Spotlight on: Webcomic review sites
It used to be that, to get webcomic reviews, there was just this site and a couple others. Not anymore. There seems to be a webcomic reviewing renaissance lately, though, which is a great thing! Need help finding perspective on a webcomic out there, and you can’t find my opinion on it in my dauntingly huge archives? Try your luck with some of these fine sites! I’m also listing the platforms they’re being blogged on, as that’s become increasingly important with they way writers and readers communicate with each other these days.
The Webcomic Police: The site is designed with a cheeky law enforcement theme. Notably, ratings are given on a 5 doughnut scale. The site boasts several reviewers, each “arresting” their webcartoonists with a different style. Platform: Blogspot (also Tumblr)
Your Webcomics!: A very clean, very bright and minimalist site with webcomic reviews, creator spotlights, and interviews. From the “About” page: “I wanted to create a modern, easy-to-use, user generated content site focused on webcomics.” Platform: WordPress.
Wild Webcomic Review: The site updates Fridays, which is … kinda… wild! Author Eishtmo had been doing reviews on online forums. The reviews are direct and to the point; no screenshots, just opinions. Platform: Blogspot.
Altertainment: Hey, remember ComixTalk? Well, Xaviar Xerexes is still blogging, only at an all new site. Lately he’s been following the Strip Search series, so if you’ve been longing for more coverage, head over to his site. Platform: WordPress.
Comic Spectrum: Comic Spectrum covers print and digital comics. They also do reviews of webcomics. Lately, they’ve done a few from the contestants at Strip Search (Citation Needed got 1.5/5). That header banner’s pretty eye-searingly loud, though. Platform: WordPress.
Shitty Webcomics: Looking to feed your yen for hating on terrible webcomics? This site focuses on hating Minimum Security, Two Kinds, and Sinfest, among others. Platform: Tumblr.