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April 2006

Graphic Novels · Websites

Fans of graphic novels in general or of specific artists, publishers, characters, or series can find lots of information on the Web. Use any search engine and type in the topic you are interested in.

One of the most valuable Internet resources is Read Yourself RAW, a beautifully designed site with an outstanding collection of “Recommended” lists, most of them extensively annotated. The site also features articles, profiles, previews of upcoming publications, and many links organized into categories. Read Yourself RAW is updated monthly

No Flying, No Tights, has reviews of teen, adult, and children’s graphic novels arranged by popular genres, “best” lists, and industry news. It also has a wealth of links to other review sources, magazines, author/illustrator sites, awards, and more. The compilers’ knowledge and enthusiasm for the genre is clear on every page.

The mission of ArtBomb, is “to promote diverse and sophisticated graphic novels.” Co-founded by Warren Ellis (Orbiter, Global Frequency), the site includes original comics, news, articles, reviews, and links.

Comic Book Resources, provides news, a variety of columns, interviews, reviews, and an outstanding collection of Web links covering hundreds of resources.

Comics Worth Reading, includes news and recommendations for manga, independent, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics titles. Special attention is paid to women’s roles within the comic book and graphic novel industry.

The Grand Comic-Book Database provides records for more than 70,000 issues of comic books, minicomics, and fanzines, searchable by writer, artist, title, and publisher.

The International Catalogue of Superheroes, introduces superheroes from around the world, along with links to learn more.

The Lambiek Comiclopedia, is an illustrated compendium of over 7,000 comic artists.

The Museum of Black Superheroes offers news, articles, galleries, and links to artist and publisher sites.