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Comics => Black Panther => Topic started by: MindofShadow on November 03, 2019, 04:37:11 am

Title: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: MindofShadow on November 03, 2019, 04:37:11 am
Someone gave me the heads up on Reddit and I figured you guys would want to know.

If this isn't appropriate, please delete. Maybe you guys already know but I didn't see any posts.

https://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.sanantonio/posts/10157686410794621 (https://www.facebook.com/dragons.lair.sanantonio/posts/10157686410794621)

To the people who knew him better than me, sorry about your lost.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: CvilleWakandan on November 03, 2019, 05:11:04 am
He has the profile pic that switches between Marvel characters?
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Ezyo on November 03, 2019, 07:15:28 am
I don't think it's inappropriate, I too am sorry for anyone's loss who knew him well
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Ture on November 04, 2019, 04:23:00 pm
It is sad when a member of the family makes transition. HEF will miss Marvelous. My condolences to his family, friends and love ones. Thank you for posting this MindofShadow.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on November 05, 2019, 08:36:19 am
Thank you for letting us know. Funny, these online friendships. Honestly, I'm a little shook though my interactions with Marvelous were strictly through the HEF.

RIP, Marv.

Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Mad Coco G on November 07, 2019, 08:32:37 am
Rest in power Marv
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: CKW on November 07, 2019, 05:29:42 pm
Rest in Peace
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Ezyo on November 07, 2019, 06:33:54 pm
Rest in power Marv

I like that. Rest in power. May he walk with his ancestors and loved ones past

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/56b4c330d5e51618aaed20755bf73484/tumblr_p4j4z1Gapz1qkksz8o1_500.gifv)

Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Vic Vega on November 08, 2019, 09:36:00 am
Oh, Man.

Marv's been a part of this place since forever, tho I've never met him in person.

My condolences to his friends and family.



Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Salustrade on November 09, 2019, 12:46:45 pm
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: JRCarter on November 10, 2019, 04:28:42 pm
Not gonna be the same without him here.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on November 11, 2019, 10:17:30 am
I am really sorry to hear this.

My condolences go out to his loved ones.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Battle on November 12, 2019, 04:57:08 am
Oh... my gosh... :(

Just saw this thread.

Talked to Marvelous a few months ago, regarding his health.

Knew that he wasn't feeling at his best & tried to cheer him up by asking if he could send me 2nd season episodes of Star Trek: Disco.  :)

This is a lot of emotional baggage to unpack.  I mean, A LOT!  :-[
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Battle on November 12, 2019, 07:35:01 am
Tuesday, 12th November 2019

(https://i.imgur.com/pz5eJKV.jpg)



John Clifton Bland was born and raised in Victoria, Texas, one of the oldest cities in the state located between Corpus Christi and Houston.

The city was small and Cliff’s dreams were too big to become reality there.

He moved to San Antonio and soon got a job at Sea World, but never lost his connection with that small Texas town and the friends and loved ones left behind.

Cliff wanted two things – he wanted a Corvette and he wanted to own a comic book store, and he quickly realized he wouldn’t accomplish either of those goals by sweating half to death in a Shamu costume under the sweltering Texas sun.

He spent several years working his way up through different comic stores learning the ins and outs of the business until he finally found his way to Excalibur Comics & Video, which was soon to become the first San Antonio branch of the Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy® chain headquartered in Austin.

When David Wheeler, the owner of Dragon’s Lair, extended the possibility of owning the store as a franchisor, Cliff and his friend and business partner Gilbert Cavazos leapt at the opportunity and although it took several years to come to fruition they became the new owners of Dragon’s Lair in January 2017.

Cliff was a soft-spoken man, with a dry and often irreverent sense of humor.

He took great pride in being co-owner of a successful store that had topped the “Best Comic Book Store” list in the annual survey by the San Antonio Current several times and he worked with the staff to continually improve it.

He also enjoyed being a geek among geeks, and interacting with people who shared his love of comics and games and could often be found at his store outside of working hours playing D&D, Pathfinder, or Blood Bowl or just shooting the breeze with customers and friends who happened to stop in.

Soon after taking over ownership of the store Cliff bought that Corvette.

It wasn’t new and it wasn’t perfect, but it was his and it was exactly what he wanted.

Memorials usually end with a list of the folks survived by the person who’s passed, but it’s more important that Cliff himself will live on in the memories of everyone who knew him.

He was a very self-effacing man and would never admit this, but in his roughly 30 years in the comics and gaming businesses he touched the lives of tens of thousands of people whose lives he enriched and by whom he was enriched.

The world is smaller for his passing, but the joy that he shared with others lives on.






Would You Like To Know More?
https://dlair.net/medicalcenter/in-memory-of-cliff-bland/
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: bluezulu on November 13, 2019, 12:30:22 pm
Oh my god. This is sad. He was a good brother and he was a big supporter of what we do over here. He will be missed. Thanks for letting us know. Time has gotten away from us of the original board.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: Hypestyle on November 13, 2019, 01:21:26 pm
!!!

may he rest in peace, blessings to his family--

 :'(
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: BlindWedjat on November 16, 2019, 11:23:50 am
I don't think I knew him at all, but it is very sad indeed. Sorry for all your loss to those who did and my prayers are with his family.

Rest in peace, brother.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: supreme illuminati on November 21, 2019, 11:32:47 am
Thank you for letting us know. Funny, these online friendships. Honestly, I'm a little shook though my interactions with Marvelous were strictly through the HEF.

RIP, Marv.


This was my reaction. Idk Marv was on Reddit, at all. I always felt he was a HEF exclusive. I'm a bit hollowed out by this sad event.

I hope he achieved what he wanted most in his life. Love, peace, and power to HEF's Most Marvelous One...

...Make My Moderator Marv-elous
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: MindofShadow on November 24, 2019, 06:02:16 am
Thank you for letting us know. Funny, these online friendships. Honestly, I'm a little shook though my interactions with Marvelous were strictly through the HEF.

RIP, Marv.


This was my reaction. Idk Marv was on Reddit, at all. I always felt he was a HEF exclusive. I'm a bit hollowed out by this sad event.

I hope he achieved what he wanted most in his life. Love, peace, and power to HEF's Most Marvelous One...

...Make My Moderator Marv-elous

I don't think he was on reddit.

A facebook friend of his found me on reddit.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: stanleyballard on January 12, 2020, 10:58:04 am
Rest in power.
Title: Re: The moderator Marvelous has died
Post by: marvell2100 on February 10, 2020, 03:31:33 pm
I'm late to this but very sorry to hear about this. From my interactions with him on HEF he was a very good person.