ShonenRafa77

ShonenRafa77

Name: Rafael Moras

Bio: I grew up in a home filled with my father and his siblings' worn-out, old, Mexican-edition copies of Carl Barks "Scrooge McDuck" comics and many Silver Age DC Comics, in addition to a bunch of "Boris Karloff" and "Turok Son of Stone" Golden Key issues. Every time I visited my grandparents' house in Veracruz, I simply devoured them, and my father was more than happy to feed my enthusiasm for reading them with his own. When I was in elementary school my dad took my brother and I to a comic book convention where I bought a ton of back-issues (mostly late 80's and early 90's Spider-Man and Marvel Godzillas), and from then on my love for comics was pretty much set for life. After that, I read every single Spider-Man comic I could get my hands on and had a blast reading Dark Horse's "Godzilla" and "Gamera" comics (I'd grown up watching a lot of Godzilla and anime as a kid). For a while after, that it was difficult for me to get to a comics store with consistency since I was so young, and by the time the Clone Saga rolled around I stopped trying to go entirely (I absolutely HATED Ben Reilly at the time, even as a little kid, lol). The combined experience of reading "Maus" and "Understanding Comics" for the first time got me interested again, however. A trip to the awesome "Marvel Superhero Island" theme park and picking up the first printing of the "Ultimate Spider-Man: Power and Responsibility" trade got me hooked again, for good. From then on, USM and Dreamwave's "Transformers" comics formed the core of my first pull-lists as I graduated frok middle school and entered high school. I grew up watching a lot of anime in Mexico (it formed a large portion of what they aired for kids back then), so along with "Spider-Man", "Godzilla", and "Transformers", "Dragonball" and a few other anime and manga have been big parts of my fandoms as well. I sincerely think this website and community are a fantastic idea beautifully executed, and I look forward to hearing what not only the founders but a good deal of the other writers and community members have to say week in and week out.Thanks you Josh, Ron, and Conor for putting together such a great site and show each week, and thanks to the many other folks on the iFanboy team as well for all of their continued enthusiasm and hard work in that same endeavor!So until the standard price for an issue goes back to $2.25......"MAKE MINE iFANBOY!" :)


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    September 3, 2013 10:45 pm To all of the iFanboy community and team, with special thanks to Ron, Conor, Josh, and Paul, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a place where I first felt I could civilly and enthusiastically share my love of comics in a community of fellow fans, and for making it such a blast in doing so. When I first became a member of the iFanboy community, my understanding of comics as craft was limited to having read Scott McCloud's "Understanding Comics". iFanboy gave me a place where the desire to understand this art form could be nurtured week in an week out, and I can't tell you how much I've learned over the years just from listening to you guys and reading your work. And I truly must say that, when it comes to comics, I can't think of a better team of ambassadors to represent people who are genuinely, passionately in love with the "invisible art" than you guys; you guys rock! So thank you once again, and Godspeed to the whole iFanboy in your current and future endeavors. I look forward to learning, being challenged, and literally laughing out loud with you guys in the future time to come via the podcast, and I'm grateful with all my heart for the hard work and dedication that made the last 13 years so great. So until comics die as a medium (never gonna happen!)... ...MAKE MINE iFANBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Sincerely, Rafael Moras "ShonenRafa77"
    December 17, 2011 5:43 pm This was an excellent article, and one whose message needed to be put out there. Thanks, Josh
    December 17, 2011 5:34 pm Gosh, like Langridge's "Thor: The Mighty Avenger" before it, this series is turning out to be chock-full of moments that I've ended up having stuck in my mind for a good while now. John Carter's "I am going to win this next battle" speech was flat-out awesome; I'm loving this series.
    December 17, 2011 5:31 pm Amen; I hope that Matt Frank gets his own series to pencil SOON!!!
    June 17, 2011 10:37 pm @TexasZombie99
    My friend, I sure hope not :(
    You know what gives me hope that this might not be the case, though?
    The recently released Image September 2011 solicitations list and "UNDYING LOVE" VOL. 1 TPB containining issues 1-4 as one of its products.

    It doesn't seem to me that the next issue (issue 4) is going to be any sort of conclusion (nor the last issue), so maybe this means it's going beyond 4 issues?
    Might the "VOL. 1" itself be indicative of plans to go beyond a four issue mini??? 
     
    June 17, 2011 10:31 pm @MountNJ
    You're right! This totally SHOULD be the next Godzilla movie!!! Maybe a joint production between Legendary and Toho!! Gaaaaah it would be so amazing... :D
     
    June 15, 2011 11:21 pm I really enjoyed this issue, but that renumbering bit really kinda rubbed me the wrong way.
    I mean, come on, is the act of renumbering always so one-dimensionally dishonorable that one can reasonably equate it with a company having a lack of integrity? 

    I love "Invincible", but the moment in which that conversation took place really pulled me out of the book. :( 
    June 15, 2011 11:12 pm LOL Ken!! XD

    Boy, this issue was a blast. I could sit and read Avengers writing a Romita-drawn oral history of the Avengers all day, but the action sequence it was all building toward was a total blast to read.
    Fantastic stuff :) 
    June 15, 2011 11:09 pm Let's spread the word on how great this series is, guys!
    I hear you, MacAodih; 24 pulls is a crime.

    I totally hope this is an ongoing. This last issue, like the first two, had moments in it that have stuck with me on both a visual and narrative level long after reading them.