Friday, June 06, 2008
After looking at the new Newsarama, which is great but looks like the new CBR and the old Wizard, a question popped into my head: what type of comic book news website do you all prefer to read your comic news at?
* lots of graphics, or less graphics and faster load time?
* only comic book coverage or more general pop-culture coverage?
* more columns, or more hard news stories?
* do you want more opinionated, edgy investigative reporting?
* do you fancy gossip columns, rumors, and spoilers?
* more interviews? more spontaneous/less scripted interviews?
* would you like to have the comic creators/editors speak directly to you in opinion pieces?
* do you crave more objectivity or subjectivity in the reporting?
* do you want more of a spread in terms of genres, or are you mostly interested in superheroes?
* what do you think of columnists/reporters who work for free as opposed to those paid on staff? do you think the fact of being paid encourages the writer in question to do better work?
* do Google ads pee on your parade?
* would you be interested in having regular readers give their own opinions in column of their own? should there be more opportunities for reader participation in general?
* what is your favorite comics or pop-culture news site? what site do you go to to get all your breaking comics news? or is it a mix?
* what do you dislike most in a comics news site?
* more cowbell? less cowbell?