Links to Comic-Related Sites
Included here, in no particular
order, are some great (and not-so-great) websites devoted to all things
comics. We know these aren't all the sites out there (there are too many
to count), but we'll post more as we become aware of them. Enjoy!
NEWS, RUMORS & INTERVIEWS
you used to have to wait a whole month for the next issue of ComicScene
magazine to find out what was going on behind the scenes in the comics
industry? No longer! The latest information (and misinformation, it seems)
is only a mouse-click away.
is a nice site that is updated throughout the day with up-to-the-minute,
breaking news and good, in-depth interviews. Be sure to check in often.
When Newsarama left Comicon.com for ViewAskew.com, Comicon replaced the
site with this one. It has a lot of the same stories that can be found
at Newsarama.com, but also has some nice interviews from time to time.
It should be noted that The Pulse has been accused recently of being "in
bed" with CrossGen Comics. They seem to be going out of their way
lately to dispel the rumors.
Comic Book Resources
This is a great site. Updated
at least once a week, often more, this site provides up-to-date industry
news, interviews, and other fascinating stuff. Several comics professionals
publish regular columns here. Most notable is the weekly rumor (or, rumour,
for you Brits) column Lying
In The Gutters, by Rich Johnston. This guy is the Harry Knowles of
comics and is hated by more comics pros than Jim Shooter. In other words,
the column is great fun!
Updated often, this is another news-centric site. It also features weekly
columns by several respected comics pros like Marv Wolfman, Bob Rozakis
and Tom Breevort. Alan Donald also has a weekly comics rumour column called
Rage that he inherited from Lying In The Gutters' Rich Johnston. Check
it out, but watch out for the Rumour Barrier!
Though there is some news to
be found here, the main focus is on reviews. A word of warning, though.
Don't expect this guy to like your favorite title as much as you do. No
punches are pulled here.
It Cool News
More of a movie-geek site, this
site is run by the famous (or infamous) Harry Knowles. He and his network
of code-named spies have Hollywood shivering in it's gold-plated booties
wondering where they'll turn up next. We include it here because Harry
is a rabid comics fan and always has juicy gossip and news about comics-related
movies. Recently, he conducted and posted an in-depth interview with comics
phenomenon Alex Ross.
This isn't the prettiest of
sites, but it's very informative and user-friendly. The main page is broken
into five sections, summarizing the headlines of each day, Monday through
Friday. A single click will get you that day's full stories.
Another news site, this one is distinguished by the fact that also includes
news about movies, television and anything else your average comic reader
might find interesting. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage to find regular
columns by comics pros John Byrne, Colleen Doran and Dwayne McDuffie.
A great looking site. There
are lots of links here to your favorite comics creators' official websites
(so we won't include them here). There's also lots of cool stuff to download,
comics news & articles, and contests.
Just like it sounds, this site
has all the latest news about just about every comic book film project
you can imagine, from the most high-profile to the most obscure. Updated
This one's for you aspiring
professionals out there. It's chock full of tips on every discipline,
from pencilling to writing to computer coloring and lettering. The site
includes advice from real comics pros and has a gallery where you can
display your art. A great resource!
By the publishers of the popular
"Guide to Comics", Wizard Magazine. The magazine comes out on a
monthly basis and, as a result, is usually scooped be most of the sites
listed here. Hopefully, this site beats it's hardcopy cousin to the punch.
WizardUniverse.com panders strictly to the speculators among us, so if
you want to know what that complete run of Team Americais worth,
give 'em a look-see. (Note:
This site used to be WizardWorld.com. It was shut down after the people
running the site were found to be of, shall we say, questionable integrity.
To their credit, Wizard has done an admirable job of trying to rebuild
a new site.)
The official site of DC Comics,
this is pretty much what you'd expect. Lots of sneak-peeks at upcoming
issues, cool downloads and a message board.
'Nuff said. (Heh heh.)
This site is nicely designed
and has some great features like movies and e-comics. A must-see for Dark
This site consists of one page
which is a list of links to the sites devoted to each of the studios that
make up Image. Look here if you want to find sites for Spawn, Savage
This one's just for you fans
of Kevin Smith(Daredevil, Clerks).This is the official site of
Smith and his film production company, View Askew. If you aren't familiar
with Smith, you should be. Kevin Smith has taken probably the oddest route
to breaking into the comics industry. He's gone from comics fan to Hollywood
bad-boy to comics retailer to, finally, comics writer and publisher. Lately,
his comics work has suffered because of his Hollywood commitments, much
to the ire of his readers.
These are the guys who put out (among others) the wonderful Comic Book
Artist, DRAW! and Roy Thomas' Alter Ego. They're also the people
who, for many years, have kept alive the memory of Jack and Roz Kirby
with their simply fantastic The Jack Kirby Collector albums. If
you're curious about these books, the site includes excerpts from their
CREATORS' VANITY SITES
It's fascinating how many vanity sites by comics creators there are out
there. Especially when you think about how insular comics fandom has become.
Are there really that many people out there who are interested in what
these folks have to say? Sure looks like it. Then again, vanity sites
are like cowboy hats. Sooner or later, every @$$#*%! has one.
This is the site for fans of
Black Panther writer (Christopher) Priest. Until we visited this
site, we didn't know that not only is Priest a comicbook writer, he's
a web designer, photographer, musician and ordained minister! Included
on his site is a detailed history of his career in comics that is not
to be missed. Be warned, though. His views, while humorous, insightful
and well-voiced, are often controversial. The man speaks his mind. And
what a mind it is.
(PARENTS: Please be aware that Priest has peppered his site with some
tastefully-done semi-nude photographs from his portfolio. Nothing particularly
offensive, but we realize"offensive" is a matter of taste. Don't
say we didn't warn you.)
The popular, prolific writer uses this site to talk about whatever is
on his mind at the time. Usually, it's the latest episode of Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, his kids or his latest feud with fellow comics creators
Joe Quesada, John Byrne or Todd McFarlane.
Good ol' Joe. The Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief is Saint Joe to some and
the living Satan to others. Together with good-cop-bad-cop partner, Marvel
President Bill Jemas, Joe has turned Marvel from a floundering publisher
to the powerhouse of the industry. Though his mouth tends to get him in
dutch with creators, you have to admit the man is putting out some good
comics. And, like him or not, at least he's trying to do something to
spark interest in comics.
The fan-fave former Swamp Thing artist moderates a comics-related
forum here, hosted by The Kingdom.
Wow. This guy is opinionated. He trashes everything and everyone imaginable
here. He writes good comics, though.
Yep, that John Byrne. If you don't know who he is, you either stopped
reading comics in the '70s or you only read Archie. This is his
message board (though I understand he frequents many more) at the Slush