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SKleefeld




Hey, all --

I thought I'd drop by my old stomping grounds here for a bit of shilling (if the mods will indulge me ;\) )

I recently wrote and published a book about comic book fans. Kind of a who they are, why they act the way they do, that sort of thing. I've been itching to write it for the better part of a decade now, and I finally plunged ahead with it in 2009. I've tried to write it so that it's both intelligent and casual; if I did my job right, it should be both easily accessible and enlightening as well.

It's based a lot on my own experiences as a fan, so there's actually quite a few references to the Fantastic Four throughout the book, including some bios of FF uberfans, JA Fludd and the late Gregg Allinson. I also use some Jack Kirby and George Perez FF art to help illustrate a couple of my points. And, for the coup de grâce, I managed to get long-time FF editor Tom Brevoort to write the foreword! (I still can't believe he agreed to do that!)

The book is available in both paperback and hardcover here...
http://stores.lulu.com/comicbookfanthropology

...but I'm also serializing the main bulk of the content for free on this site...
http://www.ComicBookFanthropology.com

So please feel free to stop by and read a few chapters. If you like what you read and buy a pulped wood copy for your bookshelf, so much the better!

Thanks for your attention!


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Iron Maiden 

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Member Since: Sun Nov 02, 2003
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I saw you posted to the Prof the other day. I am glad to see your project is finished so I will have to check that out. I have to add I really miss your old site. Greg and J.A. had contributed some nice reviews and articles.


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SKleefeld





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    I saw you posted to the Prof the other day.


Well, when Prof calls you out by name, it's kind of hard to ignore. \:\)


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    I am glad to see your project is finished so I will have to check that out. I have to add I really miss your old site.


Thanks much. And I hope things have gotten a little smoother/more stable for you since we last talked.


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    Greg and J.A. had contributed some nice reviews and articles.


They absolutely did. I still talk with JA fairly regularly and keep up with his sporadic blog postings...
http://the-quantum-blog.blogspot.com/

I actually refer to Gregg in the book a few times. I dedicated it in part to him, and sent a comp copy to his parents.


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Iron Maiden 

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Member Since: Sun Nov 02, 2003
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    Well, when Prof calls you out by name, it's kind of hard to ignore. \:\)


Yes, it certainly is. I hope he finds the time to visit some more.


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      I am glad to see your project is finished so I will have to check that out. I have to add I really miss your old site.



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    Thanks much. And I hope things have gotten a little smoother/more stable for you since we last talked.


A bit but not much has changed. Still job hunting.


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      Greg and J.A. had contributed some nice reviews and articles.




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    They absolutely did. I still talk with JA fairly regularly and keep up with his sporadic blog postings...



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    http://the-quantum-blog.blogspot.com/



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    I actually refer to Gregg in the book a few times. I dedicated it in part to him, and sent a comp copy to his parents.


It was sad to read about Greg passing away at such a young age.
and J.A. was one of my favorite reviewers on your site.


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fan4






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SKleefeld




Alive and kicking, as they say! \:\)

Though I haven't really paid much heed to the FF since Civil War, I've remained active in fandom. I still write my "Incidental Iconography" column for The Jack Kirby Collector (in issue #54, due out next month, I tackle the subject of Stan 'The Man' Lee) and I continue blogging daily (http://kleefeldoncomics.blogspot.com). You can also frequently find me popping up around the comics blogosphere -- Comics Reporter, Journalista, Robot 6, etc. Though I don't have a Twitter account, I get mentioned/linked to through there fairly regularly too.

Oh, there's that little book thing I mentioned before too! ;\)

I've kept plenty busy in comicdom, even if it's not around these parts much!


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fan4




Still sucks that it's gone Sean.

None of the comicbook stores near me carry the Jack Kirby Reader.

You already plugged your book once....


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Professor Randall Dowling




All:
This book belongs on your top shelf of your library, up there with Kirby, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Kipling, Shakespeare, and H.G. Wells!
Congrats, Sean. Keep writing books abotu comcis and their associated topics. I'll keep buying them.
Prof:-)


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SKleefeld




Thanks very much, Prof. That you bought a copy (and are still willing to recommend it to others!) is by far the highest compliment I've been paid about the book.


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