hanging out with all of you fine people every week!


  1. Congratulations to all. Your hard work and passion for this medium is much appreciated.

  2. How about a 1st Episode re-issue with a golf foil cover? hmmm…. vintage…

  3. Wow. That’s very impressive. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

  4. Congratulations, now bring back the damn video show!!!!

  5. Well done! I hope you celebrate with a giant cake with 5,000,000 candles. Bring fire extinguishers though.

  6. Wow, I’m not sure what that means in terms of listeners per episode but clearly your are reaching a big chunk of the comics audience. Even more impressive is that you’re doing it without being snarky, mean-spirited, loudmouthed or dismissive (for the most part) and this being the internet that is really something.

    Congratulations guys … and thanks.

  7. Avatar photo Parri">Parri (@pazzatron) says:

    I hope you guys enjoy making them half as much as I enjoy listening to them.

    Thanks for all your hard work. Here’s to 5,000,000 more.

  8. Congratulations, guys! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch’a rubens.

    You keep recording ’em, we’ll keep listening.

  9. Congrats you guys! Huge fab of what you are doing.

  10. An impressive feat. Congratulations, guys!

  11. Hey, I downloaded late on Sunday. I’m probably responsible for # 5,000,000 !! That’s possible right? Do I win something? 🙂

  12. Wow, congrats

  13. Congrats! Ifanboy is best community on the web.

  14. Congrats guys.

  15. Congrats guys! I love that you brought out the old Jack Kirby logo too! Here’s to 5 million more!

  16. That’s a truly amazing milestone guys…mucho congratulations and high fives.

    I raise my coffee mug to you..

  17. Congratulations guys!

    We’re halfway there!

  18. a well deserved congrats

  19. Gosh, I must have done at least 1,000 of those…

  20. That is nice to hear, congrats!

  21. Congratulations guys! You’re still my number one go-to comicbook-podcast. I look forward to your show each week!

    • I remember it like it was yesterday… January 2006… listening to my first comic book podcasts… No need to name names, but it was horrendous. Around Comics redeemed my faith in CBPC’s, then I got into iFanboy. I went through a dark time where I fast-forwarded through the iFanboy podcasts to get to the “good stuff.” Now I just listen to the whole thing, though I do skip the Making Comics podcasts. Talksplode and the movie specials are always welcome.

  22. Congratulations iFanboy!!! 5,000,000 is beautiful and deserved, the podcasts are what got me me hooked to sight 1st. Heres to 5,000,000 more.

  23. Hah, and I was excited that my site got 100 page views in one day last week.

    Good job guys! Thanks for everything you do. Comics are better off with you around.

  24. Good work

  25. Wow (!) Congratulations…and thanks for the years of enjoyment

  26. Woooo rock on guys! Thanks for letting me help get like four of those downloads!

  27. That’s pretty damn impressive guys. Congratulations to all.

  28. Nice! And thank you for doing it!

  29. Congrats. At a dollar a download that’s a nice chunk of change. Wait…you HAVE been charging a dollar a download…right?

  30. Impressive, most impressive.

  31. Congrats! You guys earned every one of them! I think you fellas maybe the only fair and sane comic podcasters on the net!