The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
A variety of comics projects have taken to Kickstarter and IndieGoGo in order to get readers to pony-up the cash needed to create print collections, and while it's easy to consider this crowd-sourced avenue a mainstay of independent books today, it's worth remembering that Kickstarter is only three-years-old as a platform. And though the website has grown to en
Just how much of a good idea was Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be, a book that will turn Shakespeare's Hamlet into a Choose Your Own Adventure-style interactive narrative? Only enough of one to set a new record for publishing projects funded through Kickstarter.At time of writing, there are less than 17 hours to go until North's Kickstarter ends, but with $502,000 raised so far, it has not only raised more than 25 times its original goal of $20,000,
The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Who would win in a fight between the Hulk and Superman? "What lurks behind the beehive?" What's up with the Joker's face? In that spirit, ComicsAlliance's Matt Wilson is asking comics creators, retailers and commentators some big questions of his own.
With tradition publishers and retailers taking less risks in an unstable economy, many creators are forgoing the standard route of getting their books to readers and taking to newer platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to get the funding they need to make their project a reality. With several books looking to gain you
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This week saw the release of Top Cow's new Cyber Force #2, an issue that's entirely free thanks to a very successful crowd funding initiative by which fans of the series raised so much money that anyone can pick up the first five issues of the new series at comics stores for precisely zero dollars. Because it's such a remarkable demonstration of fan evangelism and because the publisher is so proud of the work, Top Cow has provided Comics
I like Kickstarter a lot. It's an efficient way to directly connect with artists while also making sure that a project that interests you gets funded. There are still a few hitches that need to be worked out, but my experience with Kickstarter has been largely positive. I've backed ele