Comic Book Resources

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Comic Book Resources
Cbr0.jpg
Screenshot of CBR main page, 5/21/2008
Web address www.comicbookresources.com
Type of site
comic book
Available in English
Owner Boiling Point Productions
Created by Jonah Weiland
Launched 1996 (1996)
Current status online now

Comic Book Resources, also known as CBR, is a website dedicated to the coverage of comic book–related news and discussion.

History[edit]

Comic Book Resources was founded by Jonah Weiland in 1996 as a development of the Kingdom Come Message Board, a message forum that Weiland had created to discuss DC Comics's then-new miniseries of the same name.

In addition to having an active message board, Comic Book Resources also has weekly columns written by industry professionals that have included Warren Ellis, Erik Larsen, Steven Grant, Robert Kirkman, Gail Simone, Rich Johnston, Scott Shaw, Rob Worley, Rik Offenberger, Keith Giffen and Mark Millar. Other columns are published by comic-book historians and critics such as George Khoury and Timothy Callahan. Columns include "Comic Book Legends Revealed".

Comic Book Idol[edit]

Comic Book Idol, also known as CBI, is an amateur comic book art competition created and hosted by award-winning comic writer J. Torres, and sponsored by Comic Book Resources and its participating advertisers. Deriving the idea from the singing contest American Idol, CBI is a five-week and five-round competition in which each contestant is asked to draw a script provided by guest judges in a period of one week. These invited comic book professionals will then comment on the artists' work in each round. Fans will then determine which contestants will move on to subsequent rounds by voting in a weekly poll.[1]

A number of winners and runners-up have gone on to work professionally in the comics industry:

Reception[edit]

The University at Buffalo's research library described it as "the premiere comics-related site on the Web".[10]

Comics writer Mark Millar has stated that he reads the site every morning after reading the Financial Times.[11]

Awards[edit]

  • 1999: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website (professional)" Eagle Award
  • 2000: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website (professional)" Eagle Award
  • 2001: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website (professional)" Eagle Award[12]
  • 2004: Nominated for the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award
  • 2005: Nominated for the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award
  • 2006: Nominated for the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award
  • 2007: Nominated for the "Favourite Comics Related Website" Eagle Award
  • 2008: Nominated for the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award[13]
  • 2009: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award[14]
  • 2010: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award [15]
  • 2011: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award[16]
  • 2011: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award[17]
  • 2013: Won the "Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation" Harvey Award[18]
  • 2014: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comic Book Idol 3 - The Amateur Art Contest from Comic Book Resources » Just the FAQs, m'am
  2. ^ Patrick Scherberger at the Comic Book DB
  3. ^ Idol Thoughts 9/26, Comic Book Resources, September 26, 2007
  4. ^ Jonathan Hickman at the Comic Book DB
  5. ^ Jonathan Hickman on "Comic Book Idol… what!?!", Comic Book Resources, September 4, 2007
  6. ^ Carlos Rodríguez at the Comic Book DB
  7. ^ a b c Idol Thoughts 10/4, Comic Book Resources, October 4, 2007
  8. ^ Billy Penn at the Comic Book DB
  9. ^ Joe Infurnari at the Comic Book DB
  10. ^ "UB Libraries Comic Book Internet Resources". Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  11. ^ "The Third Degree: Mark Millar". Jupiter's Legacy #1 (April 2013). p. 27 Image Comics.
  12. ^ "The 2001 Eagle Awards". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "The 2008 Eagle Awards". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  14. ^ "The Comic Industry's Best Shine at 2009 Eisner Awards". Comic-Con. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The 2010 Eagle Awards". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "The 2011 Eagle Awards". Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ "The 2011 Eisner Awards". Comic-Con. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Your 2013 Harvey Awards Winners". The Comics Reporter. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  19. ^ "2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners". Comic-Con. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 

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