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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    ShonenRafa77's Recent Comments
    June 15, 2011 11:05 pm Right on, man :) This issue was fantastic.
    June 15, 2011 11:03 pm Guys, I had a BLAST with this issue. I was pretty much completely blind as to what this book would look like going in, and it really delivered the visual punch I was hoping for.
    This looks to have been a strong beginning, you ask me. I can't wait to see where Layman takes us next. :)
    June 13, 2011 2:01 pm Yeah man!! :D 

    Is it just me or has this series not been getting the recognition it deserves from the critical and fan community at large?
    It really seems like I haven't been hearing much about it. This series is fantastic.
    June 13, 2011 1:58 pm Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah cannot wait to read this.
    Layman, Ponticelli, Godzilla, and GANGSTERS ON MONSTER ISLAND??!?!?!

    AW YEAH!!! :D 
    May 19, 2011 2:37 pm YES, YES, YES, AND YES!! :D
    A reasoned, well-informed, and very enthusiastic discussion of the series' wrap-up and full run, by fans of the show. :) It was a BLAST to finally listen to! TEN YEARS!!! :D
    I just went back and watched the last ten minutes of the Finale; they STILL blow me away! :)

    Take THAT, "Smallvillains" l:) :P :) 
    May 19, 2011 12:41 pm "Maison Ikkoku" is my favorite manga of all time, just above "DragonBall". :) The characters in "Ikkoku" feel so fully realized and memorable that years later remembering them still feels like recalling people I've known and cherished fir a long time. Along with Tezuka's "Phoenix", it is a crime to know that it is no longer in print.
    May 19, 2011 12:35 pm Molly this list is FANTASTIC!! :D Any person I know, were they to ask me "What manga should I read?", would soon find themselves being handed a selection from this list.
    May 13, 2011 11:38 pm "REMY ZERO!" :D
    Conor thanks so much for putting this live chat together!

    When "Smallville" first began, I was in seventh grade, and honestly it's hard for me to remember a time when I didn't wonder how things were going to turn out for Clark, Lana, and the rest of the gang. Kristin Kreuk's Lana Lang was my first major crush on a fictional character, for crying out loud! :D
    For as long as I've been reading comics, I've been watching "Smallville". 

    I'm really going to miss having it to look forward to/discuss/debate week in and week out, season to season. 
    A pitch-perfect ending; long live "Smallville"! :D 
    May 9, 2011 4:17 pm I think I've read through the first issue of this series three or four times; here's to hoping this next issue's just as good and that more people pick it up!! :D
    May 9, 2011 4:16 pm I think the art on this looks fantastic!!