Type of site
|Available in||Brazilian Portuguese|
|Created by||Samir Naliato|
|Launched||January 5, 2000|
Universo HQ was created by Samir Naliato and first aired in January 5, 2000. After six months, he invited the journalist Sidney Gusman to become the website's editor. Gusman also invited Sérgio Codespoti and Marcelo Naranjo to work with them, followed by many different collaborators during the years. The first journalistic highlight to Universo HQ was in 2000, when artist Jerry Robinson had a infarction during a visit to São Paulo. The Universo HQ's coverture become the main source for the non-specialized press.
In 2015, the Brazilian publishing house Nemo launched the book Universo HQ Entrevista ("Universo HQ Interviews", ISBN 978-85-82862-64-3), with a compilation of 23 interviews made in the first 15 years of the website, with comic artists as Will Eisner, Ivo Milazzo, Joe Kubert, Mark Waid, Lourenço Mutarelli, Neil Gaiman, John Byrne, Giancarlo Berardi, Don Rosa, etc., including two new interviews made specially for the book, with José Luis García-López and Mauricio de Sousa.
In August 21, 2015, Universo HQ aired the first episode of the podcast Confins do Universo ("Confines of the Universe") with a discussion about the new Fantastic Four movie. The podcast is published periodically each two weeks with a main theme discussed by Naliato, Gusman, Codespoti and Naranjo, with participation of different guests.
Universo HQ won Troféu HQ Mix, the most importante comic-related Brazilian award, ten times in the categories "Best Website About Comics" (from 2001 to 2008) and "Best Media About Comics" (2010 and 2011). The editor Sidney Gusman also won Troféu HQ Mix from 2001 to 2007 in the category "Best Specialized Journalist" and the Jayme Cortez Trophy (destined to reward great contributions to Brazilian comics) in 2004 and 2014.
- Renato Lebeau (January 5, 2010). "10 anos de Universo HQ". Impulso HQ.
- Delfin (March 4, 2015). "15 anos de Universo HQ". Tera Zero.
- Mateus Luiz de Souza (November 17, 2015). "Criador precisa agir como 'atirador de elite' para ser relevante na internet". Folha de S.Paulo.
- "Jerry Robinson sofre infarte em São Paulo". O Estado de S.Paulo. November 29, 2000.
- Marcio Baraldi (April 19, 2010). "Entrevista: Sidney Gusman". Bigorna.net.
- "Fundador do site Universo HQ é assaltado em Salvador". A Tarde. October 9, 2011.
- Jota Silvestre (November 2, 2015). "Livro reúne entrevistas antológicas do Universo HQ". Revista O Grito.
- Mario Brasighello (February 27, 2016). "Antologia destaca diversidade do HQ nacional fora do eixo Rio-SP". Folha de S.Paulo.
- Samir Naliato (August 21, 2015). "Confins do Universo 001 – O que fizeram com o Quarteto Fantástico?". Universo HQ.
- Ciro Marcondes (May 4, 2017). "Os 10 melhores sites brasileiros sobre quadrinhos". Metrópoles.
- Worney Almeida de Souza (December 16, 2005). "Tudo sobre o Dia do Quadrinho Nacional e o Troféu Angelo Agostini". Bigorna.net.
- "Estação das Artes tem noite de autógrafos com grandes nomes dos quadrinhos". Prefeitura de João Pessoa. December 5, 2013.
- "Entrega do 30º Troféu Angelo Agostini". HQ Maniacs. January 27, 2014.