Name: Jeanne Burch
Status: Single and happy that way, thank you!
Current Position: Former Staff Reviewer
Occupation: Biologist, Web-Site Creator
Year of Birth: 1959
City: San Diego, CA, USA
Articles: Arcade, Cloak & Dagger, Demogoblin, Green Goblin II (Harry Osborn), Hobgoblin I (Kingsley), Hobgoblin IV (Macendale), Ka-Zar, Puma, Rose (Richard Fisk), The Shocker, Silver Sable, Professor Spencer Smythe, Tarantula I, Tombstone
Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1): #85
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.
My Marvel collection takes up a lot of space, although I also have a lot of anime/animation-related memorabilia and lately have been adding LotR merchandise to the mix. It's rather nifty to have a Frodo wristwatch.
When I was a child the thing that set Marvel comics apart from the Distinguished Competition was the complex and involving storylines. Stories didn't wrap up neatly in a few pages and then vanish as if they had never happened. Events from past issues continued to have relevance. That sort of serialized story-telling was exactly what was needed to keep someone hooked for many, many years.
The various Goblin storylines (Green- and Hob-) were my favorites, at least until they were trivialized by retcons. I love the first Hobgoblin appearances as much for their beautiful and dramatic covers as for the stories themselves.