308Announcing a New, Comic-Based Web Community Comic Book Scoop!
- Jul 25, 2005FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing a New, Comic-Based Web Community Comic Book Scoop!
Bay City, MI -- Visit http://www.comicbookscoop.com/ to get
in on the ground floor of the newest and most innovative comic book
community on the web. Comic Book Scoop utilizes the "Blogiverse" to
enhance and expand the comic book community.
"My goal is to create an online fanzine," said Chad Halsey,
the owner of Comic Book Scoop. "I hope this new website will become
THE place on the web for comic fans, artists, writers,
professionals, amateurs and curious bystanders to exchange opinions
about the latest events in the industry, collaborate on new
projects, and brainstorm ways to expand the ranks of comic book
Comic Book Scoop incorporates blogging technology which will
allow individuals to create their own blog, or online journal, to
write about whatever interests them. "The focus of the site will be
comics," added Chad, "but I want it to be more about building a
community where all of the members just happen to be comic fans."
One of the features that is particularly new and innovative
is the ability of members of Comic Book Scoop's community to
create "books". A book is a collaborative effort: users can write
and create art for pages of the book, position the pages in the
right order, and review or modify pages previously created.
Comic Book Scoop also uses RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
technology to allow users to syndicate content from the site into a
newsreader and will incorporate RSS feeds from comic publishers and
creators who provide them. "I want to make Comic Book Scoop a one-
stop location for people to read about news, previews and reviews of
the latest happenings in the industry," said Chad.
Other features of Comic Book Scoop include the ability to
comment on other's blog entries, private message other members of
the community, build buddy lists, and vote in online polls.
"Comics have often been written-off as a medium for
children. While that is partially true, those of us who read comics
know that it is a much broader art form than it is often given
credit for," said Chad. "Hopefully this new site will help to
illuminate a broader audience about the educational and artistic
attributes of comic books."
The web site is free to the public and will be advertiser
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