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Comics Bulletin

Comics Bulletin
Screenshot of Comics Bulletin main page, 5 December 2011
Web address .com.comicsbulletinwww
Type of site
comic book
Registration Yes
Available in English
Owner Jason Sacks
Created by Jason Brice
Launched January 2000 (2000-01)

Comics Bulletin is a website with an emphasis on the American comic book industry. The site is updated daily with news, reviews, interviews, and editorial content. Its covers mainstream publishers like Marvel and DC as well as the independent comics scene.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Silver Bullet Comics 1.1
    • Comics Bulletin 1.2
  • Regular Features 2
  • Former columnists 3
  • Awards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Silver Bullet Comics

The site was founded in January 2000 as Silver Bullet Comic Books by its New Zealand based publisher/editor Jason Brice.

During this period, the site made efforts to support retired comics professionals. In a Silver Bullet column called Past Masters, contributor Clifford Meth wrote about his efforts to support ailing comic book artist Dave Cockrum. As a result of his advocacy, Marvel Comics announced it would compensate Cockrum for his work in co-creating the X-Men.[1] In 2005, Silver Bullet partnered with Aardwolf Publishing to publish a benefit book in support of ailing comics writer/artist William Messner-Loebs. Silver Bullet provided free advertising and promotion of the project on their site.[2]

Former Managing Editor Craig R. Johnson became associated with Dave Sim's controversial views on feminism when he stepped into a debate between Sim and the Friends of Lulu Board of Directors to defend freedom of expression in the comic book industry.[3]

Comics Bulletin

On January 14, 2008, the site was relaunched as Comics Bulletin, in order to avoid confusion with a retail site. Online comics blogger Johanna Draper Carlson suggested the name change as a result of pressure from the unrelated but similarly named comics retailer Silver Bullet Comics, "...since SBC had a US trademark registration".[4][5]

In the same year, Jason Sacks took over from Keith Dallas as editor-in-chief for the site, and revamped the design and attitude. He eventually bought the site outright in 2011 and is the current owner and publisher. The site debuted a podcast in the same year, called "Comics You Can Dance To", alongside a number of new columns. Writers for the site in 2015 include Kate Leth and Don McGregor.

Regular Features

  • What Looks Good by Matt Spatola and Kyle Garret
  • Comics Grind and Rewind by Zack Davisson
  • Comics You Can Dance To, the official podcast for the site, hosted by Nathaniel MacDonald and Danny Djeljosevic
  • The Squeaky Wheel by kyrax2, who first came to fame as 'The San Diego Batgirl' after her attendance at every DC panel during 2011's San Diego Comic Con brought humongous attention to DC's handling of their female creators and characters.
  • Kate Or Die by Kate Leth
  • Riding Shotgun by Don McGregor
  • Killing Jokes by Steve Morris, which explores the use of humor in comics
  • Fool Britannia by Regie Rigby
  • Manifesto by Jason Sacks, an editorial which addresses some of the bigger questions about the industry
  • Cool Art, Bro by Michelle Six, which looks at the role of art in bringing comics to life
  • Busted Knuckles by Beau Smith
  • Kryptonite Got You Down? by Alison Stevenson, a faux dating advice column for superheroes

Former columnists

Awards

As Silver Bullet Comic Books, the site has been the recipient of a number of awards and award nominations, including:

  • 2004 Eagle Award nomination for "Favourite Comics E-Zine"[6]
  • 2005 Eagle Award winner for "Favourite Comics-Related Website"[7]
  • 2006 Eagle Award nomination for "Favorite Comics-Related Website"[8]
  • 2006 Gibson Comic Awards nominated for "Favourite Web Related Material"[9]

References

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External links

  • Comics Bulletin official website
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