Updated on 16 October, 2021
Comic Book Reviews have been around ever since the Golden Age of Comic Books (also known as the Silver Age) in the 1960s. The Comics made superheroes very popular. Since then, superhero movies and cartoons have continued to grow in popularity. People just love watching these things, but some wonder why they continue to be such a big hit.
As you can probably guess, most improved since the heyday of the comics. Think of how many new readers have evolved through the years, or maybe even think of how many comic book reviews you've read. Even if you haven't, you've probably noticed that there are some new voices in the community speaking up on a regular basis. Some of them are saying things we've never really heard before. Or sometimes they're just saying what everyone has always suspected but has kept their mouths shut because they don't want to risk losing their readership.
Comic Book Reviews are usually spoken by small press cartoonists or artists who work within the comic book industry. They are often unsung heroes who have given their all to keep this comic genre alive. And they can be a valuable asset for small press book publishers. When small press publishers hear from these types of reviewers, they tend to listen.
Comic Book reviewers tend to speak from first hand experience when they do give their opinions of various comics. This is because most of the writers are usually fans first. As a result, they can tell you honestly what it was like to be a fan of certain comic book characters. Whether you like them or hate them, it's hard to not have an opinion when you've actually been there.
Small press comic books have to rely on word of mouth and other marketing strategies in order to survive. So if these guys can speak from experience, you know that they really know what they're talking about when they write about them. On the flip side, the internet has made the writer of any comic books an irrelevant voice on the world wide web. He or she might as well speak to your five year old with a piece of paper and a pen.
While some people may not mind this, it's a major drawback for many small press comics creators. Without these experts, many stories could easily get lost in the vast ocean of online literature. When you do have a review of a new comic book, you need to make sure that you're getting the full story. There are tons of people who may read this comic book review, but they won't necessarily be informed readers. This is where it pays off to have an actual person review it. Someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
It's hard for new creators to figure out how to create their own characters, or how to craft a great story, especially if they're not used to writing. If they're not used to writing in the first place, it will be even harder. For instance, DC has a lot of issues when it comes to handling creator involvement. While there have been some great success stories by small press creators, many others have floundered.
The fact of the matter is that most comic creators don't want to hear any criticism at all. For that reason, they turn to their favorite review sites or specialist online reviewers to give them their two cents. So before you get too excited in the thought of making your very own comic book, keep in mind the pros and cons of hiring the right kind of reviewer.