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 1995 (1995)
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 1995 as a development of the Kingdom Come Message Board, a message forum that Weiland created to discuss DC Comics's then-new mini-series of the same name.[citation needed]

Comic Book Resources features 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.

Comic Book Idol[edit]

Comic Book Idol, also known as CBI, is an amateur comic book art competition created and hosted by comics writer J. Torres, and sponsored by Comic Book Resources and its participating advertisers. Inspired by the singing contest American Idol, CBI is a five-week and five-round competition in which each contestant is given one week to draw a script provided by guest judges. These invited comic book professionals comment on the artists' work in each round. The contestants to move on to subsequent rounds are selected by fans who vote in a weekly poll.[1]

Reception[edit]

The University at Buffalo's research library described Comic Book Resources 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]

Controversies[edit]

In 2014 the site has found itself at the center of a debate around the harassment of women trying to participate in the online comics community.[20] The debate was sparked by the community's reactions to an article[21] by guest author Janelle Asselin, which criticized the cover of DC Comics's Teen Titans.

Following harassment and personal threats against the guest author, the site's main editor issued a statement condemning the way that some community members had reacted,[22] and rebooted the community forums in order to establish new ground rules.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived April 28, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Patrick Scherberger at the Comic Book DB
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ Jonathan Hickman at the Comic Book DB
  5. ^ "Jonathan Hickman on "Comic Book Idol… what!?!" - Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book ResourcesComics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources". Goodcomics.comicbookresources.com. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  6. ^ Carlos Rodríguez at the Comic Book DB
  7. ^ a b c [3][dead link]
  8. ^ Billy Penn at the Comic Book DB
  9. ^ Joe Infurnari at the Comic Book DB
  10. ^ "University at Buffalo Libraries". Library.buffalo.edu. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  11. ^ "The Third Degree: Mark Millar". Jupiter's Legacy #1 (April 2013). p. 27 Image Comics.
  12. ^ [4][dead link]
  13. ^ [5] Archived November 30, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "The Comic Industry's Best Shine at 2009 Eisner Awards". Comic-Con. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  15. ^ [6] Archived September 28, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ [7][dead link]
  17. ^ [8][dead link]
  18. ^ "The Comics Reporter". The Comics Reporter. 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  19. ^ "2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners | Comic-Con International: San Diego". Comic-con.org. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  20. ^ "CBR Overhauls Forums In Wake of Widespread Discussion of Treatment of Women in Comics". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  21. ^ "Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC's New "Teen Titans" #1". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  22. ^ "Out With the Old: Introducing the New CBR Community". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 

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