Sean Kleefield alerts us to a preview of the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels site which appears to do for indies what the now vanished htmlcomics.com did for all comics…but here’s the twist….it’s…legit?
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.”
Available now, Snappy Sammy Smoot, Love & Rockets, Wimmen’s Comics, Brat Pack and many more groundbreaking, heartbreaking and breathtaking examples of comics history. The site is having a free preview until May 21st, prior to changing to a subscription service model.
Consultants listed for the site include Karen Green, Denis Kitchen, Jim Danky and Gary Groth. According to the About page, the site only posts stories for which they have permission from the rights holders. So…it is legit! Browse and subscribe and learn of our glorious Comics Heritage.
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