Comicbook.com focuses on pop culture, influenced by the robust comic book industry, whose iconic creations have become the driving force of mainstream entertainment behind today’s blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, best-selling video games, and more. Comicbook.com provides fans with the latest news, vibrant communities, social platforms, events and industry scoop through innovative technology products and mobile platforms.
With millions of monthly visitors, Comicbook.com is the source for all things pop culture, attracting both longtime comic book fans, as well as new fans discovering comic book creations through all forms of entertainment.
From our youth through adulthood, comic book characters shape us through cartoons, comics, apparel, action figures, movies, TV shows, and video games. From Wonder Twin powers activating on Super Friends to the Hulk smashing Loki in The Avengers, comic book characters provide entertainment that spans all age ranges.
With advancements in special effects technology, the characters and stories first visualized on the printed page can now be brought to the big screen in ways never before possible. Superheroes have emerged as box office superstars, dominating the box office both in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2007, a comic book movie has led the yearly U.S. box office, 57% of the time.
In 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers shattered the opening weekend record at the U.S. box office, bringing in an amazing $207.4 million on its way to a chart-topping $623 million domestic gross and $1.5 billion worldwide gross. Marvel’s The Avengers currently sits as the top-grossing Disney film ever and the third highest-grossing movie of all time. In 2013, comic book movies once again dominated the box office, with Man of Steel, The Wolverine, & Thor 2 among the top 15 films worldwide and Iron Man 3 leading the worldwide box office with $1.2 billion.
And all indications are the best comic book movie days are still ahead. 2014 offers up another banner year with Captain America, Spider-Man, and the X-Men returning to the big screen and the launch of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. 2015 promises to be a year like no other in Hollywood with Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, and Star Wars Episode VII all headed to the big screen.
Beyond the big screen, comic book characters have also provided some of the most captivating and highest rated TV shows of the modern era. Based on Robert Kirkman’s Image Comic series, AMC’s The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in the history of cable television and is the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic.
Focusing on geek culture, The Big Bang Theory dominates network television as TV’s #1 comedy, regularly attracting over 20 million viewers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave ABC their best drama debut in four years, and Arrow was the highest rated new series on The CW in five years when it debuted.
Just like with cinema, comic book TV shows have even brighter days ahead, as dozens of new shows are in development, including a Walking Dead spinoff series, Agent Carter, Gotham, Luke Cage, Constantine, Hourman, The Flash, Iron Fist, iZombie, Preacher, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, The Defenders, and many more.
Our experts are able to offer fans exclusive scoop on their favorite comic book characters as they appear across movies, comic books, television, video games, toys, & more. Our social platforms involve fans in the conversation, allowing them to analyze, debate, and highlight their favorite characters and storylines, while interacting with other fans and industry creators.
Comicbook.com focuses on three primary areas of concentration.
1.) The Fan: Fans are the reason that comic book characters have leapt off the printed pages to become a major part of culture and media around the world. Comicbook.com utilizes cutting-edge technology that wraps the latest innovations in message boards, article comments, chats and blogs into a single platform solely built for fans.
2.) Comic Books: In their current form, comic books rose out of the depths of the Great Depression. For over eighty years, they have been read, collected, and discussed by fans around the world. Comicbook.com covers the latest news from all the major publishers and independent publishers as well. We’re committed to encouraging the growth of the collector community, comic book shops, and comic book conventions.
3.) Pop Culture Media: The characters and storylines first envisioned in comic books have grown to become a central component of all forms of entertainment. Comicbook.com is dedicated to providing the best news coverage and community for fans of pop culture across all media. In addition to comic book characters, Comicbook.com also provides coverage and community for sci-fi, horror, and fantasy media that have become part of the culture of comic book conventions throughout the world.
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