Comic Book Resources
Screenshot of CBR main page, 5/21/2008
Type of site
|Owner||Boiling Point Productions|
|Created by||Jonah Weiland|
|Current status||Online now|
|This section requires expansion. (January 2016)|
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.
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
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.
- Patrick Scherberger won CBI1 and has since worked on a number of Marvel Comics titles like Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, Marvel Adventures: Hulk and GeNext.
- Jonathan Hickman was the runner-up in CBI1 but has gone on to work for Virgin Comics (Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper and Seven Brothers), Image Comics (Pax Romana, A Red Mass for Mars and Transhuman). and Marvel Comics (Fantastic Four, Astonishing Tales).
- Carlos Rodríguez won CBI2 and went on to work on Shadowhawk for Image and Batman and the Outsiders for DC Comics.
- Billy Penn also competed in CBI2 and has since done work on Savage Dragon.
- Joe Infurnari, another CBI2 contestant, has worked on a couple of titles from Oni Press, including Wasteland and Borrowed Time. as well as on the back-up feature of Jersey Gods with Mark Waid.
- Dan McDaid, writer and artist on various Doctor Who comics for Panini and IDW and Jersey Gods for Image Comics, as well as strips for DC Comics, competed in CBI3.
- Nick Pitarra competed in CBI3 and has gone on to do work for Marvel Comics, on books such as Astonishing Tales.
- Charles Paul Wilson III, artist on The Stuff of Legend, also competed in CBI3.
- 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
- 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
- 2009: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award
- 2010: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award 
- 2011: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award
- 2011: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award
- 2013: Won the "Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation" Harvey Award
- 2014: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award
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. The debate was sparked by the community's reactions to an article 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, and rebooted the community forums in order to establish new ground rules.
|Some of this section's listed sources may not be reliable. (January 2016)|
-  Archived April 28, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Patrick Scherberger at the Comic Book DB
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- Jonathan Hickman at the Comic Book DB
- "Jonathan Hickman on "Comic Book Idolâ€¦ what!?!" - Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book ResourcesComics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources". Goodcomics.comicbookresources.com. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
- Carlos Rodríguez at the Comic Book DB
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- Billy Penn at the Comic Book DB
- Joe Infurnari at the Comic Book DB
- "University at Buffalo Libraries". Library.buffalo.edu. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
- "The Third Degree: Mark Millar". Jupiter's Legacy #1 (April 2013). p. 27 Image Comics.
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-  Archived November 30, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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-  Archived September 28, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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- "The Comics Reporter". The Comics Reporter. 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
- "2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners | Comic-Con International: San Diego". Comic-con.org. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
- "CBR Overhauls Forums In Wake of Widespread Discussion of Treatment of Women in Comics". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC's New "Teen Titans" #1". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Out With the Old: Introducing the New CBR Community". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2016-01-26.