What's a good comics news/review site?
For untold years now, I've been going to newsarama
for my comics related news and reviews. My dissatisfaction with the site has been steadily growing and now, I'm tired of it and want something different. My complaints with Newsarama:
Newsarama is heavily geared towards mainstream superhero books from Marvel and DC. While I realize that these are the Big Two companies, I would like more news from independent and non-superhero books. I rarely see news stories from other publishers like Archaia, IDW, etc. Even relatively large publishers like Dark Horse and Image get very few stories.
The ads and pop-ups/pop-unders have gotten out of control and I hate them.
I don't care about videogame reviews even if the game is related to comic books.
I don't care about movie reviews or TV reviews.
Basically, I would like a news site that covers things that I won't read about on fifteen other websites I go to. The internet should let me discover things I never would have found otherwise: A small press book that's getting great reviews but is being commercially ignored, a real interview with a comic creator that isn't just a glorified press release, some real news about the industry instead of just another top 10 list.
Likewise, I would like a comic site that reviews the comics that I DON'T
read but I SHOULD
. There are so many comics out there that fly under the radar, I'm looking for a site that doesn't just review the latest X-Men or Batman title, but actually looks for things that I haven't heard of.
I don't think this is too much to ask, is it?