I have called Ric a friend for more years than I can remember, we have emailed each other and sykped but never actually met in person. I met Ric in one of the many E-Groups he was a memebr of back when E-Groups still existed. I didn’t have a scanner at the time, because this was back in the paleozoic era. He was generous enough to help collect Mighty Crusader images I eventually used for a geo-cities website, 4 pages about Lancelot Strong, the Shield.
In the intervening years we moderated a Might Crusaders Yahoo Group together. At one point I was an editor at SBC and he was happy to do some interviews for me.
He introduced me to Lou Mougin, who wrote for Eclipse Comics, Heroic Publications and Marvel. I interviewed Lou twice and he has been chronically his own story in his column “Misadventures of the Wandering Proboy”.
Ric brought in Sharon Karibian who writes the fun and nostalgic Silverage Serenade for us.
All that and Ric does 3 different podcasts.
If you enjoy First Comics News, say thank you to Ric Croxton he adds a lot to all of our enjoyment of the site.
Thanks buddy and happy birthday!