Comic books have long been a part of our culture. These days, they power Hollywood’s summer blockbusters. But they existed long before then, and there’s a century worth of comic books to find, collect, and read.
Comic book conventions (known more popularly as comic-cons) are a tradition these days too. Every year, thousands of people gather at these conventions around the world for cosplay and commerce.
In between, you’ll want to check the Internet to keep up with the latest news and reviews of comic books and culture. To filter through the noise, we put together this list of the best comic book websites and blogs online.
10. The Beat
Heidi MacDonald is a former editor for Vertigo and other comic companies. A long time comic book fan, she created The Beat to keep up with comic industry news. It’s a comprehensive site with cutting-edge news, reviews, and sales charts for all things comic books.
Although it hasn’t been updated since April 2017, Comics Alliance still has an archive of great articles regarding comic books, toys, games, TV, movies, cosplay, and more. Who knows how long the site will remain up, so you’d best check it out soon.
xkcd is a webcomic created by Randall Munroe in 2005. It’s since become part of Internet culture and is widely read around the world. It’s the Far Side of the digital age and a must read for any comic fan.
Comicbook.com is run by Pop Culture Media and focuses on the mainstream news in comic book culture. If you’re intested in who’s playing whom in the next comic book movie or TV show, this is the place to check.
IGN started as a video game website and soon expanded to cover comic books and other aspects of geek culture. It keeps up with comics, anime, and manga. It’s an essential news outlet for anything comic book-related.
Reddit’s comic book subreddit is a great place to read hard-to-find spoilers and commentary. The large user base in this forum stays updated on all things comics. This is the first place you should check if you want to find verify information you heard through the grapevine.
SuperHeroHype has all the latest news on comic book and superhero movies. It covers all the high-profile happenings in the industry, including trailers, previews, and announcements. If you’re a comic book movie fan, this is a great resource to keep handy.
Newsarama launched in 2002 and has been publishing news, interviews, and essays about the comic book industry since. A lot of insiders have contributed content to the site, and you can find insight here you won’t find anywhere else. This is a fun site for any comic fan to visit.
Bleeding Cool is basically a gossip mag for the comic industry. Instead of the Kardashians, you’ll find all the leaked secrets from within the comic book industry. These people know what they’re talking about and clearly have insider connections nobody else does. It’s the best resource if you want to be the first on your block to know anything about comics.
Comic Book Resource was founded in 1995 and has since become the definitive…umm…comic book resource. It’s won a ton of awards and is consistently rated as the Internet’s favorite comic book website. If you want in-depth journalism regarding the industry, this is the place to go.