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Iron Maiden 
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SKleefeld

Subj: Welcome back!
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 03:47:23 pm EST (Viewed 626 times)
Reply Subj: A Brief Visit to My Old Stomping Grounds...
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 11:17:28 am EST (Viewed 31 times)

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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!

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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