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Top 5 websites for updates on comic books and graphic novels

Updated on: 08 January,2021 12:00 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Check out our list of websites to get the latest news and updates from the world of comic books and graphic novels

Top 5 websites for updates on comic books and graphic novels

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Gone are the days when comic books were only meant for kids or a walk down memory lane. A significant part of pop culture, comics have been around for decades. While superhero movies have taken comics mainstream, comic book conventions such as Comic-Con have been feeding the fans for years now. Graphic novels have also become a preferred medium among artists to tell complex stories. With the increasing conversation around comics as well as graphic novels in this social media age, fans want to keep themselves updated and engaged. Here’s a list of websites to get the latest news and updates from the world of comic books and graphic novels

Cutting edge

Reputed editor and reporter, Heidi MacDonald launched The Comics Beat in 2006 to create a website catering to fans of comic books. The comprehensive website provides readers cutting-edge news, sales charts, reviews, opinion pieces, podcasts, and much more across comics, film, as well as television. They pride themselves on their extensive archives including exciting interviews.
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Superheroes and more

If you’ve read an English comic book, chances are you’ve heard about DC Comics. Founded in 1934, the comic book publisher is among the largest in the world. The DC Comics official website gives fans a sneak peek into their entire universe spanning comics, games, shows, movies, and much more. With plenty of news, videos, blogs, and podcasts, the website ensures fans are always updated. The website also acts as a great platform for all DC fans from across the world to interact.
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Industry insider

Among the leading pop culture websites, CBR is devoted to graphic novels and comic books. The focus is on covering all aspects of the comic culture including movies and shows. Users will find here reviews, latest news, appreciation threads, and detailed insights by its entertainment journalists. This is also the place to be if you want to keep in the loop of who said what about your favourite characters.

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Beyond super powers

Among the largest independent editorial book websites in North America, Book Riot offers a wide range of media, from newsletters to podcasts, to readers across all genres. While the website covers everything from mystery to children’s books, the engaging comic book and graphic novel reviews, lists, and news keep fans highly entertained. If you too want to explore comic books and graphic novels beyond superheroes, Book Riot will surely help you discover some hidden gems. 

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A worthy rant

Purists might object to the Screenrant being on this list, however, the website covers everything under the sun when it comes to comics as well as graphic novels. We don’t just mean the superhero movies, but updates across publishing houses. The website is known for its in-depth coverage of the industry and its intriguing content that includes reviews, news, interviews, and articles.

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