Longtime readers of Fanboy Planet know that last summer at
Comic-Con, we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing
the Dean of Fandom, Donald
At the end of that relatively short interview, Don promised
that we'd get the chance to sit down and "do it right,"
meaning talk some more about balancing his career as a high
school teacher with his avocation as a champion for comics,
and the funny stories that have come about as a result.
Well, after a follow-up phone call, Don put a different offer
on the table, one that excited a few of us in the Fanboy Planet
offices. He wanted to bring his famed fanzine to the web.
And why not? Everybody else seemed to be doing it.
But anybody who has followed Once Upon A Dime knows
that its publication history has been irregular. And though
Don and Dime co-founder Derek Sprang are as dedicated
as ever to it, the past year has seen a lot of extra weight
put on their shoulders as they work on ferreting out the truth
about Timely Studios' upcoming Commander Courage film.
So what to do when your attention has been divided, even
if it is still by just one overriding passion?
In conjunction with Derek Sprang and fairly recent Dime
staffer Daniel DeFabio, the staff of Fanboy Planet is
proud to announce Once
Upon A Dime -- Online.
That's right -- we've kept quiet about it as we hammered
out the details over the past few months, occasionally leaking
news that Don fed us but without crediting him. But now it's
up, and it's my great honor to be serving as an editor for
that site as well as this one.
Many of the contributors to Fanboy Planet may be appearing
over there as well. Here we're about news, reviews, and what's
happening now in the world of fanboys. At Once Upon A Dime,
we're dutybound to remember what sparked it all for us.
Take a look. And let us know what you think. That's www.onceuponadime.com.