It’s safe to say we’re living in a golden age of pop culture. Comics have never been more popular and they’ve become a part of every day society. Independent writers and artists are getting the chance to showcase their talents through producing their own comics. In the modern era, announcements move faster than The Flash, so you might be struggling keep up with everything that’s going on in the world of pop culture. But fear not, dear reader, as there are websites that allow you to get your comic fix.
There are plenty of comic websites dedicated to reviews, news and features. Writers work tirelessly to provide their take on what’s going on in the industry. I’ve put together a list of seven comic websites that every geek needs to browse at least once in their life.
If there’s a blueprint for comic websites, I’d say Comic Vine are the masters. These guys have been around for a long time and they were the first website I started looking at when I first got into comics. They provide in-depth reviews, research and features on different pop culture topics. They have a database of comic characters and encourage people to contribute their own research. I remember adding a lot to their Daken page, which helped to increase my own knowledge as well.
Comic Vine also have a community forum section where you can talk to fans all over the world. Whether you’re a new or old fan, Comic Vine is accessible to everyone.
ComicsVerse is brilliant when it comes to the variety of content they put out. They feature reviews, character analysis, previews and interviews. In addition to comics, they also write about manga and anime. What I appreciate about ComicsVerse is the consistency of writing, as new articles are produced every day. This is thanks to the effort of writers who are passionate about their subjects.
In the past, ComicsVerse has offered fans the chance to write about pop culture in exchange for free comics. It’s their attention to detail that makes ComicsVerse one of the best pop culture websites around.
This is my go to website for all content related to The Dark Knight. Batman News offers content on different Batman characters, such as Nightwing, Red Hood and Batgirl. I particularly like their review system, which breaks down the story, art and offers recommendations on why you should read a comic. Batman News also covers general pop culture trends and gaming. You’re bound to find an interesting article when you read through the website.
Another stalwart of the comic review scene, Newsarama provides wonderful industry insight. The depth of content is refreshing and varied. I think my favourite part of Newsarama is their interview section because of the angles.
They recently did an interview with Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher. In the interview, Conway gave his thoughts on why he disagrees with police officers embracing Punisher iconography. It doesn’t matter if you’re fan of the character or not because the interview themes can be applied to a real world situation.
If, like me, you enjoy losing hours of your life to watching videos, then Collider is a website that needs to be on your list. Although not strictly dedicated to comics, Collider offers a broad range of content. Every video they make is informative and funny. They strike a good balance between presenting information and retaining an emotional connection.
I’d recommend checking out Movie Talk, which involves an open discussion format. Speakers give their opinions on what’s going on the industry. It feels like a few mates are chatting about their favourite topics, while ripping into each other at the same time. What more could you ask for?
Word Of The Nerd
Word Of The Nerd is another website that I admire for its consistency. They feature regular reviews and opinion pieces that are always interesting to read. There’s a lot of focus on cosplay, with spotlight articles on different cosplayers. If you’re a cosplayer looking for more exposure then it could be a good idea to get in touch with them.
Word Of The Nerd also puts out regular calls for writers and editors. If you’d like to start writing about comics then this could help you gain experience.
Comic Book Resources
No comic website list would be complete without featuring Comic Book Resources. This website ticks all the boxes for comic content. Whether you’re interested in reading the latest review or finding a comic shop in your area, CBR has got you covered.
I applaud anyone who decides to write about comics or set up their own website. It takes a lot of work to churn out new content and think of different angles. Everyone who contributes to these websites are awesome at what they do. Let me know if you have any recommendations for comic related websites.