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Here are all the former staffers on the page. We haven't seen them around in a while, but their efforts in years past have helped make this page what it is today, and we hate to see that go unremarked. Some of the info might be a little out of date, and their email addresses may not work so good any more, for which we are sorry in advance.

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Jeanne Burch
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Biologist by training and inclination, web designer by accident. I have a BAS from UC Davis with majors in English and Biology. I've worked in outreach science education and was once a research specialist at the San Diego Zoo. Since I was a little girl, however, my twin passions have been animation and comic books. I still get up early on Saturday mornings to watch "cartoons" even though there is a 24-hour animation network nowadays.

Jeff Caplan
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I saw a request on the site for a reviewer for the [awful] MC2 limited series, "Last Hero Standing," and was anxious to rip it a new one, so I e-mailed Jon. He welcomed me to the staff. I wrote up the reviews, and have been eager to write new ones ever since.

Nick Dangerous
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Introduced to Spider-Man via the magical early eighties cartoons at the age of 2 and ever since then have been a huge fan.

Scott Dietsch
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Scott is a massage therapist and (self-published) novelist who has been a Spider fan from the very beginnings. Why four year-old Scott saw fit to number his comic books he'll never know, but Spidey comics were among the first he owned. Those first four Spidey comics were Amazing Spider-Man 173, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #'s 14 & 20 and Spidey Super Stories 38.

John Edathil
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John Edathil, aka Handsome B. Wonderful, is SpiderFan's answer to NuMarvel. He writes his reviews in six parts over two years, so he can reap the profits from trade paperback sales.

Though his native Philadelphia lacks the tall skyscrapers necessary to support web-slinging, John nevertheless remains a diehard Spider-Man fan.

Eric Engelhard
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Eric Engelhard is the secret alter-ego of Easy Reader, street-wise pimp daddy of the Electric Company. Eric is played on television by Morgan Freeman.

Eric has a fascination with really bad comics from the 1970s, despite only being alive for 2 of those years. When not ranting about Hypno-Hustler, Eric manages the uber-cool G-Mart comics (www.g-mart.com), a great on-line comic store.

Jeff English
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I've been at reviewer at spiderfan.org for about four years now, ever since Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14. I reviewed every issue of PP:SM after that, and after it was canceled I moved on to Spectacular.

Jason Godin
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I'm the young punk of the Spiderfan.org staff, having only been a reviewer since July of 2004. My first review was of Venom #14 (a REAL classic). Since Venom was recently cancelled (a mercy killing), I hopped on for the new Marvel Team-Up, since the original volume of MTU is my favourite cancelled series of all-time. I remain furiously loyal to Marvel, rarely venturing to buy a story arc or two outside the company.

Richie Laskaris
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I'm a budding librarian out of the University of Toronto. As a former follower of Spidey's adventures, I reviewed most of SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED (Vol.1) until it got canned. Around the same time, I reviewed Star Trek: DS9 and Star Trek: Voyager episodes elsewhere. Nowadays, I restrict myself to reading books/novels (it comes with the studies), watching all brands of Trek, and occasionally proofreading Peter Parker's Pad.

Jason Lindsay
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Jason was one of our earliest staff members, and was a great motivating force in getting Spider-Fan off the ground. He's since moved on to other things, but his assistance can't be understated.

Sebastian Mercier
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I am a 24 year old Spider-Man fan. Currently I am a graduate student at Michigan State University majoring in American History. My earliest memories of Spider-Man come from religiously watching the wonderful Animated Series that aired on Fox in the early 1990s. It took me awhile to get into comic books. However, the introduction of Ultimate Spider-Man in 200 really piqued my interest.

Bryan Thiessen
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Bryan is a former farmer, short-order cook, insurance salesman, and English teacher in Japan, and a long-time veteran of the spiderfan.org staff, having joined in 1995. He is currently doing graduate studies in English literature in British Columbia. His research interests include comic books, and he has presented his research on Spider-Man at academic conferences.

Noc Turner
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Noc Turner is the darker side of Andy Thilk. Noc does freelance graphics for a several comic book sites - including his own site, The Marvel Universe.

Noc scores pretty high in the 'Devotion to Spidey' stakes. In his own words... 'When I was 5, I used to have my Ma cut up my comic books so I could play with my very own spider-man!'

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