Ray Hoey is an old school comic book fan...hell, old school pop culture geek! (He remembers, "Jason of Star Command" on CBS back in the early 80's) He grew up in the Neal Adams/Denny O Neil era of "Batman" comics, saw the original "Star Wars" trilogy when they first came out in theaters, a fun time to be a geek! Then, for a long time, he took a REALLY LONG hiatus (in which he discovered performing magic...long before David Blaine and Criss Angel made it "fashionable" on TV) then came back to comics in the late 2000's...partly thanks to listening to About Heroes podcasts! After listening to AH religiously, he started sending emails (that they would read on the air) and it finally culminated with his first participation live on a podcast (via Skype), on the 100th episode, where he got to perform some magic over Skype! So, when Ray isn't levitating ladies or sawing them in half, he now writes the column, "3R - Ray's Retro Reviews" in which he reviews comics & trades that he has yet to discover since he was away for so long. (But then, every comic will always be SOMEONE'S first comic, so why not?) He also contributes reviews or essays of any other pop culture topic that tickles his fancy. So, hold on, and let's see what happens next!"