Hey Kids! Comics!
: thanks, peterme
. "The Web allows artists to extend their reach beyond the physical parameters of sheets of paper. 'Comic art has always been limited by page structure ... with the Web, you're not limited in that way any more.'" The San Francisco Chronicle examines the impact the Net is having on the comic book industry. The most interesting comic I've found online is ThisDJ
-- it uses the medium of the Web in innovative and effective ways. I looked long and hard for a good general comic book site and have only come up with Comic Book Resources
which doesn't really do it for me in terms of reviews. I'm sure there are dozens of great books being published, but I don't know how to find them. I mean really great books, like Watchmen, Eightball, Optic Nerve, Acme Novelty Library, Lone Wolf and Cub, the original Groo. Maybe I just need to pick up some superhero books again and start all over. I'm afraid that it's too expensive these days to develop a comics habit though... I used to buy a dozen a week, when they cost less than a dollar a piece. Now a single issue costs $2.95-$3.95! What's up with that? GenXorcist dedicates a page to African-American Super Heroes
. Steve Conley has scanned several dozen comic book ads
, including this classic from Charles Atlas
. These days the only book I pick up regularly is whatever Sin City story Frank Miller is writing.